The Italian version of the Job Crafting Scale (JCS)

Roberto Cenciotti, Laura Borgogni, Antonino Callea, Lara Colombo, Claudio Giovanni Cortese, Emanuela Ingusci, Mariella Miraglia, Margherita Zito

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Job crafting refers to actions carried out by workers in order to bring their job demands and job resources at a preferred level. Crafting behaviors are measured by the Dutch Job Crafting Scale (JCS). The Italian version of the JCS includes the following three positive factors: increasing structural job resources, social job resources and challenging job demands. To assess the factorial validity of the scale, an exploratory factor analysis (N=311) and confirmatory factor analyses (N=410) were performed. Convergent and criterion validity were investigated through correlations with other variables. Factor analyses showed a good three-factor structure, in line with the literature. Moreover, as expected, job crafting behaviors were correlated with work self-efficacy, work engagement and job performance. Results suggest that the Italian version of the JCS can be reliably used to measure job crafting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Psychology Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

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