Background: A literature review reveals that there is no measure of job crafting available in Spanish. This paper presents the translation, adaptation and validation of a scale to measure job crafting behaviors (i.e. the Spanish Job Crafting Scale – SJCS; Tims, Bakker, & Derks, 2012).
Methods: The scale was applied to a sample of 896 employees in Spain (52.26% women and 47.4% men). We tested the reliability and factorial validity of the 21-item instrument.
Results: After confirmatory factor analysis (CFI=.858, TLI= .838, IFI= .860, RMSEA= .067), the results show a structure consisting of four factors: Increasing structural job resources; Decreasing hindering job demands; Increasing social job resources; Increasing challenging job demands. These four factors demonstrate adequate reliability and evidence of validity with others scales that refer to Engagement at Work and Proactivity.
Conclusion: The questionnaire may be a useful tool for the assessment of job crafting and for future research in Spanish speaking countries.

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Keywords Job crafting, Job Demands-Resources theory, Proactivity, Scale validation, Work engagement
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.7334/psicothema2016.293, hdl.handle.net/1765/104207
Journal Psicothema
Citation
Bakker, A.B, Ficapal-Cusí, P. (Pilar), Torrent-Sellens, J. (Joan), Boada-Grau, J. (Joan), & Hontangas-Beltrán, P.M. (Pedro M.). (2017). The spanish version of the job crafting scale. Psicothema, 30(1), 136–142. doi:10.7334/psicothema2016.293