Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1573-7861.2011.01266.x
Title: Generativity and Volunteering
Authors: Son, J. 
Wilson, J.
Keywords: Community
Education
Generativity
Religion
Religiousity
Volunteering
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Source: Son, J., Wilson, J. (2011-09). Generativity and Volunteering. Sociological Forum 26 (3) : 644-667. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1573-7861.2011.01266.x
Abstract: The robust association between religion and volunteering and education and volunteering can be interpreted in developmental terms as a function of socialization. Churches and schools instill attitudes that predispose the individual to volunteer. Data from two waves of the National Survey of Midlife in the United States (1995 and 2005) are used to test a hypothesis that generativity-a desire to leave a legacy by providing for the welfare of others-mediates the influence of both religion and education on volunteering. Structural equation models using multiple-imputed data to correct for attrition show that the influence of parental religiosity on volunteering in 2005 is partially explained by generativity in 1995 and that the influence of education on volunteering in 2005 is partially explained by generativity in 1995. © 2011 Eastern Sociological Society.
Source Title: Sociological Forum
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52472
ISSN: 08848971
DOI: 10.1111/j.1573-7861.2011.01266.x
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