Psychological Capital

Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199734610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Psychological Capital

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Although the value of positivity has always been recognized, only in the past decade has there been renewed interest and a refocus in both psychology as a whole and in organizational studies. This chapter summarizes the theory-building and research findings to date on positive organizational behavior (POB) and psychological capital (PsyCap). The chapter then concludes by featuring a number of future directions for needed research and extensions of the domain of psychological capital.

Keywords: Positivity; positive organizational behavior; psychological capital; self-efficacy; hope; optimism; resilience

Article.  7178 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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