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Sociotechnical Determinants’ Effects on Person-job Fit and Life Satisfaction in Two Different Knowledge Work Contexts

Publication Details
Authors: Toth Ilona, Heinänen Sanna, Nisula Anna-Maija, Kianto Aino
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International conference on knowledge management and information sharing
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - (Volume 3)
Journal acronym: KMIS
Volume number: 3
Start page: 51
End page: 62
Number of pages: 12
ISBN: 978-989-758-474-9
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


purpose of this paper is to study the role of person-job fit as a mediator
between perceived organizational support, organization engagement, as well as
technology ease of use and general life satisfaction. New forms of organizing
knowledge work may challenge conventional employee well-being theories; therefore,
it is important to investigate aspects that affect knowledge workers’
satisfaction with life. We built a theoretical model and used SEM with LISREL
to test our hypotheses with a dataset (N = 332) composed of traditional
knowledge workers (n = 190) and digital work platform experts (n =
142). Our results show that the relationship between person-job fit and life satisfaction
is stronger for traditional knowledge workers, and that organization engagement is more important to traditional knowledge workers,
while technology ease of use is more important for digital work platform
experts. Our findings indicate that there are differences in the antecedents of
person-job fit depending on the knowledge work context.

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