Relationships between various Person-Environment Fit types and employees’ mental health A longitudinal study

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Jinkook Tak


This study investigated the relationships between various person-environment fit types and employees' mental health with a longitudinal data. I collected an initial survey data from 901 employees who had been with their organizations for 6 months at most and whose current organizations were their first employers. Of these respondents, only 297 responded to the second survey, 6 months after the first. Among these employees, 80 who left their companies were deleted. The results of correlational analyses showed that among three types of fit, person-organization fit correlated more strongly with mental health, life satisfaction, and burnout on the first and second surveys rather than did person-job fit and person-supervisor fit. Results of regression analyses also showed similar results. The implications, limitations, and future research of this study were discussed.


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Jinkook Tak, Kwangwoon University

Department of Industrial Psychology

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