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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1278) Last page : ( 1283)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01170.1

Effects of positive psychological capital on job performance mediating effect of absorptive capacity

Kim Dong-Wook1, Kim Gwi-Gon2,*

1Dept. of Consulting, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, +82, Korea

2Dept. of Business Administration, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, +82, Korea

*Corresponding Author: Gwi-Gon Kim Professor, Dept. of Business Administration. Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea Email: metheuskim@daum.net

Online published on 16 October, 2018.



Positive performance is anticipated when positive psychological state and capacity are secured. The effects of positive psychological capital on job performance and to understand the mediating effect of their absorptive capacities.

Methods/Statistical Analysis

To investigate the effect of positive psychological capital on job performance and the mediating effect of absorptive capacity, the subjects were selected with the consultants who had ever experienced the governmental consulting projects. Study hypotheses were reviewed by multiple regression analysis and confirmatory factor analysis


Positive psychological capital was found to affect absorptive capacity significantly, and showed the significant effect on job performance upon the test of mediating effect based on absorptive capacity. Therefore, it was found that absorptive capacity played a role of mediation on the positive psychological capital and job performance, demonstrating the indirect effect upon the establishment of theoretical study model and hypothetical test results.


It would be helpful for generalization if further studies are conducted a variety of areas to understand the effects of the positive psychological capital on absorptive capacity and job performance.



Positive psychological capital, absorptive capacity, job performance, consultant, governmental consulting project.


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