Volunteering by older adults and risk of mortality: a meta-analysis.

  title={Volunteering by older adults and risk of mortality: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Morris A. Okun and Ellen W Yeung and Stephanie L. Brown},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={28 2},
Organizational volunteering has been touted as an effective strategy for older adults to help themselves while helping others. Extending previous reviews, we carried out a meta-analysis of the relation between organizational volunteering by late-middle-aged and older adults (minimum age = 55 years old) and risk of mortality. We focused on unadjusted effect sizes (i.e., bivariate relations), adjusted effect sizes (i.e., controlling for other variables such as health), and interaction effect… 

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