Public Service Motivation Research

Launched by Professor James L. Perry in 2013, this website from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IU SPEA) brings together citations for research on public service motivation. These studies share the commonality that they, for the most part, self-consciously focus on the meaning, antecedents, and outcomes of public service motivation as a distinct construct.

The list is organized alphabetically by last name of the author. 

If you are aware of studies that should be included or have other feedback about this resource, then please contact Professor Perry with the citation and, if possible, a link to an electronic copy of the source.

The following link below will offer a brief but comprehensive introduction on the research on Public Service Movitation from 1990 to today.