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Psychological Climate's Effect on Stress among Public Servants

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Mozgovoy Vadym,
Project Physiolytics at the workplace: How to increase motivation of and create value for employees
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings Academy of Management Conference Proceedings
Place Virtual
DOI 10.5465/ambpp.2021.16026abstract

Open Access

Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


The organizational well-being is an issue in public management. Drawing upon a cross-sectional survey of 350 public servants in Switzerland, this study hypothesized and found that the psychological climate reduces the felt stress without a simultaneous reciprocal effect. Structural equation modeling and supplementary mediation models were used. The results show that three out of six dimensions – role clarity, contribution, and supportive management – characterize the psychological climate for public servants. Higher role clarity moderately and significantly reduces stress, whereas supportive management does so to a limited extent. This effect was observed mainly among public servants who were willing to continue on their current career path.