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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(21); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062113.

Psychological Capital: Concepts, Measurement, and Interventions


Ying Cao

Corresponding Author:
Ying Cao

Beijing Administration Institute, Capital Leadership and Psychological Well-being Research Center of China, Beijing, China


Psychological capital is a durable and relatively stable psychological foundation that individuals acquire through avenues such as learning and investment. It is an important concept that influences the psychological health, happiness, and work behavior of individuals and groups. Individualized psychological interventions include providing psychological services and social support, enhancing social capital or human capital, and increasing community resource support, among other approaches. Group interventions led and participated in by organizations are more effective and cost-efficient intervention strategies. Organizational-led group micro-interventions not only include four processes of collective hope, collective efficacy, collective resilience, and collective optimism but also reinforce group perception through leadership behavior and member contagion, reshaping group emotions. Organizational platform interventions are another important form of group intervention. Through workplace and community platforms, individual care and group cohesion can be achieved. A combination of these three strategies can lead to better practical outcomes.


Psychological capital, Intervention strategies, Group micro-intervention, Organizational platform intervention

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Ying Cao. Psychological Capital: Concepts, Measurement, and Interventions. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 21: 78-83. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062113.


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