Triangulation of Psychological Capital, Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Job Embeddedness: An Empirical Study

  • Atif Raza PhD Scholar, Leadership and Management Studies, Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dr. Tahir Saeed Professor, Department of Leadership and Management Studies, National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Dr. Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Associate Profesor, Department of Leadership and Management Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Keywords: positive psychological capital; job embeddedness; organizational citizenship behavior; positive organizational behavior; mediation

Abstract

The study focuses on Positive Psychological Capital (PsyCap) which is one of the personal resources closely linked to employee performance. The psychological mechanisms which might explain this link have not yet been thoroughly investigated.  This study aims to see whether employee Job Embeddedness performs any role between PsyCap and employee Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) relationships in public limited companies of Pakistan. In the current research study, 477 employees from four Pakistani public firms completed a survey about PsyCap, Job Embeddedness and OCB. We utilized the "PROCESS" Macro in SPSS and the bootstrapping technique to assess the indirect effects. Findings of the study revealed that PsyCap effected OCB through Job Embeddedness. The work adds to the current literature in the Pakistani context, both theoretically and empirically, by providing external validity to the results of the association between PsyCap and OCB in Western contexts and analyzing the intervening mechanism between the two.

Published
2021-12-30
How to Cite
[1]
A. Raza, D. Saeed, and D. Zia-ur-Rehman, “Triangulation of Psychological Capital, Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Job Embeddedness: An Empirical Study”, jmr, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 1-20, Dec. 2021.