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Impact of Psychological Capital on Performance of Public Hospital Nurses: the Mediated Role of Job Embeddedness

Irtaza Ali (), Muhammad Majid Khan (), Sadia Shakeel () and Bahaudin G. Mujtaba ()
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Irtaza Ali: COMSATS University Islamabad
Muhammad Majid Khan: COMSATS University Islamabad
Sadia Shakeel: COMSATS University Islamabad
Bahaudin G. Mujtaba: Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University

Public Organization Review, 2022, vol. 22, issue 1, No 8, 135-154

Abstract: Abstract The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between psychological capital and employee performance through the mediating role of job embeddedness. Psychological climate is used as moderator to intensify the link between psychological capital and job embeddedness. Using data from 350 nurses belonging to four public hospitals, partial least squares structural equation modeling was utilized to analyze the hypothesized model. Job embeddedness significantly mediates the link between psychological capital and employee performance. Psychological climate heightens the relationship between psychological capital and job embeddedness. The findings offer suggestions for researchers on the conservation of resources and concept of psychological capital, public hospitals, and practitioners on how to improve the performance of employees.

Keywords: Psychological capital; Job embeddedness; Employee performance; Psychological climate (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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