New research by Washington State University found that trust in government is linked to work attitudes. The research was released in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
For the study, around 420 adult participants from numerous areas in America were surveyed. Questions included their trust in federal and state government and factors associated with their workplace and well-being.
Government trust was associated with enhanced workplace attitudes and psychological well-being, according to the survey.
“We examined institutional trust with two foci (i.e., trust in state government and trust in federal government) from a person-centered perspective,” the study states.
“Using latent profile analysis and data from 492 U.S.-based employees, we identified five trust profiles: high trustors, federal trustors, state trustors, the ambivalent, and distrusters, and found that these profiles differentially predicted attitudes towards and behavioral compliance with CDC recommended COVID-19 prevention practices, job insecurity, affective commitment, helping behavior, and psychological well-being.”