Peace Corps Volunteer 2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey China Report November 7, 2008

Office of Strategic Information, Research and Planning

Table of Contents Introduction to the 2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey Report...................3 Overall Assessment of Your Peace Corps Experience...........................4 A. Your Peace Corps Assignment.........................................................10 B. Training for Your Peace Corps Assignment ..................................16 C. Your Life in the Peace Corps.............................................................20 D. Volunteer Assignment Goals and Impact..........................................29 E. Peace Corps Support .........................................................................38 F. Your Safety and Security ...................................................................47 G. Volunteers working in HIV/AIDS........................................................80 H. Your Overall Assessment of Your Peace Corps Experience...........87 I. Background Information......................................................................87

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Introduction to the 2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey Report
This Report summarizes Volunteers’ responses to the 2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey (BVS) fielded from May through August 2008. The results for regions, Posts and headquarters provide a picture of the activities, experiences and views of Peace Corps Volunteers in 2008. They show areas where Volunteers’ needs are well met as well as identify areas where improvements may be needed. Additionally, in this year’s survey, new questions were included focusing on ways in which Volunteers are meeting Peace Corps’ Goal 2 and Goal 3 Objectives. Posts are encouraged to compare these 2008 results with the 2006 survey results to note trends and changes over time. Because questions are revised from one survey to the next, a crosswalk between the 2006 and 2008 questions is posted on the OSIRP intranet page under 2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey Reports “Reference Documents.” Copies of 2006 Volunteer Survey Country Reports are available through the OSIRP intranet page. Tables and graphs are labeled by survey section, question number, and the survey question. 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 out of a set of choices. The percentages for the “select one” responses add up to 100 percent. Tables reporting Volunteer responses to “mark all that apply” questions contain three types of information: the number of Volunteers who selected each possible choice, the percentage of respondents selecting that choice, and the total number of Volunteers who answered the question (in the right-hand bottom corner of the table). Each percentage equals the number of respondents selecting that choice divided by the number of respondents who answered the question. For Volunteers’ responses to the 2008 BVS’ seven major open-ended questions (B3, B5, D6, G8, and J1-3), please refer to the other post report “BVS 2008 Survey Open Ended Questions.”

Post Surveys: Paper and Online Paper Number MODE Type of survey Percent Online Number 63 Percent 100% Number 63 Total Percent 100%

The online count above may include PDF or damaged paper surveys hand-entered into the online survey system. The online count may also include mostly completed partial surveys added to the final dataset after the survey closed.

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Overall Assessment of Your Peace Corps Experience
This section reports Volunteers’ overall satisfaction with their Peace Corps experience.

H1: How personally rewarding is your overall Peace Corps service? Not at all H1 Minimally 7% Moderately 12% Considerably 42% Exceptionally 39% Total 59

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H2: Today would you make the same decision to join the Peace Corps? No H2 2% Not likely Possibly 10% Probably 22% Definitely 66% Total 59

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H3: Would you recommend Peace Corps service to others you think are qualified? No H3 2% Not likely Possibly 5% Probably 22% Definitely 71% Total 59

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H4: How personally rewarding do you find your overall Peace Corps service? No H4 3% Not sure Yes 85% Might extend 12% Total 59

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H5: How well do your Peace Corps experiences match the expectations you had before you became a Volunteer? Not at all H5 10% Minimally 27% Moderately 37% Considerably 19% Exceptionally 7% Total 59

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H6: Would your host country benefit the most if the Peace Corps program were---? Refocused/redesi Discontinued H6 2% Reduced gned 47% Maintained as is 7% Expanded 44% Total 59

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A. Your Peace Corps Assignment
This section reports Volunteers’ primary assignment work and secondary activities. The term “primary assignment” refers to the Volunteer’s assignment which is part of an overall project plan designed by your host country partners and in-country Peace Corps staff.
A1: Number of Months in Country including PST Fewer than 3 months LOS6grp Time in country 3 to 6 months 7 to 12 months 62% 13 to 18 months 5% 19 to 27 months 32% More than 27 months 2% Total 63

A2: Which best describes your primary assignment? Percent A2 English teaching Business education/advising Urban & regional planning/municipal development Other Youth Development Water sanitation HIV/AIDS Health Forestry/parks Environmental education Other education Teacher training Math/science teaching Agroforestry Information & communications technology (ICT) NGO development Community development Agriculture/fish/livestock Total 100% 63 100% Number 63

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A3: Which of the following initiatives does your primary work include? Mark all that apply. PCV Responses $A3PrmAct A3.ENGLISH_TEACH English teaching A3.WID_GAD WID/GAD A3.GIRLS_ED Girls' education A3.HIV_AIDS HIV/AIDS A3.LIBRARY Library development A3.WWS_CM World Wise Schools/Correspondence Match A3.WORKING_W_YOUTH Working with youth A3.OTHER Other A3.HCN_VOLUNTEER Mobilize host country nationals (HCNs) to volunteer A3.BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity conservation A3.BUSINESS_AD Business advising A3.CHILD_SURVIVAL Child survival A3.ENVIRONMENT Environment work A3.FOOD_SECURITY Household food security A3.INCOME_GENERATION Income generation A3.ICT Information and communications technology (ICT) A3.MICRO_ENTERPRISE Micro-enterprise A3.NATUR_RESCS Natural resources management A3.NUTRITION_ED Nutrition education A3.RURAL_DEVELOPMENT Rural development A3.URBAN_DEVELOPMENT Urban development/municipal development A3.WORKING_W_DISABLED Working with disabled A3.WORKING_W_NGO Working with NGO(s) Total Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply." 63 63 15 9 8 8 6 5 2 1 % Involved in Initiative 100% 24% 14% 13% 13% 10% 8% 3% 2% Total PCVs Responding

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A3: Which of the following initiatives does your primary work include? Other (specify) PERCENT A3.OTHER.TEXT Science and Engineering Career Skills Development English for Special Purposes Total 97% 2% 2% 100% NUMBER 61 1 1 63

A4: Hours Spent on Primary Assignment During Average Work Week None A4Hrs6grp 1-10 hrs 2% 11-20 hrs 44% 21-30 hrs 41% 31-40 hrs 11% More than 40 hrs 2% Total 63

A4: How many hours do you spend on your primary assignment during an average work week? All Volunteers A4 63 Average 24.1 Lowest reported 10 Highest reported 50 Did not answer 0

A5: To what extent are your skills, interests, and experiences used by your primary assignment? Not at all A5 Poorly 13% Adequately 29% Well 44% Very Well 14% Total 63

