Taking a sneak in the black box: How change resources are related to positive organizational outcomes
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According to the JD-R model, job resources have been linked to several positive organizational outcomes (e.g. work engagement). This study examined possible mediators in the relationship between the change resource participation and two positive organizational outcomes (work engagement and adaptive performance). The hypothesized mediators consisted of one change attitude (willingness to change) and one change behavior (job crafting) which were sequentially analyzed. The data was collected via an online survey. The final sample consisted of 665 Dutch employees in different sectors all of which who were confronted with organizational change. The attitude willingness to change mediated the relationship between the change resource of participation and the change behavior of job crafting. Job crafting, in turn, mediated the relationship between willingness to change and work engagement and adaptive performance. Theoretical and practical implications of those findings are discussed.