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Student volunteering in China and Canada: comparative perspectives

Lesley Hustinx UGent, Femida Handy and Ram A Cnaan (2012) CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-CAHIERS CANADIENS DE SOCIOLOGIE. 37(1). p.55-83
abstract
While many of the theoretical frameworks for volunteering have been developed and empirically tested in the west, our understanding of volunteering in non-Western countries, such as China, is relatively limited. Nevertheless, in recent decades enormous efforts have been made by the Chinese government to encourage and support volunteering among its citizens, especially youth. Chinese youth are volunteering in greater numbers in response to these initiatives. Given the strongly state-led nature of volunteering in China, as opposed to the voluntary, more citizen-initiated nature of volunteering in Western societies, this paper seeks to understand the impact of these contextual differences on student volunteering. Using data from 1892 questionnaires completed by university students in China and Canada, we examine differences in their volunteering. The findings clearly show the impact of the differences in socio-political structures that are reflected in the nature of students’ volunteer participation and perceived benefits.
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keyword
MOBILIZATION, PROGRAM, PARTICIPATION, URBAN CHINA, ORGANIZATIONS, CIVIL-SOCIETY, civil society, NGOs, postrevolutionary mobilization, volunteering, students, cross-cultural analysis
journal title
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-CAHIERS CANADIENS DE SOCIOLOGIE
Can. J. Sociol.-Cahiers Can. Sociol.
volume
37
issue
1
pages
55 - 83
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Article
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000307008200003
JCR category
SOCIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
0.448 (2012)
JCR rank
98/136 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
0318-6431
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1960507
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1960507
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2011-12-06 10:08:46
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2015-06-17 09:52:43
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  author       = {Hustinx, Lesley and Handy, Femida and Cnaan, Ram A},
  issn         = {0318-6431},
  journal      = {CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-CAHIERS CANADIENS DE SOCIOLOGIE},
  keyword      = {MOBILIZATION,PROGRAM,PARTICIPATION,URBAN CHINA,ORGANIZATIONS,CIVIL-SOCIETY,civil society,NGOs,postrevolutionary mobilization,volunteering,students,cross-cultural analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {55--83},
  title        = {Student volunteering in China and Canada: comparative perspectives},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Hustinx, Lesley, Femida Handy, and Ram A Cnaan. 2012. “Student Volunteering in China and Canada: Comparative Perspectives.” Canadian Journal of Sociology-cahiers Canadiens De Sociologie 37 (1): 55–83.
APA
Hustinx, L., Handy, F., & Cnaan, R. A. (2012). Student volunteering in China and Canada: comparative perspectives. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-CAHIERS CANADIENS DE SOCIOLOGIE, 37(1), 55–83.
Vancouver
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Hustinx L, Handy F, Cnaan RA. Student volunteering in China and Canada: comparative perspectives. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-CAHIERS CANADIENS DE SOCIOLOGIE. 2012;37(1):55–83.
MLA
Hustinx, Lesley, Femida Handy, and Ram A Cnaan. “Student Volunteering in China and Canada: Comparative Perspectives.” CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-CAHIERS CANADIENS DE SOCIOLOGIE 37.1 (2012): 55–83. Print.