Joyce Bono

Management professor’s paper named third most popular of the decade

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A research paper by Dr. Joyce Bono, W.A. McGriff, III Professor, was named among the most popular articles of the past ten years by Nonprofit Management & Leadership. From 2010-2019, “Sources of volunteer motivation: Transformational leadership and personal motives influence volunteer outcomes” was cited 33 times per year, making it the No. 3 article on the list.

Nonprofit Leadership & Management’s list established the 15 most popular articles published in the journal between 2010 and 2019 by the number of Google citations they received per year.

Originally published in 2013, Bono co-authored the paper with Patrick C. Dwyer and Mark Snyder of the University of Minnesota, Oded Nov of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Yair Berson of the University of Haifa.

“Sources of volunteer motivation: Transformational leadership and personal motives influence volunteer outcomes” examined the influences of volunteers’ personal motives and their team leaders’ behaviors on volunteer satisfaction and contributions. The researchers’ work established that those with higher levels of transformational leadership as well as those who volunteered in order to express humanitarian values had greater satisfaction from volunteering through enhanced work meaningfulness and higher quality team relationships.

“This project was a unique collaboration between computer science, management and psychology, all of whom were interested in what motivates people to volunteer,” Bono said. “The project involved those of us from diverse backgrounds pooling our knowledge to better understand and support volunteering.”

Bono’s work is regularly highlighted among the most cited and impactful in the management field. Most recently, Bono was named among the top 100 most influential authors of research cited in organizational behavior textbooks, with “Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review” being the No. 1 most cited article among organizational behavior textbooks. She also received the Best Article Award from Personnel Psychology for “Dropped on the way to the top: Gender and managerial derailment.”

Bono has been at the Warrington College of Business since 2011. Her research interests include leadership, personality, motivation, job attitudes and emotions, the advancement of women leaders and the effects of managers on employees’ quality of work life. She regularly publishes work in the Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied PsychologyPersonnel Psychology, among others.

She previously served as an associate editor for the Academy of Management Journal, as well as on a number of editorial boards including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management and Leadership Quarterly. She is the recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and is a former holder of the Marvin D. Dunnette Chair in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her research has been recognized with the Academy of Management Human Resource Divisions’ Scholarly Achievement Award and with the Center for Creative Leadership-Leadership Quarterly Best Paper Award.

Bono received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Iowa, her M.S. in administration from the University of Notre Dame and her B.A. in human resources from Spring Arbor College.