Title: The relationship between job crafting and job performance: empirical evidence from the automobile industry

Authors: Homa Khorasani Esmaeili; Jihad Mohammad; Iraj Soltani

Addresses: Islamic Azad University of Bam, Bam, Iran ' International Business School, UTM, Level 11, Menara Razak, Jalan Semrak, 54100 KL, Malaysia ' Esfahan Science Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Abstract: The main objective of this study is to predict the relationships between job crafting and employees in role and extra-role behaviour in a non-Western context. The objective also seeks to confirm the validity and reliability of job crafting when measured as a multidimensional construct at a higher order. This study used a cross-sectional design and a self-administered questionnaire to collect quantitative data from 201 employees in the automotive industry in Iran. The partial least squares technique was used to test the developed hypotheses. The results found that job crafting exerts positive and significant effects on employees' task and contextual performance. Additionally, the output of this study confirms the measurement of job crafting at the second order in the form of reflective formative type 2 model. The conclusion, limitations, and future studies' directions are discussed as well.

Keywords: job crafting; task performance; contextual performance; automotive industry; partial least squares; PLS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.099755

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.19 No.1, pp.109 - 124

Received: 05 Jul 2017
Accepted: 28 Jan 2018

Published online: 08 May 2019 *

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