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  • Cummins, R.A., Woerner, J., Tomyn, A. J., Knapp, T., Gibson, A., and Lau A.L.D. (2007). On the fifth anniversary of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: what have we learned about subjective wellbeing? Proceedings, 8th Australian Conference on Quality of Life. Y. McKay (Ed.). Melbourne: Deakin University.
  • Cummins, R. A. (2007). Social Indicators and Social Development. Proceedings, International Conference on Social Indicator and Social Development: Survey Database, Geographic Information, and Policy Planning, pp 1-13. Academia Sinica and the Research, Development, and Evaluation Commission, Taiwan.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2007). The distribution of resources, population happiness and public policy. Proceedings, International conference on Happiness and Public Policy, Public Policy Development Office, The Royal Thai Government, Bangkok.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2007) Subjective Wellbeing and Quality of Life- A cross cultural perspective. In: K. Rao. Mindscapes: Global Perspectives on Psychology in Mental Health. (pp 21 – 31) Bangalore: National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences.
  • Cummins, R.A., Stokes, M. & Davern, M. (2007) Core affect and subjective wellbeing: A rebuttal to Moum and Land. Journal of Happiness Studies, 8(4), 457-466.
  • Kennedy, W. L., & Cummins R. A. (2007). Ethnic identity and subjective wellbeing: Connections and possibilities, International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, vol 7 (1), 107-116.
  • Cummins, R.A., & Lau, A.L.D. (2006). Using health and subjective wellbeing for quality of life measurement: A review. In: L. Bauld, K Clarke & T Maltby (Eds.), Social Policy Review 18, (pp. 165-192). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Davern, M., & Cummins, R.A. (2006). Is life dissatisfaction the opposite of life satisfaction? Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(1), 1-7.
  • Tiliouine, H., Cummins, R.A., & Davern, M. (2006). Measuring Wellbeing in Developing Countries: The Case of Algeria. Social Indicators Research, 75, 1-30.
  • Cummins, R.A., Lau, A.L.D., & Woerner, J. (2006). The wellbeing of caregivers. Proceedings, 7th Australian Conference on Quality of Life. R. Bear & Y. McKay (Eds.). Melbourne: Deakin University.
  • Chow, S.M.L., Lo, S.K. & Cummins, R.A. (2005). Self-perceived Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents with Physical Disabilities in Hong Kong. Quality of Life Research, 14, 415-423.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2005). Caregivers as managers of subjective wellbeing: A homeostatic perspective. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 18, 335-344.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2005). Measuring Health and Subjective Wellbeing: Vale, Quality Adjusted Life Years. In: L. Manderson (Ed.), Rethinking Wellbeing (pp. 69-90). Perth: Australia Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2005). Moving from the Quality of Life Concept to a theory. In R. Schalock (Ed.). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research – Special Issue on Quality of Life, 49, 699-706.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2005). Instruments assessing quality of life. In: J. Hogg & A. Langa (Eds.), Approaches to the assessment of adults with intellectual disability: A service provider’s guide, (pp. 118-137). London: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2005). Issues in the systematic assessment of quality of life. In: J. Hogg & A. Langa (Eds.), Approaches to the assessment of adults with intellectual disability: A service provider’s guide, (pp. 9-22). London: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Cummins, R.A., Eckersley, R., Okerstrom, E., Lo, S.K., Davern, M., Hunter, B., & Woerner, J. (2005). Proceedings, 6th Australian Conference on Quality of Life. L. Finlay and C. Haywood (Eds.). Melbourne: Deakin Universty.
  • Cummins, R.A. & Lau, A.L.D. (2005). 6th Australian Conference on Quality of Life: Understanding Subjective Well-being. Expert Review Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Research, 5(1), 11-14.
  • Cummins, R.A. & Lau, A.L.D. (2005). Health Related Quality of Life: A construct in need of reconstructive surgery. Proceedings, 10th Annual National Conference on Health Outcomes. Canberra: Australian Health Outcomes Collaboration. (Published on CD).
  • Cummins, R.A. & Lau, A.L.D. 2005). Quality of Life Measurement. In: R. Norman & D. Currow (Eds.), Supportive care of the urology patient, (pp. 5-23). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cummins, R.A., Stokes, M., Michalos, A., Vitterso, J., Steel, P., Okerstrom, E., & Clay, N. (2005). The World’s Best Country. Social Indicators Network News, 81, 1-4,11
  • Lau, A.L.D., Cummins, R.A. & McPherson, W. (2005). An Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Wellbeing Index, Social Indicators Research, 72, 403-430.
