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Psychological ownership: theoretical extensions, measurement and relation to work outcomes

Psychological ownership: theoretical extensions, measurement and relation to work outcomes,10.1002/job.583,Journal of Organizational Behavior,James B.

Psychological ownership: theoretical extensions, measurement and relation to work outcomes   (Citations: 11)
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Summary Viewing psychological ownership as a positive resource for impacting human performance in organizations, the present study investigated the components of an expanded view of psychological ownership. Confirmatory factor analyses on a proposed measure of psycho- logical ownership provided support for a positively-oriented, ''promotion-focused'' aspect of psychological ownership comprised of four dimensions: self-efficacy, accountability, sense of belongingness and self-identity. In addition, territoriality was examined as a unique and more ''prevention-focused'' form of ownership. Practical implications and suggestions for future research on psychological ownership and positive organizational behavior conclude the article. Copyright # 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal: Journal of Organizational Behavior - J ORGAN BEHAV , vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 173-191, 2009
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    • ...These measures were adapted from the Psychological Ownership construct (Avey & Avolio, 2007), which has been positively correlated with work outcomes within organisations (Avey, Avolio, Crossley, & Luthans, 2009)...

    Karen Handet al. An unequal balance? – The effects of unequal pay systems on societal m...

    • ...Similar phrasings are found in other study instruments (e.g., Avey et al. 2009; Fubry 1978)...

    Avner Caspiet al. Collaboration and psychological ownership: how does the tension betwee...

    • ...2007; Avey, Avolio, Crossley and Luthans 2009), future studies may also explore their respective neutralizers...

    Arménio Regoet al. Psychological capital and performance of Portuguese civil servants: ex...

    • ...At heart of psychological ownership is feelings of possessiveness and the sense of being psychologically tied to an object (Avey, Avolio, Crossley and Luthans, 2009; Pierce et al., 2001)...
    • ...The roads to psychological ownership, as outlined by Pierce et al., (2001) and Avey et al., (2009) involve controlling the target, and the amount of control over a target is commensurate with the degree of ownership that is felt towards it. Secondly, the extent to which one gets to know the target is commensurate with the degree of ownership the individual experiences toward that factor...
    • ...This leads to the right to hold others accountable but also responsibilities for the “self”, a so called “sense of burden sharing” (Avey et al., 2009)...
    • ...the individual becomes territorial over the target may it be a strategic direction, or the business, with all rights reserved to him or her (Avey et al., 2009)...
    • ...Such threats can lead to dysfunctional behavior in general, however not necessarily (Avey et al., 2009; Pierce et al., 2001)...
    • ...Building on Higgins’ (1997) regulatory focus theory and Avey et al., (2009) we may distinguish between two different forms of psychological ownership among family business owners: promotion and prevention focused psychological ownership...

    Ethel Brundinet al. The Dynamic Narrative of the Family Business History: Strategizing thr...

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