The Effects of Positive Psychological Capital on Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction - The Mediating Role of Positive Emotion -

중국인 근로자의 긍정심리자본이 조직몰입과 직무만족에 미치는 영향 - 긍정적 정서의 매개효과 -

  • Choi, Su-Heyong (Dept. of Business Administration, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kang, Hee-Kyung (Dept. of Business Administration, Pusan National University)
  • Received : 2015.08.08
  • Accepted : 2015.12.23
  • Published : 2015.12.31


The role of positive psychological capital of an organizational member on organization effectiveness has received serious attention from researchers. However, the previous research has focused mainly on the direct effect of positive psychological capital on organization effectiveness, not paying enough attention on a mediating or a moderating role in their relationship. The purpose of this study is to finding out relationship between employees' positive psychological capital and job satisfaction, organizational commitment and the mediating role of positive emotion. Based on advanced literature, we regard positive psychological capital as four factors, self-efficacy, hope, optimism and resilience. We tested the proposed relationships using date from 350 employees in Chinese firms. The main finding are as follows: First, self-efficacy, hope, optimism, resilience has a significant positive effect on organizational commitment, job satisfaction and positive emotion. Secondly, self-efficacy, hope, optimism, resilience influence directly and indirectly on organizational commitment, job satisfaction. Positive affect plays a mediating role between variables.