Vol. 1 No. 19 (2021): Journal of Leadership and Management
Articles

Correlating Person-Environment Fit and the Job Satisfaction of Telecommuters

Betzaida Arroyo
Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research, College of Doctoral Studies, University of Phoenix, USA
Published March 20, 2022
Keywords
  • person-environment fit,
  • telecommuters,
  • telework,
  • remote work,
  • job satisfaction,
  • correlation,
  • general environment fit scale,
  • organizational environment,
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs,
  • theory of work adjustment
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How to Cite
Arroyo, B. (2022). Correlating Person-Environment Fit and the Job Satisfaction of Telecommuters. Journal of Leadership and Management, 1(19). Retrieved from http://leadership.net.pl/JLM/article/view/210

Abstract

Job satisfaction has a significant impact on turnover, creativity, work-family life conflict and balance. Person Environment Fit (P-E) fit is defined as the congruence between a worker and his or her organizational environment. There has been an increase in telecommuters, and recently this increase has been exponential due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, it’s important to examine telecommuter job satisfaction. The research questions were designed to answer whether correlational relationships exist among job satisfaction of teleworkers and the dimensions of P-E fit. Those were: Is there a relationship between job satisfaction and goal congruence; interpersonal similarity with others; environmental supply of individuals’ needs; individuals’ ability to meet the demands of the environment and individuals’ unique contributions to a setting?

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