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The impact of person-job fit and person-organisation fit on OCB: the mediating and moderating effects of organisational commitment and psychological empowerment
S&B Univ, Fac Econ & Management, Zahedan, Iran.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration. (Independent Visiting Researcher)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8185-6879
S&B Univ, Fac Econ & Management, Zahedan, Iran.
2014 (English)In: Personnel review, ISSN 0048-3486, E-ISSN 1758-6933, Vol. 43, no 5, 672-691 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Drawing upon the social exchange theory and empowerment theory, this study attempts to investigate the effect of perceived person-environment fit on organisational citizenship behavior. Furthermore, this study assesses the roles of organizational commitment and psychological empowerment in this relationshsip.

Design/methodology/approach: Respondents of this study were employees of the Iran Northeast Gas Transfer Company. Data were collected through conducting a survey on 500 employees, of which 412 questionnaires were used for further analysis. Confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modelling, Baron and Kenny's (1986) procedure for examining mediator effect and finally Zhao and Cavusgil's (2006) technique of evaluating moderator effect were utilised for the analyses.

Practical implications: This research has implications for organisational approaches to human resource management organisations.

Findings: Results indicated that organizational commitment acts as a mediator between Person-Job and Person-Organization fit and OCB. Psychological empowerment acts as a moderator between organizational commitment and OCB.

Originality/value: This study empirically synthesises the joint effect of P-O fit and P-J fit on a behavioural variable (OCB) in the social context of organisation and explains the mechanism of the effect. The pattern of relationships tested is relatively novel.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014. Vol. 43, no 5, 672-691 p.
Keyword [en]
person-job fit, person-organisation fit, psychological empowerment, organisational commitment, organisational citizenship bahaviour
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87097DOI: 10.1108/PR-07-2013-0118ISI: 000342003900002OAI: diva2:706173
Available from: 2014-03-19 Created: 2014-03-19 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved

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