M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Rowan University-Students; Service learning--United States
This study intended to look at what motivates college students to participate in volunteer work. The Volunteer Functions Inventory was used to have students rate their beliefs about what would influence them to volunteer. A sample of 184 subjects (67 male & 115 female, two participants did not disclose their gender) were obtained from Rowan University's student body and each were given the Volunteer Functions Inventory. One hypothesis was tested using an Analysis of Variance. Results found that the value motivation was the dominant motivation to volunteer among students who volunteer and non-volunteers. It was determined that the volunteer variable had a significant effect on students' ratings of each motivation. This study was consistent with previous data finding that the value motivation was dominant for the majority of the subjects who have answered the survey.
Giorgio, Jennifer, "What motivates college students to volunteer? using the Volunteer Functions Inventory." (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1304.