Measuring Transforming Rehabilitation's Impact on Public Service Motivation

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MP Walker [Pgt]
London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Government
+44 (0) 20 7955 6816
Measuring Transforming Rehabilitation's Impact on Public Service Motivation
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You are invited to take part in a research survey about the public service motivation (PSM) levels of employees of the National Probation Service and the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Your participation will require approximately 5 minutes and is completed online at your computer.  There are no known risks or discomforts associated with this survey.

Taking part in this study is completely voluntary. Your responses will be confidential and no identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address will be collected or requested. Digital data will be stored in secure computer files. Any report of this research that is made available to the public will not include any information by which you could be identified.

Public service motivation, defined as 'the belief, values and attitudes that go beyond self-interest and organisational interest, that concern the interest of a larger political entity and that motivate individuals to act accordingly wherever appropriate' (Vandenabeele 2007) is an important issue in public administration. It has been related to the following: performance (Lewis and Alonso 2001); sectoral preference (Lewis and Frank 2002); decreased turnover and increased job satisfaction (Naff and Crum 1999); incentive preference (Houston 2000); and whistle-blowing (Brewer and Selden 1998). It has been argued by several authors that the introduction of private sector values will result in a workforce's PSM levels decreasing. It is critical to test this theory in the context of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms, as PSM has traditionally been thought to be of particular importance and prevalence amongst criminal justice practitioners.

If you have questions or want a copy or summary of this study’s results, you can contact the researcher at the email address above. If you have any questions about whether you have been treated in an illegal or unethical way, contact the London School of Economics and Political Science research governance manager, Lyn Grove, at Please feel free to print a copy of this consent page to keep for your records.

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