The Effect of The Positive Psychological Capital of The Teachers on The Work Engagement

Rasim Tösten, Hacı İsmail Arslantaş, Gülay Şahin

Abstract


Positive psychological capital is an approachment which aims to awaken individual’s internal dynamics instead of focusing on negativity, and thereby, aims to approach to the process with an intrinsic movement. Work engagement is also defined as “positive, satisfying, mood which is related to work”. When the theoretical bases of both are examined, it is discovered that they both include positivity. In this study, it is aimed to put forward the relation between teachers’ competency of positive psychological capital and their work engagements. This study is conducted in a model of relational screening and has a quantitative characteristic. As the working group of study, 487 teachers have been included in the research. In order to gather teachers’ opinions, two scales have been used. One of them is “The Scale of Work Engagement” developed by Schaufeli et al. (2002) and adapted to Turkish by Turgut (2011) and the other is “The Scale of Positive Psychological Capital” developed by Çetin and Basım (2012). Descriptive (definitive), statistical techniques (frequency, percentage, arithmetic average, standard deviation) and the correlation between variables and also simple regression analyses are used for analyzing the data obtained as a result of the research. The level of p<.05 is taken as base under analyses. In consequence of the study, it is discovered that there is a high positive relationship between positive psychological capital and work engagement and all of the components of positive psychological capital predict work engagement.


Keywords


Psychological Capital, Work Engagement, Positive Psychology

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