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What makes employees participate in volunteering programs? The role of organizational support
, Sekar S.
Published in Emerald Publishing Limited
2021
Volume: 29
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 512 - 528
Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to identify some of the critical organizational support factors and efforts that facilitate better employee participation in corporate volunteering (CV) programs. There is a growing interest to understand the role of organization in enhancing better employee participation in volunteering programs.

Design/methodology/approach
The authors conducted an empirical investigation with (n = 461) employee volunteers, who participated in company sponsored volunteering programs. The authors tested the hypothesized relationship using structural equation modelling (SEM).

Findings
The SEM results indicate that cultural fit, organizational CV communication and implementation of CV programmes facilitate better employee participation.

Research limitations/implications
This study provides insights for organizations in terms of increased internal communication and alignment of organizational values with CV programmes to attract better employee participation in volunteering programmes.

Originality/value
This study contributes to the literature on the phenomenon of employee volunteering by examining various organizational efforts that facilitate better employee participation in volunteering programmes.

About the journal
JournalInternational Journal of Organizational Analysis
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
ISSN1934-8835
Open AccessNo