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Peace Corps Volunteer 2010 Annual Volunteer Survey ARMENIA October 2010

Office of Strategic Information, Research and Planning

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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................ 3! A. Basic Information ............................................................................. 4! B. Preparing for the Peace Corps ........................................................ 6! C. Your Peace Corps Assignment ....................................................... 8! D. Training for Your Peace Corps Assignment................................. 12! E. Volunteer Assignment Goals and Impact ..................................... 17! F. Peace Corps Support ..................................................................... 22! G. Your Safety and Security ............................................................... 27! H. Volunteers Working in HIV/AIDS ................................................... 50! I. Your Life in the Peace Corps......................................................... 52! J. Overall Assessment of Your Peace Corps Service ...................... 59! K. Demographics and Factors Affecting Extensions ....................... 60!

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INTRODUCTION The Annual Volunteer Survey was conducted from June – August 2010 and 81 percent of the Volunteers (5, 239) responded, the highest number in the 35-year history of the survey. Most Volunteers (89 percent) completed the online version of the survey, and another 11 percent completed a paper version of the survey. This report conveys the responses to the survey from Volunteers serving in one particular country. The report contains the tables and short narrative responses from the questions offering a finite set of possible responses. The results provide a picture of the activities, experiences and views of Peace Corps Volunteers in 2010, including areas where Volunteers confirm that their needs are being well met and where improvements may be needed. A second report contains the Volunteers’ extensive narrative responses to eight open-ended questions on the survey. The report, 2010 Annual Volunteer Survey Open Ended Responses, is being distributed separately to the Regional and Country Directors. ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT The country report contains eleven sections, corresponding to the major sections of the survey questionnaire. The tabular results are presented in the order in which the questions appeared in the 2010 AVS, which corresponds roughly to the phases of Volunteer service. Initial questions asked about preparing for Peace Corps. These were followed by questions about assignment activities and training. The final set of questions asked about extending service beyond two years. The tables show the percent of post respondents that selected each choice and the total number of post respondents that answered the question. Most survey questions asked respondents to select one answer from a set of choices. The percentages for the “select one” responses add up to 100 percent. Questions that allowed Volunteers to “mark all that apply” result in percentages that total to more than 100 percent. This is because each percentage equals the number of respondents selecting that choice divided by the number of respondents who answered the question. The 2010 AVS included most questions from earlier annual and biennial surveys. A dozen open-ended questions were excluded this year to reduce the reporting burden and internet connection costs to Volunteers.

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Key questions were added to gather more information about: x Experiences with insensitive comments and behavior based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation x Observations or comments about harassment/discrimination experiences (added to the online 2010 AVS after the survey began) x Reasons that might influence whether or not to extend Volunteer service beyond two years A crosswalk between the 2009 and 2010 questions is posted on the OSIRP intranet under 2010 AVS Reports “Reference Documents.” Earlier surveys and global, regional and post reports are also on the OSIRP Intranet. HOW TO USE THE INFORMATION Posts are encouraged to share the results with staff and Volunteers. These reports are an excellent way to initiate a dialogue with staff and Volunteers at post about what is working well and areas for improvement. In the past, posts have found it useful to share the results with their Volunteers, via the VAC, monthly newsletters, summary bulletins, and presentations at PST and IST. Please consider comparing these 2010 results with your 2006, 2008 and 2009 survey results to identify trends and changes over time. You may also want to compare your country’s results with the regional and global numbers.

A.

Basic Information

This section reports on the overall response rate and percentages of online and paper surveys completed, as well as the Volunteers’ descriptions of their project and site. Results are more representative of all Volunteers at post when the response rate is above 50 percent. The 2010 Annual Volunteer Survey response rate for ARMENIA was 81%.

Completed Online and Paper Surveys Percent Online

Number

100%

59

100%

59

Paper Total

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A2: How many months have you been in country? Percent

Number

6 months or less 7 to 12 months 13 to 20 months

58%

34

21 to 27 months

42%

25

100%

59

28 months or more Total

A3: Please select your project. Percent

Number

Community and Business Development

27%

16

Community Health Education

20%

12

English Education

29%

17

Environmental Education

24%

14

100%

59

Other. Please specify Total

A3. Description of "other" project Percent

Total

Number

100%

59

100%

59

A4: Please choose the best description of your assigned site. Percent

Number

Rural town (pop. 2,000 + 25,000)

44%

26

Village/rural area (pop. under 2,000)

34%

20

City (pop. over 25,000) - not the capital

22%

13

100%

59

Capital of the country Outer island (regardless of size) Total

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B.

Preparing for the Peace Corps

This section reports Volunteers’ motivations in applying and accepting a Peace Corps assignment, as well as how prepared they are currently to meet the challenges of service.

B1: What prompted you to apply to the PC? Mark all that apply. % Selected This

Total PCVs

Choice

Responding

PCV Responses Personal interest in the Peace Corps

47

80%

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer whom you met or

14

24%

12

20%

Peace Corps website

9

15%

Family member/s who served in the Peace Corps

8

14%

Other: Please specify

8

14%

Article or book about the Peace Corps

5

8%

Peace Corps recruiter

4

7%

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who spoke to your

3

5%

1

2%

know personally Peace Corps campus or community information session

school or group about the Peace Corps Peace Corps material in the mail Americorps service Radio, TV, or print advertisement Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc. Total

59

Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply."

B1.OTHER: Description of other reasons for applying to Peace Corps

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

PERCENT

NUMBER

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Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

B2: How important were the following factors in accepting a PC assignment? Somewhat Not Important

important

Important

Total

Different culture

5%

16%

79%

58

Work experience

5%

36%

59%

58

17%

83%

59

3%

19%

78%

58

16%

28%

57%

58

Personal growth

2%

12%

86%

58

U. S. job market

58%

27%

15%

55

Serve my country

28%

33%

40%

58

Travel/adventure

7%

31%

62%

58

67%

3

Help others International experience Language

Other: Please specify below

33%

B2.OTHER: Description of other factor/s in accepting a PC assignment PERCENT

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

NUMBER

100%

59

B3: How prepared do you feel today to meet the challenges of PC service? Not at all B3

Minimally 3%

Adequately 29%

Considerably

Exceptionally

54%

14%

Total 59

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C.

Your Peace Corps Assignment

This section reports Volunteers’ work on their primary assignment and their secondary activities. The term “primary assignment” refers to the Volunteers’ assignment which is part of an overall project plan designed by the host country partners and in-country Peace Corps staff.

