Personality-Job Fit Theory: Using Traits to Predict Workplace Behavior

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How is the personality-job fit theory, or person-environment (P-E) fit, used for the benefit of organizations?

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1. In terms of a personality-job fit evaluation, a discrepancy between the individual's traits and the company's traits is calculated as a(n) _____.

2. Ever since Sam was small he loved physical activity. For him, an ideal job would require physical activity and good coordination. Which personality type BEST matches Sam?

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What is the personality-job fit theory? The questions in this quiz and worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of this theory and how it's used today.

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Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • How discrepancy is calculated
  • Personality-job fit theory
  • Types of personality
  • Ways to prevent personality-job fit problems

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding different types of personality
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  • Use of the personality-job fit theory
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