Determinants of stable volunteering in Swiss soccer clubs

Schlesinger, Torsten; Egli, Benjamin; Nagel, Siegfried (2017). Determinants of stable volunteering in Swiss soccer clubs. Soccer and society, 20(3), pp. 543-559. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/14660970.2017.1355789

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This study analysed the underlying determinants of soccer club volunteers’ tendency to continue or terminate their voluntary engagement. Stable voluntary engagement was analysed in terms of volunteers’ subjective expectations regarding club-related working conditions, expressed by level of job satisfaction and orientation of collective solidarity to their soccer club. These relationships were tested empirically using an online questionnaire with 345 volunteers in a selection of 20 Swiss soccer clubs. The results indicate that the volunteers’ job satisfaction and orientation toward collective solidarity correlated positively with their volunteering commitment. The discussion presents recommendations to help both Swiss soccer clubs as well as the Swiss Soccer Association to retain their volunteers more effectively.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science III

UniBE Contributor:

Schlesinger, Torsten and Nagel, Siegfried

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1466-0970

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Siegfried Nagel

Date Deposited:

06 Feb 2018 09:48

Last Modified:

10 Mar 2019 02:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/14660970.2017.1355789

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107989

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107989

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