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Chang-ming Hsieh, PhD

Director of PhD Program and Associate Professor

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

ETMSW 4230


1040 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office Phone:



Professional Interests

Quality of life, subjective well-being, life satisfaction,
client satisfaction of social services for older adults

Teaching Experience

SocW 563 Program Evaluation
SocW 420 Social Welfare Policy and Services
SocW 460 Social Work Research

Selected Publications

Hsieh, C. M. (2023). Testing importance weighting: Lessons from the quality of life literature, International Social Science Journal,

Hsieh, C. M. (2023). Use and Misuse of Locke’s range-of-affect hypothesis in subjective well-being research, Quality & Quantity, doi:10.1007/s11135-023-01738-0

Hsieh, C. M. & Li, Q. (2022). Importance weighting in the domain-of-life approach to subjective well-being: The consideration of age. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 17, 525-540.

Hsieh, C. M. & Li, Q. (2020). Validity of importance weighting in subjective well-being research. Journal of Applied Social Science, 14, 212-222.

Hsieh, C. M., Li, Q. & Lyu, H. (2020). A Comparison of normalized and non-normalized multiplicative subjective importance weighting in quality of life measurement. Social Indicators Research, 152, 637-651.

Hsieh, C. M. & Kenagy, G. (2020). Exploring the association between quality of homecare services and older adults’ well-being. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 39, 65-79.

Hsieh, C. M. & Li, Q. (2019). What importance? Importance weighting and subjective well-being. Journal of Well-Being Assessment, 3, 59-74.

Hsieh, C. M. (2019). Importance of health and relative importance of satisfaction with one’s own health: A case of frail immigrant older adults. Social Indicators Research, 143, 81-93.

Hsieh, C. (2018). Importance weighting in client satisfaction measures: Lessons from the life satisfaction literature. Social Indicators Research. Volume 138(1), 45–60.

Hsieh, C. (2017). Synthesis of Indicators Through Weighting: The Experiences of Quality of Life Measures. In F. Maggino (ed.), Complexity in Society: From Indicators Construction to their Synthesis, New York: Springer.

Hsieh, C. M. (2017). A Client Satisfaction Measure of Homecare Services for Older Adults. Journal of Social Service Research, 43, 487-497.

Hsieh, C. M. (2017). Health, quality of homecare services and quality of life: A case of frail older immigrant adults. Social Indicators Research, 134(2), 711-723.

Gleeson, J. P., Hsieh, C. M., Cryer-Coupet, Q. (2016). Social support, family competence, and informal kinship caregiver parenting stress: The mediating and moderating effects of family resources. Children and Youth Services Review, 67, 32-42.

Hsieh, C. M. (2016). Domain importance in subjective well-being measures. Social Indicators Research, 127, 777-792.

Hsieh, C. M. (2015). The often overlooked issue of statistical power: This and other issues regarding assessing importance weighting in quality of life measurements. Social Science Research, 50, 303-310.

Hsieh, C. M. (2014). Throwing the baby out with the bathwater: Evaluation of domain importance weighting in quality of life measurements. Social Indicators Research, 119, 483-493.

Hsieh, C. M. (2014). Beyond multiplication: Incorporating importance into client satisfaction measures. Research on Social Work Practice, 24, 470-476.

Hsieh, C. M., & Kenagy, G. P. (2014). Measuring quality of life: A case for re-examining the assessment of domain importance weighting. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 9, 63-77.

Hsieh, C. M. (2013). Issues in evaluating importance weighting in quality of life measures. Social Indicators Research, 110, 681-693.

Hsieh, C. M. (2012). Importance is not unimportant: The role of importance weighting in QoL measures. Social Indicators Research, 109, 206-278.

Hsieh, C. M. (2012). Perceived importance of service elements in client satisfaction measures. Journal of Social Services Research, 38, 529-540.

Hsieh, W. Y., & Hsieh, C. M., (2012). Urban early childhood teachers’ attitudes toward inclusive education. Early Child Development and Care, 182, 1167-1182.

Hsieh, C. M. (2012). Incorporating perceived importance of service elements into client satisfaction measures. Research on Social Work Practice, 22, 93-99.

Hsieh, C. M. (2012). Should we give up domain importance weighting in QoL measures? Social Indicators Research, 108, 99-109.

Hsieh, W. Y., Hsieh, C. M., Ostrosky, M. M., & McCollum, J. A. (2012). Taiwanese first grade teachers’ perceptions of inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 16, 71-88.


BA, National Taiwan University
MSSW, Columbia University
PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Research Currently in Progress

Using client satisfaction to improve case management services for older adults
Ensuring quality of social services for older adults