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A6. Which of the following do your secondary activities include? Mark all that apply. PCV Responses $A6SecAct A6.ENGLISH_TEACH English teaching A6.WID_GAD WID/GAD A6.WORKING_W_YOUTH Working with youth A6.LIBRARY Library development A6.HIV_AIDS HIV/AIDS A6.GIRLS_ED Girls' education A6.WWS_CM World Wise Schools/Correspondence Match A6.OTHER Other A6.ENVIRONMENT Environment work A6.HCN_VOLUNTEER Mobilize host country nationals (HCNs) to volunteer A6.WORKING_W_DISABLED Working with disabled A6.BUSINESS_AD Business advising A6.URBAN_DEVELOPMENT Urban development/municipal development A6.NATUR_RESCS Natural resources management A6.NUTRITION_ED Nutrition education A6.RURAL_DEVELOPMENT Rural development A6.BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity conservation A6.CHILD_SURVIVAL Child survival A6.FOOD_SECURITY Household food security A6.INCOME_GENERATION Income generation A6.ICT Information and communications technology (ICT) A6.MICRO_ENTERPRISE Micro-enterprise A6.WORKING_W_NGO Working with NGO(s) Total Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply." 61 32 27 25 23 21 20 14 14 7 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 % Involved in Initiative 52% 44% 41% 38% 34% 33% 23% 23% 11% 7% 7% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% Total PCVs Responding

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A6: Which of the following do your secondary activities include? Other (specify) Column N % A6.OTEXT teacher training Working with an academic research press working at an orphanage translation correction Sex / health education out of classroom campus activities for students Orphanage Japanese teaching gathering with small groups of students emergency preparedness drama Arts/Music Development Total 79% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% Count 50 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 63 100% Row N %

A6: No Secondary Activities Percent A6.NOSECACTS NA No secondary activities Total 98% 2% 100% Number 62 1 63

A7: Hours Spent on Secondary Activities During Average Work Week None A7Hrs6grp 1-10 hrs 90% 11-20 hrs 8% 21-30 hrs 2% 31-40 hrs More than 40 hrs Total 61

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A7. How many hours do you spend on secondary activities during an average work week? All Volunteers A7 63 Average 6.3 Lowest reported 1 Highest reported 28 Did not answer 2

A8. To what extent is the Peace Corps work you do personally satisfying? Not at all A8 2% Minimally 6% Moderately 29% Considerably 41% Exceptionally 22% Total 63

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B. Training for Your Peace Corps Assignment
This section reports Volunteers’ assessments of the effectiveness of their Pre-Service Training (B2) and In-Service Training (B4) 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.
B1: How long was your Pre-Service Training (PST) before you were sworn in as a Volunteer? Longer 6 weeks or less B1 0% 7 weeks 3% 8 weeks 29% 9 weeks 17% 10 weeks 43% 11 weeks 3% 12 weeks 2% than 12 weeks 3% Total 63

B2: How effective was your Pre-Service Training (PST) in preparing you to-Not effective B2A a. Manage cultural differences B2B b. Deal with adjustment issues B2C c. Work with counterparts B2D d. Use language needed in work/social interactions B2E e. Perform technical aspects of your work B2F f. Work with project goals and objectives B2G g. Use participatory development assessments (e.g., PACA) B2H h. Monitor project goals and outcomes B2I i. Maintain your physical health B2J j. Maintain your mental/emotional health B2K k. Maintain your personal safety and security 9% 19% 50% 15% 7% 54 23% 26% 37% 11% 3% 35 2% 5% Poor 2% Adequate 35% Effective 44% Very Effective 19% Total 63

6% 10% 5%

27% 61% 29%

49% 20% 33%

17% 3% 33%

63 59 63

19%

32%

31%

16%

62

2%

15%

29%

39%

16%

62

2%

3%

13%

31%

51%

61

2%

3%

24%

39%

32%

62

11%

39%

49%

61

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B4: How effective was your In-Service Training (IST) in preparing you to-Not effective B4A a. Manage cultural differences B4B b. Deal with adjustment issues B4C c. Build relationships with counterparts B4D d. Use language needed in work/social interactions B4E e. Perform technical aspects of your work B4F f. Work with project goals and objectives B4G g. Use participatory development assessments (e.g., PACA) B4H h. Monitor project goals and outcomes B4I i. Maintain your physical health B4J j. Maintain your mental/emotional health B4K k. Maintain your personal safety and security 4% 18% 37% 35% 6% 51 19% 19% 38% 19% 4% 26 2% Poor 7% Adequate 42% Effective 39% Very Effective 12% Total 57

6%

42%

38%

12%

52

14%

7%

52%

19%

7%

42

5%

9%

43%

24%

19%

58

2%

10%

43%

26%

20%

61

2%

7%

51%

29%

11%

55

2%

5%

32%

19%

42%

57

2%

9%

30%

28%

31%

54

4%

33%

32%

32%

57

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B6.1: Did you have this skill before joining the Peace Corps? Yes B6A_BEFORE a. Skills specific to my assignment B6B_BEFORE b. Assessing community needs B6C_BEFORE c. Organizing/ implementing community activities B6D_BEFORE d. Building capacity of local organizations B6E_BEFORE e. Monitoring, reporting and evaluating my work B6F_BEFORE f. Designing and implementing training sessions 43% 57% 63 84% 16% 63 17% 83% 63 56% 44% 63 79% No 21% Total 63

30%

70%

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B6.2: Is the skill needed for your Peace Corps work? Yes B6A_NEEDED a. Skills specific to my assignment B6B_NEEDED b. Assessing community needs B6C_NEEDED c. Organizing/ implementing community activities B6D_NEEDED d. Building capacity of local organizations B6E_NEEDED e. Monitoring, reporting and evaluating my work B6F_NEEDED f. Designing and implementing training sessions The Peace Corps 2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey: China Country Report
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63%

37%

62

63%

37%

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28%

72%

61

87%

13%

62

69%

31%

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B6.3: Have you had adequate Peace Corps training to acquire the skill? No Training Yes B6A_ADEQ a. Skills specific to my assignment B6B_ADEQ b. Assessing community needs B6C_ADEQ c. Organizing/ implementing community activities B6D_ADEQ d. Building capacity of local organizations B6E_ADEQ e. Monitoring, reporting and evaluating my work B6F_ADEQ f. Designing and implementing training sessions 49% 44% 7% 43 69% 26% 6% 54 24% 59% 18% 17 38% 51% 10% 39 78% No 20% Needed 2% Total 54

64%

33%

3%

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C. Your Life in the Peace Corps
This section reports on Volunteers’ description of and adjustment to their living conditions, including a new question (C13) about the typical ways that Volunteers cope with stress. Adding to questions about Volunteers’ access to various information and communications technologies (ICTs), the 2008 BVS also asked about how often Volunteers typically use each type of “ICTs” in question C10.
C1: Please choose the best description of your assigned site.

Outer island (regardless of size) C1

Village/rural area (population under Rural town (pop. 2,000) 2% 2,000 to 25,000) 3%

City (pop. over 25,000)–not the capital 94% Capital of the country 2% Total 63

C2: Have you lived with a host country individual or family?

Never lived with a HC individual or family C2 Yes, only during PST. 98%

Yes, in my community (not during PST).

Yes, during PST & later in my community. 2% Total 63

C2: If yes, how many months have you lived with a HC individual or family?

1 C2HCFgrp Months with host family

2 87%

3 9%

4-6

7-12 4%

13-18

19-24

25+

Total 53

C3: How Integrated into your community do you feel now?

