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The Psychological Profile of the Romanian Volunteer

Amelia Boros, Nicoleta Gudanescu, Andreea Apostu () and Anca Cristea ()
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Andreea Apostu: Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Anca Cristea: The Institute of National Economy

Romanian Journal of Economics, 2018, vol. 47, issue 2(56), 106-124

Abstract: The scientific work emphasizes the importance of volunteering as social activity in Romanian society and presents the main aspects that motivates a person to became volunteer. The aspects presented here are part of a detailed study coordinated by the authors in order to discover and use the psychological resorts that moves the people to help others, to become better, social responsible and to increase as a finality of the process the quality of the human capital in Romania. The scientific work is based on a questionnaire and on a statistical analysis that reveals the level of social involvement, personal and professional motivation and finally the morality of the individuals in the volunteering activities. The conclusions leave place for the continuation of the study but also for the improvement of the volunteering domanin in Romania in the European and global context as well as the changes that have to be made in the people mentality even if they have to learn how to help others. The study will have the finality in a Volunteer’s Guide that should contain the main directions and skills that have to acquire a person involved in this kind of actions.

Keywords: volunteer; volunteering; psychology; motivation; social responsibility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D64 I23 L31 M14 M54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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