Mediating Role of Psychological Ownership Between Psychological Capital and Burnout Among University Teachers

Adnan Adil, Anila Kamal

Abstract


The present study was conducted in order to explore the mediating roles of psychological ownerships between psychological capital and burnout. Furthermore, it also examined the differential influences of promotive and preventative psychological ownerships on burnout. The sample of the present study comprised of 500 university teachers which were purposively selected from various public sector universities of Pakistan. PsyCap Questionnaire (PCQ; Luthans, Avolio, Avey, & Norman, 2006), Psychological Ownership Questionnaire (POQ; Avey, Avolio, Crossley, & Luthans, 2009), and Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator Survey (MBI-ES; Maslach, Jackson, & Leiter, 1996) were used to operationalize the focal constructs of the present study. Structural equation modeling revealed support for the proposed measurement model and the structural models suggested that psychological capital and promotive psychological ownership had negative influence on burnout whereas preventative psychological ownership demonstrated a positive impact on burnout. Psychological capital was positively linked with promotive ownership and had a negative association with preventative ownership. Psychological capital demonstrated negative indirect effects on burnout via both types of psychological ownerships. This suggested that psychological capital fostered promotive ownership, which in turn decreased the likelihood of burnout. On the other hand, psychological capital reduced sense of preventative ownership which led to lowered chances of burnout. Implications of the research and suggestions for future research are reflected upon.


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