Document Type

Research Report

Publication Date

1-2013

Abstract

香港婦女基金會何郭佩珍耆康中心致力推動長者老有所為,自我增值。此研究旨在了解中心會員參與班組及義工的情況,並思考如何增加其參與度。中心鼓勵會員從單向接收知識增值至學以致用,但事與願遺,暫時會員傾向只作為服務使用者參加班組,但很少作為服務提供者參與義務工作及自務義工活動。研究指出儘管會員都知道個人在社群的義務,包括伸手助人、弘揚傳統、貢獻社區,但他們都多在乎自身,如時間運用、身體狀況等,少有推己及人,未能從自助跨越到互助而達致增值。在眾多活動的選擇中,他們找不到充分的理由去選擇參與義工服務。研究認為中心在鼓勵服務使用者在接受服務後馬上成為義工的轉變過程中已遇到困難,應將服務使用者循序漸進引導成為服務組織者。研究亦發現中心會員普遍具有高中教育水平和心境年齡年輕的義工活動參與基礎,中心需加強為會員帶來價值觀的改變,讓會員明白義務工作可得到成就、尊重、認同。這些認知有助成為會員參與義工服務的動機,最終促使他們從服務使用者轉變成為服務提供者。

Hong Kong Women Foundation Ho Kwok Pui Chun Social Centre for the Elderly strives to promote active ageing among the elderly to enable them to self-enhancement. The study aimed at understanding the situation of the current participation of the Centre’s members in courses and voluntary works, as well as seeking solutions in promoting their level of participation in the aforementioned aspects. The Centre encouraged its member to progress from a recipient of knowledge into a wielder of knowledge, but the reality went contrary to the Centre’s wishes. It was found that the members tended to act as service users by joining courses but seldom work as service providers by participating in organizing voluntary services. The study found that even though the members understand their duties within their community including giving a helping hand, promoting traditional values, and contributing to the community, they care more about themselves in terms of time and comfort, that they seldom consider enhancing themselves through providing assistance to others. They do not have any, or they do not have a strong enough reason to choose volunteering out of many options. Based on the fact that the Centre has already encountered resistance in transforming users into volunteers, the study suggested that the Centre should not attempt to jump the users into service organisers but gradually. However, the study found that many members of the Centre possess a high education level and a young psychological state, which are the bases for voluntary participation. The Centre is recommended to bring a change of value to its member. The members should be inculcated with the mindset that voluntary works are rewarded with achievement, respect, and recognition, which are the motivation of becoming volunteers. Over time, service users will escalate into operative participants and then organizational participants.

Consultant Team Member(s)

計劃主持人:陳章明教授

項目統籌:梁芷瑄博士

研究支援:曾玉珊博士、鄧珮頤小姐、何佩雯小姐、曹婷博士、劉穎娜小姐、劉嘉寶小姐、黎俊翹先生、陳曉欣小姐、鍾雅雯小姐、張詠如小姐、鄺英豪先生、李詠妍小姐、陳永聰先生

Study Commissioned By

香港婦女基金會

Recommended Citation

香港婦女基金會何郭佩珍耆康中心、嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心 (2013)。如何提升長者的自我增值能力研究計劃。檢自 http://commons.ln.edu.hk/apias_research/2/