Views on wellbeing research, policy and practice: An interview with Dr. Habib Tiliouine

Habib Tiliouine

Abstract


In this volume of the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, we explore the views, hopes, and current research agendas of those working to advance knowledge in the field of positive psychology within the MENA region, or who research aspects of culture and religion relevant to it. We uncover their thoughts on the current status of knowledge as well as what opportunities and pitfalls exist. Here, we discuss with Dr. Habib Tiliouine of the University of Oran, Algeria, his thoughts on the current state of wellbeing in the Middle East and North African region, his own research results and future projects. 

Keywords


history of wellbeing; children; subjective wellbeing; culture; Arab World; MENA nations

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Tiliouine, H. (2009). Stability and change in national and personal wellbeing in Algeria: A case study of a developing country in transition. In V. Moller & D. Huschka (Eds.), Quality of life and the Millennium challenge (pp. 115-138). Dordrecht NL: Springer.

Tiliouine, H. (2014). Algeria, Personal Well-Being Index. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 133-137). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Tiliouine, H, Cummins, R. A., & Davern, M. (2006). Measuring wellbeing in developing countries: The case of Algeria. Social Indicators Research, 75, 1-30.

Tiliouine, H., Cummins, R. A., & Davern, M. (2009). Islamic religiosity, subjective well-being, and health. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12(1), 55-74.

Tiliouine, H., & Meziane, M. (2017). The history of well-being in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In R. J. Estes & J. Sirgy (Eds.), The pursuit of human well-being: The untold global story (pp. 523-563). Springer International Publishing.

Selected Publications of Interest

Boussena, M., & Tiliouine, H. (2015).Children’s rights in Algeria: History, achievements and research evidence. Global Studies of Childhood, 5(2), 132-145.

Casas, F., Tiliouine, H., & Figuer, C. (2014). The subjective well-being of adolescents from two different cultures: Applying three versions of the PWI in Algeria and Spain. Social Indicators Research, 115 (2), 637-651.

Estes, R. J., & Tiliouine, H. (2014). Islamic development trends: From collective wishes to concerted actions. Social Indicators Research, 116(1), 67-114.

Moller, V., Roberts, B. J., Tiliouine, H., & Loschky, J. (2017). Waiting for happiness in Africa. In J. F. Helliwell, R. Layard, R. & J. Sachs (Eds.),World Happiness Report 2017 (Chapter 4). New York, NY: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Renima, A., Tiliouine, H., & Estes, R. J. (2016). The Islamic golden age: A story of the triumph of the Islamic civilization. In H. Tiliouine & R. J. Estes (Eds.), Social progress in Islamic societies: Social, political, economic, and ideological challenges (pp. 25-52). Dordrecht NL: Springer.

Tiliouine, H. (2014). Quality of life and well-being in North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. In W. Glatzer, L. Camfield, V. Møller & M. Rojas (Eds.), Global handbook of well-being and quality of life (pp. 507-530). New York, NY: Springer.

Tiliouine, H. (2014). Algerian secondary school students, application of the Personal Well-being Index (PWI). In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 137-140). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Tiliouine, H. (2014). Algeria, Personal Well-Being Index. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 133-137). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Tiliouine, H. (2014). Gender dimensions of quality of life in Algeria. In L. Eckerman (Ed.), Gender, lifespan and quality of life (pp. 63-82). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Tiliouine, H. (2015). School bullying victimisation and subjective well-being in Algeria. Child Indicators Research, 8(1), 133-150.

Tiliouine, H. (2016). Algerian children’s perceptions of their rights and their self-reported personal and contextual experiences. Journal of Social Research & Policy, 7(2), 93-108.

Tiliouine, H., & Bougaci, O. (forthcoming). Flourishing in adversity: Positive psychology in the Arab world. In E. C. Chang (Ed.), The international handbook of positive psychology - A global perspective on the science of positive human existence. Springer.

Tiliouine, H., & Estes, R. J. (Eds.) (2016). Social progress in Islamic societies: Social, political, economic, and ideological challenges. Dordrecht, NL & Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Tiliouine, H., & Meziane, M. (2017). The history of well-being in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In R. J. Estes & J. Sirgy (Eds.), The pursuit of human well-being: The untold global story (pp. 523-563). Springer International Publishing.

Tiliouine, H., Renima, A., & Estes, R. (2016). The changing map of the Islamic world: From the Abbasid Era to the Ottoman Empire of the 20th century. In H. Tiliouine & R. J. Estes (Eds.), Social progress in Islamic societies: Social, political, economic, and ideological challenges (pp. 53-68). Dordrecht NL: Springer.


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