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Article: The effects of volunteering on the physical and mental health of older people

TitleThe effects of volunteering on the physical and mental health of older people
Authors
KeywordsHealth
Medical conditions
Mental health
Older volunteers
Physical functioning
Issue Date2005
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=115
Citation
Research On Aging, 2005, v. 27 n. 1, p. 31-55 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to build on the growing body of literature examining the correlations between volunteering and health among older persons. Longitudinal data from the 1993 and 2000 panels of the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old Study (AHEAD) were used to measure health and mental health outcomes of people over age 70 who volunteered at least 100 hours in 1993. The findings provide empirical support to earlier claims that volunteering slows the decline in self-reported health and functioning levels, slows the increase in depression levels, and improves mortality rates for those who volunteer. However, volunteering had no effect on the number of physician-diagnosed health conditions or nursing home residence rates. The findings provide support for the concept of role enhancement.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137025
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.209
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.735
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dc.contributor.authorLum, TYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLightfoot, Een_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-29T02:14:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-29T02:14:33Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationResearch On Aging, 2005, v. 27 n. 1, p. 31-55en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0164-0275en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137025-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to build on the growing body of literature examining the correlations between volunteering and health among older persons. Longitudinal data from the 1993 and 2000 panels of the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old Study (AHEAD) were used to measure health and mental health outcomes of people over age 70 who volunteered at least 100 hours in 1993. The findings provide empirical support to earlier claims that volunteering slows the decline in self-reported health and functioning levels, slows the increase in depression levels, and improves mortality rates for those who volunteer. However, volunteering had no effect on the number of physician-diagnosed health conditions or nursing home residence rates. The findings provide support for the concept of role enhancement.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=115en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofResearch on Agingen_HK
dc.subjectHealthen_HK
dc.subjectMedical conditionsen_HK
dc.subjectMental healthen_HK
dc.subjectOlder volunteersen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical functioningen_HK
dc.titleThe effects of volunteering on the physical and mental health of older peopleen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLum, TY: tlum@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0164027504271349en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume27en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage31en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLum, TY=8615080500en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLightfoot, E=7005925564en_HK
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