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The interplay of traits and motives on volunteering: agreeableness, extraversion and prosocial value motivation
Social psychology and personality theorists have proposed that our understanding of prosocial behavior will be enhanced by examining the interplay of traits and motives. The present study wasExpand
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Assessing volunteer motives: a comparison of an open‐ended probe and Likert rating scales
The purpose of the present study was to compare the motives of volunteers (career, esteem, protective, social, understanding, and value) as assessed by an open-ended probe and the Volunteer FunctionsExpand
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Life regrets and current goals as predictors of psychological adjustment
Life regrets and current goals were examined as predictors of psychological adjustment in a sample of 155 Ss who rated these constructs along 13 theoretically derived dimensions. Relative to regrets,Expand
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Effects of positive and negative social exchanges with various sources on depressive symptoms in younger and older adults.
  • M. Okun, V. Keith
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B…
  • 1998
Addressing a previous gap in the gerontological literature, the present study examined the effects of both positive and negative social exchanges within key relationships (spouse, children, and otherExpand
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Age and motives for volunteering: testing hypotheses derived from socioemotional selectivity theory.
Following a meta-analysis of the relations between age and volunteer motives (career, understanding, enhancement, protective, making friends, social, and values), the authors tested hypothesesExpand
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Sense of Community and Being a Volunteer Among the Young-Old
This study tests the hypothesis derived from Omoto and Snyder’s context-and-process model that sense of community is an independent predictor of volunteering among young-old adults. A secondaryExpand
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Social support and social norms: do both contribute to predicting leisure-time exercise?
OBJECTIVE To clarify the contribution of social support and social norms to exercise behavior. METHODS A sample of 363 college students completed a questionnaire that assessed social support andExpand
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Motivation to volunteer by older adults: a test of competing measurement models.
Four measurement models of the structure of motivation to volunteer were evaluated in 2 samples of older (minimum age = 50 years), active volunteers. Motivation to volunteer was assessed with theExpand
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A comparison of the influence of conflictual and supportive social interactions on psychological distress.
Following a quantitative review examining the relative influence of positive and negative social exchanges on emotional health, a second-order factor model of negative social exchange was tested andExpand
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The Factor Structure of Received Social Support: Dimensionality and the Prediction of Depression and Life Satisfaction
Covariance structure analyses were carried out on the Inventory of Socially Supportive Behaviors (ISSB; Barrera, Sandler, & Ramsey, 1981) to corroborate a hypothesized four-factor measurement modelExpand
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