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Article: Validation of the Beliefs Against Volunteering Scale among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

TitleValidation of the Beliefs Against Volunteering Scale among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Negative beliefs
Scale development
Volunteerism
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2011, v. 100 n. 2, p. 287-298 How to Cite?
AbstractParticipation in volunteer service is an indicator of quality of life. This study attempts to validate the Beliefs Against Volunteering Scale (BAV), an assessment of the negative beliefs about volunteerism among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. The BAV was administered to 5,946 Chinese adolescents. The BAV and its subscales were found to be internally consistent. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed two factors (i. e., "conceptual bias" and "instrumental bias") against volunteering. This supports the factorial validity of the test. The BAV scores showed a differentiation of volunteers versus non-volunteers, thus supporting the criterion-related validity of the test. The negative correlations between BAV and (1) measures of positive beliefs about volunteering; and (2) purpose in life demonstrated the construct validity of BAV. The findings suggest that BAV is a reliable and valid instrument in assessing underlying negative beliefs about volunteerism among Chinese adolescents. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137039
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.38
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.748
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, BMFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShek, DTLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-29T03:30:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-29T03:30:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2011, v. 100 n. 2, p. 287-298en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137039-
dc.description.abstractParticipation in volunteer service is an indicator of quality of life. This study attempts to validate the Beliefs Against Volunteering Scale (BAV), an assessment of the negative beliefs about volunteerism among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. The BAV was administered to 5,946 Chinese adolescents. The BAV and its subscales were found to be internally consistent. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed two factors (i. e., "conceptual bias" and "instrumental bias") against volunteering. This supports the factorial validity of the test. The BAV scores showed a differentiation of volunteers versus non-volunteers, thus supporting the criterion-related validity of the test. The negative correlations between BAV and (1) measures of positive beliefs about volunteering; and (2) purpose in life demonstrated the construct validity of BAV. The findings suggest that BAV is a reliable and valid instrument in assessing underlying negative beliefs about volunteerism among Chinese adolescents. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectNegative beliefsen_HK
dc.subjectScale developmenten_HK
dc.subjectVolunteerismen_HK
dc.titleValidation of the Beliefs Against Volunteering Scale among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaw, BMF: blaw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-010-9617-4en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume100en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage287en_HK
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