Appealing to Goodwill or YOLO-Promoting Conservation Volunteering to Millennials
2017 (English)In: VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, ISSN 0957-8765, E-ISSN 1573-7888, Vol. 28, no 1, 288-306 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Volunteer travel opportunities are more plentiful than ever and are now offered worldwide, with conservation projects being an increasingly popular choice. Some of the emerging questions in this field are concerned with the effective communication of these opportunities to young people. One theory that could guide the creation of these persuasive campaigns for conservation volunteering is regulatory focus theory. By adopting this theory, we reveal yet another possibility for understanding motivations of conservation volunteers. Results of the experiment suggest promotion messages are better received (more persuasive) because they induce expectations in line with general view of conservation volunteering as a hedonic experience. Moreover, this study is the first one of its kind to show this important effect of environmental attitudes on individuals' responses to promotional messages about conservation volunteering travel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 28, no 1, 288-306 p.
Conservation volunteering, Communication, Regulatory focus theory
Economics and Business
Research subject Economy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61443DOI: 10.1007/s11266-016-9815-zISI: 000393747800014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61443DiVA: diva2:1082437