International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Leader–Subordinate Fit and Its Relationship to Performance and Burnout
Hanna Peltokangas

The purpose of this article is to determine ifleader-subordinate congruence influences leaders’ and subordinates’experience of burnout and the subordinate’s satisfaction with the leader’s work performance. Surprisingly, the results supported neither attraction selection attrition nor person–person fit theory.However, according to the results, the greater the differencebetween the leader’sand subordinate’s personalities, the more satisfied the subordinate waswith the leader’s performance. The results indicate that this matter should be considered in the course of recruitment to ensure organizations do not become too homogenous. The results also appear to offer some weak support to the suggestion that the grounds for effective performance and job satisfaction could differ because the leader–subordinate fit didnot correlate significantly to either the leader’s or the subordinate’s experience of burnout.

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