ERIC Number: EJ606059
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Role of Volunteering in Health and Happiness.
Oman, Doug; Thoresen, Carl E.
Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, v15 n4 p59-70 Win 1999-2000
Studies show that people who volunteer are happier and healthier, perhaps due to enhanced social support, less self-focus, and fewer goal conflicts. Volunteering seems most beneficial for people whose social activities provide cognitive support for coping with major developmental challenges. (SK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Note: Special Issue: Career Happiness.