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Volunteering benefits life satisfaction over 4 years: The moderating role of social network size

Jiang, Da; Hosking, Diane; Burns, Richard; Anstey, Kaarin


Objectives Social engagement benefits emotional well-being, but the mechanisms need to be better understood. Using volunteering as an example of social engagement, we first examined whether volunteering would be longitudinally beneficial to life satisfaction in older adulthood and the moderating role of changes in the social network size in such a relationship as a potential mechanism. Second, we investigated motivations to volunteer in order to promote more volunteering in older adulthood....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12217


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