This is a wide-ranging look at the factors which positively and negatively affect the wellbeing of children and families. Discusses core developmental competencies for later life, the role of the family, the impact of different settings, and factors associated with lower levels of wellbeing Brings together the latest research from leaders in the field of child development Outlines important recommendations for families, caregivers, educators, social workers, and policymakers to assure and increase child wellbeing Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences
Part of the six-volume reference set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this volume is a comprehensive look at wellbeing in the workplace at organizational, managerial, and individual levels. Discusses the implications of theory and practice in the field of workplace wellbeing Incorporates not only coverage of workplace stress in relation to wellbeing, but also aspects of positive psychology Explores the role of governments in promoting work place well being Part of the six-volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research on wellbeing from across the social sciences Topics include work-life balance; coping strategies and characters of individuals; characteristics of workplaces and organizational strategies that are conducive to wellbeing; and many more
Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this is a comprehensive look at the economics of wellbeing with coverage of history, research, policy, and practice. Examines the challenges inherent in studying and measuring wellbeing from an economic perspective Discusses strategies and interventions to improve wellbeing across the lifespan and in different settings Addresses the potential economic benefits for governments and policymakers of actively investing in initiatives to improve wellbeing, from the workplace to the home to the natural environment Emphasizes the need to strengthen the evidence base for the economics of wellbeing and improve methods for translating research into policy and practice
Using an evidence-based approach and case studies from a wide range of life domains, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing examines the most successful existing strategies to promote wellbeing and mental health. Discusses the results of the latest research in the science of wellbeing and their implications for improved learning, creativity, productivity, relationships, and health Covers interventions for individuals across the lifespan, as well as those for organizations, communities, and entire populations Looks at policy initiatives and approaches with a focus on the integration of new technology and the role of the media Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences
Wellbeing in Later Life uses the latest research from a variety of disciplines to address and correct common myths and misconceptions about aging. Covers topics ranging from biological mechanisms that affect aging to lifestyle, attitudes, and social factors Examines the challenges of humanity’s increasing life expectancy and includes recommendations for maintaining and enhancing wellbeing in later life Makes meaningful connections between research and practice to link aspects of aging which have previously been considered separate Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences
Single working women without children (SWWWC) are a notable demographic group yet their health/wellbeing is little visible in research. Work is growing on the stigma of singlehood in couples-oriented cultures with claims that it may be perpetuated through research practices. This book examines interpretations of the health/wellbeing of SWWWC in research and qualitative interviews with SWWWC and argues for more reflexivity towards coupled/family status in health research. How the health/wellbeing of SWWWC is explained in scientific research is analyzed, finding frequent reference to parental or partner roles which can obscure or cast their lives as relatively impoverished and reinforce single woman stereotypes. How SWWWC construct their own wellbeing is then analyzed, finding notions of balance between life spheres and an identity as dynamic as central which challenges understandings of singles/the childless as having lives lacking in breadth or fulfillment. The scientific and lay materials are then brought together over the topics of singleness and paid work in relation to health/wellbeing. This book is useful for health or singles studies researchers and to single/childless women.
This thesis explores the belief that engaging in the arts has a positive influence on wellbeing, not just for individuals considered disadvantaged or “at- risk”, but also for the wellbeing of society and communities. A telephone survey was conducted with 76 participants residing in the Shire of Denmark, Western Australia. Arts participation was more strongly associated with the direct cognitive measure ‘satisfaction with quality of life’ than community participation. This research has developed a workable methodology from which future research can be based, as well as demonstrated the ease with which standardised satisfaction, wellbeing and social capital measures can be adapted and administered to explore the relationship between arts participation and community wellbeing.
For students to thrive and achieve their personal best, they require a growth mindset, grit and wellbeing. In order for a school community to thrive, educators and parents must commit to the journey of developing a growth mindset, grit and wellbeing. Thrive draws on the best currently available evidence from the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience and relates it in practical ways for educators and parents.
