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Types of associations and motivations to join: A study with young people in Spain

Ana Lanero Carrizo ; University of León, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, León, Spain
José Luis Vázquez Burguete   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-0804-027X ; University of León, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, León, Spain
César Sahelices Pinto ; University of León, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, León, Spain

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (193 KB) str. 233-244 preuzimanja: 55* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Lanero Carrizo, A., Vázquez Burguete, J.L. i Sahelices Pinto, C. (2018). Types of associations and motivations to join: A study with young people in Spain. Ekonomski vjesnik, 31 (2), 233-244. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/214396
MLA 8th Edition
Lanero Carrizo, Ana, et al. "Types of associations and motivations to join: A study with young people in Spain." Ekonomski vjesnik, vol. 31, br. 2, 2018, str. 233-244. https://hrcak.srce.hr/214396. Citirano 08.12.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Lanero Carrizo, Ana, José Luis Vázquez Burguete i César Sahelices Pinto. "Types of associations and motivations to join: A study with young people in Spain." Ekonomski vjesnik 31, br. 2 (2018): 233-244. https://hrcak.srce.hr/214396
Harvard
Lanero Carrizo, A., Vázquez Burguete, J.L., i Sahelices Pinto, C. (2018). 'Types of associations and motivations to join: A study with young people in Spain', Ekonomski vjesnik, 31(2), str. 233-244. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214396 (Datum pristupa: 08.12.2019.)
Vancouver
Lanero Carrizo A, Vázquez Burguete JL, Sahelices Pinto C. Types of associations and motivations to join: A study with young people in Spain. Ekonomski vjesnik [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 08.12.2019.];31(2):233-244. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214396
IEEE
A. Lanero Carrizo, J.L. Vázquez Burguete i C. Sahelices Pinto, "Types of associations and motivations to join: A study with young people in Spain", Ekonomski vjesnik, vol.31, br. 2, str. 233-244, 2018. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214396. [Citirano: 08.12.2019.]

Sažetak
Although voluntary associations are known to play a very important role in the civic integration of young people, figures of participation in Europe are considerably lower than those registered in countries like the United States. By using a Spanish sample, this paper seeks to analyze the factors that motivate young people to get involved in different types of associations and the benefits they obtain from membership. A survey study was conducted to analyze the relationship between expressive, instrumental and career-related motivations, belonging to several types of associations and non-members’ intentions to join in a sample of 223 young people. The data was analyzed by means of descriptive analysis, principal components factor analysis and a series of logistic and multiple regression analyses. In line with the official statistics, the results point to a poor involvement of Spanish young people in associations, with sports and leisure clubs as the most frequent forms of youth organizing. Similarly, participants reported sociability and other expressive reasons as their main motivation to join associations. Furthermore, the research findings suggest a connection between motivations and participation in different types of associations. Particularly, expressive motivation predicted belonging and intention to join sociocultural, sports and leisure associations, whereas instrumental motivation was related to participation in environmental, pacifist and health associations. Career-related motivation did not appear as an important driver to explain associational involvement. These results point to the suggestion of considering the diversity of functions performed by associations and using specific motivational appeals in recruitment campaigns.

Ključne riječi
voluntary associations; young people; expressive motivations; instrumental motivations; career-related motivations

Hrčak ID: 214396

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/214396

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