Not at all C3

Poorly 19%

Adequately 46%

Well 27%

Very well 8%

Total 63

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C4: How well can you communicate in the language used by most people now?

Not at all C4

Poorly 21%

Adequately 48%

Well 24%

Very well 8%

Total 63

C5: How well does your living allowance meet your basic needs?

Not at all C5 3%

Poorly 11%

Adequately 47%

Well 19%

Very well 19%

Total 62

C6a: How far away in kilometers is the closest PCV other than your spouse or site mates?

0-5 km C6Agrp PCV proximity (kilometers) 34%

6-10 km 13%

11-20 km 10%

21-30 km 3%

31-50 km 51-100 km 101+ km 8% 13% 19%

Total 62

C6b: How far away in minutes (by typical transport) is the closest PCV other than your spouse or site mates?

0-15 min C6Bgrp PCV proximity (minutes) 25%

16-30 min 21%

31-60 min 24%

61-120 min 14%

121+ min 16%

Total 63

C7: How often do you see other PCVs (not including spouse or site mates)?

Several times a Daily C7 2% week 11% Weekly 29% Every 2 weeks 17% Monthly 13%

Less than once a month 29% Total 63

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C8: Do you prefer to have other PCVs living near you?

Yes C8 57%

No 33%

No preference 10%

Total 63

C9: Do you have the following at your residence? Never C9A_HOME Electricity C9B_HOME Running water C9C_HOME Landline telephone C9D_HOME Short-wave radio C9E_HOME Cell phone C9F_HOME Satellite phone C9G_HOME Computer C9H_HOME Internet access 2% 85% 16% 100% 8% 5% 3% 3% 10% 49% 79% 43% 2% 10% 2% 2% Sometimes Usually 40% 43% 13% Always 60% 56% 84% 15% 73% Total 63 63 62 62 63 61 63 63

C9: Do you have the following at your work site? Never C9A_WORK Electricity C9B_WORK Running water C9C_WORK Landline telephone C9D_WORK Short-wave radio C9E_WORK Cell phone C9F_WORK Satellite phone C9G_WORK Computer C9H_WORK Internet access 2% 19% 89% 24% 100% 13% 22% 18% 16% 18% 29% 51% 33% Sometimes 2% 2% 5% 2% 3% 10% Usually 38% 35% 13% Always 60% 62% 63% 10% 63% Total 63 63 62 63 63 62 61 63

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C10: Please describe how often you typically use the following at your work site. Once a week or Never C10A_WRKUSE Landline telephone C10B_WRKUSE Short-wave radio C10C_WRKUSE Cell phone C10D_WRKUSE Satellite phone C10E_WRKUSE Computer C10F_WRKUSE Internet C10G_WRKUSE E-mail C10G2_WRKUSE Text messaging C10H_WRKUSE Other telecommunications 3% 28% 23% less 37% More than once a week 27% Daily 13% Total 62

100% 29% 100% 5% 5% 13% 14% 13% 21% 32% 16% 83% 75% 52% 42% 11% 25% 35%

62 63 62 63 63 63 43

82%

8%

5%

5%

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C10: Please describe how often you typically use the following for your personal use. Once a week or Never C10A_PERUSE Landline telephone C10B_PERUSE Short-wave radio C10C_PERUSE Cell phone C10D_PERUSE Satellite phone C10E_PERUSE Computer C10F_PERUSE Internet C10G_PERUSE E-mail C10G2_PERUSE Text messaging C10H_PERUSE Other telecommunications 23% 5% 19% less 29% More than once a week 35% Daily 16% Total 62

97% 19% 98%

3% 6% 2% 6% 6% 6% 9% 94% 94% 94% 63% 16% 59%

62 63 62 63 63 63 43

80%

11%

2%

7%

61

NOTE: Text messaging added after survey start.

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C11: What is the most effective way you use to communicate with PC staff? C11_ONE Most effective Email/ internet Cell phone (voice) Work/ home landline telephone Text messaging Other Other landline telephone Satellite phone Letters In-person visits Fax CB radio Cable/ telegram Total 100% 63 73% 17% 8% 2% 46 11 5 1

C11: What is the second most effective way you use to communicate with PC staff? C11_TWO Second most effective Cell phone (voice) Work/ home landline telephone Email/ internet Text messaging In-person visits Other landline telephone Fax Other Satellite phone Letters CB radio Cable/ telegram Total 100% 63 35% 29% 17% 6% 6% 3% 3% 22 18 11 4 4 2 2

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C11: What is the third most effective way you use to communicate with PC staff? C11_THREE Third most effective In-person visits Work/ home landline telephone Fax Cell phone (voice) Email/ internet Text messaging Other landline telephone Letters Other Satellite phone CB radio Cable/ telegram Total 100% 63 24% 21% 19% 16% 10% 8% 2% 2% 15 13 12 10 6 5 1 1

C12: How do you rate the effectiveness of your communication resources for contacting in-country PC staff?

Very poor C12

Poor

Adequate 5%

Good 27%

Excellent 68%

Total 62

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C13: Please mark all of the typical ways in which you cope with stress. % Using This PCV Responses $C13StressReducers C13.PERSHOBBY Pursue personal hobbies C13.USFAMFRND Talk w US friends family C13.LOCALPCV Talk w local PCVs C13.SPORTS Participate in sports C13.OTHRPROJ Get involved in other projects C13.COWKR Talk w coworkers (not PCV) C13.OTHRPCV Talk w outside PCVs C13.LEAVE Leave community for a time C13.PRAY Pray C13.MEDITATE Meditate C13.OTHRACT Other activity C13.PC Talk w PC staff C13.OTHRS Talk w others C13.HOSTFAM Talk w host family Total *Percents total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "mark all that apply." 57 Stress Reducer 92% Total PCVs Responding

55

89%

46

74%

45

73%

43

69%

35

56%

33

53%

32 15 14 7 6 6 3

52% 24% 23% 11% 10% 10% 5% 62

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C13: I talk with the following "Others"-- (specify) Percent C13.OTHRS.TEXT HCNs students Other foreign nationals in country HCN fiance Chinese friends Total 90% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 100% Number 57 2 1 1 1 1 63

C13: I do the following"Other" activity-- (specify) Percent C13.OTHRACT.TEXT2 study the local language Study Chinese spend time with students read books, magazines, and internet sites; wander around town massages hang out with my Chinese friends Go out with HCNs Total 2% 2% 2% 100% 1 1 1 63 2% 1 89% 2% 2% 2% Number 56 1 1 1

C13: When asked about ways of coping with stress, Volunteers who answered "No stress"

