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ERIC Number: EJ1188120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
Benefits to University Students through Volunteering in a Health Context: A New Model
Williamson, Iain; Wildbur, Diane; Bell, Katie; Tanner, Judith; Matthews, Hannah
British Journal of Educational Studies, v66 n3 p383-402 2018
Individual interviews explored 50 British University students' accounts of sustained volunteering within health settings and a model was developed using grounded theory. Phase one--'Getting involved'--outlines 'motives and catalysts' for students starting to volunteer wherein altruistic motives of compassion for others are juxtaposed with perceptions of enhanced employability. Phase two--'Maintaining commitment'--includes three components ('Making connections,' 'Developing resilience' and 'Keeping the balance'), which represent important aspects of continuing volunteering participation. Phase three--'Reaping the rewards'--focuses on the benefits of volunteering including self-development. Our findings have implications for the training and support of student volunteers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)
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