Psychological capital, a requisite for organisational performance in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, Yvonne
dc.contributor.author Barkhuizen, E. Nicolene
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-02T07:03:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-02T07:03:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.description.abstract Scholars argue that to address the social, economic and political challenges facing South Africa since 1994, organisational managers/leaders should adopt a positive approach, based on sound organisational behaviour. This study administered the Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) to determine whether human resources practitioners (N=131) as custodians of change and positive behaviour in organisations in South Africa embrace core elements of Positive Organisational Behaviour (POB). Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a three-factor model for the PCQ, renamed the Potential South African PsyCap (PSA-PsyCap) instrument. All dimensions displayed acceptable reliabilities. Statistically significant differences exist in the POB of demographic groups, relating to age, marital status, home language, seniority and qualifications. This research reveals that South African HR practitioners and managers should fully embrace psychological capital to effectively create caring workplaces taking cognizance of the broader economic and social issues affecting employees and their performance. en
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dc.identifier.citation Du Plessis, Y, Barkhuizen, N 2012, 'Psychological capital, a requisite for organisational performance in South Africa', vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 16-30. en
dc.identifier.issn 1015-8812 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2222-3436 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/18535
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Economics, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons license en
dc.subject Psychological capital en
dc.subject Employee performance en
dc.subject.lcsh Positive psychology -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Human capital -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Personnel management -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational behavior -- South Africa en
dc.title Psychological capital, a requisite for organisational performance in South Africa en
dc.type Article en


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