Psychological Capital, Team Resources and Organizational Citizenship Behavior

Ronit Bogler, Anit Somech

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The study aimed to examine the impact of team resources–learning values and team leader optimism–as moderating variables affecting the relationship between team psychological capital (PsyCap) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), measured as a team outcome. Eighty-two management teams involving 395 participants from educational organizations responded to a quantitative questionnaire. Hierarchical regression analyses confirmed interactive effects of both moderating variables, which serve as positive resources for the team by enhancing the impact of team PsyCap on the willingness of the team to engage in OCB. Team PsyCap functioned as a positive team resource that brings about an environment that induces exhibition of high levels of OCB. This relationship is strengthened when both team learning and team leader’s optimism are high. The findings provide support for the relevance of contingency theories by emphasizing the necessity of certain situational features existing in order to have an impact on organization outcomes. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-802
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Issue number8
StatePublished - 17 Nov 2019

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  • Education
  • engagement
  • values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


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