The future of your job represents your future: a moderated mediation model of transformational leadership and job crafting

Rana Muhammad Naeem (Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan)
Khalil Ahmed Channa (Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan)
Zahid Hameed (Department of Management Sciences, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan)
Ghulam Ali Arain (Department of Leadership and Organizational Agility, College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE)
Zia Ul Islam (School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Publication date: 2 May 2020

Abstract

Purpose

In this study, the authors aim to explain the mechanism between transformational leadership and job crafting. They predict that job-based psychological ownership (job-based PO) mediates the relationship between transformational leadership and job crafting. Furthermore, job-based PO is more effective when employees have a high level of affective organizational commitment.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors collected time-lagged data through a paper–pencil survey from the sales department of large pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan.

Findings

The findings of this study suggest that job-based PO mediates the positive relationship between transformational leadership and job crafting. Moreover, the relationship of job-based PO with job crafting is moderated by affective organizational commitment such that the relationship was stronger at the high levels of affective organizational commitment than that of the low levels of affective organizational commitment.

Practical implications

On practical grounds, job crafting can be useful for individuals and organizations. On individuals’ side, it helps them to balance their job demands and resource; on organizations’ side, it provides a solution to the ongoing problem of disengaged employees and suggests managers identify new ways to support employees with their job redesign.

Originality/value

This study suggests that job-based PO and affective organizational commitment are important factors that influence the relationship between transformational leadership and job crafting.

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Citation

Naeem, R.M., Channa, K.A., Hameed, Z., Ali Arain, G. and Islam, Z.U. (2020), "The future of your job represents your future: a moderated mediation model of transformational leadership and job crafting", Personnel Review, Vol. 50 No. 1, pp. 207-224. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-07-2019-0404

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