  • Cummins, R.A. & Lau, A.L.D. (2005). Empowerment vs. Quality of Life: A homeostatic perspective. In P. O’Brien and M. Sullivan (Eds.), Allies in emancipation: Shifting from ‘giving service to providing support’, (pp 79-90). London: Blackwell.
  • Cummins, R.A. & Lau, A.L.D. (2004). Cluster housing and the freedom of choice: A response to Emerson. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 29, 198-201.
  • Cummins, R.A., & Lau, A.L.D. (2004) The motivation to maintain subjective well-being : A homeostatic model. In H. Switzky (Ed.), International Review of Research on Mental Retardation: Personality and Motivational Systems in Mental Retardation, 28, (pp. 255-301). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Cummins, R.A., Eckersley, R., Lo, S.K., Davern, M., Hunter, B. & Okerstrom, E. (2004). The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: An Update. Proceedings of the 5th Australian Conference on Quality of Life. Melanie Davern (Ed.), Melbourne, Deakin University.
  • Cummins, R.A., Lau, A.L.D. & Stokes, M. (2004). HRQOL and subjective wellbeing: noncomplementary forms of outcome measurement. Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Research, 4, 413-420.
  • Hutton, D.M., Atkinson, B., Judd, P., Darling, J., Tran, L. & Cummins, R.A. (2004). How employees remain happy: explaining a paradox. Australian Journal of Career Development, 13(3), 34-41.
  • Marriage, K., & Cummins, R.A. (2004). Subjective quality of life and self-esteem in children: The role of primary and secondary control in coping with everyday stress. Social Indicators Research, 66, 107-122.
  • Allotey, P., Reidpath, D., Kouamé, A., & Cummins, R.A. (2003). The DALY, context and the determinants of the severity of disease: an exploratory comparison of paraplegia in Australia and Cameroon. Social Science and Medicine, 57, 949-958.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2003). Normative life satisfaction: Measurement issues and a homeostatic model. Social Indicators Research, 64, 225-256.
  • Cummins, R.A., & Lau, A.L.D. (2003). Community Integration or Community Exposure? A Review and Discussion in Relation to People with an Intellectual Disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, 16, 145-157.
  • Cummins, R.A., Eckersley, R. Pallant, J. Van Vugt, J, & Misajon, R. (2003). Developing a national index of subjective wellbeing: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. Social Indicators Research, 64, 159-190.
  • Cummins, R.A., Hunter, B., Davern, M., Eckersley, R., Lo, S.K., & Okerstrom, E. (2003). The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: An Overview. Social Indicators Network News, 76, 1-4.
  • Lau, A.L.D., McKenna, K., Chan, C.C.H., & Cummins, R.A. (2003). Defining quality of life for Chinese elderly stroke survivors. Disability and Rehabilitation, 25(13), 699-711.
  • Mellor, D.J., Cummins, R.A., Kalinsky, F. & Storer, S. (2003). The management of subjective quality of life by short-stay hospital patients: An exploratory study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 1, 39-55.
  • Reidpath, D.D., Allotey, P.A., Kouame, A., & Cummins, R.A. (2003). Measuring health in a vacuum: examining the disability weight of the DALY. Health, Policy and Planning, 18(4), 351-356.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2002). Proxy responding for subjective well-being: A review. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 25, 183-207.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2002). Subjective wellbeing from rich and poor. In W. Glatzer (Ed.), Rich and poor disparities, perceptions, consequences, (pp. 137-156). Dordrecht: Kluwar.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2002). The validity and utility of subjective wellbeing: A reply to Hatton and Ager. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 15, 261-268.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2002). Vale ComQol: Caveats to using the Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale: Welcome the Personal Wellbeing Index.
  • Cummins, R.A., & Nistico, H. (2002). Maintaining life satisfaction: The role of positive cognitive bias. Journal of Happiness Studies, 3, 37-69.
  • Cummins, R.A., Eckersley, R., Pallant, J. & Davern, M. (2002). The International Wellbeing Group and the Australia Unity Wellbeing Index. Social Indicators Network News, 69, 8.
