Public Personnel Job Satisfaction and Retention: The Effects of Perceived Image and Prestige of Government Jobs
Given the turbulent development of Russian public service after the socialism-capitalism transition in the 1990s and continuous government bashing, one might expect finding low morale and negative perceptions of government jobs among public administrators. This study examines the factors that influence job satisfaction (JS) and government job decisions (GJD) of government employees and tests their tenure intentions. The study uses the internal vs. external prestige and the positive vs. negative government image concepts to measure the attitudes. The results of ordinal and binomial logistic regressions suggest that government employees’ perceptions of government image, and prestige influence JS and GJD.