Work and volunteering: longitudinal relationships between work-related experiences and volunteering behaviour

Lup, Daniela and Booth, Jonathan E. (2019) Work and volunteering: longitudinal relationships between work-related experiences and volunteering behaviour. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 57 (3) . pp. 599-623. ISSN 0007-1080 [Article] (doi:10.1111/bjir.12421)

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This study examines the effect of work-related experiences on employees’ engagement in community volunteering, using data from a British longitudinal panel of employees. Using a novel analytical approach that separates variation in volunteering due to within-person changes in work conditions from variation due to between-person work differences, we more robustly test existing and new hypotheses about the effects of work on volunteering. New to this literature, we find that commuting and satisfaction with job experiences are significant predictors of community volunteering, both the likelihood to volunteer and volunteering frequency. In turn, volunteering determinants previously explored with cross-sectional data, such as managerial and professional jobs, employment sector and hourly-paid contracts are no longer statistically significant in the within-person models. We discuss a number of important theoretical and practical consequences of these findings.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 24263
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lup, D. and Booth, J.E. (2019), Work and Volunteering: Longitudinal Relationships between Work‐Related Experiences and Volunteering Behaviour. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 57: 599-623. doi:10.1111/bjir.12421, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 09:18
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