Since my first printing of Fruit and Vegetables as Medicine literally thousands of consumers have used the information to assist with their wellbeing recovery. The healing benefits associated with these foods are astounding and impress people with just how good they feel when they start using Fruit and Vegetables as Medicines. There is more healing in a fruit and vegetable store than there is in any pharmacy or dispensary, including my own herbal dispensary. In this updated and expanded edition juices and smoothies have been added. Often people try to put in too many products or too much of certain foods which overwhelm the body. In this expanded edition smoothies and juices are offered to treat general wellbeing recovery issues. This book is your total wellbeing recovery guide and offers information to educate why certain fruits and vegetables are used and what nutrients they house. Broken into six sections this book is very easy to negotiate and find a solution to wellbeing recovery and easy to understand explanations why each product works so well. Solutions are offered to address most common conditions such as: Arthritis, Abscesses, Asthma, Boils, Anxiety, Blood pressure, Constipation, Irritable bowel, Cholesterol management, Chronic fatigue, syndrome, Convalescence, Cortisone treatment, Dandruff and many more. Gain a sense of wellbeing recovery and be excited by the healing potential that lies within fruit and vegetables.
The wellbeing of the elderly is of major concern due to their increasing population in African countries. The majority of elderly African aged 60 years and older live in poor economic conditions with little or no access to electricity, employment, housing, healthcare, refuse disposal and toilet facilities. The study seeks to investigate the influence of poverty on the wellbeing of the Elderly in SouthWestern Nigeria.The challenges and coping strategies of the elderly were studied with a view of providing solutions in their livelihood in the society.
In this unique book, Dr. Khoury describes the quality of life of families who have a child with Tourette Syndrome (TS). For the first time, families of children with TS are enabled to voice their concerns and difficulties, explaining how they face challenges and even draw socio-psychological wellbeing as a result of their coping with their child’s disability. The power of words, body language, tears and silences, the looks that passed between parents, tone of speech and the occasional breakdown are powerfully depicted. The research, and in particularly the interviews, which brought Dr. Khoury into the homes and hearts of these families engendered insights concerning aspects of family life that she had not realized were so strong and important. She discovered that families have immense power and ability to cope with most challenging situations.
This book is part of InPractice research project. It describes a user-centered design process, which aims to envision new service possibilities for pharmacies to encourage self-management of health and wellbeing. The thesis project was done by applying methods such as co-design workshop, sto-ryboard and prototypes to design a concept with the pharmacy customers and employees. The end result in the project is a prototype of a service called Vitamiini info. It is a touch screen application through which one can search and compare vitamin products in the pharmacy. The prototype was tested with four customers and two employees. The results suggest that this kind of service would encourage self-service and offer an alternative for those who would rather not ask for the help of the pharmacy staff. By taking into account the current values in pharmacy services and the technological trends in healthcare and wellbeing this thesis suggests a service concept for a pharmacy that contributes to the gradual transformation in the field of wellbeing.
The research herewith assessed the manner in which social support (from colleagues, supervisors, family and friends) functions to alleviate the negative impact of workplace bullying on individual (psychological wellbeing) and organisational wellbeing (intention to leave).The present research provided evidence for the buffering effect of social support, particularly support obtained from supervisors within the workplace, on psychological wellbeing and intention to leave, and colleagues for intention to leave in the presence of perceived workplace bullying. Additional individual-level factors worthy of future consideration, as detected by the current study included the function of childhood attachment, race, gender leadership, proximity, reciprocity, relational value and context specifity of the type and source support, propensity to seek support and coping.
This book is a reminder of your inherent value and the power of the resources that lay within you. An invitation is extended to you to engage more fully with your own and others' wellbeing. It is a wholistic guide to assist you to understand the dynamics happening that create your daily life experience. We explore practical ways to work with your subconscious to create new and lasting healthy habits.