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Subjective fit with organizational culture : an investigation of moderating effects in the work stressor-employee adjustment relationship

Newton, Cameron J. & Jimmieson, Nerina L. (2009) Subjective fit with organizational culture : an investigation of moderating effects in the work stressor-employee adjustment relationship. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(8), pp. 1770-1789.

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Abstract

Occupational stress has been a concern for human resource managers in light of research investigating the work stressor-employee adjustment relationship. This research has consistently demonstrated many negative effects between stressors in the workplace and employee adjustment. A considerable amount of literature also describes potential moderators of this relationship. Subjective fit with organizational culture has been established as a significant predictor of employee job-related attitudes; however, research has neglected investigation of the potential moderating effect of subjective fit in the work stressor-employee adjustment process. It was predicted that perceptions of subjective fit with the organization’s values and goals would mitigate the negative effect of work stressors on employee adjustment in an employee sample from three organizations (N ¼ 256). Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed support for the stress-buffering effects of high subjective fit in the prediction of physical symptoms, job satisfaction, and intentions to leave. The theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.

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ID Code: 30100
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: eployee adjustment, organizational culture, stress-buffering, subjective fit, work stressors
DOI: 10.1080/09585190903087198
ISSN: 0958-5192
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Routledge
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2010 11:08
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 16:24

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