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Is it all positive? A critical analysis of the current state of psychological capital research


Dawkins, S and Martin, A, Is it all positive? A critical analysis of the current state of psychological capital research, Proceedings of the 24th ANZAM Conference, December 7-10, Adelaide EJ ISBN 1877040819 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This millennium has no doubt witnessed a growing emphasis on positivity within organisational behaviour research and literature. A positive organisational behaviour (POB) movement has emerged, along with constructs such as Psychological Capital (PsyCap), demonstrating promising relationships between positivity and individual, team and organisational level outcomes. However, the POB movement has been met with scepticism and criticism at both the conceptual and methodological levels. This paper aims to specifically review the current literature pertaining to the core construct of POB, PsyCap. A structured psychometric-focused review will provide the keystone to highlight several critical shortcomings of the field, along with some encouraging developments, before asserting possible directions for future research and the potential practical implications for managers.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:emotions, interpersonal behaviour, team processes, work performance
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Dawkins, S (Dr Sarah Dawkins)
UTAS Author:Martin, A (Professor Angela Martin)
ID Code:66727
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2011-02-09
Last Modified:2012-12-12

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