In this weekly diary study, we explored associations between relational job crafting, work engagement and supervisor-rated employee behaviors (work performance and voice). We also investigated the cross-level moderations of trait prosocial and impression management motives on our proposed associations. Integrating research on self-authenticity with job crafting research, we hypothesized that expansion-oriented relational job crafting would relate to employee outcomes via work engagement, all measured at the week level. We also expected that trait-level prosocial motives would strengthen the positive association between relational job crafting and work engagement, while impression management would weaken this association. The results of a seven- week diary study partially support our hypotheses. Our results contribute to job crafting research, first by integrating two motives to shed light on the mixed findings of previous research concerning the effects of increasing social resources on work engagement and employee outcomes; and second by expanding debates on the role of work engagement as a linking pin between relational job crafting and two key behavioral outcomes.
|Title of host publication||Academy of Management Proceedings 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2018|