State government human resource professionals’ commitment to employment at will

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Title: State government human resource professionals’ commitment to employment at will
Author(s):
Coggburn, Jerrell D.;
Battaglio, R. Paul, Jr.;
Bowman, James S.;
Condrey, Stephen E.;
Goodman, Doug;
West, Jonathan P.
Date Created: 2008-07-17
Format: Text
Item Type: Article
Keywords: Employment at will
Civil service reform
Public management
Personnel management
Description: No full text available. Use the DOI persistent link to see the final published version. A subscription or fee may be necessary to view the article.This article won the American Review of Public Administration 2010 Best Paper Award.
Abstract: This article examines the attitudes of a key set of state government officials—state human resource (HR) professionals—toward employment at will (EAW) in state government. It presents original survey data obtained from HR professionals in four southern states: Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Mississippi. Drawing on these data, the article creates an index measuring respondents’ commitment to EAW, as measured by their attitudes toward arguments used to advocate for EAW. The index is used as the dependent variable in an exploratory regression analysis indicating the importance of respondents’ experiences with the exercise of EAW discretion, years of public sector service, educational background, and state context to explaining variation in commitment to EAW. The article concludes with a discus
Publisher: Sage
Source: American Review of Public Administration
Persistent Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0275074009333596
http://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/2482
Bibliographic Citation: Coggburn, Jerrell D., R. Paul Battaglio, James S. Bowman, Stephen E. Condrey, Doug Goodman, and Jonathan P. West. “State Government Human Resource Professionals’ Commitment to Employment at Will.” The American Review of Public Administration 40, no. 2 (March 2010): 189–208.
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