Job crafting mediates the relation between creativity, personality, job autonomy and well‐being in Lebanese nurses

Rawan Ghazzawi, Michael Bender, Lina Daouk‐öyry, Fons J. R. Vijver, Athanasios Chasiotis

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Abstract

Aim: To better understand the functionality of job crafting and its relationship with personality and job autonomy in the context of non-Western health care as an adaptive problem-solving work behaviour that is related to creativity. Background: Job crafting could be a strategy nurses use to solve problems as health care organisations become more unpredictable. Methods: This cross-sectional study sampled 547 nurses from seven hospitals in Lebanon. Data were analysed using structural equation modelling (SEM). Results: The job crafting dimensions of increasing structural job resources and increasing challenging job demands partially mediated the relationship between creativity and subjective well-being, and they fully mediated the relationship between job autonomy and subjective well-being. Creativity, job autonomy, and agreeableness were related to the approach job crafting dimensions, and two of these job crafting dimensions were in turn related to subjective well-being. Conclusion: Creative nurses tend to job craft more and this is associated with their subjective well-being. Nurses high on extraversion and emotional stability experienced higher subjective well-being. Implications for Nursing Management: Nursing administration and leaders may want to create an environment fostering creativity and encouraging approach-oriented job crafting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2163-2174
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • DEMANDS
  • EMPLOYEES
  • HAPPY
  • HEALTH
  • LIFE SATISFACTION
  • Lebanon
  • METAANALYSIS
  • MODEL
  • RESOURCES
  • TRAITS
  • VALIDATION
  • creativity
  • job autonomy
  • job crafting
  • nursing
  • personality
  • subjective well-being

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