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Title:Sport for development and peace volunteers' motivations and volunteer management strategies: the case of South Korea and Argentina
Author(s):Chung, Mi Ryoung
Director of Research:Welty Peachey, Jon
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Welty Peachey, Jon
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Green, B. Christine; Chalip, Laurence; Buckley, Cynthia
Department / Program:Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Discipline:Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sport for development and peace
Volunteer management practices
Cross-cultural study
Comparative case study
South Korea
Abstract:This study examines and compares volunteers’ motivations, expectations, and volunteer management practices in South Korean and Argentine sport for development and peace (SDP) organizations. Using a qualitative method, comparative case study, this study utilized multiple types of data through field visits to South Korea and Argentina. In-depth interviews, participant observations, field notes, and documents were analyzed to better understand volunteers’ decisions to engage and continue to be engaged in SDP organizations, their expectations, organizations’ volunteer management strategies to recruit and retain volunteers, and the similarities and the differences between the different contexts. Findings suggest that there are clear differences between South Korean and Argentine volunteers in regards to motivations, expectations, and volunteer management practices. Those volunteers having an autonomous engagement in the organization from the beginning tend to continue volunteering in the organization, whereas those who did not engage out of free will would discontinue the volunteering activity. Also, findings revealed that relationships and socioemotional expectations can be developed and are an important aspect for volunteers. Despite volunteering being a universal form of human behavior, there are clear cross-cultural differences. This study advances ways in which international and local SDP organizations can better recruit and retain volunteers depending on context.
Issue Date:2020-07-13
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Mi Ryoung Chung
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-07
Date Deposited:2020-08

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