Title Religious vs Secular Volunteering Motivations: A Study on European Elders
Authors ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, TIRADO VALENCIA, PILAR, FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, VICENTE, Hager, Mark, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, VICENTE, TIRADO VALENCIA, PILAR
External publication No
Means RASP-Res. Ageing Soc. Policy
Scope Article
Nature Científica
Area International
Publication date 01/01/2018
ISI 000423662900004
DOI 10.4471/rasp.2018.3136
Abstract Volunteering is difficult to define and typify because of the great variety of interpretations, motivations, socio-demographic variables and cultural aspects that shape the volunteer profile. This work aims to analyze the differential and interrelated impact of socio-demographic and contextual variables, and cultural values on elder volunteer in Europe. We thus conduct an empirical study involving the use of a logistic regression model that shows, in probabilistic terms, traits that characterize senior and retired volunteers. Further, we study which variables motivate senior volunteers to a determined type of volunteering. Results from the European Value Study help to explain variable influence on volunteering and confirm that cultural values impact among elder people, both, election to volunteering activities and decisions regarding which kind of activity volunteers are drawn to.
Keywords social values; volunteering; elderly; types of volunteering
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