Virginia Wesleyan College
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Norfolk , VA 23502
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Student Research Projects
An Investigation into the Effect of Volunteering on Life Satisfaction
|Student||Bradford S. Jones & Mallori King|
Dr. Angela Fournier|
|Course||PSY 480: Original Research Project|
The impact of volunteering with the homeless on college students’ life satisfaction was assessed. Participants completed the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) before and after volunteering at a homeless shelter held on campus. Changes in pre-post SWLS scores will be discussed with regard to volunteering in general and volunteering with the homeless specifically, as it affects one’s subjective perception of their own life situation.
Bradford S. Jones & Mallori King. 2008. An Investigation into the Effect of Volunteering on Life Satisfaction. Virginia Psychological Association, April, 2008, Charlottesville, VA.