Marion B. Ingersoll Professor.
Psychological ownership: theoretical extensions, measurement and relation to work outcomes
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Special Issue: The Emerging Positive Agenda
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 173–191, February 2009
How to Cite
Avey, J. B., Avolio, B. J., Crossley, C. D. and Luthans, F. (2009), Psychological ownership: theoretical extensions, measurement and relation to work outcomes. J. Organiz. Behav., 30: 173–191. doi: 10.1002/job.583
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 NOV 2008
Viewing psychological ownership as a positive resource for impacting human performance in organizations, the present study investigated the components of an expanded view of psychological ownership. Confirmatory factor analyses on a proposed measure of psychological ownership provided support for a positively-oriented, “promotion-focused” aspect of psychological ownership comprised of four dimensions: self-efficacy, accountability, sense of belongingness and self-identity. In addition, territoriality was examined as a unique and more “prevention-focused” form of ownership. Practical implications and suggestions for future research on psychological ownership and positive organizational behavior conclude the article. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.