Investigating the Relationship between Poor Volunteers’ Fit with their Organization and Intention to Quit with Emphasis on the Role of Burnout, Spirituality and Narcissism

Document Type : Research Article (with quantitative approaches)


1 Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D Student,, Business Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

3 Ph.D Student, Business Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran


Purpose: Today, volunteers are one of the major assets of nonprofit organizations, governments and humanitarian organizations. The purpose of this research is to survey the relationship between Poor volunteers’ fit with their organization and intentions to quit with emphasis on the role of burnout, spirituality and narcissism. This study is based on both Conservation of Resources theory and person–organization(PO)fit theory.
Design/ Methodology/ Approach: This research is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-survey in terms of nature and method. In order to analyze the data from the confirmatory factor analysis, correlation coefficient and Structural equation modeling was used.
Research Findings: The result of the study showed that Poor volunteers’ fit with their organization and burnout have a positive effect on intentions to quit and Burnout mediate the relationship between poor volunteer fit and intentions to quit.
Limitations & Consequences: The intentions to quit the organization was observed as a strong predictor of leaving the organization by Red Crescent volunteers. This research is limited in terms of generalizing its results to volunteers from other organizations.
Practical Consequences: The output of this research can be an effective step in maintaining the volunteers of non-profit organizations, the government, business and humanitarian organizations.
Innovation or Value of the Article: This study, considering the intentions to quit the organization by the volunteer based on the volunteer – organization fit and COR theory, adds to the managerial research in the field of volunteer and the intentions to quit the organization


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