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The simultaneous effects of person‐organization and person‐job fit on Turkish hotel managers

Fatma Nur Iplik (Karatas School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Department of Hotel Management, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey)
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Kemal Can Kilic (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey)
Azmi Yalcin (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 12 July 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to examine the simultaneous effects of person‐organization (P‐O) and person‐job (P‐J) fit on job attitudes of five star hotels' managers in Turkey.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from managers of five star hotels via a web‐based questionnaire. According to the data of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkey has 299 ministry licensed five star hotels. Of the 299 hotel managers, 158 (52.8 percent) have participated in the research. Correlation and regression analyses were used to test the predicted relationships.

Findings

The findings in this paper indicate that P‐O/P‐J fit positively related to organizational commitment, job motivation and job satisfaction, and according to correlation analyses results, negatively related to organizational stress level of hotel managers.

Research limitations/implications

The findings contribute to an improved understanding of the influence of P‐O and P‐J fit on job attitudes of hotel managers. Results may not generalize to other cultural or national contexts.

Originality/value

Most past research has assessed only one type of fit, without controlling for the other. This paper has contributed to the literature by investigating the combined effects of P‐O and P‐J fit on organizational commitment, job motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational stress of managers in a five star hotel context. Managerial and theoretical implications of research findings are also discussed. This paper contributes to the literature by being one of the first to examine the effects of two different types of person‐environment fit on job attitudes of Turkish hotels' managers.

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Citation

Nur Iplik, F., Can Kilic, K. and Yalcin, A. (2011), "The simultaneous effects of person‐organization and person‐job fit on Turkish hotel managers", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 644-661. https://doi.org/10.1108/09596111111143386

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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