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Do Public-Sector Employees Have More Psychological Wellness than Private-Sector Counterparts?

Geunpil Ryu () and Kwang Bin Bae ()
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Geunpil Ryu: POSCO Group University
Kwang Bin Bae: Department of Public Administration, Dongguk University

Public Organization Review, 2020, vol. 20, issue 1, No 1, 17 pages

Abstract: Abstract This study addressed the following research question: Do public-sector employees have higher levels of well-being than their counterparts in the private sector? For data analysis, the study employed the propensity score matching method, which compares two groups in terms of similar attributes. The results showed somewhat different patterns in the relationship between work-family role stressors and wellness. However, an analysis of the propensity score matching method revealed no significant difference in the levels of well-being of private-sector employees and their public-sector counterparts when similar attributes between the two groups were controlled.

Keywords: Well-being; Sectoral difference; Propensity score matching method (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s11115-018-0422-x

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