The Experience of Misfit (What Happens When You Don’t Have It?)
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This chapter describes what it is like to experience meaning-mission misfit. People who have experienced both meaning-mission fit and meaning-mission misfit are able to articulate both experiences clearly. We will explore the negative job attitudes and symptoms of low psychological well-being associated with having this lack of alignment. An exhaustive description reveals the structure of the experience of meaning-mission misfit.
KeywordsMisfit Dissonance Adjustment Results Negative
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