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Anne Mette Kjeldsen

Sector and Occupational Differences in Public Service Motivation: A Qualitative Study

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The relationship between employment sector and public service motivation remains unclear since previous studies fail to control for the occupation of the investigated employees. Based on 32 semi-structured interviews with Danish nurses and nursing assistants working in the public or private health sector, this study shows that occupation and employment sector have very different relationships with the separate dimensions of public service motivation. This suggests that future studies of sector differences in public service motivation should pay attention to employees' occupation as an important control variable, and the benefits of using a qualitative approach to measure public service motivation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Public Administration
Vol/bind35
Nummer1
Sider (fra-til)58-69
Antal sider11
ISSN0190-0692
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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