The aim of this paper is to examine the mediation effect of the psychological contract (PC) on the relationship between person–organization (P‐O) fit, person–job (P‐J) fit and affective commitment to the organization (organizational affective commitment or OAC).
The empirical data for the study were collected using self‐administered questionnaires with 960 participants from 16 large companies in the UAE. Respondents were asked to provide their perceptions of the main concepts used in the study.
The results indicate that P‐O fit and P‐J fit were positively related to the OAC. In addition, the PC was found to be a partial mediator between P‐O fit, P‐J fit and OAC.
The findings imply that managers should take into consideration the P‐O fit when selecting new employees.
Since little is known about the process by which UAE organizations promote the P‐J fit, P‐O fit or OAC, this article contribute to the literature by examining HRM practices in a non‐western, cross‐cultural context.
Behery, M. (2009), "Person/organization job‐fitting and affective commitment to the organization: Perspectives from the UAE", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 179-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/13527600910953928Download as .RIS
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