Public service motivation and prosocial motivation: two sides of the same coin?

Ritz, Adrian; Schott, Carina; Nitzl, Christian; Alfes, Kerstin (2020). Public service motivation and prosocial motivation: two sides of the same coin? Public Management Review, 22(7), pp. 974-998. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/14719037.2020.1740305

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This study raises the important question of how public service motivation and prosocial motivation are related to one another and how, together, these two concepts affect behavioural outcomes of public employees. Based on a sample of 747 public employees and using partial least squares structural equation model, we analyse the relationships between public service motivation, prosocial motivation, and different behavioural outcome variables in a single model simultaneously. Our study shows that public service motivation and prosocial motivation are not only theoretically, but also empirically distinct concepts. This has important implications for the use of these concepts, as will be discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > KPM Center for Public Management

UniBE Contributor:

Ritz, Adrian

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science

ISSN:

1471-9037

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Adrian Ritz

Date Deposited:

12 Feb 2021 16:44

Last Modified:

12 Feb 2021 16:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/14719037.2020.1740305

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151996

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151996

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