By Filomena Maggino

This Festschrift is released in honor of Alex C. Michalos, a very good pupil and suggestion to many upcoming and recognized lecturers and practitioners. The Festschrift celebrates his lifelong, extraordinary medical and cultural contribution to caliber of lifestyles examine. It comprises contributions written by way of the main prestigious and popular students within the box of social symptoms examine and caliber of existence experiences. Taken jointly, the contributions from students all over the world replicate Michalos’ stance that even if there is modifications in person medical positions, the language within the box of caliber of existence has no limits and boundaries.

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The World Health Organization (1997) defined psychosocial competence as ‘a person’s ability to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. It is a person’s ability to maintain a state of mental wellbeing and to demonstrate this in adaptive and positive behavior while interacting with others, in his/her culture and environment’ (p. 1). Although different PYD frameworks exist, the psychosocial competence of young people is a common feature in these frameworks (Shek 2013). , encompassing communication, relationship building and negotiation skills).

C. Land et al. other well-being constructs. Global life satisfaction does not represent an isolated characteristic or appraisal tendency of children and/or youth, but has broad implications for their intrapersonal and interpersonal adaptation in a variety of life contexts, encompasses the full range of subjective appraisals from very negative to very positive, and complements well-being measures that are limited to negative well-being indicators, such as reports of psychopathological symptoms. The Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) In brief, different research approaches have led to the conclusion that the well-being of children and youth can be defined in terms of the two traditions that have come to dominate subjective well-being studies of adults – those based on feelings, especially happiness, and those based on life satisfaction assessments.

Social Indicators Research, 80, 1–4. Bauer, R. A. ). (1966). Social indicators. : MIT Press. A. (1997). Assessment of subjective well-being during childhood and adolescence. In G. ), Handbook of Classroom Assessment: Learning, Achievement, and Adjustment (pp. 199–225). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. , Converse, P. , & Rodgers, W. L. (1976). The quality of American life: Perceptions, evaluations, and satisfactions. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Cummins, R. A. (1996). The domains of life satisfaction: An attempt to order chaos.

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