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What kind of social change agent are you?

WHAT KIND OF SOCIAL CHANGE AGENT ARE YOU? According to Walden University's 2013 Social Change Impact Report, there are six different types of social change agents. TYPES OF SOCIAL CHANGE AGENTS: ULTRACOMMITTED CHANGE-MAKER FAITH-INSPIRED GIVER SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS CONSUMER PURPOSEFUL PARTICIPANT CASUAL CONTRIBUTOR SOCIAL CHANGE SPECTATOR FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF SOCIAL CHANGE AGENT YOU ARE BY TAKING THE QUIZ AT WWW.WALDENU.EDU/IMPACTREPORT ULTRACOMMITTED CHANGE-MAKER THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE COMMITTED TO POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE IN THEIR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY AND ACTIONS. 46% Do something to engage in positive social change at least once a month. 71% Say it is very important to them personally to be involved in positive social change. (ON AVERAGE) 30% (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall (ON AVERAGE) 39% (ON AVERAGEY of social change agents overall 74% Engage in positive social change because it is a lifelong commitment. 45% (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overal (ON AVERAGE) RANGE OF ACTIVITIES Ultracommitted Change-Makers are more likely than social change agents overall to have participated in positive social change in the past six months through: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY VOLUNTEER WORK OR SERVICE EDUCATING OTHERS ABOUT A CAUSE 69% 54% 49% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) 51% 38% 37% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall of social change agents overall of social change agents overall Such as posting on social networking site groups dedicated to a particular issue, posting comments about social change on other websites or texting about an issue. STARTED YOUNG ( When they were growing up, their parents 42% often or very often did something to engage in positive social change. (ON AVERAGE) Have participated in positive social > change activities or volunteered 28% when they were in high school. 86% 74% (ON AVERAGE) of social change (ON AVERAGE) agents overall of social change (ON AVERAGE) agents overall FAITH-INSPIRED GIVER RELIGION AND FAITH ARE THE DRIVING FORCES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. Attend a religious service 75% 39% 92% at least once a month. (ON AVERAGE) of sacial change agents overall (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) Say they engage in positive social change because it is part of their faith or religious beliefs. 35% (ON AVERAGEX of social change agents overall MOTIVATORS Faith-Inspired Givers tend to be less likely than social change agents overall to have participated in positive social change because: 18% 37% 18% 33% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall (ON AVERAGE) of social change Their employer or job encouraged it. It fulfilled a agents overall requirement for a class, school or education program. 12% 29% 11% 31% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE (ON AVERAGE) of social change (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall It was important for applying to enter a college or university. It was important for their résumé or applying for a job. agents overall SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS CONSUMER THESE INDIVIDUALS SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CORPORATE BEHAVIOR. PURCHASE BEHAVIOR 91% (ON AVERAGE) Make an effort to choose a company that 82% they perceive behaves responsibly toward the people and environment in the communities where it operates. (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall SOCIAL JUSTICE & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ARE SOCIAL CHANGE AREAS OF MOST IMPORTANCE. 81% Iii (ON AVERAGE) 71% O/ (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall Say that social justice (e.g., anti-discrimination, tolerance, civil rights, etc.) is among the social change topics that are most important to them. KEEP IT GREEN LESS LIKELY TO BE MOTIVATED BY FAITH 76% Say that the environment and "green" issues (e.g., global warming, climate change, pollution, etc.) are among the social change topics that are most important to them. 4% 39% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social chan ge Engage in positive social change because it is part of their faith or religious beliefs. agents overall (ON AVERAGE) 60% (ON AVERAGE) 39% of social change 3% agents overall (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall Attend a religious service at least once a month. PURPOSEFUL PARTICIPANT SCHOOL OR WORK ARE THE PRIMARY MOTIVATIONS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. Purposeful participants tend to say: 65% 31% 63% 33% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change (ON AVERAGE) It was important for their résumé or applying for a job. It fulfilled a requirement of social change for a class, school or education program. agents overall agents overall 60% 37% 58% 29% (ON AVERAGEX (ON AVERAGE) Their employer or job encouraged it. (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall It was important for applying to enter a college or university. (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall MORE LIKELY TO TAKE RISKS THEY ARE MORE LIKELY THAN OTHERS TO HAVE TAKEN RISKS OR MADE PERSONAL SACRIFICES BECAUSE OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT. 352% 56% 54% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) Have had relationships with friends or family suffer because of their beliefs about Have given up spending more time with their family in order to be involved in positive social change. Have taken personal risks to their safety or security in order to be involved in positive social change. positive social change. 31% 37% 36% (ON AVERAGE) of social chan ge agents overall (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall of social chan ge a gents overall CASUAL CONTRIBUTOR ENGAGEMENT IN POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE IS LESS FREQUENT. PERSONAL IMPORTANCE 24% ENGAGEMENT 27% Do something to engage in Say it is very important to them personally to be involved in positive social change. positive social change at (ON AVERAGE) least once a month. 30% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) 39% (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall of social chan ge agents overall 24% Engage in positive social change because it is a lifelong commitment. 45% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall LESS LIKELY TO PARTICIPATE IN POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE BECAUSE:- 27% 47% 18% 39% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall (ON AVERAGE) of social change They were motivated by something that they leamed about on a It is part of their faith or religious beliefs. agents overall website (other than a social networking site). 10% 29% 9% 31% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall It was important for applying to enter a college or university. It was important for their résumé or applying for a job. agents overall SOCIAL CHANGE SPECTATOR LEAST ENGAGED IN POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE COMPARED WITH OTHER GROUPS. Say it is very important to them personally to be involved in positive social change. 9% Do something to engage in positive social change at 4% least once a month. (ON AVERAGE) 39% 30% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall (ON AVERAGE) of social chan ge agents overall 6% Engage in positive social 7o change because it is a lifelong commitment. 45% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGET of social change agents overall NO HISTORY OF ENGAGEMENT SOCIAL CHANGE SPECTATORS ARE LESS LIKELY TO REPORT THAT: ( When they were growing up, their parents 9% often or very often did something to engage in positive social change. (ON AVERAGE) 28% They have participated in positive social > change activities or volunteered % 74% when they were in high school. 46% (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall (ON AVERAGE) of social change agents overall (ON AVERAGE) TAKE THE QUIZ: WWw.WaldenU.edu/impactreport SOURCE: WALDEN UNIVERSITY'S 2013 SOCIAL CHANGE IMPACT REPORT, CONDUCTED BY HARRIS INTERACTIVE, APRIL-MAY 2013 Note: Survey conducted online by Harris Interactive April-May 2013, among more than 9,000 adults in eight countries (Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Jordan, Mexico and the United States). Data for each individual country is representative of that country. The "Average Result" is the arithmetic average across all countries. This measure does not account for differences in population size and thus is not representative. Social change agents are those who have ever participated in social change. In each country there is a segment of the population who does not engage in social change. *Finding is true for all countries except China. Visit www.WaldenU. edu/2013SCIRmethodology for complete survey methodology. ullu ullm

What kind of social change agent are you?

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According to Walden University's 2013 Social Change Impact Report, there are six distinct types of social change agents—each unique in terms of their engagement levels, motivating factors and issues...

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