Altruism and volunteering among high school students : a mixed methods study
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Twenty- first century skills require that students leave high school prepared for leadership by exhibiting selflessness and acting with larger community interests at heart. The role of altruism and volunteering among high school students who volunteered for a local Special Olympics event is examined with a mixed methods approach. An exploratory factor analysis of the Rushton Self-Rater Altruism scale (SRAS) was is conducted to evaluate the existence of underlying factors present in the altruism scale. All questions of the SRAS loaded onto three factors, which were are also verified by a scree ...