Managers’ Turnover in the Public Sector: The Role of Psychosocial Working Conditions
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 0190-0692, E-ISSN 1532-4265, Vol. 39, no 10, 790-802 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An important challenge for public organizations is to attract and retain skilled managers. The present study explores how profiles of psychosocial working conditions, assessed by the combination of managerial-specific job demands and job resources, longitudinally predict managers’ turnover intentions and actual turnover in Swedish municipalities. Considerable effects of managers’ psychosocial working conditions on turnover intentions but not on actual turnover were found. Thus, poor working conditions may result in psychologically detached managers in public organizations, which may have considerable and costly effects on both the organizations and the managers, in terms of decreased commitment, performance, and impaired health.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 39, no 10, 790-802 p.
cluster analysis, job demands-resources model, public sector managers, turnover, working conditions
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132285DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1035786OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132285DiVA: diva2:951018