Volunteer Motives, Role Identities and Sustained Volunteerism
- Tit Wing LO (Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator)Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Suk Ching Elaine AU LIU (Co-Investigator)Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Allen OMOTO (Co-Investigator)
- Tina Louisa ROCHELLE (Co-Investigator)Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Keung Fai Joseph WU (Co-Investigator)Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
DescriptionGrowth in the numbers and prominence of volunteers has been recognized as a significant social phenomenon. In Hong Kong, the government has strongly advocated volunteerism. Volunteerism is related to improved quality of life and suggests an interest in perceived and actual attitude change as a function of volunteering. These constructs are potentially important consequences of volunteering. With the approach of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, it is timely to look at the phenomenon of volunteerism in the context of both national and local community volunteer projects. The aim of the project is to explore the motivations and experiences of Hong Kong volunteers participating in a large-scale national project preceding and succeeding the Beijing Olympic Games.
|Effective start/end date||1/04/08 → 4/03/10|