Well-Being: Individual, Community and Social Perspectives by J. HaworthWell-Being: Individual, Community and Social Perspectives by J. Haworth

Well-Being: Individual, Community and Social Perspectives

byJ. HaworthEditorG. Hart

Paperback | June 28, 2007

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This interdisciplinary book indicates the need to address well-being from individual, community, and social perspectives in an integrated manner. The book complements the harm-based focus of much social scientific research into health. Chapters by a wide range of academics present a new dynamic view of well-being for the twenty-first century.
JOHN HAWORTH is Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Health and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published extensively on work, leisure, and well-being. Formerly at Manchester University, he co-founded the Leisure Studies Association, and the international journal Leisure Studies.GRAHAM HART is ...
Title:Well-Being: Individual, Community and Social PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.7 inPublished:June 28, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230355684

ISBN - 13:9780230355682


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: J.Haworth&G.Hart
Positive Psychology and the Development of Well-Being; J.Henry
Individual Development and Community Empowerment: Suggestions from Studies on Optimal Experience; A.Delle Fave
Webs of Well-Being: The Interdependence of Personal, Relational, Organizational and Communal Well-Being; I.Prilleltensky&O.Prilleltensky
Health, Well-Being and Social Capital; J.Sixsmith&M.Boneham
Psychology in the Community; C.Kagan&A.Kilroy
Art, Health and Well-Being; D.Haley&P.Senior
Sense and Solidarities: Politics and Human Well-Being; Perri 6
Is Well-Being Local or Global? A Perspective from Ecopsychology; J.Pickering
Societal Inequality, Health and Well-Being; D.Ballas, D.Dorling&M.Shaw
A Life Course Approach to Well-Being; S.Hatch, F.Huppert, R.Abbott, T.Croudace, G.B.Ploubidis, M.E.J.Wadsworth, M.Richards&D.Kuh
Organizational Commitment: A Managerial Illusion?; M.White
Well-Being, Paid Work and Personal Life; S.Lewis&C.Purcell
Work, Leisure and Well-Being in Changing Social Conditions; J.Haworth
Friendship, Trust and Mutuality; R.Pahl

Editorial Reviews

"An important contribution to positive psychology. John Haworth and Graham Hart have brought together a panel of international experts to authoritatively outline the state of the science of well-being and the implications of this for research, policy, and practice." - Alan Carr, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland"This is a book that should be widely read. Whilst undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines and professional areas including leisure, psychology, health, and medicine will find it a scholarly and well researched contribution to their studies, this book deserves a wider audience." - Andy Smith, Managing Leisure