Psychological Capital: A Comprehensive Review and Classification

Talha Imam, Hassan Ali, Hooi Sin Soo

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The purpose of the current study is to review the academic literature in the field of psychological capital, and to conduct a content analysis in order to classify and provide a comprehensive bibliography. Emerald Insight, Science Direct and Willey Online Library and ProQuest databases were used to review the available literature on psychological capital. The database search showed 239 publications after mentioning psychological capital as the primary search topic. The publication sample was further reduced to only include empirical research studies. A sample of 83 research publications were classified in to mutually exclusive categories. The content analysis led to classification of literature on the basis of five categories, i.e. Research type, publication year, publication journal, research region, publication subject area. The study identifies ten years’ history of research on psychological capital starting from 2007 to present and hints towards future research prospects in research. Current study provides a comprehensive bibliography that will be useful to both academicians and practitioners for studying existing research as well as for anticipating future research.


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Psychological capital, Classification, Literature Review.

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