Publication – Qualities of Living: A Platform for Progress

Qualities of Living: A Platform for Progress – Author Barbara S. McFall offers an approach for defining and measuring quality of living for the purpose of expanding the focus on quality of living as the desired outcome of practice. This monograph describes a matrix that includes physical, mental, and emotional well-being and dimensions of intellectual, organizational, social, material, natural, and financial satisfactions. This approach could position Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences at the center of key societal issues involving quality of living, creating value among interested stakeholders. An annual measure of quality of living developed from this understanding would reliably identify emerging and met needs, establishing control of the quality-of-living agenda. More