The bedrock of public service motivation among Chinese adolescents: Family and school institutions

Lei TAO, Bo WEN

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Abstract

This study investigates the individual and interaction effects of parents and teachers on shaping adolescents’ PSM. Based on nationally representative data from China, we find that both family- and classroom- level factors positively impact adolescents’ PSM. Results further show that a satisfying teacher-student relationship significantly attenuates the influence the parent-child relationship imposes on PSM. This study empirically proves that the development of PSM can be understood as other-oriented emotional responses generated during one’s exchanges with socialization agents, leaving fertile ground for inquiries into non-organizational antecedents of PSM and the design of policies to foster it at the pre-entry stage. Copyright © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-379
JournalJournal of Asian Public Policy
Volume16
Issue number3
Early online dateDec 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Citation

Tao, L., & Wen, B. (2023). The bedrock of public service motivation among Chinese adolescents: Family and school institutions. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 16(3), 350-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/17516234.2021.2014641

Keywords

  • Public service motivation (PSM)
  • Family socialization
  • School socialization
  • Antecedents
  • China Education Panel Survey (CEPS)

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