A comparison of motivations of American and Japanese volunteers in ladies professional golf association tournaments

Han, Keunsu and Nguyen, Sheila 2008, A comparison of motivations of American and Japanese volunteers in ladies professional golf association tournaments, The international journal of volunteer administration, vol. XXV, no. 3, pp. 39-49.


Title A comparison of motivations of American and Japanese volunteers in ladies professional golf association tournaments
Author(s) Han, Keunsu
Nguyen, Sheila
Journal name The international journal of volunteer administration
Volume number XXV
Issue number 3
Start page 39
End page 49
Publisher North Carolina State University
Place of publication Boulder, Colo.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 0733-6535
Keyword(s) volunteers
motivation
culture
professional golf
Summary This exploratory study examined and compared primary motives influencing American and Japanese volunteers of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Data were collected from 281 volunteers who participated in LPGA tournament events in America and Japan. Japanese volunteers were found to be more involved in volunteer service due to “Social/Leisure” and “Material” reasons, while American volunteers were found to be associated with “Egoistic” and “Purposive” motivations. There was no significant difference in the “External Influences” factor. The study contributes to personnel and administration research and provides insight on the ways in which the LPGA event volunteers are managed in America and Japan...
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Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2008, North Carolina State University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017381

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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