Person-career fit and employee outcomes among research and development professionals

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Author(s)

  • Jongseok Cha
  • Youngbae Kim
  • Tae-Yeol Kim

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1857-1886
Journal / PublicationHuman Relations
Volume62
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Abstract

This study aims to examine the effects of person-career (PC) fit on employee outcomes. It is based on a sample of 1128 research and development (R&D) professionals and 222 project managers in 15 South Korean organizations. The results revealed that a managerial PC fit has a curvilinear relationship with job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and a technical PC fit has a curvilinear relationship with job satisfaction. For example, job satisfaction increased as career orientation increased toward career development opportunities, then decreased when career development opportunities exceeded career orientation. In addition, as expected, job satisfaction and organizational commitment are higher when career orientation and career development opportunities are both high rather than low. For work performance, contributions to organizations increased as managerial career orientations increased toward managerial career opportunities, then decreased when managerial career opportunities exceeded managerial career orientation. © The Author(s), 2009.

Research Area(s)

  • Job satisfaction, Organizational commitment, Person-career fit, Person-environment fit, Research and development professionals, Work performance

Citation Format(s)

Person-career fit and employee outcomes among research and development professionals. / Cha, Jongseok; Kim, Youngbae; Kim, Tae-Yeol.

In: Human Relations, Vol. 62, No. 12, 12.2009, p. 1857-1886.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review