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|Title:||Volunteer Work and Hedonic, Eudemonic, and Social Well-Being|
|Authors:||Son, J. |
|Keywords:||Hedonic, eudemonic, social well-being|
|Citation:||Son, J., Wilson, J. (2012-09). Volunteer Work and Hedonic, Eudemonic, and Social Well-Being. Sociological Forum 27 (3) : 658-681. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1573-7861.2012.01340.x|
|Abstract:||Using two waves of panel data from the National Survey of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS), we examine the relationship between volunteer work and three dimensions of well-being: hedonic (e.g., positive mood), eudemonic (e.g., purpose in life), and social (e.g., feeling of belonging to the community). We test for the effects of volunteering measured as a binary and a continuous variable. Results show that volunteering enhances eudemonic and social well-being (but not hedonic well-being) although the number of hours contributed makes no difference. Conversely, people who have greater hedonic, eudemonic, and social well-being are more likely to volunteer and, in the case of hedonic and eudemonic well-being, volunteer more hours. © 2012 Eastern Sociological Society.|
|Source Title:||Sociological Forum|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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