Journal article

Employee Need Satisfaction and Positive Workplace Outcomes: The Role of Corporate Volunteering

Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Andrew Kach, Mehrdokht Pournader

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly | SAGE Publications | Published : 2019


Corporate volunteering (CV) is a fast-growing trend in voluntary action. As an increasing number of not-for-profit organizations receive help from corporations in the form of CV, it is important to build a “business case” for this important collaboration and to better understand why employees volunteer through their workplace. Borrowing from the existing literature and self-determination theory (SDT), we examine how satisfaction of psychological needs through CV affects job satisfaction and affective commitment. Drawing on a survey of 4,127 employees, volunteers show significantly higher rates of job satisfaction and affective commitment compared with non-volunteers. Among employees who part..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Funding for this research was provided by Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Australia.