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Cultural values and volunteering: a cross-cultural comparison of students' motivation to volunteer in 13 countries

(2011) JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC ETHICS. 9(2). p.87-106
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Voluntary participation is connected to cultural, political, religious and social contexts. Social and societal factors can provide opportunities, expectations and requirements for voluntary activity, as well as influence the values and norms promoting this. These contexts are especially central in the case of voluntary participation among students as they are often responding to the societal demands for building a career and qualifying for future assignments and/or government requirements for completing community service. This article questions how cultural values affect attitudes towards volunteerism, using data from an empirical research project on student volunteering activity in 13 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. The findings indicate that there are differences in motivation between countries which represent different cultural values. This article sets these findings in context by comparing structural and cultural factors which may influence volunteerism within each country.
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motivation to volunteer, volunteering, voluntary participation, students

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Grönlund, Henrietta, Kirsten Holmes, Chulhee Kang, Ram A Cnaan, Femida Handy, Jeffrey L Brudney, Debbie Haski-Leventhal, et al. 2011. “Cultural Values and Volunteering: a Cross-cultural Comparison of Students’ Motivation to Volunteer in 13 Countries.” Journal of Academic Ethics 9 (2): 87–106.
APA
Grönlund, H., Holmes, K., Kang, C., Cnaan, R. A., Handy, F., Brudney, J. L., Haski-Leventhal, D., et al. (2011). Cultural values and volunteering: a cross-cultural comparison of students’ motivation to volunteer in 13 countries. JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC ETHICS, 9(2), 87–106.
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Grönlund H, Holmes K, Kang C, Cnaan RA, Handy F, Brudney JL, et al. Cultural values and volunteering: a cross-cultural comparison of students’ motivation to volunteer in 13 countries. JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC ETHICS. 2011;9(2):87–106.
MLA
Grönlund, Henrietta, Kirsten Holmes, Chulhee Kang, et al. “Cultural Values and Volunteering: a Cross-cultural Comparison of Students’ Motivation to Volunteer in 13 Countries.” JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC ETHICS 9.2 (2011): 87–106. Print.
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  abstract     = {Voluntary participation is connected to cultural, political, religious and social contexts. Social and societal factors can provide opportunities, expectations and requirements for voluntary activity, as well as influence the values and norms promoting this. These contexts are especially central in the case of voluntary participation among students as they are often responding to the societal demands for building a career and qualifying for future assignments and/or government requirements for completing community service. This article questions how cultural values affect attitudes towards volunteerism, using data from an empirical research project on student volunteering activity in 13 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. The findings indicate that there are differences in motivation between countries which represent different cultural values. This article sets these findings in context by comparing structural and cultural factors which may influence volunteerism within each country.},
  author       = {Gr{\"o}nlund, Henrietta and Holmes, Kirsten and Kang, Chulhee and Cnaan, Ram A and Handy, Femida and Brudney, Jeffrey L and Haski-Leventhal, Debbie and Hustinx, Lesley and Kassam, Meenaz and Meijs, Lucas CMP and Pessi, Anne Birgitta and Ranade, Bhagyashree and Smith, Karen and Yamauchi, Naoto and Zrinscak, Sinisa },
  issn         = {1570-1727},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC ETHICS},
  keyword      = {motivation to volunteer,volunteering,voluntary participation,students},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {87--106},
  title        = {Cultural values and volunteering: a cross-cultural comparison of students' motivation to volunteer in 13 countries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10805-011-9131-6},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2011},
}

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