ERIC Number: EJ1118185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Factors Related to Motivating Adult Somalis with Refugee Status to Volunteer for 4-H
Mason, Mitchell D.; Ouellette, Kristy L.
Journal of Extension, v54 n5 Article 5FEA6 Oct 2016
Focus group interviews were held with adult Somali immigrants to assess their likelihood of volunteering for 4-H in Maine. This qualitative study was undertaken to identify best practices for engaging the growing Somali-Mainer population as a volunteer base. Results of the study demonstrate that Somali immigrant adults are willing to volunteer for 4-H when the outcome will be higher academic achievement for their children and when volunteering matches their cultural expectation of helping others. Additionally, Somali adults reported limitations related to their ability to volunteer, particularly language barriers and child-care commitments.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Refugees, Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Performance Factors, Extension Education, Focus Groups, Interviews, Immigrants, Qualitative Research, Best Practices, Cultural Influences, Helping Relationship, Parent Aspiration, Barriers, Grounded Theory
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Burundi; Maine; Somalia
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