Data from foremen working in 3 plants owned by one manufacturing firm were surveyed to assess work climate, job satisfaction, achievement and motivating potential. Results were used to build a taxonomy for classifying patterns of fit between persons and situations. Three congruency models are used to interpret the data and interpretation seems to support the need to weigh environmental variables fully in examining performance.
organizational behavior, climate, task factors, personality
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Joyce, William F.; Slocum, John W. Jr.; and Von Glinow, Mary Ann, "Person-Situation Interaction: An Exploration" (1980). Working Papers. 184.