Predicting future volunteering intentions through a self-determination theory perspective

Wu, Y. and Li, C. and Khoo, S. (2015) Predicting future volunteering intentions through a self-determination theory perspective. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0957-8765, DOI

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Using self-determination theory (SDT; Deci and Ryan 1985), we conducted a cross-sectional survey to test the relationship among competence, intrinsic motivation, job satisfaction, and intention to continue volunteering. A total of 180 Special Olympics volunteers from China participated in this study. The results showed that competence positively predicted intrinsic motivation and job satisfaction. Intrinsic motivation was a partial mediator for the relationship between competence and job satisfaction. Job satisfaction positively influenced intention and it acted as a full mediator in the relationship between intrinsic motivation and intention. It was concluded that SDT is a useful theoretical framework in understanding intention to continue volunteering. Theoretical and practical implications are provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competence; Volunteer motivation; Satisfaction; Intention
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 05:04
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 00:45

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