NA C13.NOSTRESS 98%

I have no stress 2%

Total 63

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D. Volunteer Assignment Goals and Impact
This section reports Volunteers’ self-assessments of their impact on the individuals (D3, D4) and organizations (D7) in the communities in which they serve. At the end of this section, Volunteers’ third goal activities, participation in Coverdell World Wise School/Correspondence Match (CWWS/CM) and use of Peace Corps resources to support their work are reported in questions D8-10.
D1: How clear to you are the following aspects of your Volunteer assignment? Exceptionally Not at all Clear D1A a. Project plan’s goals and objectives D1B b. Project activities D1C c. My role and responsibilities D1D d. Sponsoring agency’s responsibilities D1E e. My APCD/Program Manager’s responsibilities D1F f. Monitoring, reporting, and evaluating tasks 2% 3% 0% 2 6% 5% 3% 3 27% 24% 16% 4 40% 40% 46% Clear 25% 27% 35% Total 63 62 63

7%

18%

32%

28%

16%

57

0%

13%

27%

34%

26%

62

0%

8%

24%

55%

13%

62

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D2: To what extent does your Volunteer assignment work accomplish the following? Not at all D2A a. Meets the objectives of my project D2B b. Builds local capacity for sustainability D2C c. Involves local people in planning and implementing activities D2D d. Complements other local development activities D2E e. Transfers skills to host country individuals and organizations D2F f. Mobilizes host country nationals (HCNs) to volunteer D2G g. Helps promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served D2H h. Helps promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans 3% 5% 21% 41% 30% 61 0% 0% 14% 32% 54% 63 26% 33% 32% 9% 0% 57 6% 21% 32% 27% 13% 62 30% 23% 21% 21% 5% 57 14% 42% 14% 25% 5% 59 0% 2 3% 3 27% 4 44% Exceptionally 25% Total 63

15%

37%

23%

20%

5%

60

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D3: How much impact does your assignment have on the capacities of HC counterparts with whom you work? None D3A a. Ability to access information (e.g., library, Internet, etc.) D3B b. Leadership skills D3C c. Planning and management D3D d. Problem solving D3E e. Self-esteem D3F f. Technical skills D3H h. Use of external resources (e.g., grants, international NGOs) D3I i. Better understanding of Americans D3J j. Other 3% 57% 5% 7% 19% 21% 24% 0% 49% 14% 63 14 67% 20% 8% 6% 0% 51 24% 40% 43% 29% 33% 31% 21% 17% 17% 17% 29% 26% 21% 22% 36% 12% 10% 16% 22% 9% 3% 3% 3% 10% 5% 58 58 58 59 58 36% 28% 14% 21% 2% 58 2 3 4 Exceptional Total

NOTE: Use of local resources (D3g) asked only on paper surveys.

D3: What "other" impacts does your primary assignment have on host country counterparts? (specify) Percent D3_OTHR none new ideas and interpretations of global and existential issues new ideas about education apptoach and methods mutual understanding of each others' cultures Total 94% 2% 2% Number 59 1 1

2%

1

2% 100%

1 63

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D4: How much impact does your assignment have on the capacities of HC individuals with whom you interact? None D4A a. Ability to access information (e.g., library, Internet, etc.) D4B b. Leadership skills D4C c. Planning and management D4D d. Problem solving D4E e. Self-esteem D4F f. Technical skills D4G g. Use of local resources D4H h. Use of external resources (e.g., grants, international NGOs) D4I i. Better understanding of Americans D4J j. Other 0% 29% 0% 0% 6% 0% 29% 0% 65% 71% 63 7 77% 8% 6% 4% 4% 48 8% 16% 6% 2% 12% 38% 8% 23% 15% 5% 15% 19% 32% 35% 37% 22% 25% 33% 35% 21% 27% 41% 33% 7% 17% 5% 15% 30% 15% 2% 63 62 62 63 60 42 16% 11% 24% 37% 11% 62 2 3 4 Exceptional Total

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D4: What "other" impacts does your primary assignment have on host country individuals? (specify) Percent D4_OTHR understanding of history, philosophy, friendship, world relations it's hard to describe what I share with my students, but there's never been anything I've enjoyed as much as sharing it with them. When I am able to identify my role in increasing their courage and cleverness, I feel a pride that is very new to me. for students: becoming more of a global citizen, and being more aware of the outside world, external events, and becoming aware of the existence of other ideas (political, etc.) Total 100% 63 2% 1 2% 1 95% 2% Number 60 1

D5: To what extent have HC individuals gained a better understanding of Americans? (including "Too early to tell") Not at All D5 0% Minimally 2% Moderately 19% Considerably 54% Exceptionally 24% Too early to tell 2% Total 63

Looking at Impact on HCNs Understanding of Americans (D5) by Time in Country (LOS2grp) Low LOS2grp One Yr or less More than 1 Yr Goal2impact Goal2impact 3% Average 18% 21% High 77% 79% Too early to tell 3% Total 39 24

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D5: To what extent have HC individuals gained a better understanding of Americans? (excluding "Too early to tell") Not at All D5 Minimally 2% Moderately 19% Considerably 55% Exceptionally 24% Total 62

D7: To what extent does your assignment enhance the capacities of local organizations? None D7A a. Identifying and prioritzing organizational needs D7B b. Leadership D7C c. Management D7D d. Monitoring and evaluation D7E e. Planning and implementing organizational activities D7F f. Teamwork/participatory decision-making D7G g. Use of local resources D7H h. Better understanding of Americans D7I i. Other 37% 45% 3% 0% 23% 11% 5% 0% 23% 29% 16% 0% 14% 13% 39% 0% 4% 2% 36% 100% 57 55 61 1 29% 24% 29% 14% 3% 58 33% 42% 38% 16% 16% 19% 36% 25% 33% 15% 16% 10% 0% 0% 0% 55 55 58 41% 24% 21% 14% 0% 58 2 3 4 Exceptional Total

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D8. In which of the following third goal activities have you participated? Total PCVs PCV Responses $D8Goal3Acts D8.ELECTRONIC_UPDATES Electronic updates D8.HOSTING Hosting American visitors D8.WWS_CM CWWS/Corresp Match D8.PAPER_UPDATES Paper updates D8.BLOG Personal website blog D8.PEN_PAL Pen pal program D8.PC_WEEK PC Week activities D8.SPOKE Spoke during home leave D8.OTHER Other third goal activity D8.PODCAST Podcasts Total 60 51 % Doing This 85% Responding

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D9: Would you recommend participation in the CWWS CMS to other Volunteers? I participated in I participated in CWWS/ No CWWS/CM participation D9 59% CM & would recommend it to others 25% CWWS/CM & would NOTrecommend it to others 15% Total 59

D10: Please evaluate the following resources that you use to support your Volunteer activities. Aware but Resource not Unaware of available D10A a. HIV/AIDS funds-PEPFAR/VAST D10B b. PC Partnership Program (PCPP) D10C c. Resource Center materials D10D d. Small Project Assistance (SPA) D10E e. Other resource I have used (specify in next question) 26% 53% 11% 5% 5% 38 13% 21% resource 58% have not used 19% Based on ineffective Based on effective Based on my effective 2% Total 62

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D10: What "other" resources do you use to support your Volunteer activities? (specify) Percent D10_OTHR Phonetics books for teaching Online lesson plans international book donation programs such as Darien Book Aid Book Aid -- donations of publications, free of charge Total 94% 2% 2% 2% Number 59 1 1 1

