Job complexity, performance, and well-being: When does supplies-values fit matter?

Jason DeFrance Shaw, Nina Gupta

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We extend person-job fit research by investigating job performance as a moderator of the supplies-values fit relationship with strain outcomes (somatic complaints and depression). Drawing on cybernetic stress and psychological centrality perspectives, we argue that supplies-values misfit relates to lower well-being levels when job performance is low but that this effect is attenuated when job performance is high. The results are consistent with this prediction across 3 studies that provide progressively more rigorous tests of the hypothesis. Implications of the results for theoretical and empirical person-job fit research are addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-879
Number of pages33
JournalPersonnel Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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