Title

Individual job redesign : job crafting interventions in healthcare

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Publication Date

2-1-2018

Volume

104

First Page

98

Last Page

114

Publisher

Academic Press Inc.

Keywords

Employee engagement, Job crafting, Job demands-resources model, Job performance, Job redesign interventions

Abstract

In two quasi-experimental studies – Study 1 among medical specialists (N = 119) and Study 2 among nurses (N = 58) – we tested the impact of a general and a specific job crafting intervention on health care professionals’ well-being and (objective and subjective) job performance. Both groups of participants received training and then set personal job crafting goals for a period of three weeks. The results of a series of repeated measures analyses showed that both interventions were successful. Participation in the job crafting intervention groups were associated with increases in job crafting behaviors, well-being (i.e., work engagement, health, and reduced exhaustion), and job performance (i.e., adaptive, task, and contextual performance) for the medical specialists and nurses relative to the control groups. Though we did not find a significant intervention effect for objective performance, we conclude that job crafting is a promising job redesign intervention strategy that individual employees can use to improve their well-being and job performance.

DOI

10.1016/j.jvb.2017.07.002

Print ISSN

00018791

E-ISSN

10959084

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2017. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Gordon, H. J., Demerouti, E., Le Blanc, P. M., Bakker, A. B., Bipp, T., & Verhagen, M. A. M. T. (2018). Individual job redesign: Job crafting interventions in healthcare. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 98-114. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2017.07.002

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