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Psychological optimality as a concept in industrial psychology

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dc.contributor.advisor Cilliers, Frans Pheiffer, Jeanette 2015-01-23T04:24:05Z 2015-01-23T04:24:05Z 1994-06
dc.identifier.citation Pheiffer, Jeanette (1994) Psychological optimality as a concept in industrial psychology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The objective of this exploratory study was to conceptualise the constructs of psychological optimality in order to derive a