Author Faculty (Discipline)

Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2016

Journal

Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

3

Page Numbers

1343-1360

ISSN

1573-7888

Embargo Period

5-26-2017

ANZSRC / FoR Code

150305 Human Resources Management| 150311 Organisational Behaviour| 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services| 170111 Psychology of Religion| 170113 Social and Community Psychology

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

Increasingly studies on volunteer motivation are exploring the process stages of volunteerism with particular attention to recruitment and retention. Volunteer experience and its dynamic association to satisfaction, however, remain underexamined, particularly in faith-based contexts. This study uses a functional approach to explore the applicability of the Volunteer Functions Inventory (Clary et al. in J Personal Soc Psychol, 74(6):1516–1530, 1998) to a sample of volunteers in an Australian faith-based organization. Factor analysis was supportive of a four-factor solution with the elimination of the Protective function and the emergence of a new function, Enrichment. The validity of a new structure, the Faith-Based Volunteer Motivation Scale, is tested against levels of volunteer satisfaction for this sample. Results concur with Clary et al.’s correlation between high-level motive fulfilment and degrees of satisfaction.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-016-9717-0

Comments

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edit version of an article published in Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-016-9717-0.

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