Effects of gender similarity on relationships between person–group value fit and work attitudes
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2010
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Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 1–14, March 2011
How to Cite
Kim, M. S., Kim, S. Y. and Shin, Y. (2011), Effects of gender similarity on relationships between person–group value fit and work attitudes. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 14: 1–14. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2010.01321.x
- Issue published online: 15 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2010
- Received 29 August 2008; accepted 17 September 2009.
- gender similarity;
- person–group value fit;
- work attitude
The present study assessed the effect of gender similarity as a potential moderator of the relationships between person–group (P–G) value fit and work attitudes. Specifically, we predicted that the effect of P–G value fit (in terms of social integration values) on individual attitudes would be stronger for individuals who had a similar gender than those of a different gender. Based on data obtained from 197 employees in South Korea, we found that when the focal individual had high gender similarity with his or her group, the relationships between P–G value fit and job satisfaction and between P–G value fit and turnover intentions were more prominent. Furthermore, these moderating effects were significant for men, but not for women.