A ready and steady supply of volunteers is critical to Extension programs. The study described here examined the effects of gender and ethnicity in community service participation among working adults. Data obtained from the 1998 National Household Education Survey (1998) were examined and logit analysis applied. Results showed strong main effects for gender and ethnicity, with females showing higher rates of community service than males, and African-Americans showing higher rates than Whites or Hispanic Americans. No interactive effect of gender with ethnicity was apparent. On the basis of these findings, recommendations for more specific targeting of subgroups for community service participation are made.
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Smith, T. J. (2005). Ethnic and Gender Differences in Community Service Participation Among Working Adults. The Journal of Extension, 43(2), Article 10. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss2/10