Leyte is one of the landslide-prone areas in the Philippines. The April 2022 Leyte landslide resulted in severe impacts such as deaths, physical injuries, and damaged infrastructure. Although many organizations spearhead disaster relief operations to help the victims, volunteers' perceptions are overlooked. Thus, the study determined the factors affecting Filipinos' intention to participate in Leyte landslide response volunteer opportunities by extending the Theory of Planned Behavior. A total of 475 valid Filipino respondents participated in the study. The questionnaire comprised fifty (50) measures and seven (7) latent variables. Through structural equation modeling (SEM), eleven (11) hypotheses were formulated and found significant. Understanding the Leyte Landslide had a direct positive effect on social capital and altruistic concern. Both social capital and altruistic concern positively impacted attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control. Then, attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control positively influenced intention to volunteer. The findings could be used by stakeholders, the media, government, and disaster relief organizations, to upsurge the volunteerism intention of Filipinos. The stakeholders could adapt the presented strategies and practical implications to establish a more structured system centered on volunteers’ needs. Finally, future researchers could utilize the extended TPB to identify volunteer acts of individuals in other natural disaster-prone regions.
- And structural equation modeling
- Theory of planned behavior