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    Determinants of institutional trust: the role of cultural context

    Kaasa, A. and Andriani, Luca (2022) Determinants of institutional trust: the role of cultural context. Journal of Institutional Economics 18 (1), pp. 45-65. ISSN 1744-1374.

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    We examine the cultural context for individual's trust in public institutions. To shed some light on possible cultural explanations from a more comparative perspective and cover a wider set of cultural aspects, we use indicators of cultural dimensions by Kaasa et al. (2014) based on Hofstede's (1980) approach. Multilevel regression analysis is conducted with individual-level data from two waves of the European Social Survey (2008, 2010) and regional-level data from multiple sources. Confirmatory factor analysis is used to construct the indicators of social and institutional trust and corruption. Our results suggest that individuals tend to trust institutions less in regions with large power distance. Hence, an important key for governments being more successful in achieving their aims seems to be related to improving the sense of participation and civic responsibility.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
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    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 10:34
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:09


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