What happens at work does not always stay at work: Daily job crafting and detachment among colleagues

Sanz Vergel, Ana Isabel, Nielsen, Karina, Rodríguez-Muñoz, Alfredo and Antino, Mirko (2024) What happens at work does not always stay at work: Daily job crafting and detachment among colleagues. Applied Psychology, 73 (2). pp. 776-800. ISSN 0269-994X

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Through job crafting, employees proactively change or modify their tasks, thus reducing adverse job demands or protecting resources. There is still a lack of understanding of the impact that job crafting may have on colleagues at work (crossover effect), and how this may affect their ability to disconnect from work (spillover effect). In the present daily diary study, we examine these two processes among 82 dyads of colleagues (N = 164 employees) over five consecutive working days (N = 820 observations). We found a number of crossover and differential spillover effects. For example, when the focal employee starts new challenging projects, their colleague reacts by reducing the number of stressful tasks. This, in turn, affects psychological detachment from work. Specifically, whereas increasing challenging demands hinders daily detachment, decreasing hindering demands facilitates it. Taken together, these findings demonstrate that the impact of job crafting goes beyond the focal employee and beyond the work domain.

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Additional Information: DATA AVAILABILITY STATEMENT: The data that support the findings of this study are publicly available at 4TU.ResearchData (Doi: 10.4121/16766929).
Uncontrolled Keywords: colleagues,crossover,job crafting,psychological detachment,spillover,developmental and educational psychology,arts and humanities (miscellaneous),applied psychology,4* ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3204
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: 27 Jul 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2024 11:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/92725
DOI: 10.1111/apps.12499


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