Book Chapter

Job Crafting

GR Slemp

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work | Published : 2016

Abstract

This chapter explores the concept of job crafting and reviews the theoretical underpinnings about how it predicts relevant outcomes in the workplace, such as well-being, engagement, and mental health, focusing on self-determination theory (SDT) and the job demands-resources (JD-R) model. It explores how the application of job crafting can potentially create greater coherence between the individual and the working environment, such that employees might create better alignment between their natural preferences and dispositions and the broader contexts in which they work. There are some conflicting results about whether job crafting is an antecedent or outcome of work engagement and future rese..

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