An Empirical Approach to Psychological Capital and Work-Family Enrichment

Journal Name: 
Journal of Management Outlook
Vol. 8 - No. 2
Author Name Designation Organization
M. Nisa

The positive and rich experience that a person gathers in the work environment is carried out to the home environment and vice-versa making it a beneficial experience known as enrichment. The same can also be contradictory if women take it in a negative sense and feel emburdened. It is in the analysis of imponderable situations like this that new concepts and tools of analysis are considered. Concepts like Psychological capital come into place which is a powerful positive personal resource with the ability to enhance an individual's  success in an environment which includes both work and home  ontexts. Psychological capital can be defined as 'an individual's positive psychological state of development that is characterized by: having confidence (self-efficacy), making a positive attribution (optimism),    persevering towards goals (hope) and when beset by problems and adversity, sustaining and bouncing back and even beyond (resilience) to attain success' (Luthans et al. 2007)