Current Problems of Psychiatry

Current Problems of Psychiatry

Quality of Life in the Context of Social Withdrawal in Japan

REVIEW PAPER

Curr Probl Psychiatry 2011; 12(3): 301-303

Sylwia Maria Olejarz

Cardinal Stephan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Institute of Psychology

Streszczenie

This article aims to investigate the issue of quality of life in the context of an attention-grabbing phenomenon – social withdrawal of youth in Japan. The s concept of quality of life is scrutinized at three levels: 1) the level of individual, 2) the level of family and 3) the level of community. In conclusion, the concept of “quality of life” is not only the indicator of personal or communal well-being (or its decline), but might also be used as “litmus paper” showing emerging transformation of values in the given culture.

Keywords

Hikikomori, social withdrawal, quality of life

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