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dc.contributor.authorHoye, Russell
dc.contributor.authorCuskelly, Graham
dc.contributor.editorBaum, T
dc.contributor.editorDeery, M
dc.contributor.editorHanlon, C
dc.contributor.editorLockstone, L
dc.contributor.editorSmith, K
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-27T23:44:33Z
dc.date.available2018-09-27T23:44:33Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-09T07:36:08Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781845934767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29562
dc.description.abstractThe reliance of mega sport events, as well as smaller-scale national, regional and local sport events, on volunteers is well documented (ASC, 2000; Cuskelly et al., 2004). Irrespective of the scale (international to local community) of events such as the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games or local tournaments, these events utilize the knowledge, skills and expertise of volunteers to officiate at competitions, liaise with visiting teams, support media and security organizations, manage hospitality and catering services, deal with spectators, and provide services for athletes and sponsors before, during and after events. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the psychology of sport event volunteerism, specifically the motives and involvement of event volunteers and behavioural aspects of event volunteering. This chapter seeks to explore the questions of why people volunteer for sport events, the nature and extent of their involvement, and issues surrounding their commitment and retention. The chapter comprises four parts: first, the extent of volunteer involvement in sport events is briefly described; secondly, the existing research on volunteer motives is reviewed; thirdly, specific aspects of volunteer commitment and retention are reviewed; and fourthly, some conclusions are drawn for future research into the psychology of sport event volunteerism.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCABI
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781845934767
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitlePeople and Work in Events and Conventions: A research perspective
dc.relation.ispartofchapter13
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom171
dc.relation.ispartofpageto180
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Leisure Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150404
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305
dc.titleThe Psychology of Sport Event Volunteerism: a Review of Volunteer Motives, Involvement and Behaviour
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCuskelly, Graham


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