Value congruence and job-related attitudes in a nonprofit organization: A competing values approach

Newton, Cameron J. & Mazur, Alicia K. (2016) Value congruence and job-related attitudes in a nonprofit organization: A competing values approach. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(10), pp. 1013-1033.

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Researchers have highlighted the importance of the nonprofit sector, its continued growth, and a relative lack of literature particularly related to nonprofit organizational values. Therefore, this study investigates organizational culture in a human services nonprofit organization. The relationship between person-organization value congruence and employee and volunteer job-related attitudes is examined (N = 227). Following initial qualitative enquiry, confirmatory factor analyses of the Competing Values Framework and additional values revealed five dimensions of organizational values. The relationship between value congruence, and employee and volunteers' job-related attitudes was examined using polynomial regression techniques. Analyses revealed that for employees, job-related attitudes were influenced strongly by organization values ratings, particularly when exceeding person ratings of the same values. For volunteers, person value ratings exceeding organization value ratings were especially detrimental to their job-related attitudes. Findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications.

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ID Code: 86531
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Job-related Attitudes, Organizational Culture, Value Congruence, Volunteers
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1053962
ISSN: 1466-4399
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 30 Jul 2015, available online:
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2015 00:52
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 23:58

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