Zooming In on Public Service Motivation II: Construct Measurement

  • Fabian Homberg
  • Joyce Costello


The literature on PSM produced a variety of measures that researchers use in empirical studies. This chapter presents a descriptive overview of the most commonly used scales in empirical PSM studies. Indeed, the measurement of PSM has by now produced a notable set of methodologically oriented studies of which the latest development is the addition of new dimensions to the PSM scale. The chapter reviews these developments.


Multidimensional measures Global measures PSM dimensions Cultural variations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabian Homberg
    • 1
  • Joyce Costello
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business & ManagementLUISS Guido Carli UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Media SchoolBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK

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