Drawing from literature primarily from China, Sweden, Pakistan, Germany, UK and the United States, a quantitative research project was undertaken in order to discover the relationship between motivation (intrinsic/extrinsic) and how satisfied, involved and committed men are that work in non-traditional/non-profit organizations. The foundation of this study was built on the Self-Determination Theory (SDT). The SDT is comprised of a meta-theory for framing motivational studies, a formal theory that explains intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (http://www.selfdeterminationtheory.org/theory/). Self-administered web based surveys were conducted for 100 men, 21 years of age and older using the following four tools: the Work Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Survey (WEIMS), Job Involvement Questionnaire (JIQ), Occupational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). Data was analyzed using a regression analysis. This study sought to (a) discover the relationship between motivation (intrinsic/extrinsic) and how satisfied, involved and committed men are that work for non-profits; (b) contribute to a better understanding of why some men choose to work in non-traditional (non-profit) occupations and the benefits; (c) identify reasons from the literature as to why there are so few men in non-traditional (non-profit ) occupations; (d) and to find out if there is some sort of relationship and/or common theme amongst the literature and data collected with the hopes of improving the recruitment and retention of men in non-profits.
|Subjects||Management; Public administration; Gender studies|
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