Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-27045
Title: Match quality, crowding out, and crowding in: empirical evidence for German sports clubs
Author(s): Behrens, Christoph
Emrich, Eike
Hämmerle, Martin
Pierdzioch, Christian
Editor(s): Emrich, Eike
Pierdzioch, Christian
Klein, Markus
Language: English
Pages: 22
Publisher/Platform: Europäisches Institut für Sozioökonomie e.V.
Year of Publication: 2017
Place of publication: Saarbrücken
Free key words: crowding out
economics of volunteering
match quality
sports clubs
DDC notations: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
796 Sports
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: Volunteering can be interpreted as a process of search that matches volunteer labor supply with demand for volunteer work by voluntary organizations like sports clubs. Using novel data from an online questionnaire study of German sports club members, we constructed a match quality index (MQI) that measures the outcome of this search process: the congruence of motives for doing volunteer work and the utility experiences derived from volunteer work. The MQI is higher on average for volunteers who would increase their work effort if their sports club received additional public subsidies or other volunteers would increase their work (crowding-in effect). The MQI is also higher on average for volunteers who would increase their work effort if other volunteers would decrease their work (crowding-out effect). Furthermore, match quality exhibits a positive correlation with important outcomes of volunteering like volunteer satisfaction, labor supply, and volunteers’ confidence that they meet the requirements of their volunteer positions. The MQI is positively correlated with a bridging, but also with a bonding element of social capital.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-ds-270451
Series name: Diskussionspapiere des Europäischen Instituts für Sozioökonomie e.V. = Working papers of the European Institute for Socioeconomics
Series volume: 21
Date of registration: 7-Mar-2018
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
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