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Dr. Tahira Probst study featured in Forbes

A Happy Society Is An Entrepreneurial Society

“In a recent article, I explored the importance of institutions to successful entrepreneurship. It perhaps stands to reason that if you have high-quality institutions your trust in them, and wider aspects of government, can also be high.

This has numerous benefits. For instance, research from Washington State University highlights how trust in government appears to be closely linked with our feelings of security at work and loyalty to our employer.

The researchers surveyed several hundred American adults about their trust levels in both state and federal government, as well as a number of work-related issues, such as their wellbeing levels. The results revealed that higher levels of trust in government were linked with better workplace attitudes and overall wellbeing.” Excerpt by Adi Gaskell Forbes Contributor

In Whom Do We Trust? A Multifoci Person-Centered Perspective on Institutional Trust during COVID-19

by Lixin Jiang, Erica L. Bettac , Hyun Jung Lee, and Tahira M. Probst
1. School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2. Department of Psychology, Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver, WA 98686, USA

Academic Editors: Silvia Pignata and Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1815;
Received: 14 December 2021 / Revised: 2 February 2022 / Accepted: 3 February 2022 / Published: 5 February 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Psychosocial Issues in Occupational Disease and Occupational Health)

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