This book concerns how employees consider their work lives, how well they fit their jobs, the work setting, other people, and what is important and valued in their organizations. Perspectives on Organizational Fit, a new book in SIOP's Organizational Frontiers Series, takes a scholarly look at fit in organizations: the relationship between individuals and the environments in which they find themselves.
As the volume extends upon recent advances in fit theory, the contributors address how fit theory is used within selection, recruitment, diversity, and leadership teams. It also explores the integration of different fit perspectives, and clarifies the methodological and statistical issues that plague fit research.
The burgeoning interest in fit issues makes this book especially timely. It is comprised of three parts that cover:
- new directions in fit processes, as well as micro and macro levels of analysis;
- methodological and statistics issues that pertain to conducting fit research; and
- reflections from the chapter authors and the continuing challenges of future research in fit theory.
Perspectives on Organizational Fit is appropriate for researchers and professionals in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and industrial organizational psychology.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Extending Fit Theory. C. Ostroff, M. Schulte, Multiple Perspectives of Fit in Organizations Across Levels of Analysis. E.T. Higgins, A.L. Freitas, Regulatory Fit: Its Nature and Consequences. J.D. Kammeyer-Mueller, The Dynamics of Newcomer Adjustment: Dispositions, Context, Interactions, and Fit. A. Kristof-Brown, K.J. Jansen, Issues of Person-Organization Fit. D.M. Cable, K.Y.T. Yu, The Genesis of Fit Judgments: How Selection and Adjustment Develop the Beliefs Used to Assess Fit. L.E. Atwater, S. Dionne, A Process Model of Leader-Follower Fit. J.R. Edwards, A.J. Shipp, The Relationship Between Person-Environment Fit and Outcomes: An Integrative Theoretical Framework. D.S. DeRue, J.R. Hollenbeck, The Search for Internal and External Fit in Teams. A. Ellis, A.S. Tsui, Survival of the Fittest or the Least Fit? When Psychology Meets Ecology in Organizational Demography. B. Gerhart, Horizontal and Vertical Fit in Human Resource Systems. Part 2. Linking Theory and Analysis. C. Ostroff, D.F. Caldwell, J.A. Chatman, C.A. O’Reilly, J.R. Edwards, D.A. Harrison, H.-P. Sin, M.D. Mumford, J. Espejo, Methodological and Analytical Techniques in Fit Research. D.A. Harrison, Pitching Fits in Applied Psychological Research: Making Fit Methods Fit Theory. Part 3. Commentary and Reflections. T.A. Judge, The Future of Person-Organization Fit Research: Comments, Observations, and a Few Suggestions.