ERIC Number: ED316798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteer Activities and Their Relationship to Motivational Needs: A Study of the Stamp Union Program Research Report 18-89.
Balenger, Victoria J.; And Others
Volunteer student union programming board members at the University of Maryland, College Park were asked to designate the five programming board activities or experiences that they considered to be the most appealing. Activities and experiences had been previously rated according to how they met motivational needs for achievement, affiliation, or power. This method enabled the researchers to attach volunteer activity preferences to group motivations for volunteering. It was found that the programming board members were most interested in serving program attendees, making new friends, and being "involved" on campus. From these activity preferences, it was inferred that the volunteers as a group were primarily achievement- and affiliation-motivated. The findings have implications for volunteer recruitment and retention. In addition, a new methodology for studying campus volunteer organizations was introduced. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.