Motivations for volunteerism among Filipino college students
College of Science
International Journal of Education and Research
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.
Llenares, I. I. (2015). Motivations for volunteerism among Filipino college students. International Journal of Education and Research, 3 (2), 599-610. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/5292
Civic and Community Engagement
Voluntarism—Philippines; Young volunteers—Philippines; Altruism; Service learning—Philippines