Perceptions of Professional Fit (Research) LO31104

From: Michael Kennedy (
Date: 06/11/04

Dear Learning-Org Member,

My name is Michael Kennedy and I am a doctoral candidate in the
University of North Texas Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D.
program. I am contacting Learning-Org members to invite your
participation in my dissertation research investigating people's
perceptions of fit with their job, organization, and profession.

A recent trend suggests that professional employees increasingly favor
career/professional development compared to commitment to an employing
organization. To examine this trend, the current study investigates
professionals^ perceptions of fit with levels of their work
environment (e.g., job, organization, and profession) and the distinct
impact of these perceptions on their attitudes (e.g., job
satisfaction) and behaviors (e.g., performance).

Since my research focuses on perceived fit with one's profession,
sampling from a professional affiliation such as Learning-Org was
chosen due to the level of professionalism characteristic of its

This dissertation study is for research purposes only. Participation
in the study is anonymous and you will not be asked for any personally
identifying information. Furthermore, your responses will not be
linked to you in any way. The study's survey is web-based and should
take no more than 20 minutes to complete. If you would like to
receive a report of my research findings, please reply to this email
with "Send me the work perceptions report" in the subject line.

To participate in the study, please click on the link provided below
to access the study's web-based survey. Your participation is greatly
appreciated. Due to the restrictions of the study, members who are
self-employed, retired, or currently without employment are not
eligible to participate in the study.

This research project has been reviewed and approved by the University
of North Texas Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human
Subjects. Please contact me or my dissertation director, Joseph Huff,
if you have any questions or concerns regarding the study.

Please feel free to forward this email to other professionals
interested in participating in the study.

Michael Kennedy

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Michael Kennedy
I/O Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Department of Psychology
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 311280
Denton, TX 76203-1280

Joseph Huff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of I/O Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 311280
Denton, TX 76203-1280
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