Organisational commitment: implications for voluntary sport organisations

Engelberg, Terry, Zakus, Dwight H., and Skinner, James (2007) Organisational commitment: implications for voluntary sport organisations. Australian Journal on Volunteering, 12 (1). pp. 26-34.

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The not-for profit sport sector is heavily reliant on volunteers for its functioning and ultimately its survival. Recent social and legal/policy changes are having a profound impact on volunteers' attitudes and behaviour. One vehicle for understanding the role of attitudes and behaviour in volunteer settings is the examination of organisational commitment. Committed individuals are believed to be more likely to remain in their organisations and to expend more effort on their behalf. This paper examines theory and research on organisational commitment with a specific focus on the implications of commitment to volunteer retention and performance. These implications are important for a sustainable volunteer management programs and the future of Australian sport.

Item ID: 28999
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1836-0246
Keywords: organisational commitment, commitment, sport organisation, voluntary sport
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Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 23:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports @ 100%
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