Experimental Analysis of a Web-Based Training Intervention to Develop Positive Psychological Capital
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Psychological capital with components of hope, self-efficacy, optimism, and resiliency has recently emerged as a core construct in taking positive psychology to the workplace. A distinguishing feature is that it is "state-like" and thus open to development. We analyze whether such psychological capital can be developed through a highly focused, 2-hour web-based training intervention. Using a pretest, post-test experimental design (n = 187 randomly assigned to the treatment group and n = 177 to the control group), we found support that psychological capital can be developed by such a training intervention.
Luthans, F., Avey, J.B. & Patera, J.L. (2008). Experimental Analysis of a Web-Based Training Intervention to Develop Positive Psychological Capital. Academy of Management Learning & Education 7(2), 209-221. DOI: 10.5465/AMLE.2008.32712618
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