Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/22745
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Volunteerism
Motivational climate
Continuance intention
Burnout
Sporting event
Issue Date: 
2021
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Li, C., Cho, H., & Wu, Y. (2021). Basic psychological need profiles and correlates in volunteers for a national sports event. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-020-00307-5
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According to the basic psychological need theory, satisfaction and frustration of basic psychological needs are related to different psychological correlates. The present study aimed to test this tenet in volunteers for a national sport event using a person-centered approach. Specifically, the present study was undertaken to (a) identify the optimal number of need profiles and (b) to examine the associations between identified need profiles and potential correlates including work climate, intrinsic motivation, emotional exhaustion, and continuance intention. Data were collected from 924 volunteers (age range: 18–25 years) for a national sporting event. Results of latent profile analysis showed three need profiles, and the “High Satisfaction, Low Frustration” profile had higher levels of work climate and continuance intention, and a lower level of emotional exhaustion than the other two profiles. These findings enhance the understanding of the basic psychological needs and their relevance to psychological functioning in the context of sport volunteering.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. The published version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-020-00307-5
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0957-8765 (print)
1573-7888 (online)
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10.1007/s11266-020-00307-5
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