The mediating role of psychological capital in the supportive organizational climate—employee performance relationship
Article first published online: 15 JAN 2008
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Special Issue: Contexts of Positive Organizational Behavior
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 219–238, February 2008
How to Cite
Luthans, F., Norman, S. M., Avolio, B. J. and Avey, J. B. (2008), The mediating role of psychological capital in the supportive organizational climate—employee performance relationship. J. Organiz. Behav., 29: 219–238. doi: 10.1002/job.507
- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 15 JAN 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 9 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Received: 31 AUG 2005
Although the value of a supportive organizational climate has been recognized over the years, there is a need for better understanding of its relationship with employee outcomes. This study investigates whether the recently emerging core construct of positive psychological capital (consisting of hope, resilience, optimism, and efficacy) plays a role in mediating the effects of a supportive organizational climate with employee outcomes. Utilizing three diverse samples, results show that employees' psychological capital is positively related to their performance, satisfaction, and commitment and a supportive climate is related to employees' satisfaction and commitment. The study's major hypothesis that employees' psychological capital mediates the relationship between supportive climate and their performance was also supported. The implications of these findings conclude the article. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.