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E. Peace Corps Support
This section reports Volunteers’ assessments of in-country Peace Corps support, host country counterpart support, and the factors such as work, relationships and isolation that contribute to stress. A new 2008 BVS question (E9) asked Volunteers how much support they receive from Peace Corps to help cope with the stress of HIV/AIDS in their communities. Another new question (E11) asked about the extent of the Country Director’s interaction with Volunteers to be aware of Volunteer issues and concerns.
E1: How soon after you arrived in your community was adequate housing available? Immediately E1 93% Within 3 months 5% Within 6 months 2% Within 1 year More than a year Not yet available Total 61

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E2: When you arrived at your community, how prepared for your arrival were the host people with whom you work? Not at all E2 Poorly 6% Adequately 26% Well 39% Very well 29% Total 62

E3: How well prepared was your site upon your arrival? Not at all E3 Poorly 8% Adequately 23% Well 40% Very well 29% Total 62

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E4: How many hours does it take you in typical travel time to reach-Less than 2 hours E4A Main Peace Corps office E4B Regional PC office E4C PC-approved health care provider 7% 7% 73% 2 to 6 hours 31% 21% 12% 7 to 10 hours 10% 7% 3% 11 to 18 hours 18% 3% 5% 19 to 24 hours 21% 2% 3% More than 24 hours 13% 8% 3% 52% NA Total

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E6: Have you experienced a family or personal emergency? No Count E6 54 Row N % 87% Count 8 Yes Row N % 13% Count 62 Total Row N % 100%

E6_RATED : How much support and assistance did you receive from Peace Corps? None E6_RATED 12% Minimal 12% Moderate 25% Considerable 12% Exceptional 38% Total 8

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E7: How satisfied are you with the support provided by in-country PC staff on the following? Not at all E7A a. Administrative/logistical E7B b. Cross-cultural E7C c. Emotional E7D d. Feedback on my project activities E7E e. Job assignment E7F f. Language learning E7G g. Management E7H h. Medical E7I i. Safety and security support E7J j. Site selection E7K k. Technical skills 5% 2% 14% 2% 4% 3% 2% 2 2% 14% 9% 21% 3% 8% 7% 3 10% 28% 30% 29% 25% 18% 26% 2% 10% 15% 35% 4 35% 39% 41% 31% 36% 41% 43% 22% 20% 25% 26% Completely 53% 18% 17% 16% 34% 33% 24% 77% 69% 58% 19% Total 60 57 54 58 59 61 58 60 59 59 57

E8: How much support do you receive from host country supervisors, sponsors, counterparts? None E8A a. Administrative/logistical E8B b. Cross-cultural E8C c. Emotional E8D d. Feedback on my project activities E8E e. Job development E8F f. Language E8G g. Safety and security support E8H h. Technical skills 3% 15% 44% 27% 29% 20% 12% 35% 2 15% 27% 16% 32% 31% 20% 17% 25% 3 39% 25% 26% 25% 27% 27% 25% 22% 4 33% 29% 14% 14% 14% 28% 30% 17% 5% 17% 2% 2% Exceptional 10% 3% Total 61 59 57 59 59 60 60 60

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E9: How much PC support do you receive to help cope with HIV/AIDS stress in your community? (Including PCVs Reporting No Stress) NA/I have no No support E9 Minimal support 8% Adequate support 5% Considerable support 3% Exceptional support HIV/AIDS stress 84% Total 61

E9: How much PC support do you receive to help cope with HIV/AIDS stress in your community? (Excluding PCVs Reporting No Stress) Considerable No support E9 0% Minimal support Adequate support 50% 30% support 20% Exceptional support 0% Total 10

E10A: How would you rate your Country Director visits? Inadequate E10A_INFO Informative content E10A_COMFY My comfort level discussing issues E10A_RESPSV Responsiveness to my issues 29% Adequate 71% Total 24

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E10C: How would you rate your PTO/SRPC visits? Inadequate E10C_INFO Informative content E10C_COMFY My comfort level discussing issues E10C_RESPSV Responsiveness to my issues 24% Adequate 76% Total 33

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E10E: How would you rate your S&S Coordinator visits? Inadequate E10E_INFO Informative content E10E_COMFY My comfort level discussing issues E10E_RESPSV Responsiveness to my issues 15% Adequate 85% Total 13

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E10F: How would you rate your other Staff visits? Inadequate E10F_INFO Informative content E10F_COMFY My comfort level discussing issues E10F_RESPSV Responsiveness to my issues 0% Adequate 100% Total 10

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E10.OTHR: Please specify the "Other" post staff who have visited you. Count E10_OTHER Admin Officer Administrative Officer Assistants to the Program Managers Language Coordinator medical staff (visit site once per year) Peace Corps staff came after the earthquake to make sure my apartment was OK Program Assistant Total 1 63 2% 100% 1 2% 56 1 1 1 1 1 Column N % 89% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%

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E12: To what extent do the following create stress and/or emotional health issues for you?

Exceptionally Not at all stressful E12A a. Cultural issues E12B b. Dealing with violence in country E12C c. My health/medical problems E12D d. US family/friends/loved ones E12E e. Isolation/loneliness E12F f. Local language E12G g. Primary assignment E12H h. HCN relationships E12I i. Relationships with other PCVs E12J j. PC staff relationships E12K k. Safety and security E12L l. Other 7% 52% 2 11% 28% 3 38% 12% 4 43% 9% stressful 2% Total 61 58

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F. Your Safety and Security
This section reports on how safe (F1) and informed about their safety (F2) Volunteers feel. Their experiences with reported and unreported crimes within and outside of their communities are summarized. The 2008 BVS definitions of burglary, theft and robbery were revised from earlier Volunteer Surveys to match the current crime definitions used in Office of Safety and Security reports. The 2008 BVS provided the following guidelines: • Burglary (illegal entry into your permanent or temporary housing, whether or not anything is taken) • Theft (no confrontation with thief; for example, pickpocket gets your wallet) • Robbery (thief used or threatened force or weapon to take money/items; for example, thief threatened you with • • •
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F1: How safe do you feel...?

Adequately Not at All Safe Often Unsafe F1A Where you live F1B Where you work F1C When you travel incountry F1D City where main Peace Corps office is located 5% 2% 7% Safe 7% 5% 28% Usually Safe 24% 21% 44% Very Safe 64% 72% 21% Total 59 58 57

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F4: When traveling in your host country, how often has your safety been threatened by any of the following?

