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A Study on the Influence of Trust on Public Attitude Towards Government’s Role: Focusing on Examination of Directional Differences Caused by Changes in Regime and Trustee

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2015, 26(1), pp.115-137
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Kim, Byong Seob 1 KANG HYEJIN 2

1서울대학교
2서울대학교 행정대학원

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ABSTRACT

In this study, a new approach of analysis was attempted to examine the influence of trust on public attitudes towards government’s role in public expenditure. The precedent studies have tended to be generally inclusive in defining and observing trustees and drawn research conclusions by investigating a single point in time, while this study sought to individualize the trustees and reflect the passage of time, which was the regime change, into consideration. Additionally, along with overall government expenditures except on welfare, this study differentiated the government expenditures on the welfare sector, which might be subject to change depending on the agenda differences between the Roh’s regime and the Lee’s regime, to see if there were any differences in the nature of expenditures although the sum total remained the same. Based on the three approaches as mentioned above, a research of whether there could be a directional change in the positive relationship between trust and government expenditures was conducted by analyzing a 7-year (2006~2012; there was the regime change in 2008) citizen awareness survey. The results of this study offer an alternative to the precedent studies’ dominant explanations that enhancement of trust led to positive public attitudes towards government roles including public expenditures.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.