How job crafting relates to task performance

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Niessen C, Weseler D
Journal: Journal of Managerial Psychology
Publisher: Emerald
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 31
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 672-685
ISSN: 0268-3946


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between extending and reducing job crafting behavior, cognitive crafting and task performance. Design/methodology/approach – Hierarchical regression analyses of data from 131 employee-supervisor pairs were conducted to analyze the differential relations of five job crafting dimensions to self- and supervisor-rated task performance. Findings – The present study shows that reduction behavior is rated as counterproductive, and extension behavior is rated as productive in terms of task performance by employees themselves. Supervisors rated task performance higher when employees extended their tasks, and lower when they reduced relationships. Research limitations/implications – Future research should test the hypotheses in a longitudinal setting and should focus processes that moderate the differential job crafting-task performance relationships. Originality/value – By distinguishing extending and reducing task and relational boundaries and cognitive crafting, the authors give first evidence to possible negative sides of job crafting.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Niessen, Cornelia Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie im Arbeitsleben
Weseler, Daniela
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie im Arbeitsleben

Research Fields

Adaptive human behavior in the context of changes at work
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie im Arbeitsleben

How to cite

Niessen, C., & Weseler, D. (2016). How job crafting relates to task performance. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(3), 672-685.

Niessen, Cornelia, and Daniela Weseler. "How job crafting relates to task performance." Journal of Managerial Psychology 31.3 (2016): 672-685.


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