Are Volunteers More Committed Than Nonvolunteers?

Meni Koslowsky, Tamir Caspy, Menachem Lazar

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Volunteers and nonvolunteers have generally been compared on demographic and personality data. Little research is available on attitudinal differences between these groups. As part of a large study on commitment to the police department, 215 officers were asked to participate in a two‐stage study. The first stage asked subjects to complete a large questionnaire that included a moral commitment scale and a calculative commitment scale. In order to analyze future behavior, participants were asked to supply their ID number. Results showed that volunteers were more committed than nonvolunteers, particularly on an identification with the organization factor. Some implications of the findings, as well as supportive data, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)985-991
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes


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