• Democratic Participation in Voluntary Associations: A Multilevel Analysis of Sports Clubs in Europe 

      Ibsen, Bjarne; Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Feiler, Svenja; Breuer, Christoph; Seippel, Ørnulf; Van der Roest, Jan-Willem; Scheerder, Jeroen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Non-profit associations are usually democratically organized, and this feature plays a legitimizing role for the public support to associations. This article examines which characteristics at country level, organizational ...
    • In troubled water? European sports clubs: Their problems, capacities and opportunities 

      Seippel, Ørnulf; Breuer, Christoph; Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Feiler, Svenja; Perényi, Szilvia; Piątkowska, Monika; Scheerder, Jeroen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      We study problems experienced by sports clubs from nine European countries – Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Spain – and factors – national characteristics and ...
    • Social integration in sports clubs: individual and organisational factors in a European context 

      Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Seippel, Ørnulf; Llopis-Goig, Ramon; Van der Roest, Jan-Willem; Adler Zwahlen, Jenny; Nagel, Siegfried (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Sports clubs are often perceived as important mediums for social integration, but the empirical evidence to support this claim is limited. This article sets out to identify individual and organisational characteristics ...
    • Volunteer satisfaction in sports clubs: A multilevel analysis in 10 European countries 

      Nagel, Siegfried; Seippel, Ørnulf; Breuer, Cristoph; Feiler, Svenja; Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Llopis-Goig, Ramon; Nichols, Geoff; Perényi, Szilvia; Piątkowska, Monika; Scheerder, Jeroen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Regular voluntary engagement is a basic resource for sports clubs that may also promote social cohesion and active citizenship. The satisfaction of volunteers is an imperative factor in this engagement, and the purpose of ...