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Does Religious Belief Affect Volunteering and Donating Behavior of Chinese College Students?

School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
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Religions 2020, 11(8), 403; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080403
Received: 31 May 2020 / Revised: 29 July 2020 / Accepted: 30 July 2020 / Published: 6 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Global Understandings of Religiosity and Generosity)
Limited research has been conducted in mainland China to explore the relationship between religious belief and prosocial behaviors such as volunteering and charitable donation. This study aims to investigate whether and how religious belief affects Chinese college students’ charitable giving and volunteering. Based on a survey of 1992 college students from five universities in Shanghai, the authors found that religious belief has a positive influence on charitable giving. Moral norms and family income level are also significant influencing factors in college students’ donation behavior. Religious belief does not affect volunteering frequency. Instead, volunteering intensity is affected by political status, social norms exerted by friends and families and volunteering motivations. View Full-Text
Keywords: religion; volunteering; charitable giving; college students; China religion; volunteering; charitable giving; college students; China
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Xie, F.; Lu, Y.-p.; Zhang, Y. Does Religious Belief Affect Volunteering and Donating Behavior of Chinese College Students? Religions 2020, 11, 403. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080403

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Xie F, Lu Y-p, Zhang Y. Does Religious Belief Affect Volunteering and Donating Behavior of Chinese College Students? Religions. 2020; 11(8):403. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080403

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Xie, Fuman, Yung-pin Lu, and Yongfu Zhang. 2020. "Does Religious Belief Affect Volunteering and Donating Behavior of Chinese College Students?" Religions 11, no. 8: 403. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080403

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