Subjective Well-Being of PKK Volunteer Reviewed from Hours of Participation

Avelia Purnomo • Olivia Hadiwirawan
Conference paper International Conference on Psychology and Multiculturalism 2017 • Novembro 2017 Indonésia

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify the correlation between the volunteering on Pemberdayaan dan Kesejahteraan Keluarga (PKK - Empowerment and Family Welfare) and subjective well- being (SWB). Participants of this study were 78 women who volunteered at PKK organization, in TDU Urban-Village, Jakarta. Researchers argued that the higher rate of volunteering in PKK would increase the subjective well-being of women as volunteer at PKK. Data was collected by using the SWB questionnaire and hours of participations per week. SWB was differentiated as life satisfaction and happiness. The results showed that there were insignificant correlations between the hours of participation with life satisfaction (r = -.049, p = .335>.05) and happiness (r = -.060. p = .302>.05). Previous studies stated being a volunteer increased SWB because the volunteers could channel their help through voluntary activities, thus they felt they had contributed to social welfare and increased their SWB level. Participants in this study lived closely with their relatives; therefore they were able to channel their help by taking care of their grand-child instead. Life satisfaction and happiness of the participants were high. In accordance with the results, researchers suggested to evaluate PKK’s programs to meet the SWB of volunteers. Key Words: Subjective well-being, volunteering, PKK, Women

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International Conference on Psychology and Multiculturalism 2017

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