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dc.contributor.authorLee, Alex Yi
dc.contributor.authorSeah, Charlene K. Q.
dc.contributor.authorAw, Cherie Q. Y.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-06T02:16:08Z
dc.date.available2011-06-06T02:16:08Z
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/44810
dc.description.abstractIn Western countries, psychological capital (PsyCap), made up of the components of self-efficacy, hope, resilience, and optimism, can predict a person’s job satisfaction. This study examines whether this construct can be modified for an Asian context to account for cultural differences between Asians and Westerners, to produce a more accurate measure for predicting job satisfaction. In this study, Asian engineering undergraduates completed a set of questionnaires on the measures of interest. It was found that although a modified psychological capital construct significantly predicted job satisfaction, its correlation to job satisfaction was low. The insertion of kiasuism and defensive pessimism and the removal of optimism did not make any meaningful difference in the ability of psychological capital to predict job satisfaction.en_US
dc.format.extent40 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.titleThe customization and use of psychological capital in an Asian context as a predictor of job satisfactionen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Carrie Ann Schlauchen_US
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