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Empirical Research on the Influence of Sense of Control on Psychological Capital

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Psychological capital is an individual’s positive psychological state of development, which has four features and five criteria. Psychological capital structure in Chinese cultural context contains: calm, hope, optimism and confidence. On the basis of researching literature, the redemptory valid questionnaires were analyzed by applying Structural Equation Model (SEM). The study found that sense of control has a positive impact on the 4 dimensions of psychological capital (calm, hope, optimism and self-confidence).

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Qingshan Hui, Q. , Lou, L. , Cao, X. and He, H. (2014) Empirical Research on the Influence of Sense of Control on Psychological Capital. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies, 2, 1-11.
doi: 10.4236/jhrss.2014.21001.

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