Title: Motivational Impact of Perceived Self-sufficiency and Personal Religious Beliefs
Stream: Science, Environment and the Humanities
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Matej Nakić, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
Goran Oblaković, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
Mirna Korican Lajtman, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
Renato Šimunić, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
In this paper we set out to explore the impact of perceived self-sufficiency and personal religious beliefs on the connection between Motivation to Volunteer (VFI) as theorized by E. Gil Clary and Mark Snyder (1998) and Job Expectations which students possess before entering the workforce for the first time. Our goal is to find out the relation between six personal and social functions (values, understanding, social, career, protective & enhancement) potentially served by volunteering and students’ first Job Expectations, while controlling for psychological variables of perceived self-sufficiency (Locus of Control) and Religiousness. Our sample is composed of 130 Croatian and International students in their junior and senior years of study. Methods used are quantitative and the research nature is correlational.