POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL: MEASUREMENT AND RELATIONSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2007
Volume 60, Issue 3, pages 541–572, Autumn 2007
How to Cite
LUTHANS, F., AVOLIO, B. J., AVEY, J. B. and NORMAN, S. M. (2007), POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL: MEASUREMENT AND RELATIONSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION. Personnel Psychology, 60: 541–572. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2007.00083.x
- Issue published online: 4 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 4 SEP 2007
Two studies were conducted to analyze how hope, resilience, optimism, and efficacy individually and as a composite higher-order factor predicted work performance and satisfaction. Results from Study 1 provided psychometric support for a new survey measure designed to assess each of these 4 facets, as well as a composite factor. Study 2 results indicated a significant positive relationship regarding the composite of these 4 facets with performance and satisfaction. Results from Study 2 also indicated that the composite factor may be a better predictor of performance and satisfaction than the 4 individual facets. Limitations and practical implications conclude the article.