Motivation and satisfaction in university sports volunteering


  • Salvador Angosto University of Murcia, Spain
  • Arturo Díaz-Suárez University of Murcia, Spain
  • José María López-Gullón University of Murcia, Spain



Sport event, Volunteering, University, Motivation, Satisfaction, VFI


The aim of this study is to determine the motivation of the university sports volunteer by comparing the results according to gender and previous experience, as well as to observe which motivation factor has the greatest influence on satisfaction with the specific motivations of the volunteer. The study was cross-sectional by questionnaire, with 128 university volunteers interviewed who participated in a sports volunteering programme. The instruments used were a sample of 128 university volunteers who were given the VFI and another to assess satisfaction. The questionnaire was conducted online. The results show that both men and women feel motivated in the dimensions of Understanding, Values and Enhancement, obtaining above-average results in these motivational profiles. According to experience, volunteers with more experience had higher scores. Satisfaction with motivation can be predicted by enhancement, understanding and protective. The results of this study will help to deepen the motivational profile of volunteering in the sports and university context. It will also allow organizations to better manage volunteering - and to improve the quality of life of their employees. Universities are an important volunteer base, not only social but also more and more in sports, making it necessary to evaluate the motivational profile and satisfaction of this potential group to be a volunteer once their academic stage is over.


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Angosto, S., Díaz-Suárez, A., & López-Gullón, J. M. (2023). Motivation and satisfaction in university sports volunteering. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 18(1), 153–165.