Attachment and Work Engagement in Virtual Teams: Promoting Collaborative Job Crafting.

GOEL, Rahul, GAME, Annilee and SANZ VERGEL, Ana (2023). Attachment and Work Engagement in Virtual Teams: Promoting Collaborative Job Crafting. Small Group Research, 54 (3), 311-334.

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Researchers are increasingly interested in how employee relational processes affect virtual team outcomes. Applying attachment theory and the Job Demands–Resources model, we examined the relationship between employee attachment orientations and work engagement, and the mediating role of collaborative job crafting. In a three-wave longitudinal panel study of 1,178 employees in 225 virtual teams, autoregressive and multilevel structural equation modeling showed direct negative effects of (anxious and avoidant) attachment on work engagement. Indirectly, however, attachment positively influenced engagement, partially mediated by collaborative job crafting. Implications for attachment inclusive practices that support collaborative job crafting and work engagement are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attachment orientations; collaborative job crafting; work engagement; job demands-resources model; virtual teams; 1503 Business and Management; 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences; Business & Management; 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour; 5201 Applied and developmental psychology; 5205 Social and personality psychology
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Page Range: 311-334
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2023 10:43
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 12:17

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