The Effect of Holland's Person-Environment Fit On Trait Anger, Interpersonal Conflict at Work, and Workplace Aggression

Aimee Chantelle Pseekos


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.