Title

Perceived Emotional Demands-Abilities Fit

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

The purposes of this paper are to introduce the concept of perceived emotional demands-abilities (ED-A) fit and develop theory about how it relates to other fit perceptions as well as employee well-being and performance outcomes. ED-A fit is defined as the perceived congruence or match between the emotional demands of the job and one's abilities to meet those demands. In two studies using occupationally diverse samples from Western and Eastern cultures, we empirically distinguished perceived ED-A fit from other fit perceptions (i.e. person-organisation, demands-abilities, needs-supplies, person-group, person-supervisor). In addition, across the two studies, we found that perceived ED-A fit accounted for incremental variance in job satisfaction, work tension, felt inauthenticity, burnout, self and supervisor ratings of job performance, and psychological need satisfaction, controlling for the effects of other fit perceptions.

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Applied Psychology

Volume

65

Issue

1

First Page

2

Last Page

37

ISSN

0269-994X

Identifier

10.1111/apps.12034

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apps.12034

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