Why Psychology Matter in Public Sector Budgeting ? An Indonesia Research Evidence

1Indrawati Yuhertiana


This is an critical opinion to explain why public sector need to notify psychology in the budgeting process. This article convinced that psychology studies important to understand people involved in budgeting process, in all of budget cycle, from preparation step, ratification, implementation and the accountability of budget process. An archival research used to dig depth understanding behaviour in four budget cycle. The data observed in research paper that was presented in Indonesia accounting symposium for 18 years. It was found that the role of psychology as personal problem increased related the impact of public sector reform. Pressure to change a new accounting standard, accounting techniques required a new mind setting up about the value of new public management i.e accountability and transparency. This research have implication in public sector path in using behavioral focus or variable instead of the technical aspect of public sector budgeting. In practical, by understanding the behacioral aspect especially psychology of budgeting actors, it make easiear for government or parliament to make decision related controling the behacior aspect


psychology, public sector reform, public sector budgeting cycle

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