Job crafting and extra-role behavior: The role of work engagement and flourishing

Evangelia Demerouti, Arnold B. Bakker, Josette M.P. Gevers

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This study investigates whether crafting of job demands and resources relates positively to extrarole behavior (i.e. contextual performance and creativity) through work engagement and flourishing. We collected data from 294 employees and their supervisors regarding employees' contextual performance and creativity. Results showthat seeking resources had a positive indirect relationshipwith contextual performance throughwork engagement, andwith creativity through work engagement and flourishing. Reducing demands had negative indirect relationships with both contextual performance and creativity through work engagement. We conclude that particularly seeking resources has important implications for extra-role behavior and discuss the practical implications of these findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Contextual performance
  • Creativity
  • Employee engagement
  • Flourishing
  • Job crafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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