The relationship between the roles of adolescent volunteers and their levels of volunteer satisfaction: A case study of Hong kong

Wai Hang Ling, Wing Hong Chui

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Abstract

Empirical evidence shows that volunteering is beneficial for society and explanations for different levels of volunteer satisfaction are many. However, no studies have been conducted to examine various roles volunteers can play in explaining volunteer satisfaction. More specifically, this study explores the relationship between the various roles of adolescent volunteers and their reported level of satisfaction using the Chinese version of the Volunteer Satisfaction Index (VSI-C). A total of 1,046 Form 5 to 6 students (referring to Secondary 5 to 6, equivalent to Grades 11 and 12 in the American education system) were successfully recruited via convenience sampling from seven secondary schools in Hong Kong to self-administer the structured questionnaires. The results indicated that students who took on the role of organizer reported the highest level of satisfaction compared to students who took on other roles. In addition, regression analyses showed that the roles of organizer and assistant were associated with higher levels of volunteer satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVolunteering
Subtitle of host publicationAttitudes, Social Influences and Gender Differences
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages65-83
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781536131895
ISBN (Print)9781536131888
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community services
  • Hong Kong
  • Mandatory service
  • Roles of volunteers
  • Secondary school students
  • Volunteer satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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