Person-job fit and work-related attitudes among chinese employees: Need for cognitive closure as moderator

Yanjun Guan, Hong Deng, Michael Harris Bond, Xiaohua Sylvia Chen, Charles Ching hai Chan

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The current research examined the moderating role of employees' need for cognitive closure in the relationship between their perceived person-job fit and their work-related attitudes. In Study 1, a survey was conducted among 176 Chinese employees from various organizations, and the results confirmed that both demand-ability fit and need-supply fit were positively related to employees' job satisfaction; moreover, these relations were stronger among people with higher need for closure than those scoring lower in need for closure. In Study 2, a survey was conducted among 242 employees from a Chinese city government, and the results replicated the findings of Study 1, but also found that need for closure moderated the relation between demand-ability fit and turnover intention. These results have important mplications for research in organizational psychology and human resource management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-260
Number of pages11
JournalBasic and Applied Social Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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