2018 年 7 巻 2 号 p. 136-141
Past research has investigated the effects of socio–organizational factors on psychological empowerment, whereas only a limited number of studies have investigated the influence of individual characteristics on psychological empowerment. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of personal growth initiative on psychological empowerment mediated through three types of job crafting. The results of a longitudinal survey of 320 employees indicated that personal growth initiative had an indirect positive influence on psychological empowerment that was mediated through (1) increasing structural job resources; (2) increasing challenging job demands; and (3) increasing social job resources, which subsequently leads to increasing challenging job demands. These findings contribute to the literature by showing the importance of self-initiated change processes at work.