Person-job fit: A conceptual integration, literature review, and methodological critique.

Jeffrey Edwards

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An overview of the P-J [person-job] fit literature reveals three basic deficiencies / first, despite the common emphasis on P-J fit across many areas of OB [organizational behavior] and I/O [industrial/organizational] psychology, developments in these areas have largely occurred independently / this has produced streams of P-J fit research that are typically considered distinct, but actually share more similarities than differences / second, few attempts have been made to comprehensively review and critically evaluate empirical P-J fit research / third, empirical P-J fit research is repeatedly plagued with serious methodological problems / the purpose of this chapter is to address the deficiencies in the P-J fit literature
domain of the person-job fit literature / literature review [fit between employee desires and job supplies, fit between employee abilities and job demands] / methodological issues in person-job fit research (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational review of industrial and organizational psychology.
EditorsCary L Cooper, Ivan T Robertson
Number of pages75
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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