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ERIC Number: EJ936210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Invited Reaction: Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Psychological Capital on Employee Attitudes, Behaviors, and Performance
Ardichvili, Alexandre
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v22 n2 p153-156 Sum 2011
The meta-analysis authored by Avey, Reichard, Luthans, and Mhatre addresses a particular construct, psychological capital (PsyCap), that is unlikely to be known among most Human Resource Development (HRD) scholars. Nevertheless, upon closer scrutiny, it is possible that their work provides HRD scholars with numerous ideas for future research and could have implications for HRD practitioners as well. In this article, the author's comments are limited to discussing the importance of PsyCap for HRD research, by pointing out potential future HRD research directions based on PsyCap. The author concludes that the study by Avey, Reichard, Luthans, and Mhatre opens several promising avenues for HRD research. He finds it interesting to reflect back in a few years to see what follow-up studies and dialogue have been generated by the introduction of the construct to the HRD literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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