Life Satisfaction: Determinants, Psychological Implications and Impact on Quality-of-Life

Guillermo Torres (Editor)

Series: Health Psychology Research Focus
BISAC: PSY036000

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The state of health and life satisfaction are influenced not only by social and demographic factors, but also by a number of other factors: the rate of occurrence of sickness and health problems, lifestyle, how leisure time is spent, a balanced diet, ecological conditions, etc. This book provides a review of determinants of life satisfaction, psychological implications, and the impact of life satisfaction on the quality-of-life. Chapter One studies the influence of social and demographic factors (age, gender group, lifestyle, presence or absence of chronic diseases) on parameters of self-assessed health and life satisfaction by studying the population of Poland. Chapter Two provides an evidence-based review of gratitude interventions. Chapter Three investigates the connection between well-being and time use with the focus on working parents. Chapter Four examines the impact of health-related quality of life on female migrant workers suffering from cadmium poisoning in China.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Social and Demographic Determinants of the Health State and Life Satisfaction of Population in Poland
Nadiya Dubrovina, Andrzej Siwiec, Maciej Ornowski, Valeriy Boyko, Petro Zamiatin, Denis Zamiatin and Russell Gerrard (Associate Professor, University of Economics in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, and others)

Chapter 2. Giving Thanks: Gratitude Interventions for Promoting Life Satisfaction
Kristin D. Sawka-Miller, and David N. Miller (Siena College, Loudonville, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Happily Ever After? Time Strategies and the Life Satisfaction of Working Parents
Elisabeth Schilling (University of Applied Administrative Sciences NRW, Germany)

Chapter 4. Quality of Life Study on Chinese Female Workers Suffering from Occupational Cadmium Poisoning
Joseph Wu, Wing-Chung Ho and Veronica Lai (Department of Applied Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, and others)

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