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Exploring Person Technology Fit and Its Impact on Work Outcomes among IT Professionals
Gunjan Tomer,
Published in Academy of Management
2017
Volume: 2015
   
Issue: 1
Abstract
Research suggests that IT (Information Technology) professionals exhibit higher levels of turnover intention and report higher stress levels as compared to other professionals. Despite a good deal of research on IT professionals, it is believed that there are many potential avenues which have the potential to explain their work behavior. Using a mixed method approach, we have made an attempt to explore the role of a given technology in explaining the work outcomes of IT professionals. We have explained and defined how technology is conceived by IT professionals and have extracted five technology characteristics which are relevant to the IT professionals. Based on the findings, we define the construct "Person Technology Fit" to capture the fit between individual preferences and the characteristics of a technology that a professional is working in. Results indicated that Person Technology fit is a significant predictor of studied work outcomes such as turnover intention and work exhaustion. The results from this study have implications for both research and practice.
About the journal
JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
ISSN0065-0668
Open AccessNo