The Intertwined Relationship Between Job Crafting, Work-Related Positive Emotions, and Work Engagement. Evidence from a Positive Psychology Intervention Study
Arianna Costantini*, Riccardo Sartori
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 210
Last Page: 221
Publisher Id: TOPSYJ-11-210
Article History:Received Date: 28/7/2018
Revision Received Date: 30/10/2018
Acceptance Date: 5/11/2018
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2018
Collection year: 2018
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The present study examines the impact of a positive psychology intervention on job crafting, positive emotions and work engagement.
A sample of 43 employees working in a public organisation received a three day-long resource-based intervention grounded on meaningfulness and practical exercises.
Results showed that the intervention had a positive effect on job crafting, positive job-related affective well-being and work engagement. Moreover, findings from a mediation model show that the intervention was effective in sustaining work engagement resulting from experienced positive emotions, which in turn resulted from job crafting behaviours.
To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to investigate the intertwined relationships between job crafting behaviours, positive emotions in the workplace, and work engagement. Moreover, our findings provide evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed positive psychology intervention to support work engagement resulting from proactive adjustment to the work environment and the positive emotions deriving from it.