Th-SYM-1153-5 - The Role Of Personality In The Process Of Weekly Job Crafting, Engagement And Performance

Track:
Engagement
What:
Symposium
When:
Thursday May 18   01:15 PM to 02:15 PM (1 hour)
Where:
GM Auditorium
Discussion:
0
Positive organizational behaviour
Engagement
Th-SYM-1153-3
The role of personality in the process of weekly job crafting, engagement, and performance
M. Geldenhuys*, A. Bakker 1
1Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
Main Abstract Content: The role of personality in the process of weekly job crafting, engagement, and performance
Presenting author: Madelyn Geldenhuys (PhD), Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: madelyng@uj.ac.za | +27 72 483 2861
 Research purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate the role of positive and negative social relational personality traits in the process of weekly job crafting, engagement and performance.
 
Method: Data was collected among 134 South African employees who filled out a weekly diary questionnaire for three consecutive weeks. 
 
Main findings: Weekly structural, social and task crafting predicted weekly in-role performance (self-rating), while weekly structural, social and relational crafting predicted weekly extra-role performance (self-rating). In addition, weekly task crafting predicted weekly in-role performance (peer-rating), while weekly structural and relational crafting predicted extra-role performance (peer-rating). Weekly structural, social and cognitive job crafting also predicted weekly engagement. As predicted, social relational personality moderated the weekly job crafting – performance relationships. For example, social relational positive personality moderated the link between weekly task crafting and work engagement/extra-role performance (peer-rating), as well as the link between weekly structural / task crafting and extra-role performance (self-rating).
 
Research/practical implications: Understanding the role of social relational personality traits in the weekly job crafting process to increase performance may yield positive benefits for organizations.
 
Limitation: The study focused on various organizations and consisted mostly of self-reports.
 
Contribution/value-add: This study highlights the important role that positive and negative social relational personality plays for weekly job crafting and weekly job performance.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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