Analyzing the Motivational Needs of Volunteerism Among Virginia Adult 4-H Volunteers
Taylor, Tonya Marie
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Understanding volunteer motivation has been widely recognized by both researchers and administrators as a valuable component of program development. Thus, it is important to explore the motivational needs that contribute to Virginia adult 4-H volunteerism. This quantitative research study was designed to fill a gap in the current volunteer literature regarding our understanding of the motivational needs of Virginia adult 4-H volunteers. The following research questions guided this study:
- What are the motivations of Virginia adult 4-H volunteers and how are these volunteers distributed in terms of their primary motivational need (power, achievement, or affiliation)?
- What is the relationship between motivational needs (power, achievement, and affiliation) and volunteer satisfaction as self-reported by Virginia adult 4-H volunteers?
- To what extent are Virginia adult 4-H volunteers motivated to volunteer for Virginia 4-H?
- To what extent do motivational needs (power, achievement, and affiliation) differ in urban and rural Virginia adult 4-H volunteers?
- What are the most prevalent youth experiences influencing adult 4-H volunteerism in Virginia 4-H?
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