Public Service Motivation: Research Bibliography

Launched by Professor James L. Perry in 2013, Public Service Motivation (PSM): Research Bibliography from the Indiana University O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs brings together citations for research on public service motivation. These studies share the commonality that they, for the most part, self-consciously focus on the meaning, antecedents, and outcomes of public service motivation as a distinct construct.


The list is organized alphabetically by author's last name.

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Public Service Motivation: From 1990 to Today

This 26-minute video offers a brief but comprehensive introduction on the research on Public Service Motivation from 1990 to today.

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