Motivation

P-Hacking, P-Curves, and the PSM-Performance Relationship: Is there evidential value?

Recent developments in the social sciences have demonstrated that we cannot uncritically aggregate the published research on a particular effect to conclude about its presence or absence. Instead, questionable research practices such as p-hacking …

Public service motivation and individual job performance

At the center of government, in public administration, the individual and their contribution to service for society are at the heart of the "public performance engine." At this micro-level of the organization, it is important to understand employees' …

Essays on Motivation and Leadership in the Public Sector

The Habilitation focuses on two aspects vital for any organization: the motivation of its members and the leadership behavior of those responsible for supervising others. The two concepts - motivation and leadership - are studied in a specific type …

The Effects of Making Public Service Employees Aware of Their Prosocial and Societal Impact: A Microintervention study

Over the past decade, practitioners and scholars have intensified the discussions around people’s expectations from their jobs and how public and private organizations can succeed in the war for talent. In this context, it has become obvious that …

Motivation of public employees

What motivates public employees in their daily work?

Changes in Prosocial Motivation over Time: A Cross-Sector Analysis of Effects on Volunteering and Work Behavior

A gap in research on prosocial motivation is that very little is known about its change across time, let alone, how such changes affect employee behavior. Using multiple waves of panel data, covering a period of sixteen years, this article finds that …

The Stability and Change of PSM-related Values across Time: Testing Theoretical Expectations against Panel Data

This article is a response to calls in prior research that we need more longitudinal analyses to better understand the foundations of PSM and related prosocial values. There is wide agreement that it is crucial for theory building but also for …

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