More Evidence on the Value of Chinese Workers' Psychological Capital: A Potentially Unlimited Competitive Resource?
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As China continues its unprecedented economic growth and emergence as a world power, new solutions must be forthcoming to meet the accompanying challenges. We propose a positive approach to Chinese HRM that recognizes, develops and manages the psychological capital (PsyCap) of workers. After providing a brief overview of hope, efficacy, optimism, resilience and overall PsyCap in today's Chinese context, the results of a follow-up study provide further evidence that the PsyCap of Chinese workers is related to their performance. The implications that this evidence-based value of Chinese workers' psychological capital has for China now and into the future concludes this study.
Luthans, F., Avey, J.B., Clapp-Smith, R. & Li, W. (2008). More evidence on the value of Chinese workers' psychological capital: A potentially unlimited competitive resource? The International Journal of Human Resource Management 19(5), 818-827. DOI: 10.1080/09585190801991194
International Journal of Human Resource Management
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