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Jing Chen, Chengliang Wang,
Published: 3 June 2022
Frontiers in Psychology, Volume 13; https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.883150

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Volunteers play an indispensable role in several major events and activities. The purpose of this study is to review studies on volunteer motivation from 2000 to 2021 and to discover the development trends in this field. The Web of Science Core Collection is the main literature data resource, from which 162 papers on volunteer motivation published in the SSCI were selected. Using two visualization analysis tools, CiteSpace and VOSviewer, this study conducts bibliometric analysis and systematic review from multiple dimensions, identifying the authors, countries, institutions, and journals with high productivity in this field. Additionally, we explored highly cited papers, authors, and journals in this field. This study aims to find the research hotspots and theoretical basis through co-occurrence analysis and cluster analysis of keywords and explore the evolution through the time zone map drawn with CiteSpace. Moreover, we focus on the influence of Chinese and Western cultures (represented by China and the United States) on volunteer motivation. It was found that Chinese volunteers were more affected by collectivism, whereas American volunteers were more affected by individualism. The conclusion of this study constructs a clear framework for research on volunteer motivation, which provides researchers with a deeper and thorough understanding of the connotation of volunteer motivation, providing guidance and support for future research in this field.
Iryna S. Lebedynets, Yuliia M. Zhurakivska
Scientific Bulletin of Mukachevo State University Series “Economics”, Volume 8, pp 93-101; https://doi.org/10.52566/msu-econ.8(3).2021.93-101

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The paper investigates the inherent features of motivational culture's establishment and development at enterprises in modern economic conditions. The study traces the pressing problems of motivation of the team's work, establishes their impact on the efficiency of the enterprise's functioning. The relevance of the research is determined by the fact that the issues of motivation and team development in modern scientific research are considered in sufficient detail but the problem of motivation for personnel development, which is one of the components of the establishment of motivational culture and a prerequisite for development, cannot be considered fully solved. That is why the development of motivational culture in enterprises is an extremely necessary scientific and practical task that requires a modern solution. The purpose of this study is to consider the features of the establishment of motivational culture at enterprises in modern economic conditions by analysing the international scientific practice of team management, as well as improving motivational methods of team professional development in a modern enterprise. The main method of research was the analysis of documentation, namely monographs, statistical data, scientific papers, and textbooks. Using the method of analysis, the paper processed and systematised the features of the establishment and development of motivational culture at enterprises in modern economic conditions. The study covers and summarises the current motivational methods, considers the systematic diagnosis of the state of motivational culture at the enterprise. The conceptual foundations of the establishment and development of motivational culture, a model of the motivational system of enterprise management in modern economic conditions are proposed. The tasks set in the study and the results of their solution form the methodological and scientific-practical basis for improving the incentive system for professional development of personnel based on the development of effective methods of motivational culture. The developed recommendations are of interest to modern enterprises in current economic conditions and the country's economy as a whole and provide an opportunity to certify the prospects for further research work in this area
Baobao Song
Published: 25 August 2021
Social Responsibility Journal; https://doi.org/10.1108/srj-04-2021-0136

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Purpose: Public relations practitioners worldwide are attempting to enhance the overall organization–stakeholder relationships by applying strategic communication techniques and skills to corporate social responsibility (CSR) management and communications. In this light, drawing on the prosocial motivation literature, this paper aims to investigate consumers’ implicit and explicit motivations for prosocial behavior, and how these two motivations interact to affect consumers’ willingness to contribute to CSR activities. Second, through the lens of sensemaking theory, this study evaluates the influence of successful prosocial behavior engagement on consumers’ perceptions of both self and companies’ prosocial identities, CSR authenticity and company evaluations. Design/methodology/approach: This study adopts a dictator game experiment with 2 × 2 factorial design to gauge consumers’ prosocial behavioral response toward companies’ CSR communication with implicit and explicit motivations and to examine its effect on company evaluation. Findings: In all, the results of this study suggest that implicit motivation, i.e. self-affirmation intervention, in CSR communication will cause consumers to donate more money to CSR programs; whereas explicit motivation does not exert an effect on consumers’ prosocial behavior. In addition, such donation will trigger consumers’ prosocial sensemaking process and lead to strong identification with the company, positive attitudes and behavioral intentions toward the company. Originality/value: This study aims to build a consumer- and social cause-oriented CSR communication model, which maximizes the impact of CSR investments on consumer relationship building, business bottom line and social causes.
Sára Forgács-Fábián
Published: 6 August 2021
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Jelen tanulmány célja az Y-generációhoz tartozó egyetemisták önkéntes szervezetekben való megtartásának vizsgálata egy olyan nonprofit szervezet (az Amigos a gyerekekért Alapítvány) esettanulmányán keresztül, mely szervezetben átlagosan 20 hónapig aktívak az önkéntesek. A cikk kutatási kérdése, hogy mely szervezeti tényezők motiválhatják az Y-generációs egyetemista önkénteseket az egy évnél hosszabb idejű önkéntes munkájuk fenntartására. A tanulmány egyik legfontosabb megállapítása az, hogy az Y-generációs egyetemista önkéntesek számára fontos a szervezeti értékek és keretek minősége, vagyis maga a szervezet, amelyben önkéntes tevékenységüket végzik. Vizsgálatom szempontjából kiemelkedő tényező és megtartó erő számukra a közösség. Az önkéntes szervezetekre nézve valid feltételezés lehet, hogy az önkéntesek az „x óra” direkt segítségnyújtáson felül nem érdekeltek a szervezet további fejlesztésében, hiszen szabadidejükben, limitált időintervallumban foglalkoznak egy társadalmilag hasznos „üggyel”, ellentétben az ugyanazon szervezetnél teljes munkaidőben foglalkoztatottakkal. Ezt a feltételezést cáfolja a jelen tanulmány, illetve az elvégzett kutatás, mely szerint a szervezeti rugalmasság, a lapos szervezeti struktúra, a döntéshozatali mechanizmusokba történő bevonódási lehetőség, az önállóság biztosítása és a felelősségvállalás rendszere mind olyan tényezők, amelyek hozzájárulnak az Y-generációs egyetemista önkéntesek hosszabb távú megtartásához, ezáltal a szervezeti stabilitás jelentős növeléséhez.
Published: 21 January 2021
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, , Christian Nitzl,
Published: 2 April 2020
Public Management Review, Volume 22, pp 974-998; https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2020.1740305

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This study raises the important question of how public service motivation and prosocial motivation are related to one another and how, together, these two concepts affect behavioural outcomes of public employees. Based on a sample of 747 public employees and using partial least squares structural equation model, we analyse the relationships between public service motivation, prosocial motivation, and different behavioural outcome variables in a single model simultaneously. Our study shows that public service motivation and prosocial motivation are not only theoretically, but also empirically distinct concepts. This has important implications for the use of these concepts, as will be discussed.
, , Abby Jingzi Zhou, Steven Shijin Zhou
Published: 8 November 2019
Personnel Review, Volume 49, pp 636-652; https://doi.org/10.1108/pr-01-2019-0019

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Purpose Community citizenship behaviors (CCBs) of employees help organizations to promote a socially conscious image. However, there is still a significant gap in the knowledge as to how to foster CCBs amongst employees. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether ethical leadership, as a prosocial leadership approach, fosters CCBs amongst employees, both at work and when they leave the office, through enhancing their prosocial motivation. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from 160 employees across 48 small- and medium-sized enterprises in China. Multi-level modeling using maximum likelihood estimation in MPlus was utilized to analyze the two-level model simultaneously and the significance of the multi-level indirect effects was tested using the Monte Carlo method with 20,000 replications. Findings Counter to the expectations, the authors found that although ethical leadership increased employees’ prosocial motivation, this only translated to higher levels of employees’ CCBs at work, but not once they left the office. Practical implications The findings suggest that ethical leaders play a critical role in developing the prosocial motivation of employees and encouraging them to engage in CCBs that are supported by the organization. To that end, organizations should consider hiring leaders with high levels of ethical leadership and provide ethical leadership training to senior management. Originality/value The authors make a theoretical contribution by explaining the process by which ethical leaders influence employees to engage in CCBs, addressing calls to understand how social learning theory can be used to understand how people learn to become socially responsible.
, , , Ho Keung Dennis Kwong
Published: 13 October 2018
Educational Psychology, Volume 39, pp 112-132; https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2018.1514102

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The study aimed to investigate the direct effect of volunteer motivation on social problem-solving ability, self-efficacy, and mental health and examine the mediating effects on volunteer motivation and mental health by testing social problem-solving ability and self-efficacy. We examined a hypothetical model that integrates the concepts of Self-Determination Theory, the Social Problem Solving Model, and the Self-Efficacy Belief Model. Results demonstrated that volunteer motivation was significantly associated with social problem-solving ability and self-efficacy amongst 1530 undergraduate students. Three subscales of social problem-solving ability (positive problem orientation, negative problem orientation, and avoidance style) and self-efficacy served are significant mediators. Model statistics for SEM demonstrated an adequate fit with the data. Volunteer motivation provides a way to enhance social problem-solving ability and self-efficacy. It also leads to better mental health by enhancing positive problem orientation and self-efficacy and by reducing negative problem orientation and avoidance style.
, Nicola Baumann, Athanasios Chasiotis, Michael Bender,
Published: 8 October 2018
Journal of Personality, Volume 87, pp 37-55; https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12431

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The present article starts with discussing similarities and differences between conceptualizations of human needs in self‐determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan [1985], Intrinsic motivation and self‐determination in human behavior; Deci & Ryan [2000], Nebraska symposium on motivation: Perspectives on motivation) and motive disposition theory (MDT; McClelland, Human motivation, 1985). The second section focuses on the two‐process model of psychological needs (Sheldon [2011], Psychological Review, 118: 552), which aims to integrate the two approaches, whereas the third section highlights some aspects of both theories that are still decoupled or even contradictory, but nevertheless still have a high potential to be linked. These three aspects are (a) the noncorresponding concepts of implicit power motive (MDT) and basic need for autonomy (SDT); (b) the differentiation of needs into hope and fear components, which is theoretically embedded in MDT, but not in SDT; and (c) MDT researchers’ differentiation into an implicit and explicit motivational system, which is not included in SDT. Particularly, the last section highlights the potential for areas in which further integration is possible, which provides a foundation for comprehensive and exciting research on human motivation.
, , Athanasios Chasiotis, Jan Hofer
Journal of Personality Assessment, Volume 101, pp 414-424; https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2017.1418748

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Researchers have long been interested in studying differences in implicit motive between different groups. Implicit motives are typically measured by scoring text that respondents have written in response to picture cues. Recently, research on the measurement of implicit motives has made progress through the application of a dynamic Thurstonian item-response theory model (DTM; Lang, 2014 Lang, J. W. B. (2014). A dynamic Thurstonian item response theory of motive expression in the picture story exercise: Solving the internal consistency paradox of the PSE. Psychological Review, 121, 481–500. doi:10.1037/a0037011 [Crossref], [PubMed], [Web of Science ®] [Google Scholar] ) that captures 2 basic motivational processes in motivational research: motive competition and dynamic reduction of motive strength after a motive has been acted out. In this article, the authors use the DTM to investigate differential item functioning (DIF) in implicit motive measures. The article first discusses DIF in the context of the DTM. The authors then conduct a DIF analysis of data from a study that used a picture set of the Operant Motive Test (OMT; Kuhl & Scheffer, 2002) with participants from Cameroon, Germany, and Costa Rica. Results showed no evidence of DIF in 9 pictures and some evidence for DIF in 3 pictures. The authors show a partial invariance model can be specified and use this partial invariance model to study latent mean differences between Cameroon, Germany, and Costa Rica. The discussion focuses on the use of IRT DIF methods in future research on implicit motives.
David H. Smith, Boguslawa Sardinha, , Hsiang-Kai Dennis Dong, Meenaz Kassam, Young-Joo Lee, Aminata Sillah
Published: 1 January 2016
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Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Volume 45, pp 375-396; https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764015583314

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We propose a model of volunteering and test its validity across four cultural groups. We hypothesize that individuals’ explicit prosocial motivation relates positively to sustained volunteering, which is conceptualized as a latent factor comprising activity as a volunteer, service length, service frequency, and hours of volunteering. Moreover, we introduced implicit prosocial motivation and hypothesized that the relationship between explicit prosocial motivation and sustained volunteering would be amplified by implicit prosocial motivation. Data were collected from samples in China, Germany, Turkey, and the United States. Results confirmed our expectation that, across cultures, sustained volunteering was associated with explicit prosocial motivation and that the relationship between explicit prosocial motivation and sustained volunteering was strongest when implicit prosocial motivation was also high. By including implicit prosocial motivation, our study offers a novel approach to identifying sustained volunteer involvement, which can be of particular relevance for recruitment activities of voluntary organizations across various cultural contexts.
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