A Study of the Relationship Between Job Crafting and the Job Performance of Employees in Pakistan


  • Rida Akbar PhD Scholar, UE Business School, University of Education, Lahore
  • Ahmad Usman Assistant Professor, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Rab Nawaz Lodhi Associate Professor, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5330-4962
  • Aamna Tariq Mukaran PhD Scholar, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan Campus




Job Crafting, Work Engagement, Job Performance, Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) Theory


The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between JC and the job performance of employees through an explanatory role of work engagement. An employee dedicated with his job is open to practice JC, ultimately develops the task and contextual performance of employee. This study is cross-sectional in nature and data was collected from IT sector specifically software houses employees using standard questionnaires. Total 350 questionnaires were distributed electronically and 300 valid questionnaire responses are used for data analysis purpose. Random sampling technique, is adopted to collect data from software houses employees. IBM SPSS version 20 software was used for preliminary data analysis and Smart PLS 3 was used to test the hypotheses of the study. Results revealed that relationship between JC and job performance is significant and work engagement partially mediates their relationship. A significant implication for practitioners here is that improvement in job performance of employees requires a bottom-up approach of JC in the organizations. Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) serves as a torch bearer in this study.

How to Cite

Akbar, R., Usman , D. A. ., Lodhi, R. N., & Mukaran, A. T. (2022). A Study of the Relationship Between Job Crafting and the Job Performance of Employees in Pakistan. Eurasian Journal of Economic and Business Studies, 65(3), 5–26. https://doi.org/10.47703/ejebs.v3i65.102