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|Title: ||"Everyone rolls up their sleeves and mucks in": Exploring volunteers' motivation
and experiences of the motivational climate of a sporting event|
|Author(s): ||Allen, Justine|
|Contact Email: ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Issue Date: ||May-2009|
|Citation: ||Allen J & Shaw S (2009) "Everyone rolls up their sleeves and mucks in":
Exploring volunteers' motivation and experiences of the motivational climate of
a sporting event, Sport Management Review, 12 (2), pp. 79-90.|
|Abstract: ||Research examining volunteer motivation and satisfaction has been criticised for
the limited explanation of the cognitive and social processes that may underpin
the proposed relationships among motivation, satisfaction, performance and
retention (Costa, C.A., Chalip, L., Green, B.C., & Simes, C. (2006).
Reconsidering the role of training in event volunteers’ satisfaction. Sport
Management Review, 9(2), 165–182.; Cuskelly, G., Hoye, R., & Auld, C. (2006).
Working with volunteers in sport. Theory and practice. London: Routledge.).
Self-determination theory (SDT) (Deci, E.L., & Ryan, R.M. (1985). Intrinsic
motivation and self-determination in human behavior. New York: Plenum.; Ryan,
R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2000a) has proven useful in both for- and not-for-profit
domains (e.g., Baard, P.P. (1994). A motivational basis for consulting with not-
for-profit organizations: A study of church growth and participation. Consulting
Psychology Journal, 46(3), 19–31.; Deci, E.L., Connell, J.P., & Ryan, R.M.
(1989). Self-determination in a work organisation. Journal of Applied
Psychology, 74(4), 580–590.; Hollembeak, J., & Amorose, A. J. (2005). Percevied
coaching behaviors and college athletes’ intrinsic motivation: A test of self-
determination theory. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 17(1), 20–36.) and
appears particularly suited to understanding volunteer motivation. Self-
determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social
development, and well-being. American Psychologist, 55(1), 68–78.). Therefore
the purpose of this study was to examine sport event volunteers’ motivation and
experiences of the motivational climate at a large sport event using self-
determination theory. The participants were volunteers at the NZ Master's Games
held biannually in Dunedin, NZ. They participated in focus group interviews in
which their experiences as volunteers at the event were discussed. In general,
the findings support tenets of self-determination theory. Participants reported
intrinsic motivation toward volunteering but also forms of extrinsic motivation
toward some volunteer tasks. With regard to the motivational climate, volunteers
experienced support for their autonomy, and felt that their competence and sense
of relatedness were fostered. These findings suggest that SDT is a viable
framework for examining volunteer|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2008.12.002|
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|Affiliation: ||Sport - Academic|
University of Otago
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