Development of AIDS-prevention volunteer leaders on a sustainable basis
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AbstractThe objective of the study is to explore the motivation of the AIDS-prevention volunteer leaders in the AIDS-Prevention Volunteer Leaders Project and to examine the factors that motivate volunteer leaders to continue their works as well as guidelines for sustainable development.The samples consist of 322 students who serve as AIDS-prevention volunteer leaders.Data are collected by the questionnaire and analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation coefficients as well as comparing the differences between variables by one-way ANOVA. The findings of the study are as follows: Most of the samples are female whose ages between 10 and 18 years old and studying at Grade 10.Their average scholastic achievement of 2.04-4.00.They join the volunteer project through their teachers’ persuasion.The motivation level as a whole is very high.The most important motivation factor is usefulness of the project.The sustainability of the AIDS-prevention volunteer leadership as a whole is at high level because the samples are able to extend their works through forming groups to conduct other volunteer activities.Personal factors which account for the differences in volunteer work consist of age, rewards, benefits to self, benefits to society, and benefits derived from the project, which resulted in the sustainability in every aspect.The level of education affects volunteer work on a continual basis and groups are formed differently The samples assessed themselves with a high level and committed that they will continue to be a volunteer in the future.In addition, they think that the AIDS prevention volunteer leader project is worthy, since it allows young people or youth to join volunteer work and provide appropriate knowledge about genders, life skills, and AIDS.. All these are useful to self and society.Moreover, the study recommends that a policy campaigning project for students in co-education schools should be provided to students at all ages and gender.It aims to attract targeted students’ interest in joining the activities.Additionally, the budget and volunteer teacher provisions for volunteer work at a practical level should be available.In addition, the project should develop concrete incentives in various forms, extend operational time and create activities that appeal to children.Last but not least, youth in schools and in the community should join the project on a regular and sustainable basis.
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Sangkaew, Wanapat (2014) Development of AIDS-prevention volunteer leaders on a sustainable basis. In: International Social Development Conference 2014 (ISDC 2014), 12 – 13 August 2014, Bayview Hotel Langkawi, Malaysia.