Predicting Job Satisfaction : A New Perspective On Person Environment Fit

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The subject of one’s job is a common inquiry as others are curious whether or not someone is satisfied with their work, if they actually enjoy what they do for a living, and if one’s job holds a significant meaning for them in their life. The notion of job satisfaction, in conjunction with personal well-being, has steered many human resource directors and social psychology researchers to perform in-depth reviews and studies regarding the correlation between these two topics, thus helping this matter forge ahead in the field of psychology. In the journal article titled Predicting Job Satisfaction: A New Perspective on Person-Environment Fit (2014), Erin Hardin and James Donaldson hypothesized the plausibility of two distinct factors that might play a role with regard to person-job/environment fit and job satisfaction which were, ideal-job actualization and actual-job regard (Hardin & Donaldson, p. 635). Although the two researchers added their unique flavor to their study, there were items that could potentially be viewed as bias. With respect to the article and a Biblical world view, there was not an outright association between the two, but there could be an alignment in relation to concepts regarding how one views themselves in relation to their job, and the impact of counseling. Hardin and Donaldson’s (2014) general intent was to ultimately explore the two factors which, they coined as ideal-job actualization and actual-job regard which, stemmed from the notions
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