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Journal Article

Authentic Leadership and Psychological Capital: The Impact on Egyptian Employees' Work Well Being  pp204-212

Aya Maher, Heba Samir Mahmoud, Salma El Hefny

© Oct 2017 Volume 15 Issue 3, Linking Theory and Practice in Intellectual Capital, Editor: Dr. Ilídio Tomás Lopes and Dr. Rogério Marques Serrasqueiro, pp145 - 212

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Abstract

The objective of this exploratory paper is to discuss the impact of psychological capital on Egyptian employees’ work well‑being. Some scholars defined positive psychological capital as the individual’s positive psychological state that has four components which are efficacy, optimism, hope, and resilience. Positive psychological capacities are states rather than fixed traits and they can be developed through the authentic leadership and trust. On the other hand, work wellbeing; is concerned with human potential power and happiness‑oriented. The significance of this study lies in the fact that positive psychological capital should be an issue of concern to leaders of public organizations in Egypt due to its effect on employees’ work well being. The significance of the study is also due to the increasing deterioration in public employees’ job performance and productivity, which is reflected in the poor quality of services rendered to citizens and their dissatisfaction with many public services offered by these organizations. The research question will then focus on what is the impact of psychological capital on Egyptian employees’ work well being. The analysis of this study was drawn from different academic literature and in‑depth interviews with three senior employees and leaders in different public organizations. Recommendations revealed that leaders of public organizations should give more attention to the importance of positive psychological resources as core psychological factors that affect their employees’ performance, satisfaction, turnover rate and employees’ work well being.

 

Keywords: Psychological capital, authentic leadership, trust, work well-being, efficacy, optimism, hope, resilience & Egyptian public organizations.

 

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Journal Issue

Volume 15 Issue 3, Linking Theory and Practice in Intellectual Capital / Oct 2017  pp145‑212

Editor: Dr. Ilídio Tomás Lopes, Dr. Rogério Marques Serrasqueiro

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Keywords: value co-creation, intellectual capital, marketing, factor analysis, exploratory empirical analysis, consumer behaviour, Ghana, Sustainable Development, Fourth Mission, Social Well-Being, Indigenous Wisdom, Systemic Co-Creation, Community Intellectual Capital, Luhmannian Framework, Business performance, Intellectual capital, Human capital, Strategic Intent, Chief Knowledge Officers, strategic knowledge management, Intellectual Capital, reporting, measurements, actors, project sponsor, project leader, field study, Italy, intangibles, HRM, HR function, project-oriented organization, HR practitioners, HR business partner, Psychological capital, authentic leadership, trust, work well-being, efficacy, optimism, hope, resilience & Egyptian public organizations

 

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