Publication Date

Fall 2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Megumi Hosoda; Howard Tokunaga; Christine Tai


Perceived person-Job (P-J) fit has become an important phenomenon to study given its impact on organizational effectiveness. However, there is still limited knowledge about how it impacts job-related attitudes and behaviors. The present study explored the mediating role of psychological empowerment as a potential mediator on the relationship between perceived person-job fit, affective commitment and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). It was hypothesized that psychological empowerment would act as a mediator of the relationship between perceived P-J fit and affective commitment and OCB. Data were obtained from a sample of 94 employed individuals. Consistent with the hypotheses, the results of the study showed that psychological empowerment mediated the relationship between perceived person-job fit and affective commitment and OCB, particularly through the meaning and impact dimensions of psychological empowerment. The results of the present study suggest that organizations should focus on consistently maintain effective hiring practices to attract top talents and foster a workplace environment where individuals are provided with opportunities to perform tasks that align with their skills.

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