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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2021, 3(3); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2021.030304.

The influence mechanism of job crafting on work-family enrichment: Modeling positive emotion as a mediator


Xiaolong Hu, Anni Ma*, Tao Peng

Corresponding Author:
Anni Ma

School of Management, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

*Corresponding author


With the development of information and technology, the boundary between work and family has gradually become blurred. Therefore, some employees try to restructure the resources around them to adjust their work, which is known as job crafting. There is evidence that this behavior will bring extremely prominent positive predictive utility to employees’ work performance and family satisfaction so that work and family can complement each other. So, how can enterprises help employees achieve work-family enrichment to attract and retain talents? Through what mechanism does employees' active job crafting behavior affect work-family enrichment? In order to find out the answer, based on affective event theory, this paper constructs a path model of job crafting's influence on work-family enrichment, and focuses on the mediating effect of positive emotion on the relationship between job crafting and work-family enrichment, as well as the boundary effect of person-organization fit on the relationship between the two constructs.


Job Crafting, Positive Emotion, Work-family Enrichment, Person-Organization Fit

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Xiaolong Hu, Anni Ma, Tao Peng. The influence mechanism of job crafting on work-family enrichment: Modeling positive emotion as a mediator. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 3: 21-30. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2021.030304.


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