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Psychological Capital and Work Attitudes: A Conceptual Analysis

Journal of Organisation and Human Behaviour

Volume 4 Issue 2 & 3

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Bharat Chandra Sahoo, Surendra Kumar Sia, Niranjan Sahu, Aneesh V. Appu | Author(s) Affiliation: Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India.
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The major thrust of the present paper, pertaining to employees growth and development at work, attempts a systematic analysis of attitudinal outcomes and performance improvement due to psychological capital. The constructs, namely psychological capital, and work attitudes like job involvement, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, cynicism, and turnover intention have been described. Based on far reaching Indian as well as western literature and findings, it is suggested that psychological capital would be positively related to desirable attitudes like job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job involvement whereas negatively related to undesirable attitudes like organizational cynicisms and turnover intention. Through extensive literature and findings, the researcher is aiming to formulate a conceptual model of psychological capital based on propositions and to show how psychological capital is related to job attitudes. With respect to organizational development, this paper also covers practical implication where systematic intervention of psychological capital is given utmost priority. With reference to various organizations and workplaces, how psychological capital can be applied in a scientific direction through proper training, workshop, and web-based programme in order to promote healthy and balanced life.

Keywords: Psychological Capital, Job Satisfaction, Organisational Commitment, Job Involvement, Organisational Cynicism, Turnover Intention

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