Select one published article from a peer-reviewed journal that addresses a current issue in volunteer rewards and recognition programs.
Write a summary of the article, including an overview of the content, the publication year, the length (number of pages), the purpose or hypothesis, the method, design or procedures, and a discussion of the findings or conclusions.
Then, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, considering the value of its findings to a volunteer manager and to volunteers, and include any other relevant thoughts or observations that you might have.
Critically analyze the article in light of the readings you have done in your text and additional sources.
The peer-reviewed journal chosen focuses on the female community health volunteer program in Nepal. It analyzes how decision-makers perceive volunteerism, payment, and other incentives. The study hypothesizes that the degree to which decision-makers understand the motivations of health workers and match them with appropriate incentives can influence the suitability of such programs. The study uses semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders, including policymakers and program managers. The study is limited because it only focuses on a single population.