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Psychological Ownership: Theoretical Extensions, Measurement, and Relation to Work Outcomes

Viewing psychological ownership as a positive resource for impacting human performance in organizations, the present study investigated the components of an expanded view of psychological ownership. Confirmatory factor analyses on a proposed measure of psychological ownership provided support for a positively-oriented, ‘‘promotion-focused’’ aspect of psychological ownership comprised of four dimensions: self-efficacy, accountability, sense of belongingness, and self-identity. In addition, territoriality was examined as a unique and more ‘‘prevention-focused’’ form of ownership. Practical implications and suggestions for future research on psychological ownership and positive organizational behavior conclude the article.

Publication Information
Article Title: Psychological Ownership: Theoretical Extensions, Measurement, and Relation to Work Outcomes
Journal: Journal of Organizational Behavior (2009)
Author(s): Avey, James B.;  Avolio, Bruce J.;  Crossley, Craig D;  Luthans, Fred
Researcher Information
    
Luthans, Fred
Luthans, Fred
Emeritus
Expertise:
  • Positive Leadership
  • Psychological Capital
  • Organizational Behavior
Management
CoB 325 AA
P.O. Box 880491
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491, USA
Phone: (402) 472-2324
fluthans1@unl.edu