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This paper reviews research and theory on the important topic of labour turnover resulting from issues related to job performance and/or job satisfaction which have, in turn, been initiated by changes in work motivation. We focus on labour turnover in the public sector – a neglected area of public administration research – and propose an explanatory model of the development of the intention to leave an organisation. The model first describes the relationships between work motivation and job performance and/or job satisfaction. It then explains how changes in performance and/or satisfaction result in the formation of an intention to leave public service employment. The paper concludes by identifying key areas for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Article number200
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Risk and Financial Management
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 04 Sept 2020


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