Effects of Perceived Distributive Justice on Public Service Motivation in Public Universities in Sierra Leone


  • Ibrahim Dumbuya


This study was accomplished to explore how perceived distributive justice (DJ) of the performance appraisal affects public service motivation (PSM) of public universities in Sierra Leone. A survey method was employed to assemble 320 usable questionnaires from academic employees who work at the universities. Results of correlation analysis showed that relationship between DJ and PSM are statistically significant and positively correlated. Similarly, results of regression analysis showed an even stronger relationship for affective commitment (AF). This result confirms that AF plays an important role as a mediating variable in the motivation models of the public sector sample. Thus the findings draw attention to the relevance of AF in the absence of DJ in influencing PSM.