The Relationship between High Performance Work Practices and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: The Role of Positive Psychological Capital

20 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2014

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Lovy Sarikwal

Gautam Buddha University

Jaya Gupta

Birla Institute of Management Technology

Date Written: February 6, 2014

Abstract

The global competition and advancements in Information Technology have stimulated implementation of innovative HR practices, often termed as High Performance Work Practices (HPWP) to improve the performance of the employees. HPWP may be regarded as a combination of innovative HR practices which tend to maximize employee knowledge, skills and performance of the employees which in turn leads to persistent performance improvements resulting in employee satisfaction and a sense of personal achievement.

The present study seeks to analyze the relationship of implementing High Performance Work Practices on the Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) of the employees. OCB includes such individual behaviors that are beneficial to the organization but not directly recognized by the formal reward system and can contribute to performance and competitive advantage. Positive Psychological Capital is defined as the positive and developmental state of an individual. In the present study, the role of Positive Psychological Behavior (Psycap) on the HPWP and OCB relationship is being analyzed.

Keywords: High Performance Work Practices (HPWP), Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB), Positive psychological capital (PsyCap)

Suggested Citation

Sarikwal, Lovy and Gupta, Jaya, The Relationship between High Performance Work Practices and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: The Role of Positive Psychological Capital (February 6, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2391596 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2391596

Lovy Sarikwal (Contact Author)

Gautam Buddha University ( email )

Greater Noida
India

Jaya Gupta

Birla Institute of Management Technology ( email )

Plot No. 5
Knowledge Park II
Greader Noida, CA Uttar Pradesh 201306
India
+91-120-2323001 (Phone)

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