The Influence of Psychological Capital on the Perceived Organizational Support of It Professionals
Anita Mohan1, Sharon Sophia2
1Anita Mohan, Research Associate, VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
2Dr. Sharon Sophia, Assistant Professor, VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.

Manuscript received on 02 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 07 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2626-2629 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1281058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Psychological capital (Psy Cap) being a recent topic and relatively more recent in India has received the attention of researchers and organizations. Although Psy Cap is only a couple of decades old, it actually was derived from various personality and psychological traits. Organizations today know that by promoting a positive organizational image in the employees’ mind there can be positive organizational outcomes. Thus, organizations knowing the importance of it, promote the employee performance by providing support in terms of monetary benefits, feeling of empowerment etc. This study attempts to find if there is an individual’s influence on the perceived organizational support by testing the relationship between the Psy Cap of an employee and his or her perceived organizational support (POS). This study includes testing the relationship between the individual dimensions of Psy Cap and POS. For this purpose, this study included 70 samples of IT employees working in Chennai. The measurement model was tested using structural equation modelling and its validity was tested using confirmatory factor analysis. The findings revealed a positive relationship between Psy Cap and POS and that among the four dimensions of Psy Cap, only hope and optimism have a significant relationship with POS.
Index Terms: Psychological Capital, Citizenship Performance, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Perceived Organizational Support, OCB Domain, IT Employees

Scope of the Article: High Performance Concrete