Government Employees

  title={Government Employees},
  author={Sue A. Frank and Gregory B. Lewis},
  journal={The American Review of Public Administration},
  pages={36 - 51}
Are government employees lazier than private-sector employees? Drawing from theories of work motivation and public service motivation, this article examines three public-private differences that might produce different levels of work effort in the two sectors. First, government and business may offer different extrinsic and intrinsic rewards. Second, public and private workers may seek different rewards. Third, public and private workers may differ in personal characteristics that predict work… 

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