The purpose of this paper was to validate the short version of personal optimism and self-efficacy optimism scale developed by Gavrilov-Jerkovic et al. (2014) on a sample of 398 employees working in private and public sector organizations in India.
The study needs to test the psychometric properties of the Indian version of scale by using exploratory factor analysis, convergent validity, discriminant validity and confirmatory factor analysis.
The results supported for the two-dimensional factor-structure of optimism in consonance with Gavrilov-Jerkovic et al. (2014).
The findings will benefit both the management and the employees. Also, the study expands the existing literature on the variable in the Indian context.
The work validates and provides a unique instrument to measure the employee optimism that can help the management and the employees to focus on themselves to increase the positivity to provide an innovative and creative environment. Also, the work supplements the existing literature on positive attitude or outcome expectancies and helps in establishing the bi-dimensional nature of the construct of optimism.
Bharti, T. and Rangnekar, S. (2019), "Employee optimism in India: validation of the POSO-E", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 1020-1032. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-06-2018-0165Download as .RIS
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