Translating self-efficacy in job performance over time: The role of job crafting

Mariella Miraglia, Roberto Cenciotti, Guido Alessandri, Laura Borgogni

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This investigation intends to uncover the mechanisms linking self-efficacy to job performance by analyzing the mediating role of job crafting. A two-wave study on 465 white-collar workers was conducted, matching participants’ self-report data (i.e., self-efficacy and job crafting) with supervisory performance ratings. The structural equation model showed a positive reciprocal relationship between self-efficacy and crafting behaviors. In turn, job crafting predicted performance positively over time. More importantly, results confirmed the mediating role of crafting actions, which may represent the behavioral process underlying the positive effect of self-efficacy on individual outcomes. Practical implications for organizations, such as encouraging bottom-up job design or designing job-crafting interventions, and future research directions are also offered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-271
Number of pages18
JournalHuman Performance
Issue number5
Early online date29 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


  • self-efficacy
  • job crafting
  • job performance
  • performance ratings

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