Modelling the salient factors influencing retired business professionals' participation in episodic skilled volunteering in rural settings

Brayley, Mercia N. (2013) Modelling the salient factors influencing retired business professionals' participation in episodic skilled volunteering in rural settings. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Retired business professionals represent an unexplored source of skill support for struggling rural communities. This research examined the feasibility of drawing on this valuable pool of knowledge and experience by engaging retirees in short term, project based volunteering roles in rural, not for profit agencies. Using the theory of planned behaviour and the functional approach to volunteering, the program of study generated a model comprising the key psychological and contextual factors determining the volunteers' decision to provide skill assistance in rural settings. The model provides a useful resource for creating suitable volunteering opportunities and for informing volunteer recruitment strategies.

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ID Code: 65544
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Obst, Patricia, Lewis, Ioni, White, Katherine, & Warburton, Jennifer
Keywords: Volunteering, Skilled volunteering, Episodic volunteering, Older people, Theory of planned behaviour, Volunteer functions inventory, Continuity theory of normal ageing, Rural, Nonprofit
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 00:37
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:41

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