Quality of Life: Definition and Measurement

Paraskevi Theofilou
2013 Europe's Journal of Psychology  
Quality of life (QoL) can be defined in many ways, making its measurement and incorporation into scientific study difficult. This is a theoretical paper regarding the definition and measuring of quality of life. The search strategy included a combination of key words 'quality of life', 'definition of QoL' as well as 'measuring QoL' in titles using Medline and Google Scholar databases. Quality of life is a complex, multifaceted construct that requires multiple approaches from different
more » ... different theoretical angles. Scientists from the various disciplines of social science are encouraged to exploit the strengths of other's contributions in a collaborative effort. A thorough understanding of subjective well-being requires knowledge of how objective conditions influence people's evaluations of their lives. Similarly, a complete understanding of objective indicators and how to select them requires that we understand people's values, and have knowledge about how objective indicators influence people's experience of well-being.
doi:10.5964/ejop.v9i1.337 fatcat:cbzkz2mt3jfftn62zpc4qdyqt4