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Enhancing volunteerism in community healthcare: mediating effect of social network


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Alias, Siti Noormi and Ismail, Maimunah and Suandi, Turiman and Omar, Zoharah (2017) Enhancing volunteerism in community healthcare: mediating effect of social network. In: 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice (ICERP) 2017, 26-27 July 2017, The Everly Hotel, Putrajaya. (pp. 220-236).

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Volunteerism refers to intangible contributions of time and effort spent to help those people in straitened circumstances in a community. Volunteerism is a type of philanthropic behavior. This study explored how social network acts as a mediator in the relationships between coping strategies and social trust with volunteerism in community healthcare in Malaysia. This study used a correlational research design involving 300 community health workers (CHWs) under MERCY Malaysia, a non-government organization (NGO) in the health sector. Data were analysed using a two-step approach in structural equation modeling (SEM). Results showed that social network mediated the relationship between taskoriented coping and volunteerism in community healthcare. This study gives insights to managers and NGOs in hiring and retaining CHWs in community development work based on a developing country context.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Volunteering; Coping strategies; Social trust; Social network; Community health workers
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 16:03
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 16:03
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/58989
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