Suitability between individuals and the environment

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Kunchit Tasanavites


This article reviews literatures on person and environment fit and also suggestions for future research. The concept of person and environment fit is defined as the degree of congruence or match between personal and situational variables in producing significant outcomes. There are many conceptualization dimensions. First, P-E fit can be conceptualized as supplementary fit and complementary fit, where complementary fit comprises of two more aspects as needs-supplies fit (N-S fit) and demands- abilities fit (D-A fit). Second, P-E fit can be conceptualized as perceived (subjective) fit versus actual (objective) fit. Afterward, the two most essentially studied fit constructs in P-E fit, which are P-o fit and P-J fit are reviewed. And finally, future research is suggested for further study.


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Tasanavites, K. (2019). Suitability between individuals and the environment. Rajapark Journal, 13(29), 65–75. Retrieved from
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