This study examined the dynamic relationships among ethical political leadership, the public's confidence in political leaders, commitment to the nation, and the perception of being safe from a terrorist attack. Based on a U.S. national random sample (n = 1604), we found that the public's confidence in political leaders mediates the effect of ethical political leadership on the public's commitment to the nation and the perception of being safe from a terrorist attack. Both theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science
- Strategy and Management