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URN etd-0225118-224525
Author Fang-Yu Kuo
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Department Global Human Resource Management English MBA Program
Year 2017
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title A Qualitative Study of Person-Supervisor Fit: Subordinates Perceptions of Congruence and Impact on Managerial Coaching Quality
Date of Defense 2018-03-22
Page Count 109
Keyword
  • qualitative study
  • thematic analysis
  • managerial coaching quality
  • person-supervisor fit
  • managerial coaching
  • Abstract The study explored person-supervisor fit (P-S fit) from the employee’s perspective. The study aimed to investigate how employees perceive the relationship, how they assess the coaching relationship, and links between the two. P-S fit is a general perception of compatibility between employee and supervisor. Managerial coaching is an organizational development strategy initiated by a direct supervisor usually used to improve employees’ work competencies and achieve higher work performance. The study applied a qualitative approach to explore perceptions of P-S fit formation and how this is believed to have an impact on the quality of managerial coaching. Data were collected from 15 Taiwanese working adults via in-depth interviews. Thematic analysis was used to identify three main themes from transcript data. Firstly, employees described different explanations of how their P-S fit formed. 6 influential factors and 5 main P-S fit perceptions were identified to illustrate the formation of employees’ P-S fit. Second, evidence was found to suggest that high quality perceptions of P-S fit can coexist with perceptions of poor coaching quality. Conversely, the third theme showed that it is also possible that employees perceive a lower quality P-S fit, but interpret a high level of effectiveness in coaching from their supervisor. These findings highlight a disconnection between P-S fit and coaching effectiveness, suggesting that perceptions of coaching quality may not depend on the subordinates’ perceptions of congruence, regarding facets of P-S fit such as personality, values and work style.  Interpretations of the data and both theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
    Advisory Committee
  • Jin-Feng Uen - chair
  • Ugbede Umoru - co-chair
  • Gwen Chen - advisor
  • David C. McConville - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2018-03-29

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