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Published in: Journal of Chinese Political Science 3/2023

27-03-2023 | Research Article

Fueling the Taking Charge Behaviors of Civil Servants: the Different Roles of Workload and Non-Economic Reward

Authors: Lijun Chen, Xiaohui Hu, Bangcheng Liu

Published in: Journal of Chinese Political Science | Issue 3/2023

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Abstract

Recent micro-level research on government institutional reform emphasizes the importance of taking charge behavior in the context of institutional reform. This study constructs a structural equation model from survey data of 823 civil servants in Longgang, China, based on the theory of planned behavior, to examine the impact of workload and non-economic rewards on civil servants’ taking charge behaviors in the context of institutional reform. Results confirm the difference paths of workload and non-economic rewards on taking charge behavior and the embeddedness of community mechanisms in government internal governance. The findings of this study are theoretically and practically relevant as they offer new perspectives into the triggers of continuous reform and the psychological mechanisms underlying the effects of workload and non-economic rewards on taking charge behavior in the context of institutional reform.

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Metadata
Title
Fueling the Taking Charge Behaviors of Civil Servants: the Different Roles of Workload and Non-Economic Reward
Authors
Lijun Chen
Xiaohui Hu
Bangcheng Liu
Publication date
27-03-2023
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Published in
Journal of Chinese Political Science / Issue 3/2023
Print ISSN: 1080-6954
Electronic ISSN: 1874-6357
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11366-023-09852-4

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