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Beyond Money: The Social Roots of Health and Well-Being
Sarracino, Francesco and Malgorzata Mikucka (Eds)
Nova Science Publishers / Hardcover / 2014-07-01 / 1633210022
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287 pages
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This book offers a comprehensive review of how social relationships foster well-being and health at various stages of life. By explicitly focusing on three main stages of a person’s life, this book guides the reader through the influences of social relationships on the quality of life in adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Moreover, the book investigates the causal, very often psychological, mechanisms linking social relationships with quality of life. Building on the works of economists, sociologists, communication experts, psychologists and public health experts, this book provides an in-depth description of the possible mechanisms that make social relationships pivotal in people’s life. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface pp.vii-xix
About the Editors and Contributors pp.xxi-xxvi

Chapter 1. Ethnic Identity and Its Relationship to Life Satisfaction and Mental Health among Omani Youth
(Amina Abubakar, Said Aldhafri and Fons van de Vijver, Tilburg University, the Netherlands and others)pp.1-16

Chapter 2. The Big Four Dimensions of Religiousness and Life Satisfaction among Dutch and Italians
(Radosveta Dimitrova, Stockholm Univeristy, Sweden)pp.17-28

Chapter 3. Adolescent Life Satisfaction and Health Risk Behaviors
(Robert F. Valois, Jelani C. Kerr and Sandra K. Kammermann, Health Promotion, Education & Behavior, Family & Preventive Medicine, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, USA and others)pp.29-38

Chapter 4. Self-Beliefs As Predictors of Life Satisfaction and Risk Behaviors: Structure, Valence and Conceptual Elaboration
(Celeste Sangiorgio, Warren A. Reich and Jason Young, Hunter College of the City University of New York, NY, USA)pp.39-60

Chapter 5. Single Parent Household and Life Satisfaction: Insights from Ireland
(Finbarr Brereton, Peter Clinch and Susana Ferreira, University College Dublin, Ireland and others)pp.61-84

Chapter 6. Subjective Well-Being and Type of Contract in Europe: Is There Any Effect of Labour Legislations?
(Tatiana Karabchuk, Natalia Soboleva and Marina Nikitina, University Higher School of Economics, Russia)pp.85-106

Chapter 7. Workplace Identity, Congruence, Satisfaction and Health
(Sunny Hubler and John C. Sherblom, University of Maine, ME, USA)pp.107-128

Chapter 8. Critical Events and Health: Some Histories of People with Weight Problems
(Cristina Calvi, Department of Law and Political, Economical and Social Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy)pp.129-150

Chapter 9. GPs and Elderly Patients: Organizing a Care Network
(Francesco Miele, Claudio Coletta, Enrico M. Piras, Attila Bruni and Alberto Zanutto, e-Health Research Unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy and others)pp.151-164

Chapter 10. Life Satisfaction in Cognitively Intact Long-Term Nursing-Home Patients: Symptom Distress, Well-Being and Nurse-Patient Interaction
(G¸rill Haugan, Research Centre for Health Promotion and Resources, S¸r-Tr¸ndelag University College, Norway)pp.165-212

Chapter 11. Opportunities for Social Integration and Perceived Health among European Older People
(Cristina Gagliardi, Mirko Di Rosa, Liana Spazzafumo and Fabrizia Lattanzio, IRCCS-INRCA, Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura Anziani
National Institute of Health and Science on Aging, Ancona, Italy)pp.213-226

Chapter 12. Trends of Social Capital in 30 European Countries, 1990-2008
(Maùgorzata Mikucka and Francesco Sarracino, STATEC, Luxembourg and others)pp.227-258

Index pp.259-261

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