Person-Environment Fit: Theory & Model


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What is behavior a function of according to Lewin?

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1. You're in college contemplating whether to go to medical school or law school. What type of fit are you pondering?

2. You are a freshly minted pharmacist and are trying to decide if you want to work for a pharmacy at a hospital or as a research pharmacist at a drug company. Which type of fit are you focusing upon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By examining how to find the best work for someone, this corresponding quiz and worksheet duo will help you gauge your knowledge of the person-environment fit model. Topics you'll need to know for these assessments include understanding Lewin's view of behavior as well as knowing what a person-environment fit might involve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What behavior results from, according to Lewin
  • Various scenarios which describe:
    • person-vocation fit
    • person-organization fit
    • person-job fit
  • Environmental characteristics in fitting a person for a job

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding environmental characteristics and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Lewin's theory regarding behavior
  • Knowledge application - use acquired knowledge to identify what type of 'fit' matches various descriptions

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to prevent stress at work, review the corresponding lesson on the Person-Environment Fit Model. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the person-environment fit model is
  • Know who developed the idea
  • Identify the four different areas of the person-environment fit
  • Explain the characteristics of each of the fits for a person
  • Appreciate the benefits of finding the right fit for a job