Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23451
Title: Volunteering, match quality, and internet use
Author(s): Emrich, Eike
Pierdzioch, Christian
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2015
SWD key words: Ehrenamt
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz
Free key words: Match quality
Boosted regression trees
German Red Cross
DDC notations: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: We used boosted regression trees to study the interplay between match quality and Internet use of volunteers. In our use of the term, match quality reflects the congruence of volunteers’ motives for doing volunteer work and their utility experiences. Using data from an online survey questionnaire of volunteers working for the German Red Cross, we found a positive correlation between match quality and both social-media use and the intensity of volunteering-related Internet use. We used the estimated boosted regression trees to study the relative importance of Internet use and other control variables for match quality, the partial dependence of match quality on Internet use and the control variables, and the interaction of Internet use with the control variables.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-68216
Series name: Diskussionspapiere des Europäischen Instituts für Sozioökonomie e.V. = Working papers of the European Institute for Socioeconomics
Series volume: 15
Date of registration: 10-Apr-2017
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Former Department: bis SS 2016: SWI - Sportwissenschaftliches Institut
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