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dc.contributor.authorCoghlan, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFennell, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:35:20Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:35:20Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-29T05:56:46Z
dc.identifier.issn11745398en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37867
dc.description.abstractAltruism is commonly associated with volunteer tourism as a motivational force for participants and a key factor in their on-site experiences. In this paper we seek a better understanding of the term altruism, and how it applies to the volunteer tourism sector. By applying altruism models that include outcomes of helping defined as both instrumental and ultimate goals, we review the volunteer tourism literature to look for egoistic and altruistic goals. Specifically, we examine volunteer tourists' motivations as well as experiences and benefits as outlined in 43 academic papers. The results suggest that, while volunteer tourists may behave in an altruistic manner, personal benefits derived from the experience by and large dominate the experience. It would appear that volunteer tourism represents a form of social egoism, which depending on the management of the volunteer tourists, and the goals and implementation of the projects goals, will indeed benefit local environments and communities. To move the debate forward, we suggest that the market forces as applied to the volunteer tourism sector may be examined, and other terms such as Eudaimonia be used to explain the pluralistic motivations, desires, and. roles of volunteer tourists.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.anzals.org.au/journal/annals-of-leisure-research-contents/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom377en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto402en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3/4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAnnals of Leisure Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourist Behaviour and Visitor Experienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150606en_US
dc.titleMyth or Substance: An Examination of Altruism as the Basis of Volunteer Tourismen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Australian & New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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