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Spring 2024

Claire will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, March 23rd! To attend the event and see Claire's presentation.

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Claire Thrasher

Class of 2026Alamo, California

About

Hello! My name is Claire and my Polygence project is on employee satisfaction in non-profit and profit firms. I chose to work on this project because I am interested in real employees views on their jobs and how their work affects daily life.

Projects

  • "How does the experience of working in a non-profit organization differ from that of working in a for-profit company in terms of its impact on an employee's satisfaction and sense of fulfillment?" with mentor Jared (Jan. 8, 2024)

Project Portfolio

How does the experience of working in a non-profit organization differ from that of working in a for-profit company in terms of its impact on an employee's satisfaction and sense of fulfillment?

Started Apr. 27, 2023

Abstract or project description

This research paper explores the relationship between employee work type (nonprofit or for-profit) and the perception of meaningful work, aiming to identify who feels the most fulfilled. Based on previous research, the factors that affect employee satisfaction in nonprofit and for-profit firms have not been clearly identified. Using a cross-sectional survey analyzing career satisfaction, environment, stress, pay, situations, and perceived societal impact, I examined differences between for-profit and nonprofit firms. While hypotheses anticipate higher meaningful work in nonprofit firms and acknowledge stress's impact, this research challenges prior assumptions about factors influencing meaningful work. The study concludes by emphasizing the need for further exploration through a larger sample size and the critical role of nurturing purpose-driven cultures in all workforces.