Authors Hanspeter Kriesi (PI) , Ursula Häfliger ,

Director of thesis: Simon Hug

Contributing institutions
Abstract With the demographic changes in our modern societies and the economic pres- sures to reform the welfare state, volunteer work to provide social services has increased in importance. From several studies we know, however, that work for volunteer organizations is in decline. Thus, the question of "what motivates volunteers?" will gain in importance over time. While a series of studies has already addressed this question by using sur- veys and experiments, we still fail to have firm knowledge of... >>