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An empirical analysis of the effects of human resource management practices on job satisfaction in non-profit


  • Ramon Bastida Vialcanet

    () (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya)

  • Frederic Marimon

    () (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya)

  • Lluís Carreras

    () (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)


The purpose of this study is to establish a measurement scale for human resource management (HRM) practices in nonprofit organizations and to analyze their impact on the job satisfaction of their employees. The results demonstrate that 8 out of the 20 analyzed variables determine the measurement scale of HRM practices in these organizations. These variables are related to psychological demands, active work and development possibilities, social relations and leadership, and the degree of coherence in the organization with its principles. According to the results, these practices have an impact on job satisfaction in this type of nonprofit organization. The results are significant, given that these organizations employ 9-11.5% of the active population in European Union countries.

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  • Ramon Bastida Vialcanet & Frederic Marimon & Lluís Carreras, 2015. "An empirical analysis of the effects of human resource management practices on job satisfaction in non-profit," Proceedings of Business and Management Conferences 3005348, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:ibmpro:3005348

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    Human resource management; HRM; human resource practices; job satisfaction; non-profit organizations;

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