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ERIC Number: EJ823582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Motives and Determinants of Volunteering in Older Adults: An Integrated Model
Grano, Caterina; Lucidi, Fabio; Zelli, Arnaldo; Violani, Cristiano
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v67 n4 p305-326 2008
The present study focused on changes in volunteering over time among Italian adults and examined a model in which motives from self-determination theory (SDT) were hypothesized to influence a series of social-cognitive processes including self-efficacy judgments and constructs from the theory of planned behavior (TPB). The study was conducted with 312 male (mean age = 66.10; SD = 5.28) and 253 female adults (mean age = 66.67; SD = 5.79) who worked as volunteers in several associations and organizations in Italy. In two occasions over the course of several months, participants respectively completed paper-and-pencil questionnaires and responded to telephone interviews which assessed the study's constructs of interest. Structural equation model analyses provided support for the guiding hypothesis and findings suggested that the more general approach of SDT can be successfully integrated with a social-cognitive framework such as the TPB to provide a better insight onto the origins of the cognitive predictors of intentions in older volunteers. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy