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dc.contributor.authorPrytz, Erik
dc.contributor.authorNorrblom, Petter
dc.contributor.authorPilemalm, Sofie Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorAndersson Granberg, Tobias
dc.contributor.authorJonson, Carl-Oscar
dc.identifier.citationPrytz, E., Norrblom, P., Pilemalm, S. E., Andersson Granberg, T. & Jonson, C-O. (2023). What motivates and demotivates emergency response volunteers? A survey-based factor analysis study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 31(38), 1-8.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Organized volunteer initiatives can reduce response times and improve outcomes in emergencies such as cardiac arrests or fres. Retention of volunteers is important to maintain good coverage and capabilities. The current study explores factors underlying volunteers’ motivation to continue as volunteers. Methods Data from 5347 active volunteers were collected through an online survey. An exploratory factor analysis was used to identify underlying factors that were then used in a regression analysis to predict intention to continue as a volunteer. Group diferences based on, among others, number of alarms and prior professional experience in emergency response were explored. Results The results showed that the factors community, self-image, and competence were the strongest positive predictors for the motivation to continue, whereas alarm fatigue and negative experience were the strongest nega‑ tive predictors. Volunteers with professional background had higher competence and lower Alarm fatigue. Volunteers from rural areas and small cities had higher community than those in large cities. Conclusions Alarm fatigue can make it hard to retain volunteers, which could be addressed using improved dispatch algorithms. Support after dispatch is important to prevent negative experiences. Finally, increased competence, e.g. through education and training, can improve volunteer’s motivation to continue.en_US
dc.publisherBioMed Central (BMC)en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleWhat motivates and demotivates emergency response volunteers? A survey-based factor analysis studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2023 The Author(s)en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800en_US
dc.source.journalScandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicineen_US
dc.relation.projectUniversitetet i Agder: 464989en_US

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