The Measure of Service Learning: Research Scales to Assess by Robert G. Bringle

By Robert G. Bringle

Indiana-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis. accomplished textual content and evaluation of psychometric scales to be used in measuring the results of carrier studying. For application evaluators and researchers.

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I am concerned about those less fortunate than myself. 4. People I'm close to want me to volunteer. 5. Volunteering makes me feel important. 6. People I know share an interest in community service. 7. No matter how bad I've been feeling, volunteering helps me to forget about it. 8. I am genuinely concerned about the particular group I am serving. 9. By volunteering, I feel less lonely. 10. I can make new contacts that might help my business or career. 11. Doing volunteer work relieves me of some of the guilt over being more fortunate than others.

Reliability Temporal Consistency No information has been located. 86 for the 22 items (Cnaan & GoldbergGlen, 1991). Factor Structure Cnaan and Goldberg-Glen (1991) conducted numerous factor analyses and concluded that the 22 items that compose the final version of the MTV scale were univariate. However, Trudeau and Devlin (1996) reported a fivefactor solution. Validity Known Groups Cnaan and Goldberg-Glen (1991) compared scores on the MTV scale for individuals who volunteered in human services and nonvolunteers.

Goldberg-Glen, R. (1991). Measuring motivation to volunteer in human services. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 27, 269-284. Trudeau, K. , & Devlin, A. S. (1996). College students and community service: Who, with whom, and why! Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26,1867-1888. Scale If you are currently volunteering, please indicate to what extent each motive contributed to your decision to volunteer. If you have not volunteered please indicate to what extent each motive would influence your future decision to volunteer.

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