Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research: The Most by Alex C. Michalos

By Alex C. Michalos

Social symptoms learn: a world and Interdisciplinary magazine for Quality-of-Life size was once based via Alex C. Michalos and released its first factor in March 1974. it's been the major magazine for scholarly study in its box for over thirty years. This quantity is released in party of that checklist of achievement. the nineteen articles assembled listed here are a range drawn from the 34 (2.4%) most often pointed out articles within the journal’s historical past. An introductory essay written by way of Michalos explains the ancient and clinical value of every article within the improvement of social symptoms or quality-of-life examine. It presents an extraordinary evaluate of the perceived clinical difficulties that researchers world wide addressed within the first 3 many years of exploration, in addition to a view of a few of the issues to be addressed sooner or later. a brief essay describing the origins of the magazine through its founder can also be integrated. an individual attracted to having a unmarried quantity that comprises the very best study produced during this box will locate this quantity irresistible.

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MICHALOS 48 Atkinson, T. 2 113-132 46 McCall, S. M. F. J. Stones and A. C. M. , E. Holmstrom and A. A. A. and E. , E. Holmstrom and A. Wearing Well-being and ill-being: different dimensions? 2 115-139 40 Veenhoven, R. Is happiness a trait? A. , M. Farry and P. , E. Sandvik, W. Pavot and D. 4% of cited articles. 35 36 ALEX C. 409-442. M. B. Withey: 1976, Social Indicators of Well-Being (Plenum Press, New York). allacademic. pub_id=2274). Accessed 12/19/2003) Bonzi, S. W. 245-254. : 1969, The Structure of Psychological Well-Being g (Aldine, Chicago).

These findings knock the bottom out of the argument that happiness is too static a matter to be influenced by social policy. There is thus still sense in pursuing greater happiness for a greater number. The findings also refute the related claim that happiness is not a useful social indicator. 145-146). The two papers by Michalos (1980a, 1985) are closely related to each other, and also to Veenhoven (1994). They are related to the latter paper insofar as both are evidently rooted in some sort of pragmatic moral consequentialism.

The proverbial Fool’s Paradise may be regarded as the result of experiencing uninformed or misinformed satisfaction. , something to which principles of sound reasoning are applicable), then so is satisfaction, taste, etc. 406-411). A nice attitude to be sure. Unfortunately, things soon got more complicated. In the 1985 paper I reviewed the evidence revealing the influence of 7 comparison standards (yielding 7 potential discrepancies or gaps) on people’s reported satisfaction and happiness. Briefly, these were the gaps between what people have and want, relevant others have, the best one has had in the past, expected to have 3 years ago, expects to have after 5 years, deserves and needs.

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