Exploring the validity and predictive power of an extended volunteer functions inventory within the context of episodic skilled volunteering by retirees

Brayley, Nadine, Obst, Patricia L., White, Katherine M., Lewis, Ioni M., Warburton, Jeni, & Spencer, Nancy (2014) Exploring the validity and predictive power of an extended volunteer functions inventory within the context of episodic skilled volunteering by retirees. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(1), pp. 1-18.

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The current study examined the structure of the volunteer functions inventory within a sample of older individuals (N = 187). The career items were replaced with items examining the concept of continuity of work, a potentially more useful and relevant concept for this population. Factor analysis supported a four factor solution, with values, social and continuity emerging as single factors and enhancement and protective items loading together on a single factor. Understanding items did not load highly on any factor. The values and continuity functions were the only dimensions to emerge as predictors of intention to volunteer. This research has important implications for understanding the motivation of older adults to engage in contemporary volunteering settings.

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ID Code: 59229
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Volunteering, Volunteer Functions Inventory, Retirees, Skilled Volunteering, Episodic Volunteering
DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21583
ISSN: 0090-4392
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 John Wiley & Sons
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2013 00:19
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 21:58

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