ERIC Number: EJ727065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Updated Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Congruence and Satisfaction
Tsabari, Orit; Tziner, Aharon; Meir, Elchanan I.
Journal of Career Assessment, v13 n2 p216-232 2005
This article reports on a replication meta-analysis of Holland's congruence theory, which maps the relationship between vocational interests-vocational environments on one hand and satisfaction on the other. The replication is based on 26 studies reported between 1988 and 2003, representing 53 samples and 6,557 respondents. This meta-analysis also examines the effect of culture and age as moderating variables on the congruence-satisfaction relationship. The current replication found no support for the moderating effect of others in the environment, satisfaction source, and code type, as reported by the previous meta-analysis. However, previous findings regarding the effect of congruence index as a moderator were confirmed. Moreover, this type of interest questionnaire was also found to be a moderating variable. The examination of the effects of culture yielded differences between studies conducted in the United States and Israel. Some support was also found for age as a moderating variable. Recommendations for future research are suggested.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Work Environment, Cultural Influences, Age Differences, Vocational Interests, Job Satisfaction, Correlation
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States