In December 2011, the Immigrant
panel was presented the questionnaire regarding volunteering with
the aim of gaining insight into the effect of thinking about volunteering on the
willingness to engage in all kinds of situations.
Respondents were randomly
assigned to one of three conditions.
In condition 1 respondents
were asked to think about a situation in which they had helped another person.
In condition 2 respondents
were asked to remember a situation in which they had thought or talked about
volunteers and their various reasons to do voluntary work.
In condition 3 respondents
were asked to remember one of their typical days.
Respondents described these
situations and were asked a few questions about the described situation.
At the end of the questionnaire respondents
were presented with all sorts of statements about (helping) behavior. They were
asked to indicate to what extent they would be willing to engage in that