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.

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Journal of Vocational Behavior
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Demerouti, E., Bakker, A., & Gevers, J. M. P. (2015). Job crafting and extra-role behavior: The role of work engagement and flourishing. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 91, 87–96. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2015.09.001