Church Organists:Analysing their Willingness to Play
AbstractThere currently exists a scarcity of church organ players even though they have traditionally been well paid. This paper presents an empirical investigation into the factors that affect the church organ player’s willingness to play. Results suggest pay does not attract the organ player to the position but being paid in situ increases their willingness to play, as do larger choir sizes and a better instrument quality. We also identify that organ players should be taught when they are young, as the younger the church organ player started learning the instrument then the greater their willingness to play.
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Religious participation; Willingness to play; Church Organ player;
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- Webber, Don J. & Freke, Martin, 2006. "Church organists: Analysing their willingness to play," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 35(5), pages 854-867, October.
- C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
- J29 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Other
- J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
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