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The Effect of Trust on Giving: Evidence from Korean-Americans in California

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Authors
Moon, Seong-gin
Issue Date
2017-04-01
Publisher
Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University
Citation
Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.32 No.1 pp. 53-70
Keywords
Trustgivingnonprofit organizationsKorean immigrants
Abstract
Trust in a nonprofit organization is recognized by many scholars as a pivotal function of giving activity. However, there is limited empirical evidence, and it remains unclear how trust influences giving practices. This study empirically examines the effects of trust toward nonprofit organizations on giving among Korean-Americans in California. Based on the Korean-American Philanthropic Survey, regression models are constructed to estimate such effects. The empirical results indicated a strong and positive relationship between trust in nonprofits and giving. Basically, immigrants with a greater stock of trust in nonprofits are more likely to give than their counterparts. In addition, acculturation, age, female, and religiosity are significantly and positively related to giving.
ISSN
1225-5017
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/134784
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Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원)Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과)Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총)Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.32 no.1/3 (2017)
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