What is it about?

This study was designed to construct a model based on the concept of psychological well-being, in order to verify the relationship between Taiwanese elderly volunteering and their psychological well-being.

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Why is it important?

Previous studies have more than once concluded that volunteer work is positively related to the health of the elderly. However, its relation to psychological well-being has not received equal attention. Hence, this study has tried to examine and verify the positive relation between them.

Perspectives

This result implies that the concept model of psychological well-being by Ryff (1989) can be applied across nations and groups, and certainly to the group of the elderly.

Hua Chin Ho
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Elderly volunteering and psychological well-being, International Social Work, November 2015, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0020872815595111.
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