Motivations for volunteering and its associations with time perspectives and life satisfaction: A latent profile approach

Ying Hwa KEE, Chunxiao LI, John C. K. WANG, Muhammad Idzhar Bin KAILANI

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Abstract

This study aims to examine motivation for volunteering and its association with time perspective and life satisfaction among volunteers (N = 221). Latent profile analysis was used to profile individuals based on their time perspectives and then to compare group differences in life satisfaction and volunteering motivation. Three profiles were identified. Profile 1 (n = 32; 14.5%) was a "balanced time perspective group," Profile 2 (n = 102; 46.2%) was a "maladaptive group," and Profile 3 (n = 87; 39.3%) was a "nonchalant group." Profile 1 showed the highest life satisfaction compared to the two remaining groups. Significant group differences in volunteering motivation between this group and the other two were also reported. These findings suggest that time perspective may be appropriate for understanding motivation for voluntarism and life satisfaction. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-951
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume121
Issue number5
Early online dateNov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Citation

Kee, Y. H., Li, C., Wang, J. C. K., & Kailani, M. I. B. (2018). Motivations for volunteering and its associations with time perspectives and life satisfaction: A latent profile approach. Psychological Reports, 121(5), 932-951. doi: 10.1177/0033294117741653

Keywords

  • Volunteer
  • Balanced time perspective
  • Present moment focus
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Profile analysis

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