• Journal title: Choregia
  • ISSN: 1791-4027 (print) 2241-6323 (online)
  • Publisher: University of Peloponnese
  • Country of publisher: greece
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/May/15

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Sports and Recreation, Adapted Physical Activity,
  • Publisher's keywords: Motives, Olympic Volunteers, Volunteering, Previous Volunteering Experience
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF


    Theodoros Georgiadis| Physical Education Teachers, Panagiotis Spiliopoulos| Physical Education Teachers, Journalist, Christos Rampotas| Physical Education Teachers, George Rampotas| Physical Education Teachers




The present research tackles the topic of motives as they are developed by volunteers –who offer time-consuming services without expecting any material gains– and specifically the Olympic Volunteers of «Athens 2004». Four hundred-thirty (N = 430) volunteers completed the Scale of Motives, that was adapted in Greek from the functional approach of Omoto et al. (1993) and Chacon et al. (1998), aiming mainly at the testing of the hypothesis that the motives of volunteers who have previous volunteering experience, but also of those who wish (or continue) to volunteer after the completion the Olympic Games, will differ from the motives of those volunteers who have not volunteered in the past or who do not aim at providing voluntary work in the future. The results supported the hypothesis, while the modified Greek scale offered high internal consistencies and strong indications of validity. The future review and reapplication of the design of the adapted questionnaire of Motives will likely eliminate any potential weaknesses and will allow the scale to reach full applicability.

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