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Incomes and the willingness of students in Poland and Lithuania to participate in charitable activities

Vol. 9, No 2, 2016

Rafał Nagaj

 

University of Szczecin Szczecin, Poland

wasik@wneiz.pl

Incomes and the willingness of students in Poland and Lithuania to participate in charitable activities

Brigita Žuromskaitė

 

Mykolas Romeris University Lithuania

brigita@wp.eu

 

 

 

 Abstract. The article studied the willingness of students in both Poland and Lithuania to participate in charitable activities, ie. the way in which they could help third par- ties, the frequency of participation in charity events and the reasons for why support for charities is given. The entity of the research, were first-year students studying at Faculty of Economics and Management University of Szczecin in Poland and at the Faculty of Politics and Management at the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius in Lithuania. The aim of the article was to evaluate the willingness of students in Poland and Lithuania to participate in charitable activities, and to examine, using statistical analysis, what the average monthly household income per capita had on their impact to participate. The analysis indicated, that from both countries surveyed the respondents were reluctant to help a third party, and if they did do it, they did it mainly as a result of recommendations by a trusted entity. Besides, it has been indicated that other factors influence the willingness to participate in charitable activities in Poland and Lithuania, and that it is not income.

 

Received: September, 2015

1st Revision: January, 2016

Accepted: May, 2016

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-

8330.2016/9-2/9

 

JEL Classification: Z13, D64

Keywords: Social Capial, Charitable Activity.