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Varför volontärresor?: En undersökande studie om motiveringen kring volontärresande
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The focus of this study is to dig deeper into what motivates volunteer travelers. The commercial side of volunteer travelling has increased in the past years, and young Swedes pay large amounts of money to travel to other countries and work as volunteers. The purpose of this study is to get a glimpse into what motivates these young people, and how this correlates to the rapid increase of commercial travelling bureaus that focus on volunteer travelling. Five people under the age of 30, who had been volunteering through a commercial travelling agency, where interviewed for this study. The results show that the main motivation for paying to go work abroad is actually the experience, meeting new people and seeing new things. The motivational factor of helping people turned out to be secondary.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
volunteer work, commercial volunteer travelling agency, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, motivation
Keyword [sv]
volontärarbete, kommersiella volontärresebyråer, Maslows behovshierarki, motivation
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25549OAI: diva2:772961
Subject / course
Tourism Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2014-12-18Bibliographically approved

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