publication . Article . 2013

Volunteer work in youth organizations: predicting distinct aspects of volunteering behavior from self- and other-oriented motives

Ilse Cornelis; Alain Van Hiel; David De Cremer;
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  • Published: 29 Jan 2013 Journal: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, volume 43, pages 456-466 (issn: 0021-9029, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
This study examined the impact of motivational underpinnings of volunteerism on self-reported volunteer behaviors and satisfaction. Data from 153 volunteers in youth organizations supported a two-dimensional structure of self- and other-oriented motives. Self-oriented motives were more important in explaining in-role volunteer behavior, while other-oriented concerns were also important in predicting extra-role volunteer behavior and satisfaction. These findings are discussed in the context of a functional approach to volunteerism and linked to recent findings regarding the role of self- and other-oriented motives from the organizational literature. Suggestions f...
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free text keywords: Social Psychology, Psychology, Organizational citizenship behavior, Functional approach, Prosocial behavior, Job performance, Social psychology, Volunteer work, Role identity, Positive Youth Development, Applied psychology
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