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The Study of Participant Motives and Organizational Commitment of Community Cub Scout Leaders of Taipei City Elementary Schools.
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At the one hundredth birthday of the Republic of China, the Scouts of China also commemorates the one hundredth anniversary. At the same time, leaders in around 44% of the cub scout packs in Taipei city elementary schools are gradually changing. In the past, most of the cub scout leaders were teachers. Nowadays, cub scout packs has drawn more community attentions with parents and the community participations. To enrich children’s learning experience, Department of Education of Taipei City Government and The Taipei City Council of the Scouts of China are actively promoting more school community scout groups. Among the 44 groups, some are well processing, some are facing the difficulty of temporary shortage of appropriate leaders. This study aims to discuss cub scout leaders’ participant motives and organizational commitment and the related factors. Four dimensions of participant motives are discussed, which are sense of achievement, socializing and learning, self-actualization, and the nature of the organization joined. Four dimensions in organizational commitment are also discussed, which are effort commitment, value commitment (organization management), retention commitment, and value commitment (inner satisfactory). Suggestions are made based on the results wishing to provide directions for cub scout leaders recruitment, management, and policy references. The research tools employed here are the “cub scout leaders’ participant motives scale” and the “cub scout leaders’ organizational commitment scale.” The scales were pilot tested by 146 New Taipei City school community cub scout leaders. 656 Taipei City school community cub scout leaders were subjected as participants and 490 sets of the questionnaires were valid, which corresponds to 74.6% retrieval. Quantitative data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Scheffe's posterior comparison and Pearson product-moment correlation. Seven cub scout leaders were interviewed to gather deeper thoughts for qualitative data. Conclusions were drawn from both literature reviewed and the research results, as follows: 1. The degrees of identification of Cub scout leaders’ participant motives: Cub scout leaders agree strongly on “sense of achievement” and “social learning” dimensions. Moreover, parts of the backgrounds of the cub scout leaders had significant differences on participant motives. 2. The degrees of identification of Cub scout leaders’ organizational commitment: Cub scout leaders agree strongly in every dimensions of organizational commitment. Moreover, parts of the backgrounds of the cub scout leaders had significant differences on organizational commitment. 3. Relevance between cub scout leaders’ participant motives and organizational commitment: Cub scout leaders’ “sense of achievement” and “socializing and learning” motives correlate positively and moderately with every dimensions of organizational commitment. “Self-actualization” and the “nature of the organization joined” motives correlate positively but lowly with every dimensions of organizational commitment. Overall, cub scout leaders’ participant motives and organizational commitment shown positive correlations. In addition to the above discussions, according to the interview results, besides gaining personal growth and unleashing individual strengths as cub scout leaders’ participant motives, six out of seven of the cub scout leaders interviewed participated “for the children”. Therefore, wishing to see how children learn and grow in scout activities and cultivating nice group atmospheres are the key factors keeping cub scout leaders for continuing services.
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