Title: Relational investigation: psychological capital with psychological wellbeing and mediating role of organisational citizenship behaviour

Authors: K. Muthukumar; S. Riasudeen; Dhruv Shankar Dutta

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 605 014, India ' Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 605 014, India ' Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 605 014, India

Abstract: The focus of this study is to understand the mediating role of organisational citizenship behaviour between psychological capital and psychological wellbeing. For this, a sample of 330 scientists engaged in research and development and was administered with questionnaire measuring the constructs under study. Data analysis was carried out by means of the structural equation modelling technique with the help of LISREL (version 8.72). Hypothesised model was compared with few alternative models in order to precisely know intermediating effect. Model fit indices revealed the OCB as mediator has a better fit in explaining the relationship between psychological capital and psychological wellbeing. Implication of the study suggested top management to conduct various positive training programs which builds the self-confidence among scientists.

Keywords: organisational citizenship behaviour; OCB; psychological capital; psychological wellbeing; research and development; R&D; structural equation modelling; SEM; researchers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2016.082096

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2016 Vol.14 No.3/4, pp.218 - 231

Available online: 01 Feb 2017

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