Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027511419371
Title: Changes in activity among older volunteers
Authors: Morrow-Howell, N.
Hong, S.-I. 
McCrary, S.
Blinne, W.
Keywords: Activity engagement
Activity patterns
Latent class analysis
Volunteering
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Source: Morrow-Howell, N., Hong, S.-I., McCrary, S., Blinne, W. (2012-03). Changes in activity among older volunteers. Research on Aging 34 (2) : 174-196. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027511419371
Abstract: Purpose: To explore changes in daily activities associated with high-intensity volunteering, this study assessed activities in a sample of 180 new Experience Corps (EC) volunteers serving low reading students in urban schools.Methods: Level of activity in 15 areas (visiting friends, reading, watching TV, etc.) was obtained at the beginning of this high-commitment volunteer experience and after 9 months of service. Latent class analyses were used to identify activity patterns, and regression analyses were used to identify factors associated with changes in activities.Results: At pre-test, 37% were classified in the low-activity group and were more likely to be first time volunteers, older, non-White, and have less education. At post-test, only 17% were classified as low activity. An increase in activity was more likely to occur for those who were low activity before joining the volunteer program.Implications: These findings demonstrate that increase in activity does occur for less active older adults who join a volunteer program. © The Author(s) 2012.
Source Title: Research on Aging
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/50257
ISSN: 01640275
DOI: 10.1177/0164027511419371
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

10
checked on Dec 7, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

12
checked on Nov 23, 2017

Page view(s)

56
checked on Dec 11, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.