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Putting job crafting in context : a study on the interrelationship between individual and contextual factors in explaining job crafting.

Smeenk, C. (2017) Putting job crafting in context : a study on the interrelationship between individual and contextual factors in explaining job crafting.

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Abstract:Job crafting concerns the cognitive and physical changes made by individual employees in the boundaries of their work. Many research has been done on why job crafting takes place. However, the current image of job crafting is still limited in the sense that only a few studies have taken into account both individual factors and contextual factors in explaining job crafting behaviors. Therefore, this study investigates the interrelationship between individual and contextual factors in explaining job crafting. In this, proactive personality and role breadth self-efficacy (RBSE) are taken into account as individual factors. Moreover, high-involvement HR is included as contextual factor. Accordingly, the main research question is: In which way do individual factors (pro-active personality and RBSE) and HR practices (high-involvement HRM) interrelate in explaining job crafting? Data was gathered by means of a digital survey. Direct effects of proactive personality, RBSE and high-involvement HR on seeking job resources and challenges were found. Moreover, direct effects of the individual HR practices reward and power on job crafting were found. However, no interrelationship between the individual and contextual factors was found. Although no interrelationship was found, the results of this study do provide interesting insights that trigger questions for future research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73356
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