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How workplace fun influences employees’ performance: The role of person–organization value congruence

Jie Tang (Fujian Normal University), Min-Shi Liu (Soochow University), Wen-Bin Liu (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)
Cite this article:  Tang, J., Liu, M., & Liu, W. (2017). How workplace fun influences employees’ performance: The role of person–organization value congruence. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 45, 1787-1802.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.6240
Publication date: December 2017

Abstract


We drew on affective events theory to investigate the ways in which workplace fun motivates employees and improves their job performance. Analyzing the data collected from supervisor–knowledge worker subordinate dyads in high-tech organizations in mainland China and Taiwan, we found that employees’ perceived person–organization value congruence moderated the relation between workplace fun and employees’ job performance, and this effect was mediated through their experienced fun. We discuss the theoretical and managerial implications of this mediated moderation mechanism.

 


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