Exploring civic engagement through seniors' good citizenship behavior within clubs

Kanika Meshram, Aron O'Cass*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-283
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • civic engagement
  • place-attachment theory
  • pro-social behavior
  • senior citizens

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