Author Faculty (Discipline)

Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-24-2021

Journal

Psychology

Volume Number

12

Issue Number

11

Page Numbers

1756-1780

ISSN

2152-7199

Embargo Period

3-29-2022

ANZSRC / FoR Code

35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES| 3501 Accounting, auditing and accountability

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Peer Review

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Abstract

Retention of top talent represents a critical challenge for non-profit organizations restricted by limited resources. Factors impacting intention to leave have been widely studied. Far less attention has been given to individual work motivation in specific context. This study explored the motivation of accountants in an Australian faith-based non-profit organization to further understand the factors that impact satisfaction with employment and intention to remain. The sample represents both management and employee perspectives and reflects a diversity of cultural background. From an analysis of the data a substantive theory was developed. Core theoretical categories: Purpose, Progress, Proximity were identified as primary to the motivation of this sample. The potential of these categories to be operationalized through the dynamic elements of Connection, Growth and Balance presents practical recommendations for management practice. Findings from this inquiry add insight into Spirituality as a distinctive motivation factor.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.4236/psych.2021.1211106

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