Two angles of overqualification-the deviant behavior and creative performance: The role of career and survival job

Autoři: Nasib Dar aff001;  Wali Rahman aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Business Administration, Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan aff001
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article


Overqualification has both positive and negative outcomes; however, extant literature exhibits a tilt in favor of its negative aspect against its positive side. This tilted approach results in derision of a condition which could produce positive results. We argue, through empirical evidence, that there might be some circumstances/conditions, like the intentions of employees about their current job, that may play an important role in enabling organizations to be benefitted from the surplus KSAs of the overqualified employees and overqualification can be used as a tool to mitigate the effects of its negative consequences. To empirically test this condition, a sample of 193 teachers and 193 students have been selected through cluster sampling technique. The results exhibited that if overqualified employees perceive their current job as a career job then there is a more likelihood that they will be involved in some innovative and creative behaviors instead of deviating negatively from the organization norms. The results provide some new research insights that could be used to better understand the phenomenon of overqualification. The results of the study have practical implications for HR managers.

Klíčová slova:

Behavior – Careers – Employment – Jobs – Questionnaires – Social theory – Supervisors – Teachers


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