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Measuring implicit psychological constructs in organizational behavior: An example using psychological capital


Peter D. Harms, Department of Management, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0491, U.S.A.



Implicit psychological constructs are effective predictors of behavioral outcomes but are rarely used in organizational settings because of real or imagined problems with measurement validity and administration. To address these concerns, we present a means of assessing implicit constructs quickly and easily by using psychological capital as an example. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.