Serious Leisure Event Volunteering and Social Capital

Kirstin Hallmann*, Richard K. Wright, Massimo Morellato

*Korrespondierende*r Autor*in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungBegutachtung

Abstract

It has been argued that all serious leisure activity is founded upon a strong sense of companionship and community. Besides, social capital is widely believed to generate mutual understanding and communal reciprocity. Sport event volunteering is considered a form of serious leisure. However, the interrelationships between these concepts deserve further investigation. This study analysed the interrelationships between serious leisure volunteering and social capital acquisition of 311 World Masters Games volunteers using a structural equation model. Moreover, differences between groups of volunteers were assessed. The findings revealed a significant relationship between serious leisure and social capital. Local volunteers, for example, identified significantly more with serious leisure volunteering than those from outside of the host region.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftEvent Management
Jahrgang27
Ausgabenummer3
Seiten (von - bis)353-366
Seitenumfang14
ISSN1525-9951
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 03.05.2023

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