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Role of Big Five personality traits in regulatory-focused job crafting

Sanjeet Kumar Sameer (Alumnus, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Lucknow, India)
Pushpendra Priyadarshi (Human Resource Management, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Lucknow, India)

South Asian Journal of Business Studies

ISSN: 2398-628X

Article publication date: 7 December 2020

Issue publication date: 19 October 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study examines the role of Big Five personality traits namely openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism in regulatory-focused job crafting, i.e. promotion- and prevention-focused job crafting and their inter-relationships.

Design/methodology/approach

Survey data collected from 444 executives of Indian public sector energy companies were analysed using structural equation modelling.

Findings

Big Five personality traits differentially influence individuals' ways of managing job demands through promotion- and prevention-focused job crafting. These influences are easily identifiable in case of openness to experience, conscientiousness and neuroticism.

Practical implications

Findings of the study may help organizations in developing an effective recruitment, job designing and job allocation process, devise a framework for uncertainty management, encourage their employees to undertake personality-aligned job crafting to manage their ever-emerging jobs and enhance person–job fit.

Originality/value

This study, for the first time, provided a comparative influence of Big Five personality traits on both forms of regulatory-focused job crafting. These findings may be relevant for job demand management in a dynamic business environment.

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Acknowledgements

This papers forms a part of special section “Management in the Era of Disruption: Insights from India”, guest edited by Vishal Gupta, Naresh Khatri and Karthik Dhandapani.The authors are thankful to the anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback and suggestions.

Citation

Sameer, S.K. and Priyadarshi, P. (2021), "Role of Big Five personality traits in regulatory-focused job crafting", South Asian Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 377-395. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-03-2020-0060

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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