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dc.titleIt is also in our nature: Genetic influences on work characteristics and in explaining their relationships with well-being
dc.contributor.authorLi, Wen-Dong
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zhen
dc.contributor.authorSong, Zhaoli
dc.contributor.authorArvey, Richard D
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-20T08:24:13Z
dc.date.available2022-07-20T08:24:13Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-01
dc.identifier.citationLi, Wen-Dong, Zhang, Zhen, Song, Zhaoli, Arvey, Richard D (2016-08-01). It is also in our nature: Genetic influences on work characteristics and in explaining their relationships with well-being. JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 37 (6) : 868-888. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2079
dc.identifier.issn0894-3796
dc.identifier.issn1099-1379
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/228925
dc.description.abstractWork design research typically views employee work characteristics as being primarily determined by the work environment and has thus paid less attention to the possibility that the person may also influence employee work characteristics and in turn accounts for the work characteristics–well-being relationships through selection. Challenging this conventional view, we investigated the role of a fundamental individual difference variable—people's genetic makeup—in affecting work characteristics (i.e., job demands, job control, social support at work, and job complexity) and in explaining why work characteristics relate to subjective and physical well-being. Our findings based on a national US twin sample show sizable genetic influences on job demands, job control, and job complexity, but not on social support at work. Such genetic influences were partly attributed to genetic factors associated with core self-evaluations. Both genetic and environmental influences accounted for the relationships between work characteristics and well-being, but to varying degrees. The results underscore the importance of the person, in addition to the work environment, in influencing employee work characteristics and explaining the underlying nature of the relationships between employee work characteristics and their well-being. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWILEY
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dc.subjectSocial Sciences
dc.subjectBusiness
dc.subjectPsychology, Applied
dc.subjectManagement
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectwork characteristics
dc.subjectwell-being
dc.subjectgenetics
dc.subjectenvironment
dc.subjectcore self-evaluations
dc.subjectCORE SELF-EVALUATIONS
dc.subjectGENERAL MENTAL-ABILITY
dc.subjectJOB DECISION LATITUDE
dc.subjectMEDIATING ROLE
dc.subjectPERSONALITY-TRAITS
dc.subjectBIG 5
dc.subjectSATISFACTION
dc.subjectDESIGN
dc.subjectLEADERSHIP
dc.subjectHAPPINESS
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-07-18T08:28:40Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION
dc.description.doi10.1002/job.2079
dc.description.sourcetitleJOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
dc.description.volume37
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.page868-888
dc.published.statePublished
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