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The prediction of above regular participation in volunteerism: A test of the theory of planned behaviour and the volunteers functions inventory

Greenslade, Jaimi H. & White, Katherine M. (2005) The prediction of above regular participation in volunteerism: A test of the theory of planned behaviour and the volunteers functions inventory. Journal of Social Psychology, 145(2), pp. 155-172.

Abstract

In the present prospective study of 81 older volunteers from a nonprofit organization in Australia, the authors compared the predictive utility of I. Ajzen’s (1988) theory of planned behavior with that of E. G. Clary and M. Snyder’s (1991) functional approach to volunteering. The authors mailed questionnaires to 385 volunteers in two waves of data collection. The first wave measured the theory-of-planned-behavior variables and the functional-approach variables. The second wave measured self-reported volunteering behavior for the previous month. Regression analyses supported both the theory of planned behavior and the functional approach; the theory of planned behavior accounted for a significantly larger proportion of variance in above-average participation in self-reported volunteerism. The findings of the present study provided some support for both the theory of planned behavior and the functional approach as models of self-reported volunteerism.

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ID Code: 3783
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: attitude–behavior relations, functional approach, prosocial behavior, theory of planned behavior, volunteers
ISSN: 0022-4545
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Heldref Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:12

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