TITLE

Organizational Confidence: An Empirical Assessment of Highly Positive Public Managers

AUTHOR(S)
Feeney, Mary K.; Boardman, Craig
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p673
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an empirical study to test organizational confidence among highly positive government workers. The study uses data from the National Administrative Studies Project (NASP) III questionnaire, a survey administered to a sample of 2,000 public managers in Georgia and Illinois to study their workday behaviors, past career experiences, insights of organizational contexts, and personal attitudes and motivations. The study also adopts ordinary least squares (OLS) regression and logit models to evaluate the hypothesis. Results show positive correlation between the levels of desire to serve the public and high organizational confidence. It also discusses the lack of organization-level data related to performance.
ACCESSION #
65458158

 

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