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Personality traits and motives for volunteering


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Juzbašić, Marija. (2014). Personality traits and motives for volunteering. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Vukasović, Tena].

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The aim of this study was to identify the personality profile and the structure of motives for volunteering in a sample of volunteers in Croatia, as well as to verify the possibility of predicting volunteer motives based on personality traits. Sample of 159 volunteers from Zagreb, Osijek and Split participated in this study. Data was collected using IPIP-300 personality questionnaire and Volunteer Functions Inventory. Results indicated that the most prominent personality traits in the sample of volunteers are agreeableness and openess. Considering the facet level most prominent traits are altruism and artistic interests. The most salient motives are understanding and values. The study has shown that personality traits can explain significant portion of motive variance. Hierarchical regression analysis confirmed that neuroticism and conscientiousness are significant predictors of the motives of protective (R² = .13), values (R² = .11) and understanding (R² = .14); agreeableness and conscientiousness of career motive (R² = .23) and neuroticism of enhancement motive (R² = .14). Social motive cannot be explained by personality traits.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: volunteers, personality traits, volunteer motivation
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vukasović, Tena
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 13:45
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 13:45

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