Factors influencing the dropping out of volunteer workers at Nhlengelo home base care

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dc.contributor.advisor Qubuda, Thozamile en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Usinga, Beatrice Getrude en_ZA
dc.contributor.other Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Science. Dept. of Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management. en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-08T10:25:14Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-30T11:00:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-08T10:25:14Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2012-03-30T11:00:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20290
dc.description Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2012. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract ENGLISH ABSTRACT: BACKROUND This research investigates the responses of volunteer workers and ex-volunteer workers at Nhlengelo Home Base Care Centre, situated in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa. The major aim of this study is to establish the factors which contribute to the drop-out of volunteer workers at Nhlengelo Home Base Care. It was done in the light that Community Based Health Volunteer workers are doing a great job in the community, especially of helping those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. OBJECTIVES The objectives were to: to find out why individuals opt to work as volunteers; to find out how they experienced the work; and to provide guidelines to improve the retention of the home based care volunteer workers. METHODS Interviewing respondents is one way of capturing data to answer a research question. According to Henning et al (2004: 50) there are two types of interviews. Data was collected through the method of a semi- structure interviews because a detailed investigation with regard to the experiences of volunteers and reasons why they eventually abandoned their duties was essential. The semi-structured interviews were recorded on audiotape; the researcher made use of an interview schedule with five open-ended questions as a guide. The questions in the interview guide were structured to find out the experiences of the volunteers, reasons why they had opted to work as such, and why they eventually resigned from their work. RESULTS The findings indicated among several others that individuals resign as volunteers not only because of poor wages or stipends awarded to them, but also because of the need to secure permanent jobs. It also emerged that among several other reasons, individuals offer to work as volunteers due to the need to secure working experience and the high unemployment rate in the area. CONCLUSION The study has explored the factors which contribute to the factors influencing the dropping out of volunteers at Nhlengelo Home Based Care centre in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Recommendations included improving the conditions of work of the volunteers and educating the community to avoid stigma attached. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: AGTERGROND Hierdie navorsing ondersoek die antwoorde van die vrywillige werkers en vorige vrywillige werkers by Nhlengelo Home Base Care Centre, geleë in Bosbokrand, Mpumalanga, Suid-Afrika. Die belangrikste doel van hierdie studie is om die faktore wat bydra tot die uitval van vrywillige werkers by Nhlengelo Home Base Care tot stand te bring. Dit was gedoen in die lig dat gemeenskapsgebaseerde vrywillige gesondheidswerkers 'n groot werk in die gemeenskap doen, veral help diegene wat geïnfekteer en geaffekteer deur MIV/VIGS. DOELWITTE om uit te vind waarom individue kies om as vrywilligers te werk; om uit te vind hoe hulle die werk ervaar, en riglyne te verskaf om die behoud van die tuisversorging by vrywillige werkers te verbeter. METODES Onderhoudvoering van die respondente is een manier om van die vaslegging van data om 'n navorsingsvraag te beantwoord. Volgens Henning et al (2004: 50) is daar twee tipes onderhoude. Data is ingesamel deur middel van die metode van semi-gestruktureerde onderhoude omdat' n volledige ondersoek met betrekking tot die ervarings van vrywilligers en die redes waarom hulle uiteindelik hul pligte laat vaar is noodsaaklik. Die semi-gestruktureerde onderhoude is op oudioband opgeneem en die navorser h gebruik gemaak van 'n onderhoudskedule met vyf oop vrae as 'n riglyn. Die vrae in die onderhoud gids is saamgestel om die ervarings van die vrywilligers, die redes waarom hulle gekies het om te werk as sodanig, en waarom hulle uiteindelik hul werk bedank het uit te vind. RESULTATE Die bevindinge het aangedui dat individue bedank as vrywilligers nie net as gevolg van swak lone of toelae wat aan hulle toegestaan word nie, maar ook as gevolg van die behoefte om permanente werk te kry. GEVOLGTREKKING Die studie het die faktore ondersoek wat bydra tot die faktore wat die uitval van die vrywilligers by Nhlengelo Home Based Care-sentrum in Bosbokrand, Mpumalanga, Suid-Afrika. Aanbevelings is gemaak wat die verbetering van die omstandighede van die werk van die vrywilligers en die opvoeding van die gemeenskap stigma te vermy. af_ZA
dc.format.extent 50 p.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University en_ZA
dc.subject Nhlengelo Home Base Care Centre en_ZA
dc.subject Home care services -- South Africa -- Bosbokrand en_ZA
dc.subject Volunteer workers in medical care -- South Africa -- Bosbokrand en_ZA
dc.subject Volunteer workers in community health services -- South Africa -- Bosbokrand en_ZA
dc.subject HIV positive persons -- Home care -- South Africa -- Bosbokrand en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Industrial psychology en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Industrial psychology en_ZA
dc.subject Assignments -- Industrial psychology en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- HIV/AIDS management en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- HIV/AIDS management en_ZA
dc.subject Assignments -- HIV/AIDS management en_ZA
dc.subject.other Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management en_ZA
dc.title Factors influencing the dropping out of volunteer workers at Nhlengelo home base care en_ZA
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.holder Stellenbosch University


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