Past research have found that polychronicity has dissimilar influences on job performance. Because performance is seen to be a function of the interaction between person & environment, the study investigates the effects of polychronicity fit between person & environment on job performance by the use of person-environment fit (P-E fit) perspective, & examines work engagement as a mediator of the relationship between polychronicity fit & job performance. Based on sample data from 318 supervisor-employee dyads in the military base unit, the results showed that polychronicity fit will positively affect the job performance by improving work engagement; that is, work engagement is a full mediator between polychronicity fit & job performance. By comparing the model chi-square difference, with respect to person-organization polychronicity fit & personsupervisor polychronicity fit, the effect of person-job polychronicity fit on work engagement is the strongest. Accordingly, further theoretical & practical implications are discussed.
Polychronicity, Work Engagement, Person-Environment Fit, Person-Job Fit