YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL (YVJ) | ISSN: 2056-2969

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).

Eduard Balashov, Ihor Pasichnyk, Ruslana Kalamazh, Taras Dovhaliuk and Elvira Cicognani (2018) Psychological, Emotional and Social Wellbeing and Volunteering: A Study on Italian and Ukrainian University Students

Abstract

Aim of the study was to assess the relationship between psychological, emotional and social wellbeing and volunteering in a sample of University students. A further aim was to assess the similarity of the relationship between these constructs in Italy and Ukraine. The sample includes 104 Italian and 122 Ukrainian University students, male and female. Results show overall higher level of social wellbeing and volunteering among the Italian students. Volunteering is positively correlated with social wellbeing in both countries. The correlation between psychological and emotional wellbeing and volunteering is stronger among the Italian students. The results confirm that the level of participation in the volunteer activities is slightly higher among the Italian students compared to the Ukrainian peers. The hypothesis of difference in types of volunteering activities between countries was not confirmed. The multiple regression analyses performed for explanation of the variance of emotional, psychological and social wellbeing, showed that, in combination with all aspects, social participation correlated in fact higher with social wellbeing than with emotional or psychological wellbeing. However, contrary to the expectations, social attitude correlated higher with emotional or psychological wellbeing. Although, overall correlations were low, most of correlation differences between social, emotional and psychological wellbeing were comparatively distinct. Results also partly supported the hypothesis concerning the correlation between social, emotional and psychological wellbeing and volunteering. Social wellbeing in the main predictor of volunteering for both nation samples, and emotional wellbeing indirectly affects volunteering of the Italian students. Findings of the research further approve the positive correlation between social wellbeing and volunteering and partly support the positive association between psychological and emotional wellbeing and volunteering in the researched samples, confirming existing conceptualization. Implication of results will be discussed.

Keywords: Volunteering,  Psychological Wellbeing, Emotional Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, University Students

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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IARS Publications is a not for profit independent, small publisher that was founded by Dr. Theo Gavrielides. It specialises in social sciences and research studies, has a  restorative justice series and it is also the publisher of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal.  

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