Skip to main content

Death anxiety among street-level bureaucrats: How does it affect their work drive and performance?

Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere, Ali, Moazzam, Usman, Muhammad, Babalola, Mayowa, Ren, Shuang, Rofcanin, Yasin (2022) Death anxiety among street-level bureaucrats: How does it affect their work drive and performance? Public Management Review, . pp. 1-21. ISSN 1471-9037. E-ISSN 1471-9045. (doi:10.1080/14719037.2022.2161007) (KAR id:99219)

PDF Author's Accepted Manuscript
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only until 21 June 2024.

Contact us about this Publication
[thumbnail of C. Ogbonnaya - Death anxiety - AAM.pdf]
XML Word Processing Document (DOCX) Author's Accepted Manuscript
Language: English
Download (235kB)
[thumbnail of Manuscript R2a.docx]
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
Request an accessible format
Official URL:


Drawing on the depletion model of self-regulation, this study investigates how death anxiety depletes the energy of SLBs, resulting in negative consequences for their work drive and public service performance. The study also examines the importance of trait mindfulness as a boundary condition for determining whether the psychological and work-related outcomes of death anxiety are more or less severe for some SLBs. Using time-lagged and supervisor-matched data from 417 respondents, our findings provide new insights into SLBs’ psychological response and job performance in the face of a life-threatening global pandemic.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14719037.2022.2161007
Projects: None
Uncontrolled keywords: SLBs; death anxiety; energy depletion; drive; job performance; Covid-19
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Chidi Ogbonnaya
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2022 15:44 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 14:50 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere:
Ali, Moazzam:
Usman, Muhammad:
Rofcanin, Yasin:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year