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Senior public managers' engagement: a person situation interactionist perspective

Mostafa, Ahmed Mohammed Sayed and Andrews, Rhys ORCID: 2018. Senior public managers' engagement: a person situation interactionist perspective. International Journal of Public Administration 41 (15) , pp. 1279-1289. 10.1080/01900692.2017.1387141

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This paper examines the engagement of senior public managers by developing a person-situation-interactionist perspective. The paper integrates the literature on social exchange theory and person-organization fit to explore the effects of decision autonomy and shared vision on the engagement of more than 2,000 senior public sector managers in the central government agencies of three continental European countries: France, Germany and the Netherlands. Then, it examines whether the locus of control of those managers moderates the decision autonomy-engagement and shared vision-engagement relationships. The structural equation modeling results suggest that there are positive relationships between both decision autonomy and shared vision and employee engagement. Further analysis revealed that an internal locus of control strengthened the decision autonomy-engagement relationship, but that it weakened the shared vision-engagement relationship.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 0190-0692
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 October 2017
Date of Acceptance: 29 September 2017
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 05:33

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