Health Benefits of Volunteering in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study∗

  title={Health Benefits of Volunteering in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study∗},
  author={Jane Allyn Piliavin and Erica Siegl},
  journal={Journal of Health and Social Behavior},
  pages={450 - 464}
We investigate positive effects of volunteering on psychological well-being and self-reported health using all four waves of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Confirming previous research, volunteering was positively related to both outcome variables. Both consistency of volunteering over time and diversity of participation are significantly related to well-being and self-reported health. The relationship of volunteering to psychological well-being was moderated by level of social integration… 
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