Learning and development opportunities as a tool for the retention of volunteers : a motivation perspective

Newton, Cameron J., Becker, Karen L., & Bell, Sarah (2014) Learning and development opportunities as a tool for the retention of volunteers : a motivation perspective. Human Resource Management Journal, 24(4), pp. 514-530.

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The growing reliance on volunteers in Australia has heightened the need for non-profit organisations to retain these valuable resources. However, the current literature on volunteer retention is limited. One potential way volunteers can be retained is by providing learning and development opportunities (LDOs). This study investigates the relationship between volunteer perceptions of LDOs, their motivations for volunteering, and retention. Analyses revealed significant main effects for LDOs and volunteer motivations on retention and several interactive effects demonstrating that LDOs can have differential effects on retention depending on the reasons for volunteering.

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ID Code: 71457
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Learning and Development Opportunities, Retention, Volunteers, Motivation
DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12040
ISSN: 0954-5395
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 14 May 2014 00:01
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 12:51

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