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ERIC Number: EJ963753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Exploring Volunteering of Committed Young Catholics
Webber, Ruth
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v33 n1 p71-82 2012
This article reports on a study of volunteer levels of Catholics from various World regions who attended an international youth Catholic festival. Volunteering levels, types of volunteering, reason for volunteering, Catholic group membership and pro-social values are analysed. An online survey was administered five months after the Festival to 3413 English speaking attendees, aged 15-35. Interviews were conducted with 49 people prior to attending the festival. Follow-up interviews were conducted with 36 participants shortly after the Festival. Volunteering level was related significantly to Catholic group membership and pro-social values. Those who volunteered for social concern reasons undertook more volunteer hours than who volunteered for self-oriented reasons. Results also illuminate the mechanisms through which membership of different types of Catholic groups relate to levels and type of volunteering, with those belonging to a "Helping" group undertaking more volunteer time than those belonging to a "Religious" or "Social" group. (Contains 4 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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