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dc.contributor.authorO'Donohue, Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Lindsayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:13:52Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:13:52Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-26T08:59:15Z
dc.identifier.issn13258362en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37906
dc.description.abstractIn the Australian context, there is a gap in the amount of published research into the psychological contract generally, and particularly in regard to voluntary workers. This paper presents and discusses survey data on the psychological contracts, motivation, values, and job satisfaction of volunteers in a sample of five hospitals in Australia. In doing so, it shows that the sample volunteers perceive their psychological contracts to include economic, socio-emotional and ideology-related contributions. For many of the volunteers, the primary focus for these contributions is not on narrow self-interest or joint volunteer-organisation interests, but rather on broader interests that transcend the organisation's boundaries. The study supports the relevance of the psychological contract for conceptualising and understanding the volunteer-organisation relationship. In particular, it illustrates the potential that the concept of an ideology-related psychological contract offers for better explaining the dynamics of that relationship. The study highlights that perceptions held by the sample volunteers of less than supportive management practices, relating to recognition of volunteer efforts, work design and organisation, have the potential for psychological contract breach and a consequent negative impact on volunteer satisfaction.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherVolunteering Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/html/s02_article/default.asp?nav_top_id=61&nav_cat_id=162&dsb=7194en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal on Volunteeringen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.titleThe psychological contracts of Australian hospital volunteer workersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Australian Journal on Volunteering. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, publisheden_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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