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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--27

A study on the motivations of Korean hospice volunteers

Department of Nursing, Kangwon National University, Samcheok, Gangwondo, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Young Ran Yeun
Department of Nursing, Kangwon National University, 346 Hwangjogil, Dogyeeup, Samcheok, Gangwondo, 25949
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_136_19

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Aim: Volunteers play a key role in hospice and palliative service. This study was performed to investigate the motivations of Korean hospice volunteers and to identify the predictors that affect their service period. Materials and Methods: The accomplished questionnaire sheets of 93 subjects were included in the analysis. Inventory of Motivations for Hospice Palliative Care Volunteerism to measure the motivations of the hospice volunteers was used. The collected data were subjected to a statistical analysis of the mean and standard deviation, a t-test, and multinomial logistic regression analysis. Results: The motivation score of the hospice volunteers in South Korea is 75.57 ± 10.97, and the top three in the motivation list were altruism, civic responsibility, and self-promotion. Among the subdomains, altruism, 1–4-year working experience (B = 0.79, standard error (SE) = 0.26, P = 0.002, Exp (B) =0.45), and more than 10-year working experience (B = 1.00, SE = 0.30, P = 0.001, Exp (B) =0.36) had statistically significant influences. Conclusions: The finding of this study can be used as basic information for the recruitment and management of hospice volunteers in South Korea.


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