In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Scientific Association of Sports Management of Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Sport Management, Eyvanaki University, Semnan, Iran

2 Ph.D in Sport Management, lecturer in Ywanaki University, Semnan, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Department of Physical Education, Yivanki University, Semnan, Iran


The purpose of this research was to analyze the effect of Person-Job fit on innovative work behaviour with mediating role of person-organization fit among staff of the Ministry of Sports and Youth. The research method was descriptive correlation. The statistical population of the study consisted of all the official staff of the Ministry of Sports and Youth (335 people). Based on the Morgan table, 180 individuals were selected as the sample of the study. The data collection tools were three standard questionnaires including Person-Job fit questionnaire of Vogel & Feldman (2009), person-organization fit questionnaire (2008), and innovative work behavior of De Jong & Den Hartog (2008). The reliability of the questionnaires were determined by the researcher using Cronbach's alpha, 0.89, 0.89, and 0.91 respectively, and their content validity was confirmed by eight sports management professors. Data were analyzed using SPSS22 and LISREL8/7 software. Inferential statistics such as Kolmogorov-Smirnov test were used to determine the nature of the data, and pearson correlation parametric method and path analysis model were used to determine the relationships. The results showed that the Person-Job fitness on the innovative work behaviour with the coefficient of influence 0/55 has a positive effect. The fit of the person-organization fit has a positive effect on the innovative work behaviour with the coefficient of influence 0/49. It can also be argued that person-organization fit approach plays a mediating role with a coefficient of effect 0/31 for the effect of Person-Job fit on innovative work behaviour. As a result, managers of the Ministry of Sports and Youth need to emphasize both person-work and person-organization fit to enhance their innovative work behaviour.


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