Psychological Capital and Empowerment at Work: Empirical Evidence

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Dr. Muhanunad Amin
Dr. Muhanunad Amin
Dr. Muhammad Umer

Abstract

This article draws on the phenomenon that psychological capital (PsyCap) and workplace empowerment work together. This study was conducted to find out the effect of PsyCap on work empowerment at tertiary educational level in Pakistan. For this purpose 200 faculty members from one public sector university were selected randomly and two instruments were administered to gain insight about the phenomenon under investigation. Instruments were piloted before administration. The measure to collect data for psychological capital was comprised of the factors involving Self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resilience. Whereas, the empowerment  at work  scale, measured  the dimensions  including meaning, competence, self-determination and  impact. Regression analysis was applied to  find out the  effect of psychological capital on workplace empowerment, which was found significant. The relationship between four dimensions of PsyCap with all the selected dimensions of empowerment at work was also explored, and was observed as strong relationship. Some implications for practice and suggestions for future research in the field are presented in the final section.

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