Job crafting and I-deals: a study testing the nomological network of proactive behaviors

Yasin Rofcanin, Aykut Berber, Stefan Koch, Levent Sevinc

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In this research, we investigated the predictive powers of I-deals and job crafting on key employee outcomes (in-role work performance, citizenship behaviors directed at organization and co-workers, affective commitment and intentions to stay). In doing so, we also compared the explanatory degree of job crafting and I-deals on these outcomes. We used two sets of samples, both drawn from across different industries in Istanbul, Turkey. The first study examined the factorial structures of job crafting and I-deals scales. The second study is used to test our hypotheses regarding effects and strengths of I-deals and job crafting on the outcomes. Findings from series of structural equation models underscored that I-deals are more critical in leading to enhanced employee outcomes compared to the effects of job crafting. We discuss the role of these proactive behaviors in today’s ever-changing business settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2695-2726
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number22
Early online date22 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016


  • I-deals
  • job crafting
  • proactive behaviors
  • Turkey
  • work performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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