Title

Motivations for volunteerism among Filipino college students

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Document Type

Article

Source Title

International Journal of Education and Research

Volume

3

Issue

2

First Page

599

Last Page

610

Publication Date

2-2015

Abstract

Volunteering is an activity that requires time, talent or skills without any financial reward from an individual or group. The purpose of this paper is to analyze discriminants of volunteerism among 785 undergraduate students in the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.). To evaluate individual motivation factors, we developed and validated our 'Filipino Volunteerism Questionnaire' which covers five (5) motivational parameters namely: achievement, recognition, responsibility, advancement and social interaction. The discriminant function analysis reveals a significant association between groups and all the predictors. Personal growth (score = 1.975) and recognition (score = -1.201) predict group membership in among 75.6% of the participants to either Group 1 (‘high’ likelihood) or Group 2 (‘low’ likelihood) for volunteerism. Our current study adds significantly to the body of knowledge on student volunteerism and may help guide institutions in tailoring programs that may enhance communal volunteerism among the Filipino youth.

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Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement

Keywords

Voluntarism—Philippines; Young volunteers—Philippines; Altruism; Service learning—Philippines

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