This research observes the differing characteristics of adolescents who volunteer compared to those who do not. In this study, only age and self-perceived intellectual level emerged as factors significantly predicting volunteerism. Results found that those who were younger, female, and who perceived themselves as having high intellectual status were more likely to volunteer. These findings show support for reaching out to adolescents at an early age to increase their awareness of social problems and encourage them to make a difference. The findings can also help to develop strategies to recruit adolescents to participate, who would benefit from this experience while also serving communities in need.
Source: Personality and Individual Differences https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191886908004236