Encouraging job crafting in the workplace for newcomers: A two-year multi-wave study

Seoyeong Jeong, Sunyoung Kim, Jeong Hoon Seol, Myongki Lim, Young Woo Sohn

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It is important to identify the antecedents of newcomers’ job crafting as it assists with their adjustment in the workplace. This study made use of transformational leadership and newcomers’ calling as organizational and personal resources that predict job crafting. We hypothesized that transformational leadership would have an indirect relationship with newcomers’ job crafting after 2 years through their occupational self-efficacy and that their calling would moderate this mediational path. A multi-wave approach was employed wherein data from 280 new employees were collected three times during the first 2 years of their careers. The survey was completed by 150 participants. The results illustrated that transformational leadership was positively related to newcomers’ job crafting after 2 years of entry through their occupational self-efficacy. Additionally, newcomers’ calling moderated the mediating effect of occupational self-efficacy between transformational leadership and job crafting. The theoretical and practical implications of this study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1003276
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec 9

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Copyright © 2022 Jeong, Kim, Seol, Lim and Sohn.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


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