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Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge e-book

Author:

Carolyn M. Youssef,Bruce J. Avolio,Fred Luthans

Language:

English

Category:

Business

Subcategory:

Business Culture

ePub size:

1522 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Oxford University Press (August 31, 2006)

Pages:

256

ISBN:

0195187520

Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge e-book

by Carolyn M. Youssef,Bruce J. Avolio,Fred Luthans


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Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio. This book draws from a foundation of positive psychology and recently emerging positive organizational behavior (POB).

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Although there are as many answers to the question of how organizations can gain competitive advantage in today's global economy as there are books and experts, one lesson seems very clear: traditional answers and resources are no longer sufficient.

by Bruce J. Avolio, Carolyn M. Youssef, Fred Luthans.

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This neglected construct recently named as one of the significant competitive advantages of organizations. It also plays an important role in individual success. In this study, PsyCap was measured using the questionnaire developed by Luthans et al. (2007b), which consists of the four constructs of PsyCap, . self-efficacy (six items), optimism (six items), resilience (five items), and hope (five items).

Although there are as many answers to the question of how organizations can gain competitive advantage in today's global economy as there are books and experts, one lesson seems very clear: traditional answers and resources are no longer sufficient. This seminal book offers not only an answer regarding how to gain competitive advantage through people, but also a brand new, untapped human resource--psychological capital, or simply PsyCap. Generated from both the positive psychology movement and the authors' pioneering work on positive organizational behavior, PsyCap goes beyond traditionally recognized human and social capital. But PsyCap is not a vague or unscientific concept: to be included in PsyCap, a given positive construct must be based on theory, research, and valid measurement, must be open to development, and must have measurable performance impact. The positive constructs that have been determined to best meet these PsyCap criteria, efficacy (confidence), hope, optimism, and resiliency, are covered in separate chapters in Psychological Capital. After exploring other potential positive constructs such as creativity, wisdom, well being, flow, humor, gratitude, forgiveness, emotional intelligence, spirituality, authenticity, and courage, the authors summarize the research demonstrating the performance impact of PsyCap. They go on to provide the PsyCap Questionnaire (PCQ) as a measurement tool, and the PsyCap Intervention (PCI) as a development aid. Utility analysis indicates that investing in the development of PsyCap as presented in this book can result in a very substantial return. In total, Psychological Capital provides theory, research, measurements, and methods of application for the new resource of psychological capital, a resource that can be developed and sustained for competitive advantage.
Gavinranadar
This book will expose you to the concept of PsyCap. It also offers a lot of information on the research behind PsyCap.
Jay
Very interesting subject, but not much insight in the book.

It is overloaded with an extreme amount of references, not only at the end of each chapter, which is ok, yet absurd (up to 300 references after a 10 page chapter)

Worse: the text itself is interrupted with an extreme amount of references, which makes the text hard to read.
Hbr
The concept of psychological capital was new to me until I found this book. I read all the material available on the Amazon's website and decided to buy it. The book arrived within the expected period and in excelent conditions. The application of concepts from positive psychology to the realm of work is not new, as studies on commitment, for instance, have shown. However, the combination of hope, optimism, self-efficacy and resilience makes the book special and applicable to several work-related contexts. It also allows some bridges between Psychology, Sociology and Economics, as psychological capital is an individual characteristic that changes the way in which one interacts with the resources (or lack of resources) in one's environment.
Camper
Extremely relevant and provides excellent insight into the impact of intangibles in management today.

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