Perceived person-vocation misfit predicts exhaustion over job demands



This study aims to add to the literature on exhaustion by examining the incremental validity of the perceived person-vocation misfit over the well-established predictors (i.e., job demands), as hypothesized in the Job Demands-Resources model. Based on the data collected from a sample of 312 participants, working in a wide range of industries, the results support the hypothesized association. The relative predictors weight analysis revealed that the perceived PV misfit has the largest contribution to the variation of exhaustion (37%), when analyzed together with five types of job demands. Limits, theoretical and practical contributions and future directions are discussed.


person-vocation misfit; job demands; exhaustion

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