Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2014, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (3): 84-92.doi:

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The Concept, Measurement, Influencing Factors and Effects of Psychological Capital

XIONG Meng,YE Yi-duo   

  1. School of Education, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117
  • Online:2014-09-20 Published:2014-10-07
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Abstract: The concept of Psychological capital (PsyCap) is identified as a kind of positive psychological trait for individual development. The study on PsyCap has significant implication for enhancing individual and organizational competitive advantage. During the past decade, there are rich literature on the concept and theory, structure and measurement, impact factors, effects and intervention. A great deal of empirical work of antecedents, consequences and intervention of psychological capital had been systematically reviewed. The development trends in the field include the development of inclusion criteria of different populations‘ PsyCap, the exploration of integration mechanism with antecedents and outcome variables, the strengthening of longitudinal and intervention research, the study of adolescent and special groups, as well as localized and crosscultural research.

Key words: psychological capital, measurement, influencing factors, effects, intervention