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Public service motivation and organizational citizenship behavior in Korea

Sangmook Kim
2006 International journal of manpower  
Th e purpose of this study is to analyze the infl uence of ethical leadership, work culture, and public service motivation on risk aversion and its impact on organizational citizenship behavior. Risk aversion is the prudence of public employees so as not to violate laws and regulations. Risk aversion variable is treated as a consequent variable of ethical leadership, work culture, and motivation based on portfolio theory. Th e theory sees risk aversion as a contextual behavior, rather than as
more » ... r, rather than as an individual characteristic. Th is study was designed with a quantitative descriptive design in a sample of 130 civil servants in the Tapin District Government, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Th e analysis was carried out by structural equation modeling. Th e resulting model has a GFI 0.910; CFI 1,000; and RMSEA 0,000. Th e study found that ethical leadership has a positive eff ect on risk aversion but does not have a signifi cant impact on organizational citizenship behavior; work culture has a positive eff ect on risk aversion and organizational citizenship behavior; public service motivation does not affect risk aversion but has a signifi cant eff ect on organizational citizenship behavior;
doi:10.1108/01437720610713521 fatcat:zc4jyqoifzd4haq5nowy7fxs7m