5 May 2023, Friday
Seminar by Yasin Rofcanin, University of Bath, UK
Title: “Work-Family Support From Home Promotes My Creativity at Work: Exploring the Mediating Role of Job crafting and Gender Differences”.
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Integrating family-to-work enrichment theory and the COR theory, this study examines the relationship between work-family support provision and employee receipt, which affects the employees’ creativity at work in dual-earner couples. We also examine the mechanism of the relationship between work-family support receipt and creativity at work. We propose that relational job crafting, and cognitive job crafting mediate the relationship between work-family support receipt and creativity at work. We collected daily survey data from 65 dual-earner couples, over a period of 15 working days. Multilevel APIM structural equation modelling showed that work-family support provision by the partner is positively related to work-family support receipt by the employee. In addition, our result shows gender differences regarding the mediating role of job crafting: relational job crafting, and cognitive job crafting can only mediate the associations between work-family support receipt and creativity at work for the female partner but not for the male partner. We contribute to the literature by enriching the knowledge about the mechanism of how social support at home influences employees’ creativity at work.
Bio: Dr Rofcanin is a Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resources Management at the University of Bath School of Management. He is also the Director of the Future of Work Research Centre in the School. Dr Rofcanin holds a BA in Management (Istanbul Bogazici University) and a PhD in organisational behaviour & human resource management (Warwick Business School). His research falls in the domains of work-family management, flexible work practices, individualisation of HRM practices, with a focus on driving work engagement, proactivity and well-being among employees. His research has appeared in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Human Resource Management Journal, among others. He is the Associate Editor of Human Relations. He is also a Board Member of the following journals: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.