1 results match your criteria American Review Of Public Administration[Journal]
Am Rev Public Adm 2015 May 4;45(3):311-326. Epub 2013 Jul 4.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA.
Employees with a desire to help others provide benefits to their organization, clients, and fellow workers, but what do they get in return? We argue that the prosocial desire to help others is a basic human goal that matters to an individual's happiness. We employ both longitudinal and cross-sectional data to demonstrate that work-related prosocial motivation is associated with higher subjective well-being, both in terms of current happiness and life satisfaction later in life. Cross-sectional data also suggest that perceived social impact (the belief that one's job is making a difference) is even more important for happiness than the prosocial desire to help. Read More
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