Subject-oriented approach to quality of life management

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2019, Vol. 5. №4(20)

Subject-oriented approach to quality of life management

For citation: Lyovkin V. E., Lyovkina A. O. 2019. “Subject-oriented approach to quality of life management”. Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research, vol. 5, no 4 (20), pp. 88-102. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7897-2019-5-4-88-102

About the authors:

Vadim E. Lyovkin, Cand. Sci. (Philos.), Associate Professor, Department of General and Social Psychology, University of Tyumen; ORCID: 0000-0002-5056-9946, WoS ResearcherID:
Anastasia O. Lyovkina, Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Professor, Department of Mathematical Methods, Statistics and Management System in Economy, University of Tyumen; ORCID: 0000-0002-9938-5822, Scopus Author ID: 57192688931, WoS ResearcherID: I-8455-2015,


The problem of quality of life management is primarily associated with defining the object and subject of management, which in relation to the quality of life is definitely not easy due to the large number of different interpretations.
This article newly defines the quality of life phenomenon and develops the principles for its managing through clarification of the methodological and prescriptive position. This reveals the content of the category “quality of life” and criteria distinguishing good quality of life from bad in the context of sustainable development goals regardless of the current cultural structure. The concept of “a way of human interaction with the world” (namely, the specificity in the objects, mechanisms, and results of human interaction with the world at different levels or spheres of life) introduces a system of principles for managing quality of life, consistent with the current leading achievements in understanding the quality of life. This system of principles is represented by three main criteria for evaluating any innovations that change the quality of life of people (rationality, humanity, significance). Basing in these principles, the authors have developed twelve criteria for good quality of life management, two for each of the six areas human life: continuum (cultural), circumstances, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.


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