Volunteer Management Practices and Volunteer Retention: A Human Resource Management Approach

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Sport Management Review, 2006, 9 (2), pp. 141 - 163
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This study used a human resource management (HRM) approach to examine the efficacy of volunteer management practices in predicting perceived problems in volunteer retention. Participants were a sample of 375 Australian Rugby Union clubs from across the country. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the properties of a hypothesised reflective measurement model with seven volunteer management constructs (planning, recruitment, screening, orientation, training and support, performance management, and recognition). The efficacy of volunteer management practices was tested using regression analysis. © 2006 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.
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