Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Psychology
Developments in the burnout literature have shown that concepts such as a personality can function as job resources in a framework where resources buffer the relation between job demands and burnout. The present study looked at the concept of volunteer motivation as a job resource used to buffer the relation between job demands and exhaustion. With a sample of 338 volunteers from various volunteer organizations, this research examined the relation of motivation, broken into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and exhaustion. Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation were negatively associated with exhaustion. Intrinsic motivation was found to interact with job demands such that those with higher levels of intrinsic motivation experienced higher levels of exhaustion. Extrinsic motivation did not interact significantly with job demands. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
Whitely, Aaron, "The Moderating Effect of Volunteer Motives on the Relation between Job Demands and Exhaustion" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 1875.