Calitatea Vieții 2024-03-26T23:08:27+00:00 Editorial Office Open Journal Systems <div><em>Calitatea Vieții</em> (<em>Quality of Life</em>) is a journal founded in 1990 with the aim of advancing scientific research on quality of life and social policy issues. The journal features four issues per year and publishes empirical, methodological and theoretical articles in the above-mentioned areas as well as in the following related fields:<br />• Living standard(s)<br />• Consumption patterns<br />• Employment and occupations<br />• Healthcare<br />• Housing<br />• Political participation<br />• Environmental well-being<br />• Education and schooling<br />• Social services<br />• Social interventions<br />• Family and interpersonal relationships<br />• Leisure<br />• Migration<br />• Lifestyles<br />• Subjective well-being<br />• Research methods<br /><br />In particular, the journal encourages the submission of articles analysing and assessing social policies as well as of those advancing strategies and recommendations of social intervention. The journal publishes original articles based on qualitative or quantitative data as well as theoretical articles. The journal accepts manuscripts in Romanian, English and French. All submissions are carefully assessed and undergo the double-blind peer review process with a minimum of two reviewers.<br /><br />The Quality of Life journal follows a new editorial policy that aims to encourage articles that bring original contributions to the international literature in its areas of interest, without downplaying relevant research that aims to foster local, national or regional social development. We also support the increasing international visibility of the articles published by our authors and the growth in the number of citations.</div> <div><br />The journal is indexed in the following databases:<br /><a href="">Scopus</a><br /><a href="">CEEOL</a><br /><a href=";org=Calitatea%20Vietii,p3234,3.html">Index Copernicus</a><br /><a href="">ERIH PLUS</a><br />Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)<br />Sociological Abstracts<br /><a href="">The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source (Ebsco)</a><br /><a href="">The journal has the B+ mark awarded by CNCSIS</a><br /><br />Submission invitation<br />The Quality of Life journal is always open to the publication of scientific articles, of book reviews and of contributions describing scientific events (conferences or congresses). Please send your manuscript, following the <a href="">instructions for authors</a>, via email to the journal’s address <a href=""></a>.</div> Re-Constructing Identity Between Place and Space: The Case of Highly Skilled EU Migrants to Bucharest 2023-11-14T14:23:42+00:00 Bogdan Voicu Alexandra Deliu <p>Approaching identity in a constructivist manner (Weigert et al. 1986), we conceive of it as embedded in social interactions with people and collectivities and consider international migration as a vehicle to change such contexts (Dinesen 2013). Therefore, we explore identity transformations in international migrants, focusing on the case of highly skilled EU immigrants to Bucharest. The place is peculiar as a wealthy enclave in the poorest region in the European Union. Our target immigrants may be atypical, but they have the advantage of being able to better control and influence their context (Favell 2008). We document a subtle process of change in reference to self-definitions and evaluations of alterity. Through analysing interviews with high-skilled immigrants (HSI) in Bucharest, we discuss the places of agency and structure in the self-definitions of migrants. We argue that structural elements are filtered by the direct experiences of HSIs, while their agency and personal characteristics make them less exposed to constraints of any kind. At the same time, we contend that interactions at the destination contribute to the redefinition of original expectations and plans. Homemaking strategies act as a substitute for maintaining the identity shaped by the culture of origin.</p> 2024-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Romanian Academy Publishing House Factorii de risc pentru plasarea tinerilor în categoria NEET: cazul Republicii Moldova 2024-03-26T22:09:00+00:00 Olga Gagauz Mariana Crîșmaru <p>The proposed study investigates the phenomenon of NEET youth in the specific context of the Republic of Moldova. By focusing on identifying the risk factors that contribute to the inclusion of young individuals in the NEET category, the research aims to provide relevant information regarding the challenges that younger generations face in transition to adulthood. Utilizing statistical data and the results of the “Generations and Gender Survey”, the size and structure of NEET youth are analyzed. Applying the logistic regression method, the study distinctly explores the risk factors for NEET-unemployed and NEET-inactive. This research is committed to making valuable contributions to the scientific field, reflecting on the situation of NEET youth in a country facing multiple economic crises during the market economy consolidation period, associated with a high level of international migration, including among young people. Thus, the study completes the picture regarding the mechanisms leading to the NEET status in Eastern European countries, and provides essential information for the development and implementation of effective policies to reduce the NEET rate among young people.</p> 2024-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Romanian Academy Publishing House Impact of Leisure and Social Activities on Quality of Life Among Older Adults Over 65 in Europe – Share Data Analysis 2024-03-26T23:08:27+00:00 Marketa Pluharova Michala Lustigova <p>The purpose of this article is to examine the relationship between leisure and social activities, and the quality of life of people aged 65+ in Europe.<br />Individual data of adults over 65 in Europe were used from the SHARE database, wave 6, 2015. The relationship between 11 selected activities, divided into social, individual, and care activwities for loved ones, and quality of life (CASP-12 score) were measured. A binary logistic regression with a random effect was used.<br />Results suggest that there is an association between active older adults in most leisure and social activities and high quality of life (CASP-12 &gt; 39). In the multilevel analysis, 8 of 11 selected activities turned out to be protective factors for a high quality of life of elderly people in Europe. On the other hand, care activities for loved ones were not associated with a high quality of life. Not providing personal care assistance to people from the same household (OR = 1.56; CI 95%), reading books, magazines, and newspapers (OR = 1.52; CI 95%), and volunteering or charitable activities (OR = 1.36, CI 95%) were associated with higher quality of life. The level of Intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), the percentage of the variance explained by the variability between countries for all activities, reached 17-19%.<br />Leisure and social activities except care activities for loved ones have a positive effect on the quality of life of the elderly in Europe. The impact of these activities on the quality of life of older adults over 65 varies across Europe.</p> 2024-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Romanian Academy Publishing House