Reorienting Job Crafting Research: Theoretical Clarification and Novel Investigations into Demands Crafting
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The present thesis aims to provide a theoretical clarification of job crafting construct and a better understanding of demands crafting. Article 1 presents a new hierarchical structure of job crafting, which enables the integration of job crafting types and studies from two different perspectives. Article 2 investigates how individuals’ cognitive appraisals affect their choices of demands crafting strategies. Article 3 reconciles inconsistent theoretical debates and research findings on decreasing hindering job demands.
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Reorienting job crafting research: A hierarchical structure of job crafting concepts and integrative reviewZhang, Fangfang; Parker, Sharon (2019)© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Two dominant perspectives of job crafting—the original theory from Wrzesniewski and Dutton (2001) and the job demands resources perspective from Tims, Bakker, and Derks (2012)—remain ...
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