Public servant stereotypes: It is not (at) all about being lazy, greedy and corrupt

  title={Public servant stereotypes: It is not (at) all about being lazy, greedy and corrupt},
  author={Jurgen Willems},
  journal={Public Administration},
  • Jurgen Willems
  • Published 20 June 2020
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
As stereotypes strongly influence social interactions, this study explores the stereotypical associations about public servants, and about various professions in the public sector as well as the for‐profit and non‐profit sectors. This leads to a better understanding of the theoretical and practical challenges, such as citizen behavior towards public servants, attractiveness, and political decisions about public service jobs. With a mixed‐method analysis of cognitive associations (7,470… 

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