An Empirical Investigation of the Relationships between Person-Organisation Fit, Person-Job Fit, and Intention To Stay in the Context of Pakistan and HEIs
Keywords:Intention to Leave, ntention to Stay, Person-Job Fit, Person-Organization Fit
Academic members’ turnover is a pressing problem for the management of higher educational institutions in Baluchistan, Pakistan. This study investigates the influence of person-organisation fit (PO fit) and person-job fit (PJ fit) on academics’ intention to stay with the job. Data collected from 97 full-time academics of higher education institutions was analysed using partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). The results obtained revealed that PO fit and PJ fit are significantly and positively associated to academics' intention to stay. This study adds to the knowledge of fit by empirically showing that when academics feel compatible with the organisation and job, they intend to stay with the organisation for a longer time. This study results can be used by management to adopt certain organisational practices (e.g., training and development, orientation, and compensation) that may enhance the fit of a person with the organisation and job, which, in return, strengthens academics’ desire to stay with the organisation. The study’s results and discussions, and directions for future research are discussed at the end.
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