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ERIC Number: EJ936587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Motivations for Youth Volunteer Participation: Types and Structure--An Analysis of Interviews with Twenty-Four Young Volunteers
Luping, Wu
Chinese Education and Society, v44 n2-3 p176-192 March-Apr/May-June 2011
Scholars who study volunteer activities are attaching ever greater importance to the motivations of volunteers who participate in volunteer activities. However, deficiencies are, on the whole, to be found in the empirical studies by scholars in China on the participating volunteers' motivations. To make up for the deficiencies in the research on the participatory motives of China's young volunteers, this study will use interviews of the qualitative research method for conducting some exploratory investigations into the motives of China's young volunteers who participate in volunteer activities. It is found that the motivations for volunteer participation may consist of three categories: the traditional motivation (focused on responsibility), the modern motivation (focused on development), and the postmodern motivation (focused on pleasure). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China