Job crafting and mental health differences and relationships between tourism and technology sector
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of present study is to examine the role of job crafting and the effects on mental health between two different sectors, tourism and technology. A quantitative cross-sectional part-correlational survey design was used and administered through convenience sampling. The research sample consisted of 95 participants of which 45 worked in tourism and 50 in technology. The expected finding of the study was a statistically significant difference in levels of depression in the tourism sector compared to the technology sector while an increase in job crafting predicted a decrease in levels of depression and stress. Results showed that there was no significant difference in job crafting between the two sectors or difference in job crafting depending on annual income. These findings suggest that job crafting has a positive effect on mental health and that employers of any employment sector should embrace such practices for their employees.