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Involvement and commitment of members and volunteers in European Sports Clubs

a comparison of the affiliation, voluntary work, social integration and characteristics of members and volunteers in sports clubs across ten European countries

Roest, J. van der, Werff, H. van der, & Elmose-Østerlund, K. (2017). Involvement and commitment of members and volunteers in European Sports Clubs: a comparison of the affiliation, voluntary work, social integration and characteristics of members and volunteers in sports clubs across ten European countries. Odense: University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Sports, Health and Civil Society.

The results presented in this report stem from the largest comparative study of sports clubs in Europe, the SIVSCE project. As part of the project, a questionnaire was developed and translated into the national languages of the ten countries included in the project. The survey targeted adult members and volunteers (16+ years) in 642 sports clubs, and a total number of 13,082 members and volunteers ended up participating in the survey. In each country, at least thirty sports clubs were included, and the number of answers from members and volunteers ranged from 445 (from Spain) to 3,163 (from Denmark). The four main topics of the questionnaire were: affiliation, voluntary work, social integration and characteristics of members and volunteers. The summary – as well as the report – is structured according to these topics. Overall, the results show that a large part of the members of sports clubs participate in sports activities in the club, most of the members also take part in social gatherings, one third do voluntary work in the club, but the majority of the members do not participate in the formal and informal decision making in the club. Overall, the results show a large diversity between the countries regarding the affiliation and integration of the members in the sports clubs.

Uitgever(s): University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Sports, Health and Civil Society,

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Jan-Willem van der Roest
Harold van der Werff
Karsten Elmose-Østerlund

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