Advancing conceptualization and measurement of psychological capital as a collective construct

Dawkins, Sarah, Martin, Angela, Scott, Jenn and Sanderson, Kristy ORCID: (2015) Advancing conceptualization and measurement of psychological capital as a collective construct. Human Relations, 68 (6). pp. 925-949. ISSN 0018-7267

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Psychological capital (PsyCap) has been conceptualized as an individual-level construct concerned with an employee’s state of positive psychological development. However, research has now started to examine PsyCap as a collective phenomenon. Although positive associations between team-level PsyCap and team-level functioning have been demonstrated empirically, there has been limited synopsis regarding the theoretical and measurement foundations of PsyCap at higher levels of analysis. This conceptual article extends collective PsyCap scholarship by applying a multilevel-multireferent framework to explore alternate conceptualizations of collective PsyCap. The framework furthers understanding of PsyCap at higher levels by exploring unique antecedents and emergent processes relating to five proposed forms of collective PsyCap. A series of testable propositions pertaining to the antecedent network of collective PsyCap are offered to guide empirical multilevel PsyCap research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multilevel,psychological capital,team,team dynamics,theory development
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 02:29
DOI: 10.1177/0018726714549645

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