Person–organization fit and public service motivation in the context of change

Teo, Stephen T.T., Pick, David, Xerri, Matthew, & Newton, Cameron (2016) Person–organization fit and public service motivation in the context of change. Public Management Review, 18(5), pp. 740-762.

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Abstract

This study examines public sector change, motivation and person–organization (P–O) fit in a stress context. The results provide empirical evidence that change initiatives produce change-induced stressors. However, change processes, including participation in change decision-making and the provision of change information, increase public service motivation, reduce change-induced stressors and ultimately improve P–O fit and job satisfaction. The results also depict that, in the context of change, public service motivation positively influences job satisfaction, with this relationship partially mediated by P–O fit. Implications for New Public Management and the importance of change processes for reducing workplace stress are discussed.

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ID Code: 84648
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Public Sector Motivation, Person–organization Fit, Organizational Change, Employee Attitudes
DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2015.1045016
ISSN: 1471-9045
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2015 22:39
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 05:16

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