There are lots of big fish in this pond: The role of peer overqualification on task significance, perceived fit, and performance for overqualified employees.

@article{Hu2015ThereAL,
  title={There are lots of big fish in this pond: The role of peer overqualification on task significance, perceived fit, and performance for overqualified employees.},
  author={Jia Hu and B. Zafer Erdogan and Talya N. Bauer and Kaifeng Jiang and Songbo Liu and Yuhui Li},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={1228-38}
}
Research has uncovered mixed results regarding the influence of overqualification on employee performance outcomes, suggesting the existence of boundary conditions for such an influence. Using relative deprivation theory (Crosby, 1976) as the primary theoretical basis, in the current research, we examine the moderating role of peer overqualification and provide insights to the questions regarding whether, when, and how overqualification relates to employee performance. We tested the theoretical… CONTINUE READING
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