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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, T
dc.contributor.authorAcker, J
dc.contributor.authorMacquarrie, A
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-26T06:03:45Z
dc.date.available2019-06-26T06:03:45Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2202-7270
dc.identifier.doi10.33151/ajp.15.1.524
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/385342
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study aimed to explore first year university paramedic students’ perceptions of volunteerism during a community placement. Methods: In this exploratory study we employed a cross-sectional methodology utilising a convenience sample of first year undergraduate students. Administering a paper-based survey, we measured students’ perceptions of their experience of a 50-hour placement as a volunteer within a community organisation. Results: Of the 191 students available to participate in the study, 88 completed the survey yielding a 46.1% response rate. Survey results were positive overall and indicated that students view volunteering in a community placement as a good experience. The majority of students signalled that they had a positive impact during their placement and were inclined towards future volunteering including as paramedic volunteers. Conclusion: Our results suggest that paramedic students positively perceive volunteering during a community placement and may be predisposed to future volunteer opportunities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.publisherParamedics Australasia
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Paramedicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.titleUndergraduate paramedic students’ perceptions of a community volunteer placement
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorMacQuarrie, Sandy J.


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