Analysis of barriers in sports volunteering

Emilia Krajnakova , Audrius Simkus , Vaida Pilinkiene , Monika Grabowska

Abstract

Volunteering is an exclusive phenomenon that involves certain obligations in activities, which individuals choose completely on free will. One of the main components in volunteering is that people engage in community work, without receiving any compensation. Volunteering as a form of leisure relies on the fact that during activities individuals acquire certain experience. Research presented here shows the barriers which prevent the spread of volunteering as a form of leisure in sports sector. Barriers can be related to the nature of sports events and inappropriate volunteers appreciation. The barriers also relate to the lack of information, skills, or lack of financial costs, which are mostly related to travel and food. The identified barriers were evaluated in order to reveal which of them mainly prevent the spread of voluntary activities in the sports sector. The main barriers preventing spread of volunteering are inappropriate preparation of voluntary activities in sport organizations and volunteers’ age. Also important barriers are inappropriate volunteers’ appreciation and lack of information.
Author Emilia Krajnakova - Alexander Dubcek University of Trencin
Emilia Krajnakova,,
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, Audrius Simkus - Vytautas Magnus University (VDU)
Audrius Simkus,,
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, Vaida Pilinkiene - Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)
Vaida Pilinkiene,,
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, Monika Grabowska (EaE / IES / DEaRoD)
Monika Grabowska,,
- Department of Economics and Research on Development
Journal seriesJournal of International Studies, ISSN 2071-8330, e-ISSN 2306-3483, (B 11 pkt)
Issue year2018
Vol11
No4
Pages254-269
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishvolunteering, volunteer, leisure, barriers, sports sector
ASJC Classification2002 Economics and Econometrics; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
DOIDOI:10.14254/2071-8330.2018/11-4/18
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)11
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.651
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