Resource crafting: Is it really 'resource' crafting-or just crafting?

Qiao Hu, Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Toon W. Taris, Akihito Shimazu, Maureen F. Dollard

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This study aims to provide an integrated perspective on job crafting and its antecedents through the exploration of the joint effects of individual-level and team-level job crafting on employee work engagement. Drawing on conservation of resources (COR) theory, we propose that engaging in job crafting behaviors is promoted by the presence of job-related resources. In turn, job crafting is expected to result in higher levels of work engagement. We expect this reasoning to hold for the individual as well as the team/collective levels. The hypotheses were tested using data from 287 medical professionals from 21 hospital units of a Chinese public hospital. Findings from two-level Bayesian structural equation modeling supported the idea that at the individual level, individual job crafting behaviors partially mediated the relationship from individual resources to individual work engagement. Further, collective crafting mediated the relationship from team resources to individual work engagement. In addition, a positive cross-level relation between collective crafting and individual crafting was found. We conclude that stimulated by resources, both job crafting processes at the individual-level and team-level can promote individual work engagement in Chinese employees.

Original languageEnglish
Article number614
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Issue numberMAR
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • COR theory
  • Individual and team
  • Job crafting
  • Job-related resources
  • Work engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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