The criterion-related validity of a short commensurate measure of personality-based person-organization fit

Punya V. Iyer*, Janneke K. Oostrom, Alec W. Serlie, Arjan van Dam, Marise Ph Born

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Abstract

Our goal was to develop a commensurate measure of personality-based person-organization fit and examine its criterion-related validity for two retention-related attitudes: job satisfaction and intention to stay. At T0, 637 employees completed our questionnaire. Two years later, at T1, 171 of the original respondents completed our questionnaire again. Results showed that the organizational personality perceptions are relatively stable. Polynomial regression analyses and surface plots revealed that job satisfaction and intention to stay are higher when there is perfect fit between the person and the organization compared to when the person and the organization differ in traits. However, in most cases, we found the work attitudes to be maximized when both the person and the organization score high on the personality traits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-162
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • criterion-related validity
  • intention to stay
  • job satisfaction
  • person-organization fit
  • personality

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