Journal of Business and Management

Journal of Business and Management

ISSN: 2291-1995 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-2002 (Online)

Volume 4 (2015), No. 3, Pages 26-33

DOI: 10.12735/jbm.v4i3p26

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Understanding the Motivation of Hospital Volunteers: Are there Gender Differences

John Angelidis1  Igor M. Tomic1  Faramarz Parsa2 

1Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University, New York City, USA
2University of Western Georgia, USA


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This study examines the relationship between hospital volunteers’ gender and their motivation to volunteer. An empirical analysis of survey data from 426 volunteers shows significant differences between the two groups. That is, the factors that motivate male volunteer workers are significantly different from those that motivate female volunteers. Some explanations as well as generalizations and implications for hospital administrators and human resources managers are developed.

JEL Classifications: D23, L22

Keywords: volunteers, gender differences

To Cite this Article: Angelidis, J., Tomic, I. M., & Parsa, F. (2015). Understanding the motivation of hospital volunteers: Are there gender differences. Journal of Business and Management, 4(3), 26-33.

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Understanding the Motivation of Hospital Volunteers: Are there Gender Differences