The impact of the financial and economic crisis on turnover intention in the US federal government

Jan Wynen*, Sophie Op de Beeck

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Abstract

Using data from the U.S. Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, this article seeks to provide an insight into the effect of the financial and economic crisis on turnover intention within the U.S. federal government. By constructing panel data and applying a first difference estimator, the effect of the crisis on turnover intention is examined, while dealing with a possible issue of endogeneity. Not only does this approach allow us to examine the effect of the crisis, but it also enables us to analyze whether the specific effect of independent variables identified by turnover literature has changed due to the crisis. Results highlight that the crisis has a negative impact on turnover intention, while the effects of pay, training, and gender on turnover intention appear to have changed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-585
JournalPublic Personnel Management
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • turnover intention
  • financial and economic crisis
  • public sector
  • PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
  • EMPLOYEE TURNOVER
  • SUPERVISOR SUPPORT
  • INTERORGANIZATIONAL MOBILITY
  • JOB-SATISFACTION
  • SINGLE-ITEM
  • CIVIL-SERVICE
  • PUBLIC-SECTOR
  • CHILD-WELFARE
  • MULTIPLE-ITEM

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