Quality of Life: Meaning, Measurement, and Models
Final rept. Oct 1989-Sep 1991
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This report reviews the history of quality of life research, identifies reasons for focusing on quality of life as a desired outcome, and discusses objective and subjective approaches to its assessment. The distinction between cognition and affect in perceptions of well-being is explored to facilitate a more thorough understanding of the components of subjective quality of life. Several models specifying the relationship between components of quality of life are presented, and the advantages of applying a life domains model are discussed. Research findings on the demographic correlates of quality of life are summarized. The properties of a number of popular measurement scales are compared, and recommendations are made for conducting quality of life assessment within the military community. Quality of life, assessment methodology, models, well-being.