A LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN JOB INFORMATION SOURCES, APPLICANT PERCEPTIONS OF FIT, AND WORK OUTCOMES

A LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN JOB INFORMATION SOURCES, APPLICANT... This longitudinal field study was designed to examine the relationships between job information sources, self‐esteem, and perceptions of person‐job (P‐J) and person‐organization (P‐O) fit, as well as the relationships between perceptions of fit and work outcomes (job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational identification, intentions to quit, stress symptoms, and turnover). The results indicate that the number of formal job information sources and self‐esteem were positively related to perceptions of P‐J fit, and formal job information sources were positively related to perceptions of P‐O fit. Perceptions of P‐J fit were positively related to job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational identification, and negatively related to stress symptoms and intentions to quit. Perceptions of P‐O fit were negatively related to intentions to quit and turnover. In addition, perceptions of fit mediated the relationships between job information sources and self‐esteem with job satisfaction, intentions to quit, and turnover. These results highlight the job applicant's perspective of fit, and demonstrate the importance of both P‐J and P‐O fit perceptions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Psychology Wiley

A LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN JOB INFORMATION SOURCES, APPLICANT PERCEPTIONS OF FIT, AND WORK OUTCOMES

Personnel Psychology, Volume 50 (2) – Jun 1, 1997

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1997 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0031-5826
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1744-6570
DOI
10.1111/j.1744-6570.1997.tb00913.x
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Abstract

This longitudinal field study was designed to examine the relationships between job information sources, self‐esteem, and perceptions of person‐job (P‐J) and person‐organization (P‐O) fit, as well as the relationships between perceptions of fit and work outcomes (job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational identification, intentions to quit, stress symptoms, and turnover). The results indicate that the number of formal job information sources and self‐esteem were positively related to perceptions of P‐J fit, and formal job information sources were positively related to perceptions of P‐O fit. Perceptions of P‐J fit were positively related to job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational identification, and negatively related to stress symptoms and intentions to quit. Perceptions of P‐O fit were negatively related to intentions to quit and turnover. In addition, perceptions of fit mediated the relationships between job information sources and self‐esteem with job satisfaction, intentions to quit, and turnover. These results highlight the job applicant's perspective of fit, and demonstrate the importance of both P‐J and P‐O fit perceptions.

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Personnel PsychologyWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1997

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