This study reports Dutch local government civil servants’ intention to voluntarily leave their current position for various post-exit destinations in times of austerity. It is concluded that local government civil servants’ intention to leave to public sector destinations is determined by their superiors’ quality of leadership (with job satisfaction fully mediating this relation), perceived job security and work-life balance issues (with job satisfaction mediating these relations). For private sector destinations, leadership quality (mediated by job satisfaction) explains intention to leave.

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Keywords Intention to leave, Post-exit destinations, Turnover intentions, Municipal civic servants, Voluntary job turnover intentions
JEL Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies: Other (jel J69), Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise: Other (jel L39), Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects (stock options, fringe benefits, incentives, family support programs, seniority issues) (jel M52)
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Journal Tékhne, review of applied management studies
Homburg, V.M.F, & de Lange, M.M. (2017). Explaining municipal civil servants’ voluntary turnover intentions. Tékhne, review of applied management studies, 15(1). doi:10.1016/j.tekhne.2017.07.002