Quality of Life and Well-being: Measuring the Benefits of Culture and Sport: Literature Review and Thinkpiece

DescriptionThis is the full report of 'Quality of Life and Well-being' accompanying Research Findings No. 12.
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SECTION 1: A Literature Review - Susan Galloway, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow, ANNEXES: - Prof. David Bell, University of Stirling
SECTION 2: A Think Piece - Christine Hamilton and Adrienne Scullion, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow
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CONTENTS

SECTION 1: A LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER 1.1. INTRODUCTION
Aims and objectives
Overview of the literature
Structure of the Literature Review

CHAPTER 1.2. DEFINING QUALITY OF LIFE AND WELL-BEING
Why do definitions matter?
Why is the meaning so hard to pin down?
Definitional typologies and Quality of Life models
The defining attributes of Quality of life

CHAPTER 1.3. MAIN DEBATES AT THE HEART OF QUALITY OF LIFE DEFINITIONS
Objective versus subjective approaches
Quality of Life : uni-dimensional or multi-dimensional ?
Importance of personal values
The capability of the individual for self-evaluation - in what conditions or circumstances is the opinion of another person necessary?
Cultural context
Absolute or relative?

CHAPTER 1.4. DEFINING WELL-BEING
Well-being: uni- or multi-dimensional?
"Well-being" and "subjective well-being"
How does well-being relate to quality of life?

CHAPTER 1.5. MEASURING QUALITY OF LIFE
Measurement issues

CHAPTER 1.6 THE CONTRIBUTION OF CULTURE TO QUALITY OF LIFE AND WELL-BEING
Introduction
Studies focused on individuals
Studies focused on communities and cultural indicatiors
Summary of studies focused on communities and cultural indicators

CHAPTER 1.7. THE CONTRIBUTION OF SPORT TO QUALITY OF LIFE AND WELL-BEING
Introduction
Definitions
Studies focused on exercise
Studies focused on sport
Summary of Quality of Life studies focused on sports

CHAPTER 1.8. CONCLUSIONS: LESSONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH

ANNEX 1: REVIEW OF RESEARCH INTO SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND ITS RELATION TO SPORT AND CULTURE
1. Introduction
2. A general perspective
3. Defining well-being
4. Economics and well-being
5. Domain satisfaction
6. What "explains" subjective well-being?
6. Goods for which there is no market
7. Health and well-being
8. Policy discussion

ANNEX 2 - HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE

ANNEX 3 - EXAMPLES OF QUALITY OF LIFE DEFINITIONS REVIEWED

ANNEX 4 -EXAMPLES OF WELL-BEING DEFINITIONS REVIEWED

ANNEX 5 - LITERATURE SEARCH METHODOLOGY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

SECTION TWO - A THINKPIECE

CHAPTER 2.1. INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2.2 REVIEW OF THE ACADEMIC LITERATURE
Definitions
Methods
Conclusions from academic literature

CHAPTER 2.3. POLICY APPLICATION: WHAT'S THE QUESTION?
Culture and sport and the cross cutting agenda
Measuring: creating indicators

CHAPTER 2.4. HOW DOES THIS WORK FOR CULTURAL AND SPORTS POLICY?
Cultural Indicators
Cultural planning

CHAPTER 2.5. WHERE DOES THIS TAKE US?

CHAPTER 2.6. CONCLUSIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE 2.1. A TAXONOMY OF QUALITY OF LIFE DEFINITIONS
TABLE 2.3. DEFINING ATTRIBUTES OF QUALITY OF LIFE
TABLE 3.1. OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE SOCIAL INDICATORS
TABLE 3.2. QUALITY OF LIFE DEFINITIONS - CORE QUALITY OF LIFE DOMAINS
TABLE 3.3. CORE INDICATORS AND DESCRIPTORS PER CORE QUALITY OF LIFE DOMAIN
TABLE 4.1. FOUR KINDS OF BEING "WELL"
TABLE 5.1. METHODOLOGICAL PLURALISM APPLIED TO QUALITY OF LIFE MEASUREMENT
TABLE 6.1. COMPARISON BETWEEN ARTS IMPACTS AND QUALITY OF LIFE DOMAINS
TABLE 6.2. CULTURE-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE STUDIES REVIEWED: FOCUSED ON INDIVIDUALS
TABLE 6.3. CULTURE RELATED QOL STUDIES REVIEWED: COMMUNITY LEVEL
TABLE 6.4. JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY COUNCIL INC 2004 QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRESS REPORT. ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE AND RECREATION - INDICATORS
TABLE 6.5. SHROPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL OUTCOME MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK
TABLE 7.1. EXERCISE-RELATED QOL STUDIES REVIEWED
TABLE 7.2. SPORT-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE STUDIES REVIEWED

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE 2.1. CONCEPTUALISATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE.
FIGURE 2.2. SYSTEMS THEORY STRUCTURE OF QUALITY OF LIFE CONCEPTS AND CAUSES
FIGURE 6.1. CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN MICHALOS AND ZUMBO'S LIST OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
FIGURE 6.2. SILVERSTEIN AND PARKER - SIX DOMAINS OF LEISURE ACTIVITY
FIGURE 6.3. 15 ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
FIGURE 6.4. SUMMARY OF OLDER PEOPLE'S MODELS OF QUALITY OF LIFE
FIGURE 6.5. ACIP'S FRAMEWORK FOR ARTS/CULTURE RESEARCH AND MEASUREMENT
FIGURE 6.6. KNIGHT FOUNDATION INDICATORS - CURRENT COMMUNITY CONDITIONS - VITALITY OF CULTURAL LIFE
FIGURE 6.7. LISTENING AND LEARNING INDICATORS OF CULTURAL VITALITY

This web only report is accompanied by a web only summary in the "Education Research Programme Research Findings Series No/12, January 2006: Quality of Life and Well-Being: Measuring the Benefits of Culture and Sport - A Literature Review".

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