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Volunteering and subjective well-being in midlife and older adults: The role of supportive social networks

Pilkington, P D; Windsor, Tim; Crisp, Dimity

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Objective. This study examined the extent to which associations between volunteering and subjective well-being (SWB) could be related to volunteers having more supportive social networks relative to nonvolunteers. Method. The sample consisted of 561 midlife and older adults (aged 55-94 years) from the TRAnsitions In Later Life study. Multiple mediation analyses examined associations between hours spent volunteering per week; availability of social support from friends, relatives, and neighbors;...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63964
Source: Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbr154

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