Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

First Advisor

Dr. Rev. Cynthia Lynch

Second Advisor

Dr. Aziza Zemrani

Third Advisor

Dr. Espiridion Borrego


The relationship between organizational culture type and generation cohort values has potential implications for how we understand a workplace environment. The examination of an organization’s culture through the prism of generation cohorts and their corresponding values is the focal point of this research question. Utilizing the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) to measure the current and preferred culture type within an organization, and identifying the generational cohorts whom measure these cultures allow empirical data to establish the relationship between these two variables. By examining these results through a public sector and a private sector organization, the claim that the two sectors are becoming more similar than different is discussed through empirical data. Does a relationship exist between organizational culture type and generation cohort values, and if one exists then does it remain consistent across the public and private sectors?


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American