Group importance as a mediator between personality-environment congruence and satisfaction

Elchanan I. Meir, Giora Keinan, Zwi Segal

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Abstract

According to J. L. Holland (1985, Making vocational choices: A theory of vocational personalities and work environments, Engelwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall), there is a positive relationship between personality-environment congruence and satisfaction. The variable "group importance" was used in the present study as a mediator to explain why in some studies Holland's hypothesis was confirmed while in others no support was found. Group importance was measured by an inventory (reliability: .85) and by raters. Spearman rank order correlations between these measures of importance and congruence-satisfaction correlations were .68 (15 groups, p < .01) and .77 (23 groups, p < .01), respectively. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-69
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1986

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