Investigating the Relationship between Perceived Over-Qualification on Employee Career Performance: The Moderating role of Person-Organization Fit


  • Ayesha Shafique NUML, Islamabad


Perceived over-qualification, Perceived organizational support, Perceived career performance, P-O-Fit


Purpose: In times of economic depression, over-qualification is frequent, and study has increasingly focused on its consequences. Based on the principle of person-job fit, the goal of this research is to examine the connection between perceived over-qualification and perceived career performance among employees, while analysing potential moderators. Despite the growing number of studies examining the association between perceived over-qualification (POQ) and perceived career satisfaction (PCS), the involvement of affective mechanisms in the relationship between POQ and PCS remains understudied.


Design and Methodology: In this study, researchers focused on the impact of perceived organisation support (POS) as a mediator of the influence of perceived over-qualification (POQ) on perceived career performance (PCP) theorized by P-O fit theory. An analysis of 247 business sector subordinates conducted retrospectively provided support for the hypothesis by using SPSS 23.


Findings: The current findings revealed that POQ showed significant relationship between PCS also mediate and moderate the relation.


Implications: Theoretical and practical ramifications of these findings were analysed. Positive aspects of POQ and their impact on workers' professional lives were investigated in this study.


Keywords: Perceived over-qualification, Perceived organizational support, Perceived career performance, P-O-Fit


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Shafique, A. (2023). Investigating the Relationship between Perceived Over-Qualification on Employee Career Performance: The Moderating role of Person-Organization Fit. UW Journal of Management Sciences, 7(2), 90–107. Retrieved from