2021 年 31 巻 4 号 p. 4_381-4_397
This study aimed to clarify the consciousness related to voluntary participation in sports volunteering by university students. The framework of this study was to structuralize university students’ image toward sports volunteering by using exploratory methods while referencing the scale used in participation motivation studies. We also used structured university students’ image toward sports volunteering and examined its impact on their eagerness to participate in sports. Survey respondents consisted of 828 university students nationwide, and the data was collected using an Internet survey. Based on the result of the analysis, we extracted six factors: “contribution to society,” “benefits to themselves,” “utilization of sports skills,” “being an athlete,” “participation in the department to which they belong,” and “acquisition of job skills” as images toward sports volunteering held by the university students. When we examined the relationship with their eagerness to participate in sports volunteering, it became clear that “acquisition of job skills” has the most influence on their image toward the participation of university students in sports volunteering. Focusing on sports volunteering activities by scale revealed that “acquisition of job skills” and “benefits to themselves” had an influence on their eagerness to participate in sports volunteering at international and national levels and regional and daily life levels, respectively.