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Article: Exploration of the Factorial Structure of the Revised Personal Functions of the Volunteerism Scale for Chinese Adolescents

TitleExploration of the Factorial Structure of the Revised Personal Functions of the Volunteerism Scale for Chinese Adolescents
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Personal Functions
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. 3, p. 517-537 How to Cite?
AbstractParticipation in volunteer services can be regarded as an indicator of quality of life among adolescents. The Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) has long been used to assess the underlying motives of volunteers. Owing to conceptual, methodological and empirical limitations, the VFI could not be fully endorsed to understand Chinese adolescent volunteerism. Another scale was devised, called the Revised Personal Functions of the Volunteerism Scale (R-PFVS). This study focused on the exploration of the factorial structure of the R-PFVS. The R-PFVS was administered to a large sample of Chinese adolescents (N = 5, 946). Data were split into two halves: one for exploratory factor analysis and the other for confirmatory factor analysis. The scale showed good factorial validity. Seven factors were revealed, namely, well-being, learning, socializing, pro-social competence, altruistic concern, future plan, and civic responsibility functions. The factors were highly correlated with each other. A second-order factor model was established, and all seven factors were loaded on this higher-order abstract factor. The R-PFVS subscales and the overall scale demonstrated good internal consistency. The findings were compared with the VFI. The R-PFVS can be used in assessing the underlying motives behind volunteerism among Chinese adolescents and in studies on the quality of life. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137040
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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.contributor.authorMa, CMSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-29T03:30:13Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-29T03:30:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2011, v. 100 n. 3, p. 517-537en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137040-
dc.description.abstractParticipation in volunteer services can be regarded as an indicator of quality of life among adolescents. The Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) has long been used to assess the underlying motives of volunteers. Owing to conceptual, methodological and empirical limitations, the VFI could not be fully endorsed to understand Chinese adolescent volunteerism. Another scale was devised, called the Revised Personal Functions of the Volunteerism Scale (R-PFVS). This study focused on the exploration of the factorial structure of the R-PFVS. The R-PFVS was administered to a large sample of Chinese adolescents (N = 5, 946). Data were split into two halves: one for exploratory factor analysis and the other for confirmatory factor analysis. The scale showed good factorial validity. Seven factors were revealed, namely, well-being, learning, socializing, pro-social competence, altruistic concern, future plan, and civic responsibility functions. The factors were highly correlated with each other. A second-order factor model was established, and all seven factors were loaded on this higher-order abstract factor. The R-PFVS subscales and the overall scale demonstrated good internal consistency. The findings were compared with the VFI. The R-PFVS can be used in assessing the underlying motives behind volunteerism among Chinese adolescents and in studies on the quality of life. © 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.subjectPersonal Functionsen_HK
dc.subjectScale developmenten_HK
dc.subjectVolunteerismen_HK
dc.titleExploration of the Factorial Structure of the Revised Personal Functions of the Volunteerism Scale for Chinese Adolescentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaw, BMF: blaw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-010-9627-2en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume100en_HK
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