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Title: Exploring psychological capital in the Singaporean context and its relationship with work engagement.
Authors: Seah, Charlene Kai Qi.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Psychological Capital, an increasingly popular term in organizational psychology, is a positive capacity consisting of four qualities – hope, resilience, optimism and self efficacy. This study explores the relevancy of Psychological Capital in an area that is less researched on – the Asian context and its effect on work engagement. This study also explores the possibility of integrating two seemingly Asian elements - Defensive Pessimism and Kiasuism into Psychological Capital while replacing optimism in order to better suit the Asian culture. Results from the study conducted in Singapore indicate that while the integration of Kiasuism into Psychological Capital able to predict work engagement better than the integration of defensive pessimism and psychological capital, the original construct of Psychological Capital is best able to predict work engagement.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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