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Home > News > 2016 > June > Are you in Control? Job-Crafting Research Project

Are you in Control? Job-Crafting Research Project

yes-no-maybe.jpgFew professions attract the same level of public commentary as teaching.  

The extent to which any worker has control over their own work, and is able to create their own sense of its meaning and significance, is realised through a process known as ‘job crafting’.  

There are three key elements in job crafting for teachers: 

  1. The actual tasks that must be, and are, performed relating to teaching and learning; 
  2. The nature and focus of interactions with other individuals (students and fellow staff) and; 
  3. The orientation to tasks and re-evaluation of these when challenged by change.

Notably, unrealistic expectations about what can be achieved in the absence of adequate funding and resourcing constrains the work of teachers.

IEUA-QNT members have an opportunity to contribute to research that examines teachers’ experiences of job crafting by participating in a survey conducted by research staff from the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University.

Participants will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire at two time points, seven days apart. Participation in the survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes per session and no identifying information will be collected.

To participate in the study, click on the following link: http://griffithbbh.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_38EMz1nM8fTeiJD

Further details can be obtained from the research team members: Professor Paula Brough (Ph. 07 3735 3378, p.brough@griffith.edu.au) and Dasha Radova (dasha.radova@griffithuni.edu.au)

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.