ERIC Number: ED404778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Quality of Life. Volume I: Conceptualization and Measurement.
Schalock, Robert L., Ed.; Siperstein, Gary N., Ed.
This volume deals with the conceptualization and measurement of quality of life for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Part 1, "The Conceptualization of Quality of Life," contains: "Self Advocacy: Foundation for Quality of Life" (Nancy A. Ward and Kenneth D. Keith); "Quality of Life and the Individual's Perspective" (Steven J. Taylor and Robert Bogdan); "Quality of Life across the Life Span" (Jack Stark and Earl Faulkner); "Quality: A Parent's Perspective" (Cathy Ficker Terrill); and "A Grandparent's Perspective: A Special Relationship" (Charles A. Gardner). Part 2, "The Measurement of Quality of Life," includes: "Attempt To Conceptualize and Measure Quality of Life" (Carolyn Hughes and Bogseon Hwang); "Assessment of Quality of Life" (David Felce and Jonathan Perry); "Measuring Quality of Life across Cultures: Issues and Challenges" (Kenneth D. Keith); "A Longitudinal-Ethnographic Research Perspective on Quality of Life" (Robert B. Edgerton); "Methodological Issues in Quality of Life Measurement" (Laird W. Heal and Carol K. Sigelman); and "Evaluation and Measurement of Quality of Life: Special Considerations for Persons with Mental Retardation" (Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy). Part 3, "Conceptualization and Measurement of Quality of Life," includes "Reconsidering the Conceptualization and Measurement of Quality of Life" (Robert L. Schalock). Each paper contains references. (CR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Developmental Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Measures (Individuals), Mental Retardation, Quality of Life, Self Advocacy
American Association on Mental Retardation, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 846, Washington, DC 20001-1512 ($35; $29.75 members).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For Volume II, see EC 305 246. For the earlier edition, see ED 323 698.