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.


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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