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Better Match, Better Career: Comparing the Mediating Effects of DemandsAbilities Fit and Needs-Supplies Fit between Career Exploration and Career Satisfaction

Lu Xin1, Mengyi Li2,*, Fangcheng Tang1, Wenxi Wang3, Ying Zhao4, Xiaotong Zheng5

1 The College of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, 100029, China
2 School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 100872, China
3 Logistics Management, Beijing Wuzi University, Beijing, 101149, China
4 Chinese Academy of Labour and Social Security, Beijing, 100029, China
5 Durham University Business School, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LB, UK

* Corresponding Author: Mengyi Li. Email: email

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2019, 21(2), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010832

Abstract

In the boundaryless career era, employees tend to focus on their own needs and what they can obtain from jobs to make wise career choices and achieve a high level of career satisfaction. Using a sample of 230 Chinese employees, this study investigated the mediating effect of demands-abilities fit and needs-supplies fit in the relationship between career exploration and career satisfaction and compared the mediating effects of these two types of person-job fit. This study found that: 1) employees could achieve a higher level of career satisfaction by conducting more career exploration behaviors; 2) both demands-abilities fit and needs-supplies fit mediated the relationship between career exploration and career satisfaction; 3) the mediating effect of needs-supplies fit was stronger than that of demands-abilities fit. Theoretical and practical applications were also discussed.

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Xin, L., Li, M., Tang, F., Wang, W., Zhao, Y. et al. (2019). Better match, better career: comparing the mediating effects of demandsabilities fit and needs-supplies fit between career exploration and career satisfaction. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 21(2), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010832
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Xin L, Li M, Tang F, Wang W, Zhao Y, Zheng X. Better match, better career: comparing the mediating effects of demandsabilities fit and needs-supplies fit between career exploration and career satisfaction. Int J Ment Health Promot. 2019;21(2):59-68 https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010832
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L. Xin, M. Li, F. Tang, W. Wang, Y. Zhao, and X. Zheng "Better Match, Better Career: Comparing the Mediating Effects of DemandsAbilities Fit and Needs-Supplies Fit between Career Exploration and Career Satisfaction," Int. J. Ment. Health Promot., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 59-68. 2019. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010832

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