Influence of voluntary work intervention on the mood status of older volunteers

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Show simple item record Mathew Puthenparambi, Jiby 2012-06-15T07:44:01Z 2012-06-15T07:44:01Z 2012
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dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the positive and depressive mood changes in older volunteers after a three-month voluntary work intervention through a one-group experimental research design. The participants were drawn from the Volunteering, access to Outdoor activities and Wellbeing in older people (VOW) project. The participants were recently retired group, aged 50 and above (N=47, 42 female). Prior training sessions were arranged for the participants before the intervention period. Pre and post assessment of depressive mood was measured through applying the original form of Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and positive mood was measure through the positive affect items of the CED-D sub-scale. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, paired t test, general linear model-repeated measure and multiple response frequency analysis. Our main finding observed a non-significant change in positive and depressive mood in the pre-post intervention period. At both measurement levels, the participants had an high level of positive mood and low level of depressive symptoms. Alternative objectives manifested a non-influence of previous voluntary work experiences on mood changes and “meeting new peoples, help others and improve their mood status” were the top motivation factors influencing older adults towards voluntary work. Further experimental research is required to investigate the relationship between voluntary work and mood changes.
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
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dc.subject.other Older volunteers
dc.subject.other voluntary work
dc.subject.other depressive mood
dc.subject.other positive mood
dc.subject.other motivation factors
dc.title Influence of voluntary work intervention on the mood status of older volunteers
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201206151872
dc.subject.ysa vapaaehtoistyö
dc.subject.ysa ikääntyneet
dc.subject.ysa mieliala
dc.subject.ysa masennus
dc.subject.ysa motivaatio
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta liikuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos terveystieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Health Sciences en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine gerontologia ja kansanterveys fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine Gerontology and Public Health en 2012-06-15T07:44:01Z

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