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Exploring civic engagement through seniors' good citizenship behavior within clubs


Meshram, K and O'Cass, A, Exploring civic engagement through seniors' good citizenship behavior within clubs, Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, 25, (3) pp. 256-283. ISSN 1049-5142 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis Group

DOI: doi:10.1080/10495142.2013.816196


The argument for civic engagement is that it enables individuals to feel empowered and shapes their political and social attitudes which are attributes that promote individuals to be better citizens. This study focuses on senior citizens, and we use the place-attachment theory to better understand the good citizenship behavior of seniors within clubs, and we further explore how this behavior affects their civic engagement. The findings provide insights into seniors’ civic engagement within the confines of clubs. As a result of these findings, we go on to suggest a framework for understanding the behavior of civic engagement. Our model of seniors’ civic engagement in clubs provides greater insights for academics and policy makers on the sources and physical places that can foster communities to come together for shared interaction and cohesion.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:O'Cass, A (Professor Aron O'Cass)
ID Code:87951
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2013-12-19
Last Modified:2017-11-28

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