Betaalde arbeid als verdringer van vrijwilligerswerk? Overbelasting als mogelijke verklaring
LS Manag. en Org. van de Dienstverlening
UU LEG Research USG Public Matters Managing Social Issues
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AbstractDo paid work activities displace volunteering? A potential explanation from role overload theory Recent changes in Dutch society might lead to a shortage of volunteers. On the one hand, the demand for volunteers is increasing: in the social welfare domain because of governmental austerity policies and in other domains such as sports because of the higher supervision intensity of activities. On the other hand, the supply of volunteers is likely to decrease as more and more women and older workers are active in the labor market, which reduces the time that is available for volunteering. Role overload theory would suggest that the increasing labor participation rate of certain categories of workers goes along with a decline of participation in voluntary work. The secondary data analysis shows that various role loads (work, care for children living at home) are associated with differences in participation in voluntary work. However, while a higher number of contractual work hours and hours spent on work-related training are negatively associated with volunteer work, care for children living at home is positively associated with volunteering. These results provide only limited support for role overload theory.
Journal of social intervention: Theory and Practice 23(2), 4-20 (2014)