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F6: In the past 12 months, how many times have your experienced the following crimes within your community? Did not experience F6A_WITHIN Burglary F6B_WITHIN Theft F6C_WITHIN Robbery F6D_WITHIN Physical assault F6E_WITHIN Aggravated assault F6F_WITHIN Sexual assault (no rape) F6G_WITHIN Rape 95% 83% 98% 95% 100% 1 5% 12% 2% 5% 2% 2% 2% 2 3 4+ Total 58 59 59 59 58

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F6A: How often have you personally reported your in-community experience with any of the following crimes? Did not report to PC F6A_WITHIN_REPTED Buglary reported F6B_WITHIN_REPTED Theft reported F6C_WITHIN_REPTED Robbery reported F6D_WITHIN_REPTED Physical assault reported F6F_WITHIN_REPTED Sexual assault reported 67% 100% Reported once Reported twice Reported 3 Reported 4+ times times Total 2

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F6A: How often have you personally reported your out-of-community experience with any of the following crimes? Did not report to PC F6B_OUTSIDE_REPTED Theft reported F6D_OUTSIDE_REPTED Physical assault reported 25% Reported once Reported twice 75% Reported 3 times Reported 4+ times Total 4

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F7A: I reported my experience with burglary to-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F7A F7A_REPTED_TO.COMMUNI TY Community Member F7A_REPTED_TO.VOL_NET WORK Vol Support Network F7A_REPTED_TO.PCMO PCMO F7A_REPTED_TO.CD CD F7A_REPTED_TO.SSC S&S Coordinator F7A_REPTED_TO.PC_DUTY PC Duty Officer F7A_REPTED_TO.OTHR_ST AFF Other PC Staff F7A_REPTED_TO.OTHR Other Total 2 2 % Reporting To 100% Responding

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F7B: I reported my experience with theft to-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F7B F7B_REPTED_TO.SSC S&S Coordinator F7B_REPTED_TO.OTHR_ST AFF Other PC Staff F7B_REPTED_TO.COMMUNI TY Community Member F7B_REPTED_TO.OTHR Other F7B_REPTED_TO.VOL_NET WORK Vol Support Network F7B_REPTED_TO.PCMO PCMO F7B_REPTED_TO.CD CD F7B_REPTED_TO.PC_DUTY PC Duty Officer Total 9 6 % Reporting To 67% Responding

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F7C: I reported my experience with robbery to-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F7C F7C_REPTED_TO.SSC S&S Coordinator F7C_REPTED_TO.PC_DUTY PC Duty Officer F7C_REPTED_TO.VOL_NET WORK Vol Support Network F7C_REPTED_TO.COMMUNI TY Community Member F7C_REPTED_TO.PCMO PCMO F7C_REPTED_TO.CD CD F7C_REPTED_TO.OTHR_ST AFF Other PC Staff F7C_REPTED_TO.OTHR Other Total 1 1 % Reporting To 100% Responding

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F7D: I reported my experience with physical assault to-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F7D F7D_REPTED_TO.COMMUNI TY Community Member F7D_REPTED_TO.SSC S&S Coordinator F7D_REPTED_TO.PC_DUTY PC Duty Officer F7D_REPTED_TO.VOL_NET WORK Vol Support Network F7D_REPTED_TO.OTHR Other F7D_REPTED_TO.PCMO PCMO F7D_REPTED_TO.CD CD F7D_REPTED_TO.OTHR_ST AFF Other PC Staff Total 3 3 % Reporting To 100% Responding

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F7E: I reported my experience with aggravated assault to-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F7E F7E_REPTED_TO.PCMO PCMO F7E_REPTED_TO.CD CD F7E_REPTED_TO.SSC S&S Coordinator F7E_REPTED_TO.PC_DUTY PC Duty Officer F7E_REPTED_TO.OTHR_ST AFF Other PC Staff F7E_REPTED_TO.VOL_NET WORK Vol Support Network F7E_REPTED_TO.COMMUNI TY Community Member F7E_REPTED_TO.OTHR Other Total % Reporting To Responding

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F7F: I reported my experience with sexual assault to-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F7F F7F_REPTED_TO.VOL_NET WORK Vol Support Network F7F_REPTED_TO.COMMUNI TY Community Member F7F_REPTED_TO.PCMO PCMO F7F_REPTED_TO.CD CD F7F_REPTED_TO.SSC S&S Coordinator F7F_REPTED_TO.PC_DUTY PC Duty Officer F7F_REPTED_TO.OTHR_ST AFF Other PC Staff F7F_REPTED_TO.OTHR Other Total 3 3 % Reporting To 100% Responding

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F7G: I reported my experience with rape to-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F7G F7G_REPTED_TO.PCMO PCMO F7G_REPTED_TO.CD CD F7G_REPTED_TO.SSC S&S Coordinator F7G_REPTED_TO.PC_DUTY PC Duty Officer F7G_REPTED_TO.OTHR_ST AFF Other PC Staff F7G_REPTED_TO.VOL_NET WORK Vol Support Network F7G_REPTED_TO.COMMUNI TY Community Member F7G_REPTED_TO.OTHR Other Total % Reporting To Responding

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F8A: I didn't report my experience with burglary because-Total PCVs PCV Responses % Citing Reason $F8A F8A_REPTED_NOT.HURT_C OMM_RELAT Might hurt my relationship with the community F8A_REPTED_NOT.NO_HEL P Did not think the Peace Corps could help F8A_REPTED_NOT.CHANGE _SITE Believed it could result in changing sites F8A_REPTED_NOT.TOO_CO MMON Felt it was too minor or common to report F8A_REPTED_NOT.CONFID ENTIALITY Concerns of possible confidentiality breach F8A_REPTED_NOT.DISCIPLI N_ACTION Might result in disciplinary action against me F8A_REPTED_NOT.OTHR Buglary why not reported Other Total 1 1 100% Responding

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F8B: I didn't report my experience with theft because-Total PCVs PCV Responses % Citing Reason $F8B F8B_REPTED_NOT.TOO_CO MMON Felt it was too minor or common to report F8B_REPTED_NOT.NO_HEL P Did not think the Peace Corps could help F8B_REPTED_NOT.CHANGE _SITE Believed it could result in changing sites F8B_REPTED_NOT.CONFID ENTIALITY Concerns of possible confidentiality breach F8B_REPTED_NOT.DISCIPLI N_ACTION Might result in disciplinary action against me F8B_REPTED_NOT.HURT_C OMM_RELAT Might hurt my relationship with the community F8B_REPTED_NOT.OTHR Theft why not reported Other Total 6 2 33% 6 100% Responding

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F8C: I didn't report my experience with robbery because-Total PCVs PCV Responses % Citing Reason $F8C F8C_REPTED_NOT.NO_HEL P Did not think the Peace Corps could help F8C_REPTED_NOT.CHANG E_SITE Believed it could result in changing sites F8C_REPTED_NOT.TOO_CO MMON Felt it was too minor or common to report F8C_REPTED_NOT.CONFID ENTIALITY Concerns of possible confidentiality breach F8C_REPTED_NOT.DISCIPLI N_ACTION Might result in disciplinary action against me F8C_REPTED_NOT.HURT_C OMM_RELAT Might hurt my relationship with the community F8C_REPTED_NOT.OTHR Robbery why not reported Other Total Responding

