Title

Overqualification at Work: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature

Published In

Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol 8

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2-28-2021

Abstract

Both perceived and objective measures of employee overqualification can impact job attitudes, various workplace behaviors, and work relationships. Utilizing motivation and capability-based theoretical approaches, this review summarizes research regarding the antecedents (demographic influences, personality traits, relational influences, job characteristics) and outcomes (individual health and well-being, turnover intentions and turnover, job performance, organizational citizenship behaviors, interpersonal relationships, innovative behaviors, counterproductive work behaviors, and career success) of overqualification. In addition, we review work done to date regarding the moderators and mediators of these relationships. Finally, we offer future directions for research

Rights

Copyright 2021 Annual Reviews

DOI

10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-012420-055831

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35044

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