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ERIC Number: EJ1116512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0144-7394
Public Service Motivation and Socialization in Graduate Education
Bright, Leonard
Teaching Public Administration, v34 n3 p284-306 Oct 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the extent to which the characteristics of public administration degree programs are related to public service motivation (PSM) using a higher education socialization framework. Using a sample of approximately 500 students enrolled in 26 Master's degree programs across the country, this study confirms that gender, work experience, core course requirements, service learning opportunities, climate, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration accreditation, and full-time status were all meaningful predictors of PSM among the students. The implications of these findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A