The role of person-organization value fit in employees’ experience of meaningful work, use of strengths and work engagement

Jessica Van Wingerden, Laura Berger, Rob Poell

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Research in the field of management, in particular human resource management (HRM), increasingly highlights the importance of person-organization value fit. Adding to this growing body of research, this study examines the complex relation between person-organization value fit, employees’ perceptions of work, employees’ behavior at work and their well-being. More precisely, we hypothesize that person-organization value fit has a positive relationship with employees’ work engagement (well-being) via both the experience of meaningful work (perceptions) and the use of their strengths at work (behavior). We conducted a structural equation modeling on a sample of 1050 employees working in various occupations, organizations, and industries in The Netherlands. The results provided support for the proposed model, indicating an important role for person-organization value fit in the on-going pursuit of meaningful work and well-being at work. The insights provided in this study do not only contribute theoretically; they are also helpful for managers and HR professionals in optimizing human resource management policies and practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
JournalBusiness Management and Strategy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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