Burnout and job insecurity: the mediating role of job crafting

Bogdan Oprea, Dragoș Iliescu


Job insecurity has been associated with burnout. However, the mechanism by which they influence each other has remained largely unexplored. Using a sample of 150 employees in the IT industry, we tested the mediating role of job crafting, the proactive change of job characteristics by the employees, in the relationship between burnout and job insecurity. Using structural equation models, we showed that only increasing challenging job demands, one of the four components of job crafting, mediates the relationship between burnout and job insecurity. A longitudinal study is recommended to test causality.


job insecurity; burnout; job crafting; mediation

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