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Varför online-volontär? : en kvalitativ studie om motiven för att engagera sig och arbeta gratis på ett konstinriktat Community

Jakobsson, Karin LU (2011) KULK10 20111
Division of Cultural Management
Abstract
People, today, use the Internet more and more for everything and there are courses on different aspects of our Internet use: social media, leadership, and networks. However, there is not much said about volunteering online, despite many active online volunteers who work several hours each day. It is relevant to know what inspires and motivates a person to volunteer to keep him or her motivated to continue to do so and to be able to get new volunteers. To find out what makes someone volunteer online, especially on an art community, I interviewed former volunteers and surveyed members with Seniority on the art site deviantART, which is one of the biggest art communities online. I used Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) by Clary and Snyder... (More)
People, today, use the Internet more and more for everything and there are courses on different aspects of our Internet use: social media, leadership, and networks. However, there is not much said about volunteering online, despite many active online volunteers who work several hours each day. It is relevant to know what inspires and motivates a person to volunteer to keep him or her motivated to continue to do so and to be able to get new volunteers. To find out what makes someone volunteer online, especially on an art community, I interviewed former volunteers and surveyed members with Seniority on the art site deviantART, which is one of the biggest art communities online. I used Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) by Clary and Snyder together with theories based on Manuel Castells' and Eva Jeppsson Grassman's work. It was determined that passion for the subject (in this case, art), the need or desire to help, community spirit and size, time, and friends are vital to why and how people engage themselves and why someone chooses to become an online volunteer on an art-oriented Internet site. The why and how are important to know, since they together with the volunteers higher motives (like career and visibility) provide insight on how to keep and procure new online volunteers. (Less)
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author
Jakobsson, Karin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Why online volunteer? : a qualitative study about motivations to engage and work for free at an art-oriented online community
course
KULK10 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Kultur, Konst, Ideellt arbete, Volontärarbete, Virtual, Motivations, VFI – Volunteer Functions Inventory, Online volunteer, Internet volunteer, DeviantART, Culture, Art, Commitment, Volunteer work, Internet, Community, Frivilligarbete, Internetvolontär, Online-volontär, Motiv, Virtuellt
language
Swedish
additional info
On the pages 28-29 is an English summary of the whole thesis.
id
1976779
date added to LUP
2011-06-17 12:00:37
date last changed
2014-05-16 14:36:58
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  abstract     = {People, today, use the Internet more and more for everything and there are courses on different aspects of our Internet use: social media, leadership, and networks. However, there is not much said about volunteering online, despite many active online volunteers who work several hours each day. It is relevant to know what inspires and motivates a person to volunteer to keep him or her motivated to continue to do so and to be able to get new volunteers. To find out what makes someone volunteer online, especially on an art community, I interviewed former volunteers and surveyed members with Seniority on the art site deviantART, which is one of the biggest art communities online. I used Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) by Clary and Snyder together with theories based on Manuel Castells' and Eva Jeppsson Grassman's work. It was determined that passion for the subject (in this case, art), the need or desire to help, community spirit and size, time, and friends are vital to why and how people engage themselves and why someone chooses to become an online volunteer on an art-oriented Internet site. The why and how are important to know, since they together with the volunteers higher motives (like career and visibility) provide insight on how to keep and procure new online volunteers.},
  author       = {Jakobsson, Karin},
  keyword      = {Kultur,Konst,Ideellt arbete,Volontärarbete,Virtual,Motivations,VFI – Volunteer Functions Inventory,Online volunteer,Internet volunteer,DeviantART,Culture,Art,Commitment,Volunteer work,Internet,Community,Frivilligarbete,Internetvolontär,Online-volontär,Motiv,Virtuellt},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varför online-volontär? : en kvalitativ studie om motiven för att engagera sig och arbeta gratis på ett konstinriktat Community},
  year         = {2011},
}