Researchers used Add Health data to investigate the impact of volunteering on crime involvement later in life, as studies have shown that volunteerism or community service can increase levels of prosocial behavior, belonging, and happiness among adolescents. Participants reported their illegal behaviors, arrests, and convictions during Waves III and IV of Add Health.
For most of her career, Dorothy Keenan worked with older adults, eventually becoming the supervisor of senior services in Fairfax County, Va. But three years ago, as a retiree, she decided to focus on the younger generation, volunteering at elementary schools that primarily serve lower-income children.
Have you ever wished you could fast-forward your life so you could see if the decisions you’re making will lead to satisfaction and health in the future? In the world of scientific research, the closest you can get to that is by looking at the Harvard Study of Adult Development — a study that has tracked the lives of 724 men for 78 years, and one of the longest studies of adult life ever done.
Navigating social life after cancer can be difficult for younger patients, according to a recent study, which found that adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors may see slight improvements approximately 1 year after their diagnosis, but their social functioning plateaus after that, leaving many lagging behind their cancer-free peers.
Volunteering is beneficial not only for individuals’ well-being but also for society’s well-being; yet only a fraction of U.S. citizens regularly engage in volunteer activities. This study examined how underlying motivations are associated with interest in volunteering for individuals in three major life phases: early, middle, and later adulthood.
Pairing older adult volunteers with children is the ultimate intergenerational win-win. Research shows that from volunteerism springs more purpose and better health. Kids benefit from more attention, higher self-esteem, and better grades.
This study sought to better understand the patient s perspective of the experience of recovery from cancer that appeared to defy medical prognoses.
The first employment report since Donald Trump began his presidency showed the U.S. labor market expanding at a healthy clip, though wage growth was slower than many expected, a sign that the economy still has room to grow before almost all workers who want a job can find one.
Positive social relations are known to have a beneficial impact on health, however, little is known about the links of health with online relationships. In this study, face-to-face and virtual friendships are compared in their association with health.
A study of “digital footprints” suggests that you’re probably drawn to personalities a lot like yours.