Research

Experimental Analysis of a Web-based Training Intervention to Develop Positive Psychological Capital

Psychological capital with components of hope, self-efficacy, optimism, and resiliency has recently emerged as a core construct in taking positive psychology to the workplace. A distinguishing feature is that it is "state-like" and thus open to development. We analyze whether such psychological capital can be developed through a highly focused, 2-hour web-based training intervention. Using a pretest, posttest experimental design (n = 187 randomly assigned to the treatment group and n = 177 to the control group), we found support that psychological capital can be developed by such a training intervention.

Publication Information
Article Title: Experimental Analysis of a Web-based Training Intervention to Develop Positive Psychological Capital
Journal: Academy of Management Learning & Education (2008)
Author(s): Luthans, Fred;  Avey, James B.;  Patera, Jaime L.
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