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


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.

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Business Management and Strategy  ISSN 2157-6068

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