"Life Balance: Multidisciplinary Theories and Research" is a unique text that offers empirical research and theories to a concept not yet recognized in the scientific community. Dr. Kathleen Matuska and Dr. Charles Christiansen proficiently address the various ways to conceptualize life balance as distinguishable among other positive state constructs. Some chapter topics include: Problematizing Life Balance: Difference, Diversity, and Disadvantage; Emotional Regulation, Processing, and Recovery after Acquired Brain Injury: Contributors to Life Balance; The Importance of Experienced Challenges in a Balanced Life-Micro and Macro Perspectives; Multiple Roles and Life Balance; Optimal Life Style-Mix: An Inductive Approach; Defining and Validating Measures of Life Balance: Suggestions, A New Measure, and Some Preliminary Results; Life Balance: The Meaning and the Menace in a Metaphor; and, The 'Hurried' Child: Myth vs. Reality. Resulting from an informed discussion among international scientists who gathered for a discussion on life balance, this text compiles conceptual commonalities, associations, and discrepancies affiliated with life balance research.
Who will be interested in "Life Balance: Multidisciplinary Theories and Research?": occupational therapy and occupational science communities; professionals in wellness and holistic health; and, those in psychology and sociology. This groundbreaking and forward-thinking text, co-published with AOTA Press, implements a multidisciplinary approach to learning about life balance with contributions from psychological, sociological, occupational, economical, leisure, and family studies.