Title Volunteering by elders: a question of values?
Authors ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, TIRADO VALENCIA, PILAR, FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, VICENTE, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, VICENTE, TIRADO VALENCIA, PILAR, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS
External publication No
Means Serv. Ind. J.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 2
JCR Impact 1.25800
SJR Impact 0.55500
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85015678747&doi=10.1080%2f02642069.2017.1298095&partnerID=40&md5=873c7041bea27c7827aa4d911b1a3033
Publication date 01/01/2017
ISI 000407387300001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85015678747
DOI 10.1080/02642069.2017.1298095
Abstract Adopting the Theory of Basic Human Values by Schwartz [1992. Universals in the content and structure of values: Theoretical advances and empirical tests in 20 countries. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 25(1), 1-65] as an analytical framework, this article examines whether certain personal values held by seniors activate the volunteering gene' while others counteract it. 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 as opposed to those of the same group who do not dedicate time to this activity. Our multivariate analysis shows that retired volunteers experience a stronger sense of self-transcendence and predisposition towards change while exhibiting a stronger aversion towards conservation. The article concludes with a discussion and a description of primary practical implications derived from the study.
Keywords Volunteering; human values; elderly
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