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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Science
Title Students' Motivations towards Volunteerism: A Comparative Study of the United States and Nepal
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL https://search.proquest.com/openview/d4dadbab54198740ed4cb0d4ae5b5917/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=187​50&diss=y
This study is a quantitative research on students’ motivations to volunteer in two
countries, the U.S. and Nepal, based on six motivational factors identify by Clary and his
colleagues (1998). The six motivational factors included following variables: the Values
Motive, the Understanding Motive, the Enhancement Motive, the Social Motive, the
Protection Motive and the Career Motive. The undergraduate students pursuing different
areas of specialization were the sample population for this study. The purpose of this study
was to identify the similarities and differences in those motivational factors in two countries
and also to understand the relationship between those factors. The study found that there is
significant difference in motivations to volunteer between the students in the U.S. and Nepal.
The study also indicated that there is a significant relationship between those six motivational
factors analyzed for both the countries.

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