Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Motivations and Demographic Profile of Volunteers at a Nationwide Tour Event

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Motivations and Demographic Profile of Volunteers at a Nationwide Tour Event

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Previous research has shown the need and importance of volunteers for the successful operation and management of sporting events. This study was based upon Strigas &Jackson's (2003) recommendations Io explore the motivational factors and demographics of volunteers at other types of sporting events. The event selected for the purposes of this study was a tournament on the PGA's Nationwide Tour. This study had two primary objectives: (a) investigate the demographics of volunteers at a professional golf tournament; and (b) examine the primary motives that influenced people to volunteer at this event. The sample consisted of 125 volunteers who completed the 39-item questionnaire. The results revealed: (a) 69.6% of the volunteers were men; (b) the mean age was 49.78 years; (c) 63.5% of the volunteers had an annual household income of more than $75,000; (d) 46.7% of the volunteers were retired; (e) 71.8% were married; and (f) 66.1% were college graduates. Exploratory factor analysis using a principal-component analysis extraction technique was conducted in order to assess factors that help explain how individuals characterize their motivation in their participation of volunteer activities. Since it was anticipated that factors in the domain of motivation tend to be intercorrelated, an oblique (OBLIMIN) rotation with a default delta parameter of 0 was considered. …

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