Volunteering and positive youth development : An accumulative approach

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVolunteering
Subtitle of host publicationAttitudes, Social Influences and Gender Differences
EditorsEduard Balashov
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Chapter3
Pages41-63
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-53613-189-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-53613-188-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameSocial Issues, Justice and Status
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Abstract

The positive effects of volunteering on various psychological and health outcomes have well been empirically established, especially in the elderly population. However, research on how volunteering contributes to multiple positive outcomes concurrently in youths, a population at a critical life course stage of exploring positive development, is uncharted. The present study, based on a sample of 1028 community youth participants recruited by a NGO and use of multivariate linear regression modeling as analytical strategy, found that engagement in volunteering more was significantly related to higher life satisfaction, positive selfesteem, life purpose and social responsibility simultaneously, but log-transformed ratios showed that the likelihood of engagement in volunteering in contribution to these positive youth outcomes varied, supporting the social constructivist nature and public selfhood of youth development. Implications and limitations of the study are also discussed.

Research Area(s)

  • Role accumulation perspective, Scarcity principle, Volunteering, Youth development

Citation Format(s)

Volunteering and positive youth development : An accumulative approach. / Yeung, Jerf W.K.; Kim, Tae Yeun; Man, James S.L.

Volunteering: Attitudes, Social Influences and Gender Differences. ed. / Eduard Balashov. New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2018. p. 41-63 (Social Issues, Justice and Status).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review