ERIC Number: EJ656803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Impact of Various Personal and Social Characteristics on Volunteering.
Hughes, Philip; Black, Alan
Australian Journal on Volunteering, v7 n2 p59-69 2002
Analysis of Australian Community Survey data (n=6,242) identified three categories of volunteer involvement: assisting those who need help, serving the wider community, and being involved in volunteer groups. Volunteers in each category had different characteristics. Key influences were having resources to contribute, existence of recruitment networks, and motivation. Religious involvement was especially associated with assisting those in need. (SK)
Descriptors: Altruism, Community Involvement, Foreign Countries, Individual Characteristics, Motivation, Religious Factors, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia