Differences in work motivation of leaders of public and private sector organizations

Aistė Diržytė, Aleksandras Patapas, Rasa Mikelionytė


In order to increase the knowledge about a manager’s work motivation, the aim of this article is to analyze the work motivation of managers in both private and public sectors. There were 81 participants in this research, consisting of 28 men and 53 women. The average age of the investigated persons was 36,6 years. Participants in the study had to fill out a questionnaire which was created out of three parts: “Work Value Questionnaire”; “Job Characteristics Inventory” and a questionnaire which was created according to various authors evaluating work motivation. No significant differences were found in work motivation in groups of workers of public and private sector organizations.


public sector; private sector; leadership; work motivation

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603