Using a Person-Environment Fit Framework to Predict Satisfaction and Motivation in Work and Marital Roles

My Tien N. Ton, Jo-Ida C Hansen

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Abstract

This study explored whether person-environment fit of interests and values predicted individuals' satisfaction with, and motivation for, work and marital roles. The hypotheses were that (a) work satisfaction is a function of congruence of values and interests between individuals and their work environment; (b) marital satisfaction is a function of congruence of values and interests between individuals and their spouses; (c) life happiness is a function of work satisfaction and marital satisfaction; (d) work satisfaction mediates the relationship between values and interests congruence and work motivation; (e) marital satisfaction mediates the relationship between values and interests congruence and marital motivation; and (f) work performance is a function of work motivation and general cognitive ability. Results supported all proposed hypotheses except that life happiness was not significantly related to work satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-331
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Interests
  • Marital satisfaction
  • P-E fit
  • Values
  • Work satisfaction

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