Mediating Role of Professionalism in Explaining the Association between Accountability and Participatory Governance
While the current literature has focused on the various forms of accountability, the mediating role of professionalism in explaining the association between accountability and participatory governance has remained largely unexplored. This study aims to identify the critical role of professionalism by examining how public administrators and citizens perceived and dealt with conflicting accountability pressures in participatory governance. Through structural equation models with the Local Community Center Survey, the results show that from the citizen perspective, the perceived professionalism mediates the positive association between the level of procedural, performance, and political accountability and participatory governance.
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