More evidence on the value of Chinese workers' psychological capital: A potentially unlimited competitive resource?

As China continues its unprecedented economic growth and emergence as a world power, new solutions must be forthcoming to meet the accompanying challenges. We propose a positive approach to Chinese HRM that recognizes, develops and manages the psychological capital (PsyCap) of workers. After providing a brief overview of hope, efficacy, optimism, resilience and overall PsyCap in today's Chinese context, the results of a follow-up study provide further evidence that the PsyCap of Chinese workers is related to their performance. The implications that this evidence-based value of Chinese workers' psychological capital has for China now and into the future concludes this study.
Publication Information
Article Title: More evidence on the value of Chinese workers' psychological capital: A potentially unlimited competitive resource?
Journal: International Journal of Human Resource Management (May, 2008)
Author(s): Luthans, Fred;  Avey, James B.;  Li, Weixing
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Luthans, Fred
Luthans, Fred
University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management
Expertise:
  • Organizational Behavior
  • International Management
  • Leadership
Management
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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