Volunteering as a predictor of all-cause mortality: what aspects of volunteering really matter?

  title={Volunteering as a predictor of all-cause mortality: what aspects of volunteering really matter?},
  author={Liat Ayalon},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  pages={1000 - 1013}
  • L. Ayalon
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Psychogeriatrics
ABSTRACT Background: This study evaluates the predictive effects of different aspects of volunteering (e.g. volunteering status, number of hours, number of years, and type of volunteering activity) on all-cause mortality. Methods: A seven-year follow-up dataset of a nationally representative sample of Israelis, 60 years and older was used. Results: As expected, volunteering was associated with a reduced mortality risk even after adjusting for age, gender, education, baseline mental health and… 
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