Effects of a Job Crafting Intervention Program on Work Performance among Japanese Employees: An Analysis of Secondary Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Asuka Sakuraya, Akihito Shimazu, Kotaro Imamura, Norito Kawakami

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Abstract

Objective:This study reports a randomized controlled trial of the effect of a job crafting intervention program on work performance and job crafting (as secondary outcomes) among Japanese employees.Methods:Participants who satisfied the inclusion criteria were randomly allocated to an intervention (n = 138) or a control group (n = 143). Outcomes were measured at baseline and at 3-month and 6-month follow-up in both groups.Results:For the whole sample, the job crafting intervention program showed a nonsignificant effect on work performance and job crafting. However, the program showed a significant effect on these outcomes among younger participants (under 36years old).Conclusions:The job crafting intervention program may not be sufficiently effective to improve work performance and job crafting for the whole sample of participants. However, it may be efficacious for younger workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E202-E210
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr 1

Keywords

  • employee
  • job crafting
  • mental health
  • randomized controlled trial
  • well-being
  • work performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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