C1: Which best describes the focus of your primary assignment/work? Percent

Number

English teaching

27%

16

Environmental education

15%

9

NGO development

14%

8

Health extension

12%

7

Information & communications technology (ICT)

7%

4

Community development

7%

4

Business education/advising

5%

3

Youth development

5%

3

Other education

5%

3

Teacher training

3%

2

100%

59

Urban & regional planning/municipal development Other: Please specify Water sanitation HIV/AIDS Forestry/parks Math/science teaching Agroforestry Agriculture/fish/livestock Total

C1.OTHER: Description of "other" primary assignment/work focus PERCENT

Total

NUMBER

100%

59

100%

59

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C2: Are you a Masters International student? Percent

Number

No

98%

57

Yes

2%

1

100%

58

Total

C3: Which of the following activities does your primary assignment/work include? % Involved in

Total PCVs

Activity

Responding

PCV Responses Working with youth

41

69%

English teaching

34

58%

Working with NGO(s)

23

39%

Nutrition education

16

27%

Mobilize host country nationals (HCNs) to volunteer

15

25%

Sports/fitness

14

24%

Business advertising

12

20%

Environment work

12

20%

HIV/AIDS

12

20%

World Wise Schools/ Correspondence Match

12

20%

Girls’ education

11

19%

Information and communications technology (ICT)

11

19%

Library development

8

14%

Arts

7

12%

Income generation

7

12%

Literacy

7

12%

Rural development

6

10%

WID/GAD

6

10%

Working with special groups (e.g., disabled, elderly,

6

10%

Microenterprise development

5

8%

Urban development/municipal development

5

8%

Community food security (production/marketing)

4

7%

Natural resources management

4

7%

Biodiversity conservation

3

5%

ethnic minorities, orphans)

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Water and sanitation

3

5%

Other: Please specify

3

5%

Household food security

2

3%

Child survival

1

2%

Total

59

Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply."

C3.OTHER: Description of other primary assignment/work activities PERCENT

NUMBER

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

C4: Hours Spent on Primary Assignment During Average Work Week None

1-10 hrs

C4Hrs6grp

11-20 hrs

19%

21-30 hrs

45%

31-40 hrs

26%

More than 40 hrs

9%

2%

Total 58

C4: How many hours do you spend on your primary assignment during an average work week? All Volunteers C4

Average 59

Lowest reported

20.3

Highest reported 5

Did not answer

60

1

C5: Which of the following do your secondary activities (other than your primary assignment work) include? % Involved in

Total PCVs

Activity

Responding

PCV Responses English teaching

38

67%

Working with youth

31

54%

Working with NGO(s)

27

47%

Environment work

20

35%

Mobilize host country nationals (HCNs) to volunteer

17

30%

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Girls’ education

16

28%

WID/GAD

15

26%

Sports/fitness

14

25%

Arts

12

21%

HIV/AIDS

12

21%

Library development

9

16%

World Wise Schools/ Correspondence Match

9

16%

Information and communications technology (ICT)

8

14%

Working with special groups (e.g., disabled, elderly,

8

14%

Other: Please specify

7

12%

Biodiversity conservation

6

11%

Literacy

6

11%

Business advertising

4

7%

Income generation

4

7%

Nutrition education

4

7%

Water and sanitation

3

5%

Microenterprise development

2

4%

Rural development

2

4%

Urban development/municipal development

2

4%

Natural resources management

1

2%

ethnic minorities, orphans)

Child survival Community food security (production/marketing) Household food security Total

57

Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply."

C5.OTHER: Description of other secondary activities Column N %

Count

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

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Open-ended results. Not responsive to request. Total

100%

59

C5: No Secondary Activities Percent NA No secondary activities Total

Number

97%

57

3%

2

100%

59

C6: Hours Spent on Secondary Activities During Average Work Week None

1-10 hrs

C6Hrs6grp

11-20 hrs

61%

21-30 hrs

29%

31-40 hrs

9%

More than 40 hrs

Total

2%

56

C6. How many hours do you spend on secondary activities during an average work week? All Volunteers C6

Average 59

Lowest reported

12.0

Highest reported 1

Did not answer

40

3

C7: How personally satisfying is your--? Not at all

Minimally

Adequately

Considerably

Exceptionally

Total

Primary assignment

8%

27%

32%

27%

5%

59

Secondary project activities

3%

8%

22%

37%

29%

59

NOTE: See the Open-Ended Responses report for Volunteer comments (C8) about their satisfaction with the work they do

D.

Training for Your Peace Corps Assignment

This section reports Volunteers’ assessment of the effectiveness of Pre-Service Training (PST) and In-Service Training at post. In-Service Training (IST) includes: Reconnect, Technical IST, Mid-Service and Close of Service Conferences, project management/leadership conferences, and other post-sponsored training sessions.

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D1: How many weeks of PST did you have before you were sworn in? Less than 8 weeks

More than 12 8 weeks

9 weeks

D1GRP

10 weeks

11 weeks

22%

12 weeks

61%

weeks

12%

Total 4%

49

D2: How effective was your Pre-Service Training (PST) in preparing you to-Not effective Manage cultural differences

Poor

3%

Deal with adjustment issues Work with counterparts/community partners

8%

Adequate

Very effective

19%

42%

29%

7%

14%

42%

37%

7%

25%

39%

25%

2%

29%

31%

41%

Use language needed in work and social interactions Perform technical aspects of your work

Effective

10%

17%

46%

20%

5%

Work on your project goals and objectives

3%

5%

58%

27%

7%

Conduct a participatory community needs

5%

5%

46%

42%

2%

Monitor your project goals and outcomes

5%

12%

46%

27%

5%

Maintain your physical health

3%

15%

39%

32%

10%

Maintain your mental/emotional health

5%

24%

36%

27%

8%

31%

29%

41%

assessment (e.g., PACA)

Maintain your personal safety and security D2: How effective was your Pre-Service Training (PST) in preparing you to-NA/No training

Total

Manage cultural differences

59

Deal with adjustment issues

59

Work with counterparts/community partners

59

Use language needed in work and social interactions

59

Perform technical aspects of your work

2%

59

Work on your project goals and objectives

59

Conduct a participatory community needs assessment

59

(e.g., PACA) Monitor your project goals and outcomes

5%

59

Maintain your physical health

59

Maintain your mental/emotional health

59

Maintain your personal safety and security

59

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D2: How effective was your Pre-Service Training (PST) in preparing you to-- (excluding "NA/No training" responses) Not effective Manage cultural differences

Poor

3%

Deal with adjustment issues Work with counterparts/community partners

8%

Adequate

Effective

Very effective

Total

19%

42%

29%

7%

59

14%

42%

37%

7%

59

25%

39%

25%

2%

59

29%

31%

41%

59

Use language needed in work and social interactions Perform technical aspects of your work

10%

17%

47%

21%

5%

58

Work on your project goals and objectives

3%

5%

58%

27%

7%

59

Conduct a participatory community needs

5%

5%

46%

42%

2%

59

Monitor your project goals and outcomes

5%

13%

48%

29%

5%

56

Maintain your physical health

3%

15%

39%

32%

10%

59

Maintain your mental/emotional health

5%

24%

36%

27%

8%

59

31%

29%

41%

59

assessment (e.g., PACA)

Maintain your personal safety and security

D3: How many days of PC-sponsored training have you had since you were sworn in? None

1-5 days

D3GRP

6-10 days

14%

49%

11-15 days

16-20 days

24%

21-39 days

7%

40+ days

2%

Total

5%

59

D4: How effective was your In-Service Training (IST) in preparing you to-Not effective Manage cultural differences

