Sociological Study of Quality of life of the Youth and its Realization Priorities

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar Branch, Semnan, Iran

4 Professor, Department of Sociology, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

5 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Studies, Institute of Humanities and Cultural Sciences, Tehran, Iran



The present article examines the sociological concept of quality of life and its realization priorities. The research has used the Delphi Method by collecting and analyzing 30 questionnaires among professors, elites and informants using a heterogeneous method in two panels. The research results show that the quality of life is a complex, multidimensional, borderless and updating structure should be evaluated comprehensively and away from reductionism. Delphi results and 54 concepts for achieving quality of life showed that under the variables of income and employment, health, education, environment, leisure, housing, living facilities as a category of objective quality, social security, social communication, social support, social respect, freedom, social trust, social justice as social quality and life satisfaction as subjective quality can be categorized. The results also showed that the priority of achieving the dimensions of quality of life for citizens, from the average of 10 points, were identified as objective dimensions with 8.78, subjective with 8.5 and social with 8.14 points, respectively.


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