Impact of Motivation Behind Volunteerism on Satisfaction with Life among University Students
Volunteering is any action in which time is offered wholeheartedly to give advantage to other persons, assembling or cause. Purposive sampling technique was applied for collecting information. The sample of this study consisted of students (N=184) including male (n =83) and female (n=101) students of different universities of Karachi. Besides demographic sheet two instruments were used they included Volunteer functions inventory and satisfaction with life scale for data collection from the university students. Through Volunteerism, volunteers achieve physical and mental health as well. Objective of this study was, to investigate the association of motivation behind volunteerism on satisfaction with life among university students. Further study also investigated the gender difference on the variable of motivation behind volunteerism. The current study was conducted in the different academic institutions of Karachi. After review of the detailed literature following hypothesis was formulated; (a) there would be a predictive relationship between motivation behind volunteerism and satisfaction with life among university students, (b) there would be a significant gender difference on the variable of motivation behind volunteerism, and (c) there would be a significant gender difference on the variable of satisfaction with life between among university students. In order to investigate the results of the sample volunteer functional inventory and satisfaction with life were used. The findings of study shows that motivation behind volunteerism is a significant predictor of satisfaction with life among university students, further findings shows that there is significant difference on the variables of motivation behind volunteerism between male and female university students. Moreover there is a significant gender difference on the variable of life satisfaction exists.
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