Crafting scholarly life: Strategies for creating meaning in academic careers

Ned Wellman, Gretchen Spreitzer

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24 Scopus citations


Job crafting, which occurs when individuals proactively make changes to their jobs, can be a useful tool for academics seeking more meaningful careers. We suggest changes to the cognitive, task, and relational aspects of academic jobs that can infuse scholarly work with more personal meaning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-931
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • High quality connections
  • Job crafting
  • Meaning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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