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HRM practices sustaining PSM: when values congruency matters

Publication date2015

This study aims at identifying the organisational antecedents of public service motivation (PSM). It focuses on human resources management (HRM) practices as one category of organisational factors that impact on PSM. Concretely, this research questions how intrinsic and extrinsic HRM practices are related to PSM and whether these relationships are direct or mediated by person-organisation (P-O) fit. The empirical findings are based on a survey of 6,885 civil servants working in Switzerland. Regression analyses highlight that intrinsic HRM practices are positively related to PSM, whereas extrinsic ones are negatively related to PSM. Furthermore, mediation tests shows that only the intrinsic HRM practices are mediated by PO fit. Thus, civil servants who value intrinsic work incentives maintain a high PSM level when they perceive congruence between their individual expectations and the values of their organisation.

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GIAUQUE, David, ANDERFUHREN-BIGET, Simon, VARONE, Frédéric. HRM practices sustaining PSM: when values congruency matters. In: International journal of public sector performance management, 2015, vol. 2, n° 3, p. 202–220. doi: 10.1504/IJPSPM.2015.067812
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