Modelling job crafting behaviours: Implications for work engagement

Bakker, Arnold B., Rodríguez-Muñoz, Alfredo and Sanz Vergel, Ana Isabel ORCID: (2016) Modelling job crafting behaviours: Implications for work engagement. Human Relations, 69 (1). pp. 169-189. ISSN 0018-7267

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In this study among 206 employees (103 dyads), we followed the job demands–resources approach of job crafting to investigate whether proactively changing one’s work environment influences employee’s (actor’s) own and colleague s (partner’s) work engagement. Using social cognitive theory, we hypothesized that employees would imitate each other’s job crafting behaviours, and therefore influence each other’s work engagement. Results showed that the crafting of social and structural job resources, and the crafting of challenge job demands was positively related to own work engagement, whereas decreasing hindrance job demands was unrelated to own engagement. As predicted, results showed a reciprocal relationship between dyad members’ job crafting behaviours – each of the actor’s job crafting behaviours was positively related to the partner’s job crafting behaviours. Finally, employee’s job crafting was related to colleague’s work engagement through colleague’s job crafting, suggesting a modelling process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: actor–partner interdependence model, job crafting,proactive behaviour,social cognitive theory,work engagement
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 11:02
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 01:17
DOI: 10.1177/0018726715581690


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