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Establishing a mission-based culture : analyzing the relation between intra-organizational socialization agents, mission valence, public service motivation, goal clarity and work impact

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This study contributes to our understanding of how organizations can craft a mission-based culture by examining the relationship between mission valence, PSM, goal clarity, and work impact. More specifically, the study assesses how value-laden communication with multiple intra-organizational socialization referents is related with the cited variables. The developed hypotheses are tested using structural equation modelling and a sample of 585 non-managerial employees employed by a public welfare organization. The findings confirm the claim that position in an organizational hierarchy is not likely to influence the analyzed relationships. The magnitude of the relationships, however, diverges. In contrast to previous research, the study results indicate that, in the case of lower-level employees, PSM is the most powerful predictor of mission valence. Furthermore, the results indicate that exposure to organizational values via interaction with internal socialization agents is positively related with their perceived importance. The results thus not only confirm the relevance of incorporating the institutional setting when analyzing mission valence, but also provide further proof for an institutional theory of PSM by highlighting that different organizational socialization agents could play a distinctive role in crafting PSM and a mission-based culture.

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Desmidt, Sebastian, and Anita Prinzie. “Establishing a Mission-based Culture : Analyzing the Relation Between Intra-organizational Socialization Agents, Mission Valence, Public Service Motivation, Goal Clarity and Work Impact.” INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (2019): n. pag. Print.
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Desmidt, S., & Prinzie, A. (2019). Establishing a mission-based culture : analyzing the relation between intra-organizational socialization agents, mission valence, public service motivation, goal clarity and work impact. INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL .
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Desmidt, Sebastian, and Anita Prinzie. 2019. “Establishing a Mission-based Culture : Analyzing the Relation Between Intra-organizational Socialization Agents, Mission Valence, Public Service Motivation, Goal Clarity and Work Impact.” International Public Management Journal .
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Desmidt, Sebastian, and Anita Prinzie. 2019. “Establishing a Mission-based Culture : Analyzing the Relation Between Intra-organizational Socialization Agents, Mission Valence, Public Service Motivation, Goal Clarity and Work Impact.” International Public Management Journal .
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Desmidt S, Prinzie A. Establishing a mission-based culture : analyzing the relation between intra-organizational socialization agents, mission valence, public service motivation, goal clarity and work impact. INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL . 2019;
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S. Desmidt and A. Prinzie, “Establishing a mission-based culture : analyzing the relation between intra-organizational socialization agents, mission valence, public service motivation, goal clarity and work impact,” INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL , 2019.
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  abstract     = {This study contributes to our understanding of how organizations can craft a mission-based culture by examining the relationship between mission valence, PSM, goal clarity, and work impact. More specifically, the study assesses how value-laden communication with multiple intra-organizational socialization referents is related with the cited variables. The developed hypotheses are tested using structural equation modelling and a sample of 585 non-managerial employees employed by a public welfare organization. The findings confirm the claim that position in an organizational hierarchy is not likely to influence the analyzed relationships. The magnitude of the relationships, however, diverges. In contrast to previous research, the study results indicate that, in the case of lower-level employees, PSM is the most powerful predictor of mission valence. Furthermore, the results indicate that exposure to organizational values via interaction with internal socialization agents is positively related with their perceived importance. The results thus not only confirm the relevance of incorporating the institutional setting when analyzing mission valence, but also provide further proof for an institutional theory of PSM by highlighting that different organizational socialization agents could play a distinctive role in crafting PSM and a mission-based culture.},
  author       = {Desmidt, Sebastian and Prinzie, Anita},
  issn         = {1096-7494 },
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL },
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Establishing a mission-based culture : analyzing the relation between intra-organizational socialization agents, mission valence, public service motivation, goal clarity and work impact},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10967494.2018.1428253},
  year         = {2019},
}

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