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Who cares? Toward an integrated theory of volunteer work
The authors construct an integrated theory of formal and informal volunteer work based on the premises that volunteer work is (1) productive work that requires human capital, (2) collective behaviorExpand
Volunteers: A Social Profile
Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. An Introduction to Volunteering 1. The Importance of Studying Volunteering 2. What Is Volunteering? Part 2. Subjective Dispositions 3. Personality 4. Motives 5.Expand
Measuring Multiple Dimensions of Religion and Spirituality for Health Research
Progress in studying the relationship between religion and health has been hampered by the absence of an adequate measure of religiousness and spirituality. This article reports on the conceptual andExpand
Volunteering and depression: the role of psychological and social resources in different age groups.
Analysis of three waves of data from the Americans' Changing Lives data set reveals that volunteering does lower depression levels for those over 65, while prolonged exposure to volunteering benefits both populations. Expand
Work and Volunteering: The Long Arm of the Job
The impact of work on social life is a major concern of sociologists. Marx and Durkheim both believed that jobs have consequences for workers' lives outside the workplace, and subsequent researchExpand
Race and Formal Volunteering: The Differential Effects of Class and Religion
Despite recent gains in educational and occupational achievement, black Americans are still worse off than whites across a broad range of quality-of-life indicators. In this article, we analyzeExpand
Volunteering and mortality among older adults: findings from a national sample.
Volunteering has a protective effect on mortality among those who volunteered for one organization or for forty hours or less over the past year, and the protective effects of volunteering are strongest for respondents who report low levels of informal social interaction and who do not live alone. Expand
The Effects of Volunteering on the Volunteer
JOHN WILSON [*] MARC MUSICK [**] I INTRODUCTION To most people, a "volunteer" is someone who contributes time to helping others with no expectation of pay or other material benefit to herself.Expand
Attendance at Religious Services and Mortality in a National Sample∗
This study estimates the impact of service attendance on mortality in a national probability sample and provides the most extensive empirical examination of potential explanations for the relationship between service attendance and mortality. Expand
Forgiveness and Health: Age Differences in a U.S. Probability Sample
Forgiveness is a variable closely related to religiousness and spirituality that has been hypothesized to be protective of mental and physical health. However, we do not clearly understand whichExpand