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Job Satisfaction In The Public Service: The Effects Of Public Service Motivation, Workplace Attributes And Work Relations, Jeannette Taylor, Jonathan H. Westover Apr 2011

Job Satisfaction In The Public Service: The Effects Of Public Service Motivation, Workplace Attributes And Work Relations, Jeannette Taylor, Jonathan H. Westover

Jonathan H. Westover

What satisfies a public servant? Is it the money? Or is it something else, like an interesting and autonomous job, or serving the public interest? Utilizing non-panel longitudinal data from the International Social Survey Program on Work Orientations across different countries for 1997 and 2005, this article examines the effects of a selection of antecedents that are commonly related to job satisfaction. The respondents from different countries were found to share similarities in terms of what satisfies them in their jobs. The emphasis placed on these factors was however found to vary for some countries.