Volunteer work and domain satisfactions: Evidence from Italy
Damiano Fiorillo ()
Discussion Papers from D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy
The paper empirically investigates if individuals who supply volunteer work are more satisfied with three domain satisfactions - leisure, friends' relationships and economic situation – than nonvolunteers. Using Istat's (Italian Central Statistical Office) Multiscopo data set for the period 1993- 2000, it finds that volunteer labour supplied in official volunteer service association is positively correlated with leisure satisfaction, friends' relationships satisfaction and economic situation satisfaction. These findings are interpreted as an indication that the benefits from volunteering are a combination of the following reasons: i) intrinsic motivation; ii) extrinsic motivation; iii) relational goods.
Keywords: volunteering; intrinsic and extrinsic motivations; relational goods; domain satisfactions; Multiscopo. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 C25 D71 I31 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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