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dc.contributor.authorAuld, Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:49:21Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:49:21Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-01T05:54:52Z
dc.identifier.issn13258362en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/html/s01_home/home.aspen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/16581
dc.description.abstractSport and sport events provide a significant source of volunteering opportunities for a wide range of individuals and especially for young people. Organisers of major sport events often target the youth market to source volunteers due to the apparent high level of interest in sport by this group. Consequently, it is suggested that sport may act as a nursery for volunteering and therefore the experiences afforded to young people in sport may be critical for their future volunteer involvement, not only in sport but the broader third sector. However, little is known about youth volunteer behaviour. This study sought to identify the characteristics and volunteer behaviour of a cohort of tertiary students, reasons for those behaviours and the implications for sport event managers. A total of 208 self-administered questionnaires were completed in an in-class convenience sample from three universities in Brisbane.The results indicated that although many reasons that influence the decision to initially volunteer or to subsequently cease volunteering are personal in nature and cannot be directly controlled by organisations, there are a number of factors that can be influenced by management. These factors are generally concerned with the way that volunteers are trained and managed and are particularly focused on the nature of the work, quality of supervision and perceived outcomes such as gaining employment related skills. These factors should influence the way volunteer experiences are planned and delivered to the youth market.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherVolunteering Australia incen_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/html/s02_article/article_view.asp?id=1908&nav_cat_id=269&nav_top_id=61en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal on Volunteeringen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370403en_US
dc.titleBehavioural characteristics of student volunteersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2004 Australian Journal on Volunteering. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.en_AU
gro.date.issued2004
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