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:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.11(16) (2020)

  • A Granulated Exploration of Public Service Career Choice Motivations in Saudi Arabia: A Test of Self-Determination Theory and Public Service Motivations

    Saleh Abdullah Alreshoodi (Faculty of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Ha'il, SAUDI ARABIA).

    Disciplinary: Management Science.

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    DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2020.325

    Keywords: Intrinsic motivation; Extrinsic motivation; Intent to work; Public sector career motivation; Introjected regulation.

    This study contributes to the public administration literature by taking a granulated approach to measuring motivational drivers to become a public servant. Taking Self-Determination Theory and Public Service Motivation as theoretical bases, the research explores the relationships between a range of extrinsic and intrinsic regulations and intent to work in the public sector. The data collected from 444 undergraduate students in Saudi Arabia was analyzed by Structural Equation Modeling. The results demonstrated the direct effects of external and introjected types of regulation. Public Service Motivation fully mediated the relationship between intrinsic and identified regulation and intent to work. Practical implications are discussed and future research directs are proposed.

    Paper ID: 11A16P

    Cite this article:

    Alreshoodi, S. A. (2020). A Granulated Exploration of Public Service Career Choice Motivations in Saudi Arabia: A Test of Self-Determination Theory and Public Service Motivations. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 11(16), 11A16P, 1-11. http://doi.org/10.14456/ITJEMAST.2020.325


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