Overqualification, Engagement, & Satisfaction

In this research conducted in Portugal, overqualified employees were less engaged in their jobs and less satisfied with them. The more overqualified they perceived themselves to be, the less engaged and satisfied they were.

Should I Accept this Job, or Not? Overqualification, An Emergent Dilemma in Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy (Conference).

About the Author

Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Dr. Butina, who hosts the Department 12 Podcast, is an industrial-organizational psychologist with interests in training, leadership development, talent management, and positive psychology in the workplace.

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