Person-organization fit and employee outcomes: Test of a social exchange model

Tae-Yeol Kim (First Author), Raymond Loi (Participant Author), Sang-Pyo Kim (Participant Author), Samuel Aryee (Participant Author)

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Data obtained from subordinate–supervisor dyads (N = 314) of a large manufacturing company in South Korea were used to test a moderated mediation model of the processes linking person–organization (P–O) fit and employee work attitudes and behaviors. The results revealed that the influence of P–O fit on work attitudes and behaviors was indirect through perceived social exchange with organization. In addition, the relationship between P–O fit and perceived social exchange with organization was moderated by leader–member exchange (LMX) quality. Specifically, a high-quality LMX enhanced the positive effects of P–O fit on perceived social exchange with organization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3719-3737
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • job performance
  • job satisfaction
  • leader–member exchange
  • organizationally directed citizenship behavior
  • person–organization fit
  • social exchange with organization

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  • SSCI


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