Motivational Factors for Student Volunteers and the Development of an Incentive Typology in Sports Settings. (Sport Management/Administration)

By Strigas, Athanassios | Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, March 2003 | Go to article overview

Motivational Factors for Student Volunteers and the Development of an Incentive Typology in Sports Settings. (Sport Management/Administration)


Strigas, Athanassios, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport


Volunteers are a very important element of sport event management. They are extremely valuable to any sport agency because they provide its administrators with the ability to offer, sustain or even expand the quantity, quality and diversity of its services. Today, there is a compelling need, directly contributed to societal changes and emerging trends, to examine, review, and reevaluate the existing knowledge on volunteer activity. The procedure of evaluating motivational theories and incentives, in addition to designing effective marketing tools for recruitment and retention of volunteer labor requires a very careful approach and consideration. Understanding what motivates young college students to get involved in a sport event as volunteers could assist agencies to persuasively appeal to this free labor during recruitment time. This study examined the motivational factors that influence the decision of college students to volunteer for a FHSAA soccer state championship tournament, held in Tallahassee, Flori da. The project had two major goals: (a) to explore the primary motives that influence the decision of students to volunteer at the sport event; and, (b) consequently, to propose a model of motivation to volunteer that broaden the knowledge regarding student volunteers' motivation and its internal structure. In order to achieve these objectives, the author developed a 26-item survey instrument based on conceptual frameworks that emerged from the review of the literature. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Motivational Factors for Student Volunteers and the Development of an Incentive Typology in Sports Settings. (Sport Management/Administration)
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.