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Gender and Age Specificity of Determination of Value-motivational Attitudes of Volunteer Movement in Postmodern Society

Larysa Spitsyna () and Hennadiy Koval ()
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Larysa Spitsyna: Zaporizhzhia National University
Hennadiy Koval: Zaporizhzhia National University

Postmodern Openings, 2022, vol. 13, issue 1, 66-86

Abstract: The article is devoted to the analysis of gender and age specifics of determining value-motivational trends of volunteering. The purpose of the research is to reveal the specifics of socio-psychological factors of volunteering, and, above all, the role and place of age and gender of the volunteer. The research was implemented by filling out an individual volunteer questionnaire. The sample of the research consisted of 302 volunteers aged 17 to 80 years from more than 15 cities of Ukraine. In particular, it is shown that depending on what motivational trends dominate in an individual profile of the SVM volunteer, and, therefore, direct his/her individual activity, the resource of readiness that is implemented in rendering aid, is specifically related to them. In addition, it was found that the meaningfulness of activity on giving help can exhaust own high indicators in the relationship to the implementation of various motivational trends. In turn, it is also shown that individual value-motivational trends to be sensitive on age and gender. The identified features of the gender and age of the volunteer are an important component in the system of factors of the socio-psychological conditioning of volunteering activity. This allows it is to link the specifics of their impact with the characteristics of value-motivational trends, the motivational potential of which is realized by volunteers on giving to help.

Keywords: age; gender specifics; volunteering; value-motivational trend; motivation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I2 O0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.18662/po/13.1/385

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