PERSON‐ORGANIZATION FIT: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW OF ITS CONCEPTUALIZATIONS, MEASUREMENT, AND IMPLICATIONS

PERSON‐ORGANIZATION FIT: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW OF ITS CONCEPTUALIZATIONS, MEASUREMENT, AND... This article presents a comprehensive definition and conceptual model of person‐organization fit that incorporates supplementary as well as complementary perspectives on fit. To increase the precision of the construct's definition, it is also distinguished from other forms of environmental compatibility, silch as person‐group and person‐vocation fit. Once defined, commensurate measurement as it relates to supplementary and complementary fit is discussed and recommendations are offered regarding the necessity of its use. A distinction is made between the direct measurement of perceived fit and the indirect measurement of actual person‐organization fit, using both cross‐ and individual‐level techniques, and the debate regarding differences scores is reviewed. These definitional and measurement issues frame a review of the existing literature, as well as provide the basis for specific research propositions and suggestions for managerial applications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Psychology Wiley

PERSON‐ORGANIZATION FIT: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW OF ITS CONCEPTUALIZATIONS, MEASUREMENT, AND IMPLICATIONS

Personnel Psychology, Volume 49 (1) – Mar 1, 1996

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0031-5826
eISSN
1744-6570
DOI
10.1111/j.1744-6570.1996.tb01790.x
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Abstract

This article presents a comprehensive definition and conceptual model of person‐organization fit that incorporates supplementary as well as complementary perspectives on fit. To increase the precision of the construct's definition, it is also distinguished from other forms of environmental compatibility, silch as person‐group and person‐vocation fit. Once defined, commensurate measurement as it relates to supplementary and complementary fit is discussed and recommendations are offered regarding the necessity of its use. A distinction is made between the direct measurement of perceived fit and the indirect measurement of actual person‐organization fit, using both cross‐ and individual‐level techniques, and the debate regarding differences scores is reviewed. These definitional and measurement issues frame a review of the existing literature, as well as provide the basis for specific research propositions and suggestions for managerial applications.

Journal

Personnel PsychologyWiley

Published: Mar 1, 1996

References

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    Adkins, Adkins; Russell, Russell; Werbel, Werbel
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    Bretz, Bretz; Ash, Ash; Dreher, Dreher
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  • Pay preferences and job search decisions: A person‐organization fit perspective
    Cable, Cable; Judge, Judge
  • Problems with the use of profile similarity indices in the study of congruence in organizational research
    Edwards, Edwards
  • Reconsidering the employment interview: A review of recent literature and suggestions for future research
    Harris, Harris
  • Assessing person‐organization fit in personnel selection: Guidelines for future research
    Karren, Karren; Graves, Graves
  • Organizational socialization as a learning process: The role of information acquisition
    Ostroff, Ostroff; Kozlowski, Kozlowski
  • The importance of recruitment in job choice: A different way of looking
    Rynes, Rynes; Bretz, Bretz; Gerhart, Gerhart
  • The ASA framework An update
    Schneider, Schneider; Goldstein, Goldstein; Smith, Smith
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    Vancouver, Vancouver; Schmitt, Schmitt
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    Weldon, Weldon; Weingart, Weingart
  • Contrasting group and organizational commitment: Evidence for differences among multilevel attachments
    Zaccaro, Zaccaro; Dobbins, Dobbins

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