What This Shows of Marshall
These two examples show the usage of incentives and how effective they were in getting individuals from Marshall University more involved in community service throughout this decade. Students from the college and members of the Huntington community had to be bribed to participate in these activities. Though Marshall did appear to have a large amount of people participating, these individuals might not have been involved for the right reasons. Instead of wanting to help, individuals were now participating for the incentives provided.
“Giving Blood Saves Lives”- An example of an incentive to give blood by offering a free t-shirt to those who donate.
This aspect of incentives influencing involvement can be seen in other studies. In the article, “The Use of Incentives to Increase Blood Donations”, Joseph Ferrari and his colleagues concluded in an experiment for college blood drives that the “incentive program was effective in motivating the college undergraduates to donate blood” (Ferrari, et al 792). Without motivation, typical people are not likely to participate in a donation or similar function.
“Pint for a Pint”- A second example of incentives in which those who donate blood will get a free pint of ice cream.
Down in the Valley, 1985. Photograph. The Chief Justice, Marshall University, Huntington, pp. 2.
Ferrari, Joseph R., Barone, Russell C., Jason, Leonard A., Rose, Thomas. "The Use of Incentives to Increase Blood Donations." Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 125, no. 6, Dec. 1985, pp. 791-793.
Free Bruster’s Ice Cream, 2017. Photograph. MEDIC Regional Blood Center, MEDIC Regional Blood Center, medicblood.org/2017/06/pint-for-pint/.
Giving Blood Saves Lives, 2017. Photograph. Club Julian 24 Hour Fitness, Club Julian 24 Hour Fitness, www.clubjulian.com/connection/CJNews_March2017_BloodDrive.html.
Out for Blood, 1985. Photograph. The Chief Justice, Marshall University, Huntington, pp. 121.
Outlaw for a Good Cause, 1985. Photograph. The Chief Justice, Marshall University, Huntington, pp. 121.