Person-Group Fit as an Antecedent of Satisfaction with the Supervisor


ÇİÇEK I., Biçer İ. H.

ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITESI IIBF DERGISI-ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES, vol.11, no.1, pp.225-246, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITESI IIBF DERGISI-ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-246

Abstract

In the light of developing technology, increasing of technology-based organizations cause project-based work and working groups that are commonly occurred in these organizations to increase in number. Therefore, the result of employee's fit/misfit with the group gains importance for organizations. The effect of employees' fit with their group on their satisfaction with supervisor is investigated in this research. Person-group fit is examined by means of 3 dimensions: the employees' perception about demographic similarity with group members (relational demography, similarity of personal values with group values, and congruence of personality traits with group members' ones. 124 working group-sampling (640 employees) is selected at technology-based organizations. According to findings, employees' perception of demographic similarity concerning group (47 %) and value fit (35 %) affect satisfaction with supervisor, positively as expected. Contrary to expectations, personality traits similarity with group members explains the variance in the satisfaction with supervisor, negatively (28%). The findings highlight complementary fit concerning personality traits for the group in addition to supplementary fit.