The quality of volunteers’ motives: Integrating the functional approach and self-determination theory

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Autor:innen
Strubel, Isabel Teresia
Kals, Elisabeth
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Publikationsdatum
2016
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Studiengang
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01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
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Übergeordnetes Werk
The Journal of Social Psychology
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Jahrgang / Band
156
Ausgabe / Nummer
3
Seiten / Dauer
310-327
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American Psychological Association
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Zusammenfassung
Volunteers’ motives have been differentially linked to various aspects of successful volunteering. Using self-determination theory, we propose that volunteer functions are systematically related to the experience of self-determined versus controlled motivation. This “quality ofmotivation,” in turn, explains why motives are differentially associated with satisfaction. We conducted two studies: Study 1 (N1 = 824) addressed motives, quality of motivation, and satisfaction; Study 2 (N2 = 323) additionally examined function-specific benefits and the extent to which they match volunteers’ motives. Overall, our hypotheses were supported: values, understanding, and social justice motives were positively associated with relatively self-determinedmotivation (RSM), whereas career, social, protective, and enhancement motives showed negative correlations. The relationships between motives and satisfaction were partially mediated by RSM. Concerning benefits, Study 2 corroborated these findings for values, protective, enhancement, and social justice. This research introduces a new perspective on the quality of volunteers’ motives—with theoretical and practical implications.
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0022-4545
1940-1183
Sprache
Englisch
Während FHNW Zugehörigkeit erstellt
Ja
Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht
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Zitation
GÜNTERT, Stefan, Isabel Teresia STRUBEL, Elisabeth KALS und Theo WEHNER, 2016. The quality of volunteers’ motives: Integrating the functional approach and self-determination theory. The Journal of Social Psychology. 2016. Bd. 156, Nr. 3, S. 310–327. Verfügbar unter: http://hdl.handle.net/11654/25287