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Understanding international volunteering: Who is most likely to participate?

Lee, Y-J and Won, D (2017) Understanding international volunteering: Who is most likely to participate? Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing. ISSN 1049-5142

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Abstract

International volunteers are playing an increasingly important role in meeting diverse challenges and improving lives of many across the world, and more opportunities for international volunteering are available across the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors than ever. Nevertheless, little is known about international volunteering and the individuals who participate in this activity. This study examines the utility of the existing volunteering literature by testing how the traditional determinants of volunteering predict participation in international volunteering. The findings show that individuals who have attained post-secondary education, are from a high-income household, or are self-employed are most likely to volunteer internationally. The results also indicate that some of the known predictors of volunteering, such as age, race and gender, do not satisfactorily explain participation in international volunteering. This study concludes by providing suggestions for recruitment strategies, calling for further research on international volunteering.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing on 18th July 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10495142.2017.1326343
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1505 Marketing, 1503 Business And Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 10:16
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/10495142.2017.1326343
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7315

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