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

Goel, Rahul, Game, Annilee and Sanz Vergel, Ana ORCID: (2023) Attachment and work engagement in virtual teams: Promoting collaborative job crafting. Small Group Research, 54 (3). pp. 311-334. ISSN 1552-8278

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: attachment orientations,collaborative job crafting,job demands–resources model,virtual teams,work engagement,social psychology,applied psychology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3207
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 01:57
DOI: 10.1177/10464964221121801


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