Academia Person-Organisation Fit and Intention to Leave the Job: Does Person-Job Fit Matter?
Previous research on fit has largely focused on the direct impact of person-organisation fit on employees’ attitudes. However, little research has examined the indirect impact of person-organisation fit on academic members’ intention to leave the job. This study advances fit literature by examining the mediating role of person-job fit between person-organisation fit and intention to leave. Data collected from academic members at twenty public sector Colleges (N=250) was analysed using partial least squares structural equation modelling. As predicted, the results confirmed that person-job fit mediates the relationship between person-organisation fit and intention to leave. The results also revealed that the person-job fit is negatively associated with the intention to leave the job. In addition, the study revealed that national cultural differences affected the reliability of the items and constructs. The theoretical and practical implications, research limitations and directions for future research are provided.