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A cross-level model of team-level psychological capital (PsyCap) and individual- and team-level outcomes


Dawkins, S and Martin, A and Scott, J and Sanderson, K and Schuz, B, A cross-level model of team-level psychological capital (PsyCap) and individual- and team-level outcomes, Journal of Management & Organization pp. 1-20. ISSN 1833-3672 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2018 Cambridge University Press and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

DOI: doi:10.1017/jmo.2018.27


Psychological capital (PsyCap) is a higher-order construct reflecting the psychological resources of hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism. This study adopted a multilevel approach to investigate relationships between team-level PsyCap and team- and individual-level outcomes. We also compared two compositional models of aggregation to represent team-level PsyCap. Findings revealed significant associations between team-level PsyCap and team- (performance and satisfaction) and individual-level (job satisfaction, turnover intent) outcomes, particularly when a referent-shift model of aggregation was employed. We also investigated PsyCap strength to explore the degree to which team member consensus regarding PsyCap perceptions may moderate these relationships. We found that team PsyCap strength had a significant influence in the prediction of most outcomes. Our findings emphasize the importance of fostering team-level positivity, as the benefits of team-level PsyCap can operate at both the individual- and team-level. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed, along with avenues for future research.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:teams, multilevel, psychological capital, team performance, job satisfaction, turnover intent
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Dawkins, S (Dr Sarah Dawkins)
UTAS Author:Martin, A (Professor Angela Martin)
UTAS Author:Scott, J (Professor Jenn Scott)
ID Code:125171
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2018-04-04
Last Modified:2022-07-05
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