This research characterizes the motivations of paid employees in Private Social Solidarity Institutions (Instituições Particulares de Solidariedade Social - IPSS ), based on self-determination theory. It analyses the impact of types of motivation and employee identification with an organisation on their intention to stay in the organisation. An online questionnaire was given by the District Union of Private Social Solidarity Institutions of Porto (União Distrital de Instituições Particulares de Solidariedade Social do Porto ¿ UDIPSS Porto) to the employees of the IPSS, and the use of structural equations for data analyses allows characterising the relationship between motivations and the intention to remain in an institution. The results show that the more internalized motivations are those most valued by employees and they also show a strong intention to remain in the institution. Internalized motivation is not predictive on the intention to stay with an organisation; however, integration and external regulation do have predictive roles. It is also possible to conclude that IPSS employees identify strongly with the organisation they work for, and that this intensifies the impact of their motivations in the intention to stay in the organisation.
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