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F8D: I didn't report my experience with physical assault because-Total PCVs PCV Responses % Citing Reason $F8D F8D_REPTED_NOT.TOO_CO MMON Felt it was too minor or common to report F8D_REPTED_NOT.CONFID ENTIALITY Concerns of possible confidentiality breach F8D_REPTED_NOT.DISCIPLI N_ACTION Might result in disciplinary action against me F8D_REPTED_NOT.NO_HEL P Did not think the Peace Corps could help F8D_REPTED_NOT.CHANG E_SITE Believed it could result in changing sites F8D_REPTED_NOT.HURT_C OMM_RELAT Might hurt my relationship with the community F8D_REPTED_NOT.OTHR Physical assault why not reported Other Total 3 1 33% 1 33% 3 100% Responding

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F8E: I didn't report my experience with aggravated assault because-Total PCVs PCV Responses % Citing Reason $F8E F8E_REPTED_NOT.NO_HEL P Did not think the Peace Corps could help F8E_REPTED_NOT.CHANGE _SITE Believed it could result in changing sites F8E_REPTED_NOT.TOO_CO MMON Felt it was too minor or common to report F8E_REPTED_NOT.CONFID ENTIALITY Concerns of possible confidentiality breach F8E_REPTED_NOT.DISCIPLI N_ACTION Might result in disciplinary action against me F8E_REPTED_NOT.HURT_C OMM_RELAT Might hurt my relationship with the community F8E_REPTED_NOT.OTHR Aggravated assault not reported Other Total Responding

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F8F: I didn't report my experience with sexual assault because-Total PCVs PCV Responses % Citing Reason $F8F F8F_REPTED_NOT.NO_HEL P Did not think the Peace Corps could help F8F_REPTED_NOT.TOO_CO MMON Felt it was too minor or common to report F8F_REPTED_NOT.CHANGE _SITE Believed it could result in changing sites F8F_REPTED_NOT.CONFID ENTIALITY Concerns of possible confidentiality breach F8F_REPTED_NOT.DISCIPLI N_ACTION Might result in disciplinary action against me F8F_REPTED_NOT.HURT_C OMM_RELAT Might hurt my relationship with the community F8F_REPTED_NOT.OTHR Sexual assault why not reported Other Total 3 1 33% 2 67% Responding

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F8G: I didn't report my experience with rape because-Total PCVs PCV Responses % Citing Reason $F8G F8G_REPTED_NOT.NO_HEL P Did not think the Peace Corps could help F8G_REPTED_NOT.CHANG E_SITE Believed it could result in changing sites F8G_REPTED_NOT.TOO_C OMMON Felt it was too minor or common to report F8G_REPTED_NOT.CONFID ENTIALITY Concerns of possible confidentiality breach F8G_REPTED_NOT.DISCIPLI N_ACTION Might result in disciplinary action against me F8G_REPTED_NOT.HURT_C OMM_RELAT Might hurt my relationship with the community F8G_REPTED_NOT.OTHR Rape why not reported Other Total Responding

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F9A: Who I believe was responsible for the burglary-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F9A BurglaryResp F9A_PERP.STRANGER Stranger F9A_PERP.COWORKER Counterpart, coworker or management (not PC) F9A_PERP.FRIEND Friend/ Social acquaintance (not coworker or PC) F9A_PERP.PCV Other PCV F9A_PERP.PC_STAFF PC staff (U.S./ HCN) F9A_PERP.HC_FAMILY Host country family member F9A_PERP.DONT_KNOW Do not know Total 2 1 50% 1 % Citing Person 50% Responding

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F9B: Who I believe was responsible for the theft-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F9B TheftResp F9B_PERP.STRANGER Stranger F9B_PERP.DONT_KNOW Do not know F9B_PERP.FRIEND Friend/ Social acquaintance (not coworker or PC) F9B_PERP.COWORKER Counterpart, coworker or management (not PC) F9B_PERP.PCV Other PCV F9B_PERP.PC_STAFF PC staff (U.S./ HCN) F9B_PERP.HC_FAMILY Host country family member Total 13 12 % Citing Person 92% Responding

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F9C: Who I believe was responsible for the robbery-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F9C RobberyResp F9C_PERP.STRANGER Stranger F9C_PERP.FRIEND Friend/ Social acquaintance (not coworker or PC) F9C_PERP.COWORKER Counterpart, coworker or management (not PC) F9C_PERP.PCV Other PCV F9C_PERP.PC_STAFF PC staff (U.S./ HCN) F9C_PERP.HC_FAMILY Host country family member F9C_PERP.DONT_KNOW Do not know Total 1 1 % Citing Person 100% Responding

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F9D: Who I believe was responsible for the physical assault-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F9D PhysAslt Resp F9D_PERP.STRANGER Stranger F9D_PERP.FRIEND Friend/ Social acquaintance (not coworker or PC) F9D_PERP.COWORKER Counterpart, coworker or management (not PC) F9D_PERP.PCV Other PCV F9D_PERP.PC_STAFF PC staff (U.S./ HCN) F9D_PERP.HC_FAMILY Host country family member F9D_PERP.DONT_KNOW Do not know Total 4 4 % Citing Person 100% Responding

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F9E: Who I believe was responsible for the aggravated assault-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F9E AggrAslt Resp F9E_PERP.STRANGER Stranger F9E_PERP.FRIEND Friend/ Social acquaintance (not coworker or PC) F9E_PERP.COWORKER Counterpart, coworker or management (not PC) F9E_PERP.PCV Other PCV F9E_PERP.PC_STAFF PC staff (U.S./ HCN) F9E_PERP.HC_FAMILY Host country family member F9E_PERP.DONT_KNOW Do not know Total % Citing Person Responding

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F9F: Who I believe was responsible for the sexual assault-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F9F SexualAslt Resp F9F_PERP.STRANGER Stranger F9F_PERP.FRIEND Friend/ Social acquaintance (not coworker or PC) F9F_PERP.COWORKER Counterpart, coworker or management (not PC) F9F_PERP.PCV Other PCV F9F_PERP.PC_STAFF PC staff (U.S./ HCN) F9F_PERP.HC_FAMILY Host country family member F9F_PERP.DONT_KNOW Do not know Total 3 3 % Citing Person 100% Responding

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F9G: Who I believe was responsible for the rape-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F9G RapeResp F9G_PERP.STRANGER Stranger F9G_PERP.FRIEND Friend/ Social acquaintance (not coworker/not PC) F9G_PERP.COWORKER Counterpart, coworker or management (not PC) F9G_PERP.PCV Other PCV F9G_PERP.PC_STAFF PC staff (U.S./ HCN) F9G_PERP.HC_FAMILY Host country family member F9G_PERP.DONT_KNOW Do not know Total % Citing Person Responding

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F10A: Who I believe was responsible for age discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10A Age Discr F10A.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10A.STRANGER Stranger F10A.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10A.PCV Other PCV F10A.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10A.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10A.OTHER Other Total 12 1 1 8% 8% 3 25% 4 33% 8 67% % Citing Person Responding

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F10B: Who I believe was responsible for anti-American discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10b AntiAmer discr F10B.STRANGER Stranger F10B.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10B.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10B.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10B.PCV Other PCV F10B.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10B.OTHER Other Total 32 1 3% 4 12% 6 19% 30 % Citing Person 94% Responding

