Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Motivations and experiences of volunteers age 55 and older who volunteer for a municipal police program
by Groscost, Linda Diann, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 78; 1504468
Abstract (Summary)

This exploratory study examined the motivations and experiences of adults 55 years of age and older who volunteer for a municipal police program. The sample consisted of 10 volunteer participants from a Southern California municipal police program. Utilizing a qualitative approach, the study was conducting using open ended, semi structured interviews. Data was collected through tape recorded interviews and transcribed for accuracy. A Grounded Theory approach was used to analyze and code the data to obtain common themes among the participant answers. The results of the study show how essential it is to have people in charge of volunteer programs who value and respect older volunteers. The results will also assist volunteer managers with recruitment and retention of volunteers for longevity of participation in volunteer programs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Meisel-Lusby, Carolin
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Criminology, Recreation
Publication Number: 1504468
ISBN: 9781124994109
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