Research Brief: How Do Intrinsic Motivations, Work-Related Opportunities, and Well-Being Shape Bureaucratic Corruptibility?
The Rutgers SPAA Research Brief "How Do Intrinsic Motivations, Work-Related Opportunities, and Well-Being Shape Bureaucratic Corruptibility?" examines the potential underlying causes of, and mechanisms through which, individual government bureaucrats engage in corruption. The researchers developed a framework that incorporates intrinsic motivations, work-related opportunities, and work-related well-being to test the ways in which these micro-level factors shape bureaucrats’ propensity to engage in corrupt behaviors (or corruptibility).
The research brief was co-authored by SPAA Associate Professor Yahong Zhang who specializes in anti-corruption studies, politics-administration relationships, citizen participation, government transparency, public administration education, and quantitative research methods.
Read the brief here.