Construction and development of the student volunteerism scale
Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education
Counseling and Educational Psychology
The study constructed a scale that measures college students' predisposition to volunteer. A total of 60 items were constructed based on students' responses on reasons for volunteering. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted where three factors were extracted that described areas of volunteer work: perceived benefits, process, and awareness. The instrument with new set of items containing high factors loadings was again pretested to confirm its factor structure using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The CFA showed all three factors are significant components of volunteerism as a latent variable. Convergent validity was established where volunteerism significantly increases with predisposition to help in a measurement model. Divergent validity was established where volunteers in the university organizations significantly scored higher in the scale as compared to nonvolunteers. The items in the scale had a high internal consistency across the two prestesting.
Magno, C. P., & Eusebio, M. (2008). Construction and development of the student volunteerism scale. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/8180
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