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ERIC Number: EJ958121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Burnout among Volunteers in the Social Services: The Impact of Gender and Employment Status
Kulik, Liat
Journal of Community Psychology, v34 n5 p541-561 Sep 2006
This study examines whether gender and employment status affect burnout, motives for volunteering, and difficulties associated with volunteer activity in social and community services in Israel. The sample included 375 men and women aged 16 through 80. Participants were divided into four groups by employment status: high school students, employed persons, retirees, and unemployed persons. The findings revealed that employment status had a more significant impact on the research variables than did gender. Burnout correlated positively with difficulty in relations with beneficiaries among men, and with difficulty in relations with the provider organization among women. Female students and unemployed men were found to be particularly vulnerable to burnout. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel