Quotation Bidee, Jemima, Vantilborgh, Tim, Pepermans, Roland, Willems, Jurgen, Jegers, Marc, Hofmans, Joeri. 2017. Daily motivation of volunteers in healthcare organizations: relating team inclusion and intrinsic motivation using self-determination theory. European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology. 26 (3), 325-336.


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The work of volunteers is indispensable for the well functioning of healthcare organizations, and for maintaining the quality of care in times of austerity. As feelings of intrinsic motivation stimulate volunteer well-being and their long-term engagement, we study how team inclusion relates to volunteers’ intrinsic motivation during their activities. We hypothesize that volunteers’ perceptions of inclusion are positively related to intrinsic motivation, via the satisfaction of their basic needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. To test our hypothesis, we conducted a daily-diary study, obtaining a final sample of 43 volunteers and 204 completed diaries. Multilevel path analyses showed that team inclusion was positively related to volunteers’ intrinsic motivation during their activities. Subsequent mediation analyses revealed that competence and relatedness need satisfaction mediated this relationship. Thus, when volunteers feel part of the team with which they complete their activities, they experience intrinsic motivation because feeling included stimulates their feelings of being competent and being related to others.

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  • volunteers
  • SDT
  • Daily motivation
  • motivation
  • intrinsic motivation
  • mediation
  • daily-diary study
  • self-determination theory
  • Team inclusion

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Daily motivation of volunteers in healthcare organizations: relating team inclusion and intrinsic motivation using self-determination theory
Volume 26
Number 3
Year 2017
Page from 325
Page to 336
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312530084_Daily_motivation_of_volunteers_in_healthcare_organizations_relating_team_inclusion_and_intrinsic_mo
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2016.1277206
Open Access N

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Willems, Jurgen (Details)
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Bidee, Jemima (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Hofmans, Joeri (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Jegers, Marc (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Pepermans, Roland (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Vantilborgh, Tim (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5234 Administrative science (Details)
5308 Management sciences (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5517 Organisational psychology (Details)
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