Motivational drivers for non-skilled Kenyan community health volunteers

Ochieng, Beverly Marion and Kaseje, Dan Owino and Mala, Strapola Jane and Mumbo, Hazel Miseda and Aila, Fredrick Onyango and Odera, Odhiambo (2012) Motivational drivers for non-skilled Kenyan community health volunteers. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 2 (9). pp. 1477-1483. ISSN 2226-5139


Community based health volunteerism view skilled and non-skilled health volunteers as making significant contributions towards improved healthcare for mankind. They are a 'workforce' that has made significant efforts towards delivery of health services at the community level. A cross-sectional and descriptive study was carried out in Nyanza Province of Kenya. Mixed research methods were utilized to derive datum from 261 respondents. Four sampling methods were employed to select the respondents. Variables were selected and subjected to chi square testing to determine their level of significance. The largest proportion of volunteers were providing services in areas of maternal and child health followed by HIV/AIDS and malaria. Drivers that motivate volunteers to keep on providing free services include in-born leadership qualities, fulfilling religious values and serving humanity. Access to incentives such as training, supervision and follow through the support services from various agencies was reported.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Asian Economic and Social Society, 2012.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 03:08
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 05:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: community health volunteers; motivation; Kenya
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development

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