Title: The impact of psychological capital on job performance: a study among Indian scientists

Authors: K. Muthukumar; S. Riasudeen; S. Mathivanan

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: In an emerging market like India, scientists play an indispensible role in nation building and their positive psychological capabilities have a direct impact on their job performance. The intention of this study is to investigate the affiliation between positive core construct, i.e., psychological capital (hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism) and job performance among scientists working in the R&D sector of our country. Data were collected from a sample of 525 scientists in eight government owned research and development laboratories across India by administering a structured questionnaire measuring the constructs under study. Data were analysed by means of structural equation modelling with the help of LISREL (maximum likelihood technique). Results from the study revealed the model fit indices were within the adequate limits, depicting a positive and significant association between constructs of psychological capital (hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism) and job performance.

Keywords: psychological capital; PsyCap; job performance; support system; human capital.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2017.085795

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2017 Vol.13 No.1, pp.79 - 90

Available online: 17 Jul 2017 *

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