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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.13 No.1 pp.95-112

Profiles in the Work Values of College Graduates and Their Relation to Person-Job Fit and Job Satisfaction

Janghee Lee1, Kyung Min Kim2, Yedam Kim3, Bora Nam4, Sang Min Lee5
1Department of Education, Korea University
2Department of Education, Korea University
3Department of Education, Korea University
4Department of Education, Korea University
5Department of Education, Korea University
Corresponding Author
Sang Min Lee, Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Sang Min Lee, Department of Education, College of Education, Korea University, Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea.


This study identified the work value profiles of Korean college graduates and verified the differences in job satisfaction and person-job (P-J) fit. It used 9,287 participants’ data from the 2019 Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey. The latent profile analysis indicated four work value profiles of college graduates. Chi-square statistics for pairwise differences between the identified profiles on P-J fit and job satisfaction showed that the highly balanced group had the highest mean scores on P-J fit and job satisfaction, followed by the average balanced, self-oriented, and passive groups. This study provides theoretical and practical implications, emphasizing intrinsic and balanced values.