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Person-Organization Fit, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intention: An Empirical Study in the Chinese Public Sector

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Abstract:

Based on a survey of 259 full-time employees in the public sector who were also part-time students for the Master of Public Administration program at a prestigious university in eastern China, it was found that person-organization (P-O) fit is a good predictor of job satisfaction and turnover intention in a Chinese context. In contrast to previous findings, the results of competition model analysis indicate that job satisfaction does work as a full mediator between P-O fit and turnover intention. In fact, P-O fit affects turnover intention through job satisfaction as a mediator.

Keywords: JOB SATISFACTION; PERSON-ORGANIZATION FIT; TURNOVER INTENTION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2010.38.5.615

Publication date: May 1, 2010

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