2020 journal article

Sense of community, sense of community responsibility, organizational commitment and identification, and public service motivation: a simultaneous test of affective states on employee well-being and engagement in a public service work context

PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 22(7), 1024–1050.

By: N. Boyd* & B. Nowell

author keywords: Sense of community; sense of community responsibility; affective organizational commitment; organizational identification; public service motivation
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 27, 2020

ABSTRACT The present study has two aims. First, we examine sense of community, sense of community responsibility, organizational commitment and identification, and PSM in predicting measures of employee engagement and well-being. Second, we examine if PSM acts as a direct or indirect predictor of the employee measures. The findings highlight that community experiences are powerful predictors and that the role of PSM is more indirect than direct. The study provides a step forward in understanding the utility of psychological predictors when simultaneously compared, and offers hope for future studies where we continue to conduct comparative analyses beyond the boundary of public management.