ERIC Number: ED323880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Differences in Volunteer Interest by Level of Career Orientation. Research Report #5-90.
Altman, Janice H.; Sedlacek, William E.
College students' level of interest in volunteering for eight campus organizations was compared with their foremost educational objective (career orientation versus personal development orientation). A random sample of 858 entering students at a large eastern public university was administered the University New Student Census, which included a question about educational objectives, and the Campus Involvement Interest Survey, a survey of interest in volunteer opportunities by level of compensation. Results showed that career-oriented students (a majority of the students) were generally less interested in volunteer opportunities than their personal development-oriented counterparts. Students undecided concerning career goals appeared to be the least interested in volunteering. The paper discusses the apparent disregard of opportunities for career exploration by some students and interventions to increase interest in volunteering. Includes 12 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Students, Compensation (Remuneration), Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Individual Differences, State Universities, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Student Volunteers
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, Shoemaker Bldg., College Park, MD 20742.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.