  • Cummins, R.A., Gullone, E. & Lau, A. L. D. (2002). A model of subjective well being homeostasis: The role of personality. In: E. Gullone & R.A. Cummins (Eds.), The universality of subjective wellbeing indicators: Social Indicators Research Series, (pp. 7-46). Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • Schalock, R.L., Brown, I., Brown, R., Cummins, R.A., Felce, D., Matikka, L., Keith, K.D., & Parmenter, T. (2002). The conceptualisation, measurement, and application of quality of life: Report of an international panel of experts. Mental Retardation, 40, 457-470.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2001). Living with support in the community: Predictors of satisfaction with life. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 7, 99-104.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2001). Self-rated quality of life scales for people with an intellectual disability: A reply to Ager and Hatton. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 14, 1-11.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2001). The subjective well-being of people caring for a severely disabled family member at home: A review. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 26, 83-100.
  • Foroughi, E., Misajon, R. & Cummins, R. A. (2001). The influence of migration, social support and social integration on quality of life. Behavior Change, 18, 156-167.
  • Germano, D., Misajon, R., & Cummins, R. A. (2001). Quality of life and sense of coherence for people with arthritis. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 8, 251-261.
  • Hagerty, M.R., Cummins, R.A., Ferris, A.L., Land, K., Michalos, A.C., Peterson, M., Sharpe, A., Sirgy, J., & Vogel, J. (2001). Quality of life indexes for national policy: Review and agenda for research. Social Indicators Research, 55, 1-91.
  • Hagerty, M.R., Cummins, R.A., Ferris, A.L., Land, K., Michalos, A.C., Peterson, M., Sharpe, A., Sirgy, J., & Vogel, J. (2001). Quality of life indexes for national policy: Review and agenda for research. Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique, 71, 58-78.
  • Maher, E. & Cummins, R.A. (2001). Subjective quality of life, perceived control and dispositional optimism among older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 20, 139-146.
  • Baxter, C., Cummins, R.A., & Yiolitis, L. (2000). Parental stress attributed to disabled family members: A longitudinal study. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 25, 105-118.
  • Best, C.J., Cummins, R.A., Lo, S.K. (2000). The quality of rural and metropolitan life. Australian Journal of Psychology, 52(2), 69-74.
  • Brown, I., & Cummins, R.A. (2000). Measuring quality of life. In The Special Interest Research Group on Quality of Life. Quality of Life: Its conceptualization, Measurement, and Application. A Consensus Document, August/Seattle Draft, (pp. 15-21). Hastings, Nebraska: The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability.
  • Cummins, R.A. & Baxter, C. (2000). Subjective quality of life is maintained under homeostatic control: Implications for measurement. Proceedings, Second Conference of Quality of Life in Cities, (pp. 60-73). Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Cummins, R.A. & Gullone, E. (2000). Why we should not use 5-point Likert scales: The case for subjective quality of life measurement. Proceedings, Second International Conference on Quality of Life in Cities, (pp. 74-93). Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2000). A homeostatic model for subjective quality of life. Proceedings, Second Conference of Quality of Life in Cities, (pp. 51-59). Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2000). Commentary on ‘Physical activity and mental health: The natural partnership’. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 2, 13-15.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2000). Editorial: Happiness and Progress. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1, 1-3.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2000). Objective and subjective quality of life: An interactive model. Social Indicators Research, 52, 55-72.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2000). Personal income and subjective well-being: A review. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1, 133-158.
  • Cummins, R.A. (2000). Subjective quality of life and homeostatic control: Implications for linear measures of outcome. Proceedings, 5th Annual National Health Outcomes Conference, (pp. 45-52). Canberra.
  • Cummins, R.A., & Cahill, J. (2000). Progress in understanding subjective quality of life. Intervcion Psicosocial: Revista sobre igualdad y calidad de vida, 9, 185-198.
  • Gullone, E., Jones, T., & Cummins, R.A. (2000). Coping styles and prison experience as predictors of psychological well-being in a sample of male prisoners. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 7, 170-181.
  • McCabe, M.P., Cummins, R.A., & Deeks, A.A. (2000). Sexuality and quality of life among people with physical disability. Journal of Sexuality and Disability, 18, 115-124.
  • Petito, F., & Cummins, R.A. (2000). Quality of life in adolescence: The role of perceived control, parenting style and social support. Behaviour Change, 17, 196-207.