The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between employees’ perceptions of organizational virtuousness and task crafting, and to test the mediating roles of organizational identification and work engagement in this relationship.
The authors collected questionnaires from 175 Korean flight attendants and conducted structural equation modeling analyses.
Employees’ perceptions of organizational virtuousness were positively associated with task crafting. While organizational identification was not solely responsible for mediating this relationship, it intervened in the relationship between organizational virtuousness perceptions and task crafting by affecting work engagement.
While this study provides important insights into the roles of organizational virtuousness, organizational identification, and work engagement in promoting task crafting, the use of self-reported, cross-sectional data limits causal inferences between variables.
Based on the present findings, managers can better understand the antecedents and mediating processes affecting employees’ task crafting.
This study adds value to the positive organizational psychology literature by revealing crucial intermediary processes linking organizational virtuousness perceptions and task crafting, thus suggesting reciprocity and social identity-based motivation as potential underlying mechanisms of task crafting.
Hur, W.-M., Shin, Y., Rhee, S.-Y. and Kim, H. (2017), "Organizational virtuousness perceptions and task crafting: The mediating roles of organizational identification and work engagement", Career Development International, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 436-459. https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-11-2016-0192Download as .RIS
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