Hogan supported the dissertation research of Leah Tecle, under the supervision of Dr. Bradley Brummel, as she sought to better understand value congruence and its relation to employee performance. Hogan’s Motive, Values, and Preferences Inventory (MVPI) was utilized to assess person-executive and person-espoused value congruence. Leah analyzed data from two organizations in Hogan’s data archive to understand how value congruence influenced employee performance. The study found that there was not a clear type of congruence more predictive of performance. Additionally, the study found that congruence with individual values may be more fruitful than a global congruence. Practitioners may consider local validation studies to identify values that are most predictive of employee performance in each organization.