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Volunteers and Ex-Volunteers: Paths to Civic Engagement Through Volunteerism Voluntarios y Ex Voluntarios: Perfiles de Participación Ciudadana a Través del Voluntariado

Elena Marta; Maura Pozzi; Daniela Marzana;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2010 Journal: Psykhe (issn: 0717-0297, eissn: 0718-2228, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Abstract
The study described is part of a broader longitudinal and multi-methodological research project aimed at investigating volunteerism in young people, in order to understand the reasons for the initial choice to volunteer but, more specifically, the reasons to sustain or quit voluntary involvement, as well as the effects of volunteerism. Eighteen volunteers and 18 ex-volunteers, 50% male and 50% female, aged between 22 and 29 years old, from 2 regions in northern Italy (Lombardy and Emilia Romagna) participated in in-depth interviews. The paper-and-pencil analysis of the interview pointed to the emergence of several core categories: motivations to volunteer, relat...
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free text keywords: voluntariado, jóvenes adultos, compromiso cívico, volunteerism, young people, civic engagement, Psychology, BF1-990
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