Volunteer motives, Psychological contracts
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between motives to volunteer and the expectation for fair treatment by organization representatives. I developed two hypotheses based on previous work on volunteer motives, the psychological contract, and self-esteem and job satisfaction. A sample of college students was given the Volunteer Functional Inventory (Clary and Snyder, 1998), Rousseau and Tijoriwala’s psychological contract questionnaire (1996), the Job Descriptive Index (Smith, Lorne, and Charles, 1969), and the Self- Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1969).
Contrary to previous findings, it was found that the good faith and fair dealings portion of the psychological contract does not correlate with any of the volunteer motives. There were no relationships found between self-esteem and any other variable in this study. However, relationships were found between the understanding motive and co-worker satisfaction, for women; and the values motive and co-worker satisfaction, for women. This indicates that volunteer motives may be related to types of job satisfaction and gender differences may exist.
Sandberg, Trista J. (Trista Jean), "Motives and the Psychological Contract: Relationships with Job Satisfaction and Self-Esteem" (2003). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 273.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Job satisfaction; Job satisfaction--Sex differences; Self-esteem--Psychological aspects; Voluntarism--Psychological aspects
student projects; term papers
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