mean of the activity factor was found in the middle (M=5.6, SD=1.0) and had a reliability
of 0.66.
Results of this analysis of the semantic differential scale on the attitudes towards
volunteering can be found in Table 4-33. The adjective pair of important-unimportant
received the highest mean score of the evaluative factor (M=6.1, SD=87). The pairing of
good-bad had the lowest mean of the evaluative factor (M=5.9, SD=1.0). The other two
items in the evaluative factor, positive-negative and interesting-boring, had means of 6.0,
which were equal to the total mean for this factor.
The activity factor had the second highest mean (M=5.6, SD=1.0). The pairings
of meaningful-meaningless had the highest mean of this factor and of the entire scale
(M=6.2, SD=.87). The pairing of complex-simple had the lowest mean of this factor
(M=5.2, SD=1.0). There was one other pairing, active-passive, which had a mean
(M=5.5, SD=1.3), which was also below the mean of this factor. The remaining item
pairing, intentional-unintentional, had a mean that was equal to the mean of this factor
(M=5.6; SD=1.0).
The lowest mean of the three factors (M=5.1, SD=1.2) belonged to the potency
factor. Mature-youthful provided the lowest mean of this factor (M=4.9, SD=1.4) and for
the entire scale. The pair of serious-humorous had the highest mean of this factor
(M=5.4, SD=1.1) and was the only item, which was greater, then the group mean of 5.1.
The two remaining adjective pairs, free-constrained and masculine-feminine, both had the
same means (M=5.1, SD=1.2), which were equal to the group mean.
Results of this semantic differential scale indicate that how the volunteering
opportunity is rated or evaluated contributes the greatest to the attitude towards