Title Valores humanos y Voluntariado. Un estudio en personas mayores
Authors ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, TIRADO VALENCIA, PILAR, FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, VICENTE, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, VICENTE, TIRADO VALENCIA, PILAR
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Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 3
SJR Impact 0.16400
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85017035613&doi=10.3926%2fic.717&partnerID=40&md5=ecae3b4419be20f116baeba1b0ef8e0a
Publication date 01/01/2017
ISI 000402760000001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85017035613
DOI 10.3926/ic.717
Abstract Purpose: This research goes in depth in the human values profile that influences elderly to volunteer. In exploring possible relationships between values and volunteering, we adopt the analysis perspective of the Theory of Basic Human Values framework developed by Schwartz (1992). Design/methodology: Based on an initial exploratory analysis, the study presents a logistic regression model that shows the extent to which an individual's personal values explain his/her volunteer behaviour on elderly people. Findings: The results confirm that a retiree's engagement or lack of engagement in volunteer activities may be satisfactorily explained by the set of human values. The results show that retired volunteers experience a stronger sense of self-transcendence and predisposition towards change, and higher aversion to self-enhancement and conservation. Practical implications: To increase the commitment and motivation of retired elder volunteers and to thus firmly confront challenges that threaten the non-profit sector, human resource professionals of non-profit organizations must ensure consistency between individual values and the nature of activities that volunteers perform, increasing such way those people's commitment. Originality/ value: Despite the abundant studies that have related volunteering by elders to physical and socio-emotional wellbeing and to seniors' motivations while performing volunteer work, fewer studies have focused on personal values that prompt such individuals to participate in altruistic efforts.
Keywords Volunteering; Human values; Elderly; Non-profit sector
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