Profiles of Cognitional, Emotional, and Behavioural Characteristics Influencing Value Systems and Public Policies


  • Young Gon Kim Euiryeong Community Institute of Adolescence Education
  • Young Ki KIm Department of Public Administration, Gyeongsang National University.
  • Yang Lee Gyeongsang National University



behavioral, emotional, and cognitional characteristics, value systems, public policies, Korean local governments


This study purposed to analyze inter-influences among the administrators’ profiles of characteristics, their value systems, and their public policies in the situations of local governments in South Korea. The characteristic profiles are attributed to behavior, emotion, and cognition. The value systems are referred to as economics and job ethics. The public policies were divided into distribution and regulation. The research methods were based on a questionnaire that constructed items for the above three variables and requested Likert scales. The sample size was 1061, recruited from all eight Korean local governments. The results of the structure analysis suggested that the administrators’ decisions about their public policy were influenced by their value systems attributed to their characteristics profiles. Further studies required the application of this study’s paradigm to the diverse values and policies that were limited in this study and to the world's nations, where the governmental processes are different in economic ideology and political culture from Korean structures.

Author Biographies

Young Gon Kim, Euiryeong Community Institute of Adolescence Education

Kim, Young Gon is the first author

Young Ki KIm, Department of Public Administration, Gyeongsang National University.

Kim, Young Ki is the third author