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CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION IN CHINA'S SINGLE-CHILD GENERATION: HOW AND WHY DO THEY GIVE

Zheng, Yuan (2011) CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION IN CHINA'S SINGLE-CHILD GENERATION: HOW AND WHY DO THEY GIVE. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.

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    Every year, there are a growing number of private organizations and citizens contributing to charities. In this thesis, I analyze what social factors cause higher individual charitable donation in China's single-child generation, and for what reasons these people engage in philanthropy. It was hypothesized that four social factors: belief, education, income and wealth, and parental participation posively affect individual donation, while gender has no significant influence on individual donation. It was also hypothesized that the motivations for charitable donation vary among this group. A total of 181 survey questionnaires were collected and 20 interviews were conducted. Results confirmed the hypothesized model. The results yielded practical implications for understanding China's single-child generation's donation behavior. The study also contributed in bridging over the study on philanthropic behavior research and on China's single-child generation research.


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    Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
    Creators/Authors:
    CreatorsEmailORCID
    Zheng, Yuanyuz38@pitt.edu
    ETD Committee:
    ETD Committee TypeCommittee MemberEmailORCID
    Committee ChairBamyeh, Mohammed A.mab205@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberHughes, Melaniehughesm@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberRawski, Thomas G.tgrawski@pitt.edu
    Title: CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION IN CHINA'S SINGLE-CHILD GENERATION: HOW AND WHY DO THEY GIVE
    Status: Unpublished
    Abstract: Every year, there are a growing number of private organizations and citizens contributing to charities. In this thesis, I analyze what social factors cause higher individual charitable donation in China's single-child generation, and for what reasons these people engage in philanthropy. It was hypothesized that four social factors: belief, education, income and wealth, and parental participation posively affect individual donation, while gender has no significant influence on individual donation. It was also hypothesized that the motivations for charitable donation vary among this group. A total of 181 survey questionnaires were collected and 20 interviews were conducted. Results confirmed the hypothesized model. The results yielded practical implications for understanding China's single-child generation's donation behavior. The study also contributed in bridging over the study on philanthropic behavior research and on China's single-child generation research.
    Date: 14 September 2011
    Date Type: Completion
    Defense Date: 21 July 2011
    Approval Date: 14 September 2011
    Submission Date: 28 July 2011
    Access Restriction: No restriction; The work is available for access worldwide immediately.
    Patent pending: No
    Institution: University of Pittsburgh
    Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
    Refereed: Yes
    Degree: MA - Master of Arts
    URN: etd-07282011-211359
    Uncontrolled Keywords: charity; China; donation; one-child generation; philanthropy
    Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 14:54
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2012 18:09
    Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-07282011-211359/, etd-07282011-211359

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