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Why youths choose to become volunteers: from the perspective of belief


Arif Shah, Jasmin and Hamzah, Siti Raba'ah and Suandi, Turiman and Ismail, Ismi Arif (2014) Why youths choose to become volunteers: from the perspective of belief. In: Annual International Conference on Social Sciences, 4-7 Aug. 2014, Athens, Greece. (pp. 3-16).

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The purpose of the paper is to examine the engagement of youth in volunteerism and looks at the belief factor underlying youth participation in volunteering activities. Data were collected from the respondents using personally administered questionnaires. A survey was carried out from May to September 2013 involving 342 randomly selected respondents. The respondents ages between 15 – 40 years (M age = 24.8, SD = 4.7). The results indicated 69.9% ( M=2.6930, SD=.47446) of the respondents attributed their participation in volunteerism to the belief factor. The level of belief in volunteering was high among youths. However, it should be noted that the factor may vary according to the needs of each individual. Only 0.6% of the youths had low belief in volunteering activities. The findings of the present study might be useful to volunteer organizations in helping them design interventions to boost volunteerism.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Athens Institute for Education and Research
Notes: ATINER conference paper series no: SOS2014-1244
Keywords: Volunteering; Youths; Beliefs; Self-belief
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 09:56
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 12:42
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