The Effect of Perceived Overqualification on Job Crafting Moderating Effect of Achievement Goal Orientations

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YoungSeok Park
YoungEun Shin


This study focused on job crafting for employees to solve the problem when they have the misfit between self and their jobs. Specifically, the effects of perceived overqualification, which is a misfit between job requirements and ability of employee, on job crafting were examined, and the moderating effect of achievement goal orientation was tested in the relationship between the two variables. As a result of a survey of 341 workers, perceived overqualification had a significant positive effect on job crafting. The approach goal orientation, more specifically, the performance-approach goal orientation had a moderating effect in the relationship between perceived overqualification and job crafting. The higher the performance-approach goal orientation, the stronger the correlation between perceived overqualification and job crafting. These results suggest job crafting is a series of behaviors for increasing performance rather than mastering abilities. Based on these results, the research implications, limitations, and follow-up studies were discussed.



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Park, Y., & Shin, Y. (2021). The Effect of Perceived Overqualification on Job Crafting: Moderating Effect of Achievement Goal Orientations. Korean Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 34(1), 105–126.
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