Using Job Crafting to Improve the Well-being and Faculty Performance: The Case of Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan
Keywords:Using Job Crafting to Improve the Well-being
Organizations primarily outline and specify the job responsibilities and conditions for employees. The process of job crafting passes the baton from organization to employees and they can customized and modify their job duties. The purpose of this study is to ascertain the impact of job crafting on the satisfaction and the performance of faculty members employed in higher education. The explanatory research in post positivist paradigm was used for this research. Research instrument was developed from multiple sources whose validity and reliability were checked. The data was collected from 182 respondents. The reliability and validity of the constructs were checked using factor analysis, VAR, CR and Cronbach’s Alpha. The data was analyzed using structural equation modeling along with correlation and other descriptive statistics. The other statistical methods used were bar diagram, percentages, mean and standard deviation. The results show that overall job crafting has impact on job performance and wellbeingis found to be mediating the effect of job crafting on performance. Individual constructs of job crafting namely task extension and relationship extension were found to be significant estimator of job performance. There have not been previous studies on job crafting in Pakistan despite having many on job satisfaction and performance. So it is first of its kind in Pakistan and the work can be further extended including additional constructs and qualitative research techniques.