Expectation-based types of volunteers in Swiss sports clubs

Egli, Benjamin; Schlesinger, Torsten; Nagel, Siegfried (2014). Expectation-based types of volunteers in Swiss sports clubs. Managing Leisure, 19(5), pp. 359-375. Routledge 10.1080/13606719.2014.885714

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Volunteer research in sports clubs has paid hardly any attention to the individual expectations even though matching conditions to the specific volunteer’s expectations represents a major management challenge. This article presents a person-oriented approach to the expectation profiles of volunteers that delivers the basis for identifying different volunteer segments. The approach assumes explicitly that volunteers in sports clubs develop specific expectations regarding their working conditions. These expectations were determined in a sample of 441 members of 45 selected sports clubs. Proximately, a cluster analysis revealed that volunteers vary in their expectations regarding voluntary work. Four different types of volunteers could be identified: (1) recognition seekers, (2) material incentive seekers, (3) participation and communication seekers, and (4) support seekers. These “expectation-based volunteer types” could also be characterized in socioeconomic, membershiprelated, and volunteer-work-related terms. These types could serve as a basis for designing specific voluntary work conditions in sports clubs.

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:

Egli, Benjamin; Schlesinger, Torsten and Nagel, Siegfried

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

1360-6719

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Benjamin Egli

Date Deposited:

11 Jun 2014 10:34

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 06:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/13606719.2014.885714

Uncontrolled Keywords:

volunteers, sports clubs, person-oriented approach, expectation-based volunteer types, cluster analysis

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.52631

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52631

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