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F10C: Who I believe was responsible for disability discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10c Disability discr F10C.STRANGER Stranger F10C.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10C.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10C.PCV Other PCV F10C.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10C.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10C.OTHER Other Total % Citing Person Responding

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F10D: Who I believe was responsible for gender discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10d Gender discr F10D.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10D.STRANGER Stranger F10D.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10D.PCV Other PCV F10D.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10D.OTHER Other F10D.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) Total 20 1 1 1 5% 5% 5% 8 40% 8 40% 13 65% % Citing Person Responding

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F10E: Who I believe was responsible for racial/color/ethnicity discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10e Racialethnic F10E.STRANGER Stranger F10E.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10E.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10E.PCV Other PCV F10E.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10E.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10E.OTHER Other Total 19 1 5% 6 32% 9 47% 17 % Citing Person 89% Responding

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F10F: Who I believe was responsible for religious discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10f Regious discr F10F.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10F.STRANGER Stranger F10F.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10F.PCV Other PCV F10F.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10F.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10F.OTHER Other Total 8 2 1 25% 12% 2 25% 4 50% 5 62% % Citing Person Responding

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F10G: Who I believe was responsible for sexual (verbal) discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10g Sexual verbal discr F10G.STRANGER Stranger F10G.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10G.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10G.PCV Other PCV F10G.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10G.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10G.OTHER Other Total 4 1 25% 3 % Citing Person 75% Responding

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F10H: Who I believe was responsible for sexual (physical) discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10h Sexual phys discr F10H.STRANGER Stranger F10H.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10H.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10H.PCV Other PCV F10H.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10H.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10H.OTHER Other Total 3 3 % Citing Person 100% Responding

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F10I: Who I believe was responsible for sexual orientation discrimination-Total PCVs PCV Responses $F10i Sexual orient Discr F10I.STRANGER Stranger F10I.FRIEND Friend / Social Acquaintance (not co-worker or PC) F10I.COUNTERPART Counterpart, Co-worker or Management (not PC) F10I.PCV Other PCV F10I.PC_STAFF PC Staff (U.S./ HCN) F10I.HC_FAMILY Host Country Family Member F10I.OTHER Other Total 3 1 33% 1 33% 2 67% 2 % Citing Person 67% Responding

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G. Volunteers working in HIV/AIDS
This section reports Volunteers’ use of and interest in additional resources to support their HIV/AIDS related activities. The 2008 BVS added a question (G6) this year about whether it is important for Peace Corps to provide emotional support to help Volunteers cope with HIV/AIDS in their communities.
G1: Which of the following best describes your involvement in HIV/AIDS activities?

HIV/AIDS work is HIV/AIDS work is my primary assignment. G1 3% part of my secondary activities. 17%

Involved in HIV/AIDS efforts but not as primary/ secondary activities. 41% Not involved in any HIV/AIDS related activities. 39% Total 59

G2: How well has PC training prepared you to undertake your HIV/AIDS activities?

Not at all G2 8%

Poorly 31%

Adequately 56%

Well 6%

Very well

NA

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G3. What resources have you found useful in your HIV/AIDS work? % Using PCV Responses $G3UsefulResources G3.OTHER Other resources found useful G3.OTHER_INTERNTL Other int'l organiz's materials G3.IDEA_BOOK Idea Book G3.MANUAL Life Skills Manual G3.UNAIDS UNAIDS material G3.MINISTRY_NGO Local ministry/NGO G3.FUNDS Funds Total 29 13 Resource 45% Total PCVs Responding

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G3.OTHER: What other resources have you found useful in your work on HIV/ AIDS? Count G3.OTHER.TEXT WIDGAD materials WID-GAD materials websote: www.avert.org It has great quizzes to go over and can be used in classrooms. Volunteer Generated Power Points PCVs Materials from other PCVs Local Chinese organization IRC Internet, magazines, local CDC materials internet resources From other volunteers friends ideas China PCV resource sharing (websites, emailed ideas, etc.) Total 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 63 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 100% 1 2% 50 1 1 Column N % 79% 2% 2%

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G4. To whom do you go when you need more information or advice in order to do a better job on HIV/ AIDS in your community? % Seeking Info PCV Responses $G4InfoSources G4.OTHER_PCV Other PCV G4.OTHER Other source of info G4.COUNTERPART Counterpart G4.LOCAL_EXPERT Local expert G4.APCD APCD G4.CD CD Total 30 25 7 From 83% 23% Total PCVs Responding

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17%

2

7%

G4.OTHER: "Other" persons with information or advice you go to in order to do a better job on HIV/AIDS in your community? Count G4.OTHER.TEXT students School officials PCMO my college students internet resources internet Total 57 1 1 1 1 1 1 63 Column N % 90% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 100%

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G4.NOONE: I have no resource person available.

No resource NA G4.NOONE 92% person 8% Total 36

G5. What would be helpful to you now in your HIV/AIDS work? Total PCVs PCV Responses % Selecting This $G5MoreHelpFrom G5.TRAINING_TOOLS Training tools G5.REFERENCES References G5.WORKSHOP_SKILLS Workshops-specific skills G5.VISITS Visits from technical experts G5.WORKSHOP_TRAINING Workshops-training skills G5.OTHER Other G5.WORKSHOP_TECHNICA L Workshops-technical issues (paper only) Total 33 16 48% Responding

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42%

10

30%

10

30%

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G5.OTHER: What "Other" would be helpful to you now in your HIV/AIDS work? Count G5.OTHER.TEXT visit from someone with HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS work here is minimal, so I don't think we need any more resources. current information and stats country specific AIDS/HIV information ability to provide free anonymous testing Total 1 1 2% 2% 1 2% 58 1 Column N % 92% 2%

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2% 100%

G6: How important is it that PC provide you with emotional support/someone to talk to about coping with HIV/AIDS in your community?

Not at all G6 49%

Minimally 29%

Moderately 17%

Considerably 6%

Exceptionally

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G7: In working with HC individuals or groups, how would you rate the effectiveness of your specific HIV/ AIDS activities?

Sometimes Seldom effective G7 6% effective 11% Often effective 33%

Almost always effective Don't know 50% Total 18

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G7: How would you rate the effectiveness of your specific HIV/AIDS activities? (Excluding the "Don't Know" responses)

Sometimes Seldom effective G7 11% effective 22% Often effective 67%

Almost always effective Total 9

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H. Your Overall Assessment of Your Peace Corps Experience
This section with tables and graphs appears at the beginning of this report.

I. Background Information
This section reports basic self-reported demographical information. Demographic information will be used in further analyses to tell us how demographic groups may differ in the way they answer survey questions and to show us if any group is not well represented.
I1: What is your age? 20-29 AGE3grp 83% 30-49 10% 50+ 7% Total 59

I2: What is your gender? Female GENDER 55% Male 45% Total 58

I8: Are you interested in the Fellows/USA Program? Don't know enough Yes FELLOWS Are you interested in the Fellows/USA Program? 49% No 24% about the program 27% Total 59

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