Motivation to volunteer by older adults: a test of competing measurement models.

  title={Motivation to volunteer by older adults: a test of competing measurement models.},
  author={M. Okun and Andrew M. Barr and A. Regula Herzog},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={13 4},
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 the Volunteer Functions Inventory. Whereas no support was found for either unidimensional or bipartite models, qualified support was observed for both 6-factor and 2nd-order factor models. The best fit of the data was obtained with the 6-factor model of motivation to volunteer (career, enhancement… CONTINUE READING

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