2%

Poor

Adequate

Effective

Very effective

19%

46%

20%

2%

15%

46%

22%

5%

2%

14%

32%

41%

7%

Use language needed in work and social interactions

2%

8%

51%

24%

7%

Perform technical aspects of your work

3%

15%

42%

27%

5%

Work on your project goals and objectives

2%

7%

42%

36%

8%

Conduct a participatory community needs

5%

7%

49%

20%

Monitor project goals and outcomes

3%

3%

41%

34%

10%

Maintain your physical health

5%

8%

46%

22%

5%

Maintain your mental/emotional health

3%

17%

42%

17%

7%

46%

29%

19%

Deal with adjustment issues Build and strengthen working relationships with counterparts/community partners

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D4: How effective was your In-Service Training (IST) in preparing you to-NA/No training

Total

Manage cultural differences

12%

59

Deal with adjustment issues

12%

59

5%

59

Use language needed in work and social interactions

8%

59

Perform technical aspects of your work

7%

59

Work on your project goals and objectives

5%

59

19%

59

8%

59

Maintain your physical health

14%

59

Maintain your mental/emotional health

14%

59

7%

59

Build and strengthen working relationships with counterparts/community partners

Conduct a participatory community needs assessment (e.g.,PACA) Monitor project goals and outcomes

Maintain your personal safety and security

D4: How effective was your In-Service Training (IST) in preparing you to-- (excluding "NA/No training" responses) Not effective Manage cultural differences

2%

Poor

Adequate

Effective

Very effective

Total

21%

52%

23%

2%

52

17%

52%

25%

6%

52

2%

14%

34%

43%

7%

56

2%

9%

56%

26%

7%

54

Perform technical aspects of your work

4%

16%

45%

29%

5%

55

Work on your project goals and objectives

2%

7%

45%

38%

9%

56

Conduct a participatory community needs

6%

8%

60%

25%

Monitor project goals and outcomes

4%

4%

44%

37%

11%

54

Maintain your physical health

6%

10%

53%

25%

6%

51

Maintain your mental/emotional health

4%

20%

49%

20%

8%

51

49%

31%

20%

55

Deal with adjustment issues Build and strengthen working relationships with counterparts/community partners Use language needed in work and social interactions

48

assessment (e.g.,PACA)

Maintain your personal safety and security

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Percent

Number

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

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D6: How well can you communicate in the language used by most local people in your community? Not at all

Poorly

D6

Adequately 8%

Well

34%

Very well

41%

Total

17%

59

Local language proficiency (D6) by Time in Country (A2) Not at all

Poorly

Adequately

Well

Very well

Total

6 months or less 7 to 12 months 13 to 20 months

6%

47%

44%

3%

34

21 to 27 months

12%

16%

36%

36%

25

8%

34%

41%

17%

59

28 months or more Total

E.

Volunteer Assignment Goals and Impact

This section reports Volunteers’ self-assessments of their impact on the individuals and organizations in the communities in which they serve. The results address the extent to which Volunteers’ work and other community interaction have achieved the following three goals: Goal 1: To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women by transferring skills to, and building capacity of, host country partners Goal 2: To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served Goal 3: To help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries

E1: To what extent does your Volunteer work assignment address the following? Not at all

Minimally

Adequately

Considerably

Exceptionally

Meets the objectives of the project plan

2%

27%

41%

25%

5%

Builds local capacity for sustainability (goal 1)

8%

24%

41%

22%

5%

25%

32%

32%

10%

Involves local people in planning and implementing activities Complements other local development activities

8%

34%

25%

22%

8%

Transfers skills to host country individuals and

3%

27%

27%

34%

8%

8%

37%

32%

19%

2%

organizations (goal 1) Mobilizes host country individuals to volunteer

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Helps promote a better understanding of Americans

2%

8%

32%

44%

14%

2%

7%

47%

25%

19%

on the part of the peoples served (goal 2) Helps promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans (goal 3) E1: To what extent does your Volunteer work assignment address the following? NA

Total

Meets the objectives of the project plan

59

Builds local capacity for sustainability (goal 1)

59

Involves local people in planning and implementing

59

activities Complements other local development activities

2%

Transfers skills to host country individuals and

59 59

organizations (goal 1) Mobilizes host country individuals to volunteer

2%

Helps promote a better understanding of Americans on

59 59

the part of the peoples served (goal 2) Helps promote a better understanding of other peoples

59

on the part of Americans (goal 3)

E1: To what extent does your Volunteer work assignment address the following? (excluding "NA" responses) Not at all

Minimally

Adequately

Considerably

Meets the objectives of the project plan

2%

27%

41%

25%

Builds local capacity for sustainability (goal 1)

8%

24%

41%

22%

25%

32%

32%

Involves local people in planning and implementing activities Complements other local development activities

9%

34%

26%

22%

Transfers skills to host country individuals and

3%

27%

27%

34%

Mobilizes host country individuals to volunteer

9%

38%

33%

19%

Helps promote a better understanding of Americans on

2%

8%

32%

44%

2%

7%

47%

25%

organizations (goal 1)

the part of the peoples served (goal 2) Helps promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans (goal 3)

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E1: To what extent does your Volunteer work assignment address the following? (excluding "NA" responses) Exceptionally

Total

Meets the objectives of the project plan

5%

59

Builds local capacity for sustainability (goal 1)

5%

59

10%

59

Complements other local development activities

9%

58

Transfers skills to host country individuals and

8%

59

2%

58

14%

59

19%

59

Involves local people in planning and implementing activities

organizations (goal 1) Mobilizes host country individuals to volunteer Helps promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served (goal 2) Helps promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans (goal 3)

E2: How effective have you been in transferring knowledge and skills to help the following persons or groups build their capacities? Not at all Your counterpart/community partner

Minimally

Adequately

Considerably

Exceptionally

10%

17%

29%

29%

12%

An organization other than your host institution

8%

17%

36%

24%

10%

Members of your host community

2%

20%

44%

29%

5%

5%

36%

46%

14%

Other Peace Corps Volunteers

E2: How effective have you been in transferring knowledge and skills to help the following persons or groups build their capacities? NA

Total

Your counterpart/community partner

3%

59

An organization other than your host institution

5%

59

Members of your host community

59

Other Peace Corps Volunteers

59

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E2: How effective have you been in transferring knowledge and skills to help the following persons or groups build their capacities? (excluding "NA" responses) Not at all Your counterpart/community partner

Minimally

Adequately

Considerably

11%

18%

30%

30%

An organization other than your host institution

9%

18%

38%

25%

Members of your host community

2%

20%

44%

29%

5%

36%

46%

Other Peace Corps Volunteers

E2: How effective have you been in transferring knowledge and skills to help the following persons or groups build their capacities? (excluding "NA" responses) Exceptionally

Total

Your counterpart/community partner

12%

57

An organization other than your host institution

11%

56

5%

59

14%

59

Members of your host community Other Peace Corps Volunteers

E2.TEXT: Description of others to whom you are transferring skills to help build their capacities Column N %

Count

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

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E3: Based on your contact with host country nationals, to what extent have they gained a better understanding of Americans? Not at all E3

2%

Minimally 10%

Adequately 26%

Considerably

Exceptionally

43%

17%

Too early to tell 2%

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E3: Based on your contact with host country nationals, to what extent have they gained a better understanding of Americans? (excluding "Too early to tell" responses) Not at all E3

Minimally

2%

Adequately

11%

Considerably

26%

Exceptionally

44%

18%

Total 57

E4: In which of the following third goal activities have you participated during your PC service? Mark all that apply. Total PCVs PCV Responses

% Doing This

Electronic updates

50

85%

Peace Corps Week activities

36

61%

Hosting American visitors

35

59%

Hard copy/paper update

26

44%

Personal website or blog

25

42%

Enrollment in the CWWS/CMS program

19

32%

6

10%

Other please specify

3

5%

Pen pal program/letter exchange

2

3%

Podcasted/created a slide show or video posted online

2

3%

Posted to PC Digital Library

1

2%

While on home leave, spoke at a school or community

Responding

group

Total

59

Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply."

E4.TEXT: Description of "others" third goal activities Column N %

Count

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

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E4: When asked about third goal activities, Volunteer answered "No involvement in third goal activities." No third goal NA No Goal 3 activities

activities

Total

100%

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E5: Based on your contact with Americans, to what extent have they gained a better understanding of host country nationals? Not at all

Minimally

E5

Adequately

8%

Considerably

32%

Exceptionally

42%

Too early to tell

Total

17%

59

E5: Based on your contact with Americans, to what extent have they gained a better understanding of host country nationals? (excluding "Too early to tell" responses) Not at all

Minimally

E5

8%

F.

Peace Corps Support

Adequately

Considerably

32%

Exceptionally

42%

Total

17%

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This section reports Volunteers’ satisfaction with in-country Peace Corps staff support and how the Volunteers communicate with the post.

F1: How prepared for your arrival were the host people with whom you would be working? Not at all F1

Minimally

15%

Adequately

15%

Considerably

41%

Exceptionally

22%

Total

7%

59

F2: To what extent is your CD aware of Volunteer issues and concerns through interactions with PCVs? Not at all F2

7%

Minimally 31%

Adequately 36%

Considerably

Exceptionally

20%

(b) (5)

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F3: How satisfied are you with the health care you received from your PCMO(s)? Not at all F3

10%

Minimally

Adequately

14%

Considerably

39%

Exceptionally

25%

Not Used

10%

Total

2%

59

F3: How satisfied are you with the health care you received from your PCMO(s)?(excluding "Not used" responses) Not at all F3

10%

Minimally

Adequately

14%

Considerably

40%

Exceptionally

26%

Total

10%

58

F4: How satisfied are you with the following support provided by in-country PC staff? Not at all Administrative/logistical

Minimally

Adequately

Considerably

Exceptionally

NA

Total

5%

5%

25%

41%

24%

59

Cross-cultural

12%

15%

41%

25%

7%

59

Emotional

12%

20%

39%

12%

8%

Feedback on my work reports

10%

20%

37%

19%

14%

Job assignment

12%

22%

34%

15%

15%

32%

31%

36%

12%

42%

25%

12%

5%

25%

27%

42%

59

Language learning

2%

Medical

7%

Safety and security

8%

59 59

2%

59 59

2%

59

Site selection/preparation

20%

27%

17%

19%

17%

59

Technical skills

10%

29%

39%

19%

3%

59

F4: How satisfied are you with the following support provided by in-country PC staff? (excluding "NA" responses) Not at all Administrative/logistical

Minimally

Adequately

Considerably

Exceptionally

Total

5%

5%

25%

41%

24%

59

Cross-cultural

12%

15%

41%

25%

7%

59

Emotional

13%

22%

43%

13%

9%

54

Feedback on my work reports

10%

20%

37%

19%

14%

59

Job assignment

12%

22%

34%

16%

16%

58

32%

31%

36%

59

12%

43%

26%

12%

58

5%

25%

27%

42%

59

Language learning

2%

Medical

7%

Safety and security Site selection/preparation

20%

27%

17%

19%

17%

59

Technical skills

10%

29%

39%

19%

3%

59

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F5: What level of PC support have you received to help cope with stress from issues such as HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, etc. in your community? (Including PCVs w/no need for support)

No support F5

Adequate

Considerable

Exceptional

NA / I have no

support

support

support

need for support

Minimal support

5%

15%

31%

10%

2%

Total

37%

59

F5: What level of PC support have you received to help cope with stress from issues such as HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, etc. in your community? (excluding "NA/No need for support" responses)

No support F5

Minimal support

8%

Considerable

Exceptional

support

support

Adequate support

24%

49%

16%

Total 3%

37

F6a: How would you rate your interaction with the Country Director (CD) in terms of the following? Inadequate

Adequate

Total

CD Responsiveness

22%

78%

59

CD Informative content

19%

81%

58

CD Comfort level

33%

67%

58

CD Site visits

24%

76%

59

F6b: How would you rate your interaction with the PTO in terms of --? Inadequate

Adequate

Total

PTO Responsiveness

7%

93%

59

PTO Informative content

7%

93%

59

PTO Comfort level

12%

88%

59

PTO Site visits

29%

71%

58

F6c: How would you rate your interaction with the APCD/Program Manager in terms of --?

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Inadequate

Adequate

Total

APCD/PM Responsiveness

21%

79%

58

APCD/PM Informative content

19%

81%

57

APCD/PM Comfort level

12%

88%

57

APCD/PM Site visits

21%

79%

58

F6d: How would you rate your interaction with the PCMO in terms of --? Inadequate

Adequate

Total

PCMO Responsiveness

17%

83%

59

PCMO Informative content

19%

81%

58

PCMO Comfort level

22%

78%

58

PCMO Site visits

15%

85%

59

F6e: How would you rate your interaction with the Safety and Security Coordinator (SSC) in terms of --? Inadequate SSC Responsiveness

Adequate

Total

10%

90%

59

SSC Informative content

5%

95%

58

SSC Comfort level

9%

91%

58

10%

90%

59

SSC Site visits

F6f: How would you rate your interaction with the Training Manager in terms of --? Inadequate TrMngr Responsiveness

Adequate

Total

12%

88%

59

7%

93%

57

TrMngr Comfort level

16%

84%

58

TrMngr Site visits

22%

78%

59

TrMngr Informative content

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F6g: How would you rate your interaction with administrative staff in terms of --? Inadequate

Adequate

Total

Admin Responsiveness

3%

97%

59

Admin Informative content

3%

97%

58

Admin Comfort level

5%

95%

58

15%

85%

59

Admin Site visits

F7: What is the best method for you to communicate with your Peace Corps office? Percent

Number

Cell phone

66%

39

Email

19%

11

Text messaging (SMS)

10%

6

5%

3

100%

59

In-person visits Other: Please specify below Telephone not at residence or work Telephone at residence or work Letters/postal service Fax Total

F7.OTHER: Description of "other" best method to communicate with post PERCENT

NUMBER

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

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F8: In general, how do you rate the effectiveness of your communication resources for contacting your PC staff in-country? Not effective F8

Poor

2%

G.

Adequate 3%

Effective

25%

Very effective

39%

Total

31%

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Your Safety and Security

This section reports on how safe Volunteers feel. Volunteers’ experiences with various types of insensitive remarks or behaviors, harassment or discrimination, and crime are summarized, as well as whether harassment and crime events were reported to Peace Corps.

G1: How safe do you feel...?

Not at All Safe

Often Unsafe

Where you live

Adequately Safe

2%

Where you work When you travel in-country

3%

City where main Peace Corps office

Usually Safe

Very Safe

Total

10%

24%

64%

59

3%

15%

81%

59

10%

34%

53%

59

8%

25%

66%

59

is located

G2: Have you encountered insensitive comments or behavior toward you based on your race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation from any of the following sources?

Yes

No

NA

Total

Host/home stay family

20%

75%

5%

59

Community members

58%

37%

5%

59

Other Volunteers

12%

83%

5%

59

8%

86%

5%

59

13%

22%

66%

32

PC in-country staff Other

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G2: Have you encountered insensitive comments or behavior toward you based on your race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation from any of the following sources? (excluding "NA" responses) Yes

No

Total

Host/home stay family

21%

79%

56

Community members

61%

39%

56

Other Volunteers

13%

88%

56

9%

91%

56

36%

64%

11

PC in-country staff Other

G2.OTHER: Description of "other" sources of insensitive comments/behavior PERCENT

NUMBER

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

NOTE: See Open-Ended Responses Report for comments Volunteers wrote in response to Question G3 to explain their harassment/discrimination answers.

G3: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of discrimination/harassment: PERCENTAGES None Age H/D

93%

Anti-American H/D

55%

Disability H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

2% 15%

21%

2%

26+ times

Total

2%

2%

46

2%

4%

47

100%

46

Gender H/D

73%

2%

Racial/color H/D

87%

Religious H/D

85%

Sexual orientation H/D

93%

Sexual harassment (physical)

77%

13%

11%

Sexual harassment (verbal)

58%

8%

23%

2%

8%

6%

9%

2%

4%

6%

2%

6%

4%

48

2%

47

2% 2%

47 2%

46 47

2%

8%

48

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G3: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of discrimination/harassment: NUMBERS None

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

Age H/D

43

Anti-American H/D

26

Disability H/D

46

Gender H/D

35

Racial/color H/D

41

Religious H/D

40

Sexual orientation H/D

43

Sexual harassment (physical)

36

6

5

Sexual harassment (verbal)

28

4

11

11-25 times

1 7

10

1

26+ times

Total

1

1

46

1

2

47 46

1

1

4

3

4

1

2

3

3

2

48

1

47

1

1

47

1

1

46 47

1

4

48

G3: Volunteers experiencing AGE discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Age H/D Never Age H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once 2-5 times

1

1

6-10 times 11-25 times

1

26+ times

1

Total

2

1 1

1

3

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing AGE discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Age H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

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G3: Volunteers experiencing AGE discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Age H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing AGE discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Age H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

G3: Volunteers experiencing ANTI-AMERICAN discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Anti-American H/D Never Anti-American H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

2

Total

Once

4

6

2-5 times

9

9

6-10 times

1

1

2

2

11-25 times 26+ times Total

16

2

18

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G3: Volunteers experiencing ANTI-AMERICAN discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Anti-American H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once

1

2-5 times

1

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

2

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing ANTI-AMERICAN discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Anti-American H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

G3: Volunteers experiencing DISABILITY discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Disability H/D Never Disability H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

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G3: Volunteers experiencing DISABILITY discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Disability H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing DISABILITY discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Disability H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing GENDER discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Gender H/D Never Gender H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once

1

2-5 times

3

6-10 times

2

2

11-25 times

3

3

26+ times

2

2

Total

11

1 1

1

4

12

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s .

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G3: Volunteers experiencing GENDER discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Gender H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times

1

1

6-10 times

1

1

2

2

1

11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing GENDER discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Gender H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times

1

11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing RACIAL/COLOR discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Racial/color H/D Never Racial/color H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once 2-5 times

4

4

6-10 times

1

1

5

5

11-25 times 26+ times Total

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G3: Volunteers experiencing RACIAL/COLOR discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Racial/color H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times

1

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing RACIAL/COLOR discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Racial/color H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing RELIGIOUS discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Religious H/D Never Religious H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once

1

1

2-5 times

1

1

6-10 times

3

3

11-25 times

1

1

6

6

26+ times Total

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G3: Volunteers experiencing RELIGIOUS discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Religious H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing RELIGIOUS discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Religious H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ORIENTATION discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual orientation H/D Never Sexual orientation H/D

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

Once 2-5 times

1

6-10 times 11-25 times

1

26+ times

1

Total

3

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G3: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ORIENTATION discrimination/harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual orientation H/D 26+ times Sexual orientation H/D

Total

Once 2-5 times

1

6-10 times 11-25 times

1

26+ times

1

Total

3

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s . G3: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ORIENTATION discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Sexual orientation H/D

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ORIENTATION discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Sexual orientation H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

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G3: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ORIENTATION discrimination/harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Sexual orientation H/D

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

G3: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual harassment (physical) Never Sexual harassment (physical)

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

Once

3

2

2-5 times

3

1

1

6

3

1

11-25 times

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s . G3: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual harassment (physical) 26+ times Sexual harassment (physical)

Total

Once

5

2-5 times

5

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

10

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G3: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual harassment (physical) 26+ times Sexual harassment (physical)

Total

Once

5

2-5 times

5

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

10

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s .

G3: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Sexual harassment (physical)

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Sexual harassment (physical)

Peace Corps staff

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

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G3: Volunteers experiencing VERBAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual harassment (verbal) Never Sexual harassment (verbal)

Once

2-5 times

Once

3

1

2-5 times

7

3

6-10 times

1

6-10 times

11-25 times

1

11-25 times 26+ times

3

Total

1

14

4

2

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s . G3: Volunteers experiencing VERBAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual harassment (verbal) 26+ times Sexual harassment (verbal)

Total

Once

4

2-5 times

11

6-10 times

1

11-25 times 26+ times

4

Total

20

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s . G3: Volunteers experiencing VERBAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Sexual harassment (verbal)

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times

1

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

1

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G3: Volunteers experiencing VERBAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Number of Reports to PC Reported Sexual harassment (verbal) 26+ times Sexual harassment (verbal)

Total

Once

4

2-5 times

11

6-10 times

1

11-25 times 26+ times

4

Total

20

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G3: Volunteers experiencing VERBAL SEXUAL harassment: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Sexual harassment (verbal)

Peace Corps staff

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

G4: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of crimes: PERCENTAGES None

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Buglary

96%

2%

2%

45

Theft

75%

21%

4%

48

Robbery Physical assault Aggravated assault Sexual assault Rape

100% 91%

45 7%

2%

100% 91%

45 45

4%

4%

100%

45 45

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G4: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of crimes: NUMBERS None

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Buglary

43

1

1

45

Theft

36

10

2

48

Robbery

45

Physical assault

41

Aggravated assault

45

Sexual assault

41

Rape

45

45

Attempted rape

45

45

45 3

1

45 45

2

2

45

G4: Volunteers experiencing BURGLARY: Events by Number of Reports to PC Buglary Reported Never Buglary

Once

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

1

1

2-5 times

1

1

1

2

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s .

G4: Volunteers experiencing BURGLARY: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Buglary

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

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G4: Volunteers experiencing BURGLARY: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Buglary

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing THEFT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Theft Reported Never Theft

Once

Once 3

2-5 times

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

6

9

2

2

8

11

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

3

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G4: Volunteers experiencing THEFT: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Theft

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

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G4: Volunteers experiencing THEFT: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Theft

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing ROBBERY: Events by Number of Reports to PC Robbery Reported Never Robbery

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G4: Volunteers experiencing ROBBERY: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Robbery

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G4: Volunteers experiencing ROBBERY: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Robbery

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Physical assault Reported Never Physical assault

Once

Once

1

2-5 times

1

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

1

2 1

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

2

1

3

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G4: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Physical assault

Once

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

1

2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

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G4: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Physical assault

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once

1

2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Physical assault

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

G4: Volunteers experiencing AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Aggravated assault Reported Never Aggravated assault

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

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G4: Volunteers experiencing AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Aggravated assault Reported 26+ times Aggravated assault

Total

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s. G4: Volunteers experiencing AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Aggravated assault

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Aggravated assault

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

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G4: Volunteers experiencing AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Aggravated assault

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

G4: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Sexual assault Reported Never Sexual assault

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once

1

1

2-5 times

1

1

2

2

1

3

6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G4: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Sexual assault

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

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G4: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Sexual assault

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Sexual assault

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

G4: Volunteers experiencing RAPE: Events by Number of Reports to PC Rape Reported Never Rape

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

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G4: Volunteers experiencing RAPE: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Rape

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

Peace Corps staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing RAPE: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Rape

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. ers experiencing ATTEMPTED RAPE: Events by Number of Reports to PC Attempted rape Reported Never Attempted rape

Once

2-5 times

6-10 times

11-25 times

26+ times

Total

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s .

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G4: Volunteers experiencing ATTEMPTED RAPE: Events by Person Responsible Counterpart,

Attempted rape

Someone you

supervisor,

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Stranger

know

co-worker

Volunteer

staff

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible. G4: Volunteers experiencing ATTEMPTED RAPE: Events by Person Responsible Host country family

Attempted rape

member

Other

Responsible

Responsible

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

H.

Volunteers Working in HIV/AIDS

This section reports Volunteers’ level of involvement in HIV/AIDS work. It also reports Volunteers’ assessment of their Peace Corps HIV/AIDS training and the perceived effectiveness of their HIV/AIDS work with host country individuals or groups.

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H1: Which of the following best describes your involvement in HIV/AIDS activities? Percent

Number

HIV/AIDS work is my primary assignment.

10%

6

HIV/AIDS work is part of my secondary activities.

16%

9

My HIV/AIDS efforts are not part of primary/secondary

22%

13

52%

30

100%

58

actvities. I have not been involved in any HIV/AIDS activities. Total

H2: How effective was the PC training you received in preparing you to undertake your HIV/AIDS activities? Not effective H2

Poor

5%

Adequate

25%

30%

Effective

Very effective

8%

NA

Total 33%

40

H2: How effective was the PC training you received in preparing you to undertake your HIV/AIDS activities? (excluding the "NA" responses) Not effective H2

Poor

7%

Adequate

37%

44%

Effective

Very effective

Total

11%

27

H3: In working with HC individuals or groups, how would you rate the effectiveness of your specific HIV/AIDS activities? Sometimes Seldom effective H3

effective

5%

Almost always Often effective

31%

effective

26%

Don't know 8%

31%

Total 39

H3: In working with HC individuals or groups, how would you rate the effectiveness of your specific HIV/AIDS activities? (excluding both the "NA" and the H1="No involvement in HIV/AIDS activities" responses) Sometimes Seldom effective H3

effective

8%

Almost always Often effective

46%

effective

35%

Total 12%

26

NOTE: See Open-Ended Responses Report for PCV explanations and examples of their H3 answers)

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I.

Your Life in the Peace Corps

This section reports Volunteers’ descriptions of and adjustments to their living conditions, including stress factors and how Volunteers cope with stress.

I1: Have you lived with a host country individual or family?

Percent No, I have never lived with a HC individual or family.

Number

2%

1

2%

1

96%

55

100%

57

Yes, I lived with a HC individual or family only during PST. Yes, in my community (not during PST). Yes, both during PST and later in my community. Total

I1: How long (in months) have you lived with a host country individual or family? 1 month

2

3

4

5

6

7-11

12-16

17-26

PST Only Post-PST

100%

PST & Later

2%

4%

2%

9%

53%

25%

4%

I1: How long (in months) have you lived with a host country individual or family? 27+ mos

Total

PST Only Post-PST

1

PST & Later

2%

53

I2: How often do you interact with HCNs in community/family social events?

Several times a Daily I2

31%

Several times a

week

Weekly 27%

22%

month

Less than once a Monthly

15%

month

Total 5%

59

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I3: How integrated into your community do you feel now?

Not at all I3

Minimally

2%

Adequately

3%

Considerably

27%

Exceptionally

46%

Total

22%

59

I4a: Do you have the following at your worksite? Never

Sometimes

Electricity Running water

22%

Usually

Always

Total

34%

39%

27%

59

37%

27%

14%

59

I4b: Do you have the following at your residence? Never

Sometimes

Electricity Running water

14%

Usually

Always

Total

32%

45%

23%

56

38%

29%

20%

56

I5: How often do you have access to--? Not at all Landline phone

Less than monthly

31%

Monthly

5%

Weekly

Daily

Total

3%

10%

51%

59

Computer

2%

5%

93%

59

Internet

2%

22%

76%

59

Cell phone (voice)

100%

59

Text messaging

100%

59

Voice over internet, e.g., SKYPE

25%

7%

10%

10%

47%

59

Webcam/internet video

37%

10%

10%

12%

31%

59

I6: Where do you most frequently connect to the Internet? Another person's Your residence I6

66%

At work 12%

home

PC office/satellite

Other: Please

office

specify

Internet cafe 2%

8%

3%

Total 8%

59

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I6.TEXT: Description of "other" location to connect to Internet Percent

Number

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

I7: How long do you travel to access the internet using your typical transport method (one-way trip)? Less than one hour I7

From two to four One to two hours

92%

hours

More than eight Four to eight hours

6%

hours

Total

2%

52

Percent of Volunteers Traveling to/from Internet Connection in One Day (I8) by Travel Time (I7) I8 Return same day from traveling to Internet connection? Yes I7 Typical time to reach Internect connection

Less than one hour One to two hours

No

Total

94%

48

6%

3

From two to four hours Four to eight hours

100%

1

100%

52

More than eight hours Total

100%

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Number of Volunteers Traveling to/from Internet Connection in One Day (I8) by Travel Time (I7) I8 Return same day from traveling to Internet connection? Yes I7 Typical time to reach Internect connection

Less than one hour

No

Total

48

48

3

3

One to two hours From two to four hours Four to eight hours

1

1

1

52

More than eight hours Total

51

I9: Have you participated in the Coverdell World Wise Schools/Correspondence Match (CWWS/CM)? Yes - Please

No - Please

describe your

describe your

activities/interactio

reason(s) for not

n withCWWS/CM

participating

I9

33%

67%

Total 58

NOTE: See the Open-Ended Responses Report for PCV descriptions of participation and reasons for not participating.

I10: To what extent do the following create stress and/or emotional health issues for you?

Not at all stressful Cultural issues

Minimally

Moderately

Considerably

stressful

stressful

stressful

3%

31%

37%

Dealing with violence in country

51%

14%

7%

Health/medical problems

27%

39%

15%

12%

Issues including family, friends, loved ones in U.S.

25%

36%

20%

14%

Isolation/loneliness

19%

32%

19%

24%

8%

37%

29%

20%

Primary assignment

10%

17%

27%

32%

Romantic relationships in-country

22%

25%

15%

10%

Interactions with other Volunteers

25%

41%

24%

2%

Interactions with PC Staff

24%

46%

15%

8%

Safety and security

49%

37%

7%

3%

Local language

Other: Please specify below

5%

19%

16%

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I10: To what extent do the following create stress and/or emotional health issues for you? Exceptionally stressful Cultural issues

NA

Total

10%

59

Dealing with violence in country

29%

59

Health/medical problems

7%

59

Issues including family, friends, loved ones in U.S.

5%

59

Isolation/loneliness

7%

59

Local language

5%

59

14%

59

Primary assignment Romantic relationships in-country

3%

Interactions with other Volunteers

8%

59

Interactions with PC Staff

7%

59

Safety and security

2%

2%

59

11%

68%

19

Other: Please specify below

24%

59

I10: To what extent do the following create stress and/or emotional health issues for you? (excluding "NA" responses)

Not at all stressful Cultural issues

Minimally stressful

Moderately

Considerably

stressful

stressful

3%

31%

37%

19%

Dealing with violence in country

71%

19%

10%

Health/medical problems

27%

39%

15%

12%

Issues including family, friends, loved

25%

36%

20%

14%

19%

32%

19%

24%

8%

37%

29%

20%

Primary assignment

10%

17%

27%

32%

Romantic relationships in-country

29%

33%

20%

13%

Interactions with other Volunteers

25%

41%

24%

2%

Interactions with PC Staff

24%

46%

15%

8%

Safety and security

50%

38%

7%

3%

Other: Please specify below

17%

ones in U.S. Isolation/loneliness Local language

50%

I10: To what extent do the following create stress and/or emotional health issues for you? (excluding "NA" responses)

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Exceptionally stressful Cultural issues

Total 10%

Dealing with violence in country

59 42

Health/medical problems

7%

59

Issues including family, friends, loved

5%

59

Isolation/loneliness

7%

59

Local language

5%

59

14%

59

Romantic relationships in-country

4%

45

Interactions with other Volunteers

8%

59

Interactions with PC Staff

7%

59

Safety and security

2%

58

33%

6

ones in U.S.

Primary assignment

Other: Please specify below

I10.TEXT: Description of "other" stress factor Percent

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

Number

59

NOTE: Long PCV descriptions of "other" factors may have be cut off in this table. The complete text is available upon request from OSIRP.

I11: Please mark all of the typical ways in which you cope with stress.

PCV Responses

% Using This

Total PCVs

Stress Reducer

Responding

Pursue personal hobbies/interests

44

76%

Friends/family in U.S.

42

72%

Leave community for a time

42

72%

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PCVs outside my community

41

71%

PCVs in my community

36

62%

Co-workers/friends (not PCVs)

34

59%

Get involved in other projects

31

53%

Participate in sports/exercise

27

47%

My host family

20

34%

Pray

16

28%

Meditate

12

21%

PC in-country staff

8

14%

Other activities

7

12%

Peer Support Network

4

7%

Office of Special Services

3

5%

Others

2

3%

Attend individual/group counseling

1

2%

Total

58

*Percents total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "mark all that apply."

I11: Others I talk with to reduce stress Percent

Number

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

I11: Other activities to reduce stress Percent

Number

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

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I11: Other activities to reduce stress Percent

Number

Open-ended results. Not responsive to request.

Total

100%

59

I8: When asked about ways of coping with stress, Volunteers who answered "No stress"

Yes, I have no NA I11.NOSTRESS

J.

stress

Total

100%

59

Overall Assessment of Your Peace Corps Service

This section reports Volunteers’ level of satisfaction with their Peace Corps service and their expectations about completing their service.

J1: How personally rewarding do you find your--?

Not at all Overall Peace Corps service Community involvement

Adequately

Considerably

Exceptionally

Total

8%

24%

34%

34%

59

12%

27%

42%

17%

59

5%

34%

36%

25%

59

8%

12%

36%

32%

12%

59

2%

10%

25%

32%

31%

59

2%

Experience with other Volunteers Work with counterparts/community

Minimally

partners Experience with other host country nationals NOTE: See the Open-Ended Responses Report for PCV comments on J7 "What has been the best aspect of your PC service?"

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J2: Today, would you make the same decision to join the Peace Corps? No J2

Probably not 2%

Possibly

2%

Probably

5%

Definitely

22%

Total

69%

59

J3: Would you recommend Peace Corps service to others you think are qualified? No

Probably not

J3

Possibly

2%

Probably

14%

Definitely

14%

Total

71%

59

J4: Do you intend to complete your Peace Corps service? No

Not sure

J4

Yes

2%

Might extend 88%

Total

10%

59

J5: Would your host country benefit most if the Peace Corps program was---? Refocused/redesig Discontinued J5

5%

Reduced

ned

7%

Maintained as is 71%

Expanded

8%

Total

8%

59

NOTE: See the Open-Ended Responses Report for PCV comments on J6 "How can the PC better address the needs of your host country?"

K.

Demographics and Factors Affecting Extensions

This section reports on the age and gender of all respondents. It also reports on the importance Volunteers place on various factors that may influence their decision to extend or not extend their service beyond two years. Volunteers who answered that they either were considering an extension or were already serving beyond two years were asked to rate nine “motivating” factors and nine “challenging” factors. Volunteers could also write in any of their own motivating or challenging factors not included in the list.

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K1: What is your age? 20-29 AGE3grp

30-49

76%

50+

14%

Total 10%

58

K2: What is your gender? Female GENDER

Male

54%

Total

46%

59

Other demographic tables are available upon request

K8: Are you considering a 3rd year extension? Percent

Number

No

85%

50

May extend beyond my original COS date

14%

8

2%

1

100%

59

I am now serving beyond my original COS date Total

Ext Q1: Comparison of Reasons for Extending by Importance to PCVs Who May Extend Beyond COS Somewhat Not Important Ability to partner with an NGO and/or government

important

Important

13%

NA

88%

Total 8

counterpart Additional financial compensation (higher living

38%

13%

38%

13%

8

allowance, etc.) Flexibility to design my extension assignment

100%

8

Opportunity for more substantive work

13%

88%

8

Opportunity to finish or be more productive in my

25%

75%

8

13%

25%

50%

13%

8

25%

38%

25%

13%

8

Recognition of excellent performance

25%

25%

50%

8

Support from local Peace Corps staff

38%

13%

50%

8

project Opportunity to serve in a different site, country or project Opportunity to take on additional responsibilities with PC at post

Other: Please specify below

25%

75%

4

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Ext Q1: Comparison of Reasons for Extending by Importance to PCVs Who May Extend Beyond COS Somewhat Not Important Ability to partner with an NGO and/or government

important

Important

13%

NA

Total

88%

8

counterpart Additional financial compensation (higher living

38%

13%

38%

13%

8

allowance, etc.) Flexibility to design my extension assignment

100%

8

Opportunity for more substantive work

13%

88%

8

Opportunity to finish or be more productive in my

25%

75%

8

13%

25%

50%

13%

8

25%

38%

25%

13%

8

Recognition of excellent performance

25%

25%

50%

8

Support from local Peace Corps staff

38%

13%

50%

8

project Opportunity to serve in a different site, country or project Opportunity to take on additional responsibilities with PC at post

Other: Please specify below

25%

75%

4

NOTE: This table includes only PCVs who answered K8="May extend beyond my original COS date" Ext Q1: Comparison of Reasons for Extending by Importance to PCVs Serving an Extension Somewhat Not Important

important

Ability to partner with an NGO and/or government

Important

NA

100%

Total 1

counterpart Additional financial compensation (higher living

100%

1

allowance, etc.) Flexibility to design my extension assignment

100%

1

Opportunity for more substantive work

100%

1

Opportunity to finish or be more productive in my

100%

1

project Opportunity to serve in a different site, country or

100%

1

project Opportunity to take on additional responsibilities with

100%

1

Recognition of excellent performance

100%

1

Support from local Peace Corps staff

100%

1

PC at post

Other: Please specify below

100%

1

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Ext Q1: Comparison of Reasons for Extending by Importance to PCVs Who May Extend and PCVs Serving an Extension (excluding all "NA" responses) Are you considering a 3rd year extension? May extend beyond my original COS date Somewhat Not Important Ability to partner with an NGO and/or government

important

Important

13%

Total

88%

8

43%

7

100%

8

counterpart Additional financial compensation (higher living

43%

14%

allowance, etc.) Flexibility to design my extension assignment Opportunity for more substantive work

13%

88%

8

Opportunity to finish or be more productive in my project

25%

75%

8

Opportunity to serve in a different site, country or project

14%

29%

57%

7

Opportunity to take on additional responsibilities with PC

29%

43%

29%

7

Recognition of excellent performance

25%

25%

50%

8

Support from local Peace Corps staff

38%

13%

50%

8

100%

1

at post

Other: Please specify below NOTE: See Open-Ended Responses Report for "other" reasons for extending beyond COS

Ext Q1: Comparison of Reasons for Extending by Importance to PCVs Who May Extend and PCVs Serving an Extension (excluding all "NA" responses) Are you considering a 3rd year extension? I am now serving beyond my original COS date Somewhat Not Important

important

Ability to partner with an NGO and/or government

Important

100%

Total 1

counterpart Additional financial compensation (higher living

100%

1

allowance, etc.) Flexibility to design my extension assignment

100%

1

Opportunity for more substantive work

100%

1

Opportunity to finish or be more productive in my project

100%

1

Opportunity to serve in a different site, country or project

100%

1

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Opportunity to take on additional responsibilities with PC

100%

1

Recognition of excellent performance

100%

1

Support from local Peace Corps staff

100%

1

at post

Other: Please specify below NOTE: See Open-Ended Responses Report for "other" reasons for extending beyond COS

Ext Q2: Comparison of Reasons for Not Extending by Importance to PCVs Who May Serve Beyond COS Somewhat Not Important

important

Important

NA

Total

Adjustment to new country or site

25%

13%

38%

25%

8

Bureaucratic challenges related to extension

38%

13%

38%

13%

8

38%

13%

38%

13%

8

process Delaying the pursuit of professional/educational opportunities Family and personal reasons

25%

50%

25%

8

Feeling that I am ready to go home

38%

38%

25%

8

Fellow Volunteers are leaving/have left

38%

50%

13%

8

Lack of information about/difficulty defining the 3rd

25%

38%

25%

13%

8

Lack of professional development opportunities

13%

25%

38%

25%

8

Lack of support from Peace Corps staff

25%

25%

38%

13%

8

Other: Please specify below

33%

67%

3

year extension role

NOTE: This table includes only PCVs who answered K8="May extend beyond my original COS date"

Ext Q2: Comparison of Reasons for Not Extending by Importance to PCVs Serving Beyond COS Somewhat Not Important

important

Important

NA

Total

Adjustment to new country or site

100%

1

Bureaucratic challenges related to extension

100%

1

100%

1

Family and personal reasons

100%

1

Feeling that I am ready to go home

100%

1

Fellow Volunteers are leaving/have left

100%

1

process Delaying the pursuit of professional/educational opportunities

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Lack of information about/difficulty defining the 3rd

100%

1

Lack of professional development opportunities

100%

1

Lack of support from Peace Corps staff

100%

1

Other: Please specify below

100%

1

year extension role

NOTE: This table includes only PCVs who answered K8="Now serving beyond my original COS date"

xt Q2: Comparison of Reasons for Not Extending by Importance to PCVs Who May Extend and PCVs Serving an Extension (excluding all "NA" responses) Are you considering a 3rd year extension? May extend beyond my original COS date Somewhat Not Important

important

Important

Total

Adjustment to new country or site

33%

17%

50%

6

Bureaucratic challenges related to extension process

43%

14%

43%

7

Delaying the pursuit of professional/educational

43%

14%

43%

7

opportunities Family and personal reasons

33%

67%

6

Feeling that I am ready to go home

50%

50%

6

Fellow Volunteers are leaving/have left

43%

57%

Lack of information about/difficulty defining the 3rd year

29%

43%

29%

7

Lack of professional development opportunities

17%

33%

50%

6

Lack of support from Peace Corps staff

29%

29%

43%

7

7

extension role

Other: Please specify below

100%

1

NOTE: See Open-Ended Responses Report for "other" reasons for not extending beyond COS

Ext Q2: Comparison of Reasons for Not Extending by Importance to PCVs Who May Extend and PCVs Serving an Extension (excluding all "NA" responses) Are you considering a 3rd year extension? I am now serving beyond my original COS date Somewhat Not Important

important

Important

Total

Adjustment to new country or site Bureaucratic challenges related to extension process

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Delaying the pursuit of professional/educational opportunities Family and personal reasons Feeling that I am ready to go home Fellow Volunteers are leaving/have left Lack of information about/difficulty defining the 3rd year extension role Lack of professional development opportunities Lack of support from Peace Corps staff Other: Please specify below NOTE: See Open-Ended Responses Report for "other" reasons for not extending beyond COS

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