Attachment and work engagement in virtual teams: Promoting collaborative job crafting

Goel, Rahul, Game, Annilee and Sanz Vergel, Ana (2022) Attachment and work engagement in virtual teams: Promoting collaborative job crafting. Small Group Research. ISSN 1552-8278 (In Press)

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Abstract

Researchers are increasingly interested in how employee relational processes affect virtual team outcomes. Applying attachment theory and the Job Demands–Resources model, we examined the relationship between employee attachment orientations and work engagement, and the mediating role of collaborative job crafting. In a three-wave longitudinal panel study of 1178 employees in 225 virtual teams, autoregressive and multilevel structural equation modelling showed direct negative effects of (anxious and avoidant) attachment on work engagement. Indirectly, however, attachment positively influenced engagement, partially mediated by collaborative job crafting. Implications for attachment inclusive practices that support collaborative job crafting and work engagement are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 15:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/86844
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