Volunteer Motivations for the Malaysian Paralympiad

Khoo, S. and Engelhorn, R. (2007) Volunteer Motivations for the Malaysian Paralympiad. Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development, 4 (3). pp. 159-167. ISSN 1479-053X, DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14790530701733413.

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Many sports events depend on volunteers. Understanding the motivations of volunteers would enable organisers to successfully recruit and retain volunteers. This research investigated the motivations of volunteers at the 13th Malaysian Paralympiad (a biennial national multi-disability and multi-sport competition) which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2006. The motivation of 301 volunteers was assessed using the Special Event Volunteer Motivation Scale. Factor analysis revealed five motivational factors: Purposive, Solidary, Commitments, Family traditions and Use of free time. Solidary (social interaction and personal growth) and Purposive (altruistic) were the most important factors. Gender differences were found on four motives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Volunteer Motivations; Malaysian Paralympiad
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 03:35
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 03:35
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14283

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