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Valerie Møller

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors MollerValerie Møller is Professor Emeritus of quality-of-life studies at Rhodes University, South Africa, holds a PhD in Sociology (University of Zürich), has held research positions at the universities of Zimbabwe (1970s), KwaZulu-Natal (1980s/90s), and Rhodes (1998 to date) in South Africa. She has published 200 plus articles on South African quality-of-life issues, including living conditions and national pride. With colleagues she developed the first survey instruments in the 1980s to measure perceptions of personal well-being among South Africans, a study that has been updated regularly. Select publications: Møller, V, Roberts, B. (2014). South Africa, Quality of Life. In: Michalos A. C. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Dordrecht, NL: Springer, pp. 6218–6223; Møller, V. (2013) South African quality of life trends over three decades, 1980–2010. Social Indicators Research 113(3), 915–940. E-mail:
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