This paper explores participation in the Transition Movement: Is
passion a strong motivator for active participation and continued
involvement? Do members
find that they derive satisfaction, motivation and fulfilment from
Transition Initiatives? The study’s results show that an individual’s level or
type of passion is not the most important contributor to
continued participation in the Transition Movement. Intrinsic motivation for a high quality of life is the
strongest predictor of high participation levels.
Furthermore, interview findings indicate that there is no single type of
person nor a single motivating factor that draws people to the
Transition Movement. In fact, there may be an advantage to having a balance of interests and
personality types within an Initiative to encourage diversity of ideas
and active working groups.