Date of Award

Summer 8-2009

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. Emily E. Bullock

Committee Chair Department

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. Tammy Greer

Committee Member 2 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. Michael B. Madson

Committee Member 3 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 4

Dr. Bonnie Nicholson

Committee Member 4 Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study examined the effect of Person-Environment fit, as defined by Holland's (1997) theory, on trait anger, interpersonal conflict at work, and workplace aggression in a sample of employees in the United States. Job satisfaction was also examined with regard to concurrent and discriminant validity information for this sample. Results indicated that there was not a statistically significant effect of Person- Environment fit on trait anger, interpersonal conflict at work, or workplace aggression. The concurrent and discriminant validity of findings was supported through relationships between job satisfaction, Person-Environment fit, and workplace aggression. Limitations and implications for further research related to Person-Environment fit and counterproductive work behaviors are discussed.

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