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Psychological Capital Research: A Meta-Analysis and Implications for Management Sustainability

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Department of Business Administration, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian 223001, China
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Department of Business Administration, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung 83347, Taiwan
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Postgraduate Programs in Management, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 83347, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3457; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103457
Received: 20 August 2018 / Revised: 11 September 2018 / Accepted: 25 September 2018 / Published: 28 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development)
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to conduct a wide-ranging meta-analytic review of empirical psychological capital studies in the management field. We conducted a meta-analysis on papers collected from the EBSCOhost and ProQuest databases. For comprehensive and extensive literature coverage, we also searched and compared the Journal Citation Report for the journals that referenced the most-cited articles (e.g., Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Journal, etc.). A total of 81 published types of research were thoroughly selected and analyzed. The results revealed that, with different weighting, the following influencing factors have significant associations with psychological capital: organizational climate, organizational justice, authentic leadership, leader–member exchange, and occupational stress. Also, with different influencing weighting, psychological capital is confirmed to have impacts on job satisfaction, attitude, performance, organizational citizenship behavior, and undesirable behaviors. Implications for managerial sustainability are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: psychological capital; meta-analysis; influencing and influenced factors; sustainability psychological capital; meta-analysis; influencing and influenced factors; sustainability
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Kong, F.; Tsai, C.-H.; Tsai, F.-S.; Huang, W.; De la Cruz, S.M. Psychological Capital Research: A Meta-Analysis and Implications for Management Sustainability. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3457.

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