IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

The effects of social capital and psychological resilience on employees' positive work attitudes


  • Asghar Afshar Jahanshahi
  • Tahereh Maghsoudi
  • Khaled Nawaser


This study analyses the antecedents and consequence of employees' psychological resilience (PR) in the workplace. We first examined the three dimensions of the effects of social capital (structural, relational and cognitive) on employees' PR. Then, we tested the effects of PR on employees' positive work attitudes. A cross-sectional survey data from 204 employees working in an Iranian state-owned organisation supports the positive effects of three dimensions of employees' social capital on their psychological resilience. We also found that PR contributes to increasing positive work attitudes toward the achievement of organisational goals among employees.

Suggested Citation

  • Asghar Afshar Jahanshahi & Tahereh Maghsoudi & Khaled Nawaser, 2020. "The effects of social capital and psychological resilience on employees' positive work attitudes," International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 20(3/4), pages 231-251.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijhrdm:v:20:y:2020:i:3/4:p:231-251

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Muhammad Farhan Jalil & Azlan Ali & Rashidah Kamarulzaman, 2023. "The influence of psychological capital and social capital on women entrepreneurs’ intentions: the mediating role of attitude," Palgrave Communications, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 10(1), pages 1-14, December.
    2. Masoud Taherinia & Mehrdad Matin & Jamal Valipour & Kavian Abdolahi & Peyman Shouryabi & Mohammad Mahdi Barzegar, 2024. "Capital Structure Adjustment Speed and Expected Returns: Examination of Information Asymmetry as a Moderating Role," Papers 2403.06035,
    3. Mohammad Rashed Hasan Polas & Valliappan Raju, 2021. "Technology and Entrepreneurial Marketing Decisions During COVID-19," Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, Springer;Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, vol. 22(2), pages 95-112, June.
    4. Azin Yazdi & Sunder Ramachandran & Hoda Mohsenifard & Khaled Nawaser & Faraz Sasani & Behrooz Gharleghi, 2024. "The Ebb and Flow of Brand Loyalty: A 28-Year Bibliometric and Content Analysis," Papers 2402.13177,
    5. Mehrnaz Kouhihabibi & Erfan Mohammadi, 2023. "The Future of Sustainability in Germany: Areas for Improvement and Innovation," Papers 2311.08678,


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ids:ijhrdm:v:20:y:2020:i:3/4:p:231-251. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no bibliographic references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Sarah Parker (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service. RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.