Leisure and the Motive to Volunteer: Theories of Serious, Casual, and Project-Based Leisure

Authors: Stebbins, Robert A.

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Volunteering and its nonprofit organizations have commonly been analyzed in economic terms, with volunteering being referred to as "unpaid (productive) work". This economic definition has been around far longer than that of volunteering conceived of as leisure, which is discussed as the volitional definition. By means of a lengthy literature review, this book sets out the theoretical and empirical contributions of the serious leisure perspective to understanding volunteer motivation. This second approach began more than 40 years ago. It answers the key motivational question of why people engage in unpaid productive work, laborious or not. Since in this conception payment in cash or in kind is not an incentive to perform such work, what encourages people to volunteer? The serious leisure perspective, unlike mainstream economics, can shed considerable light on this question.

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Robert A. Stebbins is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research and theoretic interests lie in work, leisure, and volunteering. His most recent books include Careers in Serious Leisure (Palgrave, 2014) and The Idea of Leisure (2012).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leisure and the Motive to Volunteer: Theories of Serious, Casual, and Project-Based Leisure
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Robert A. Stebbins
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58517-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-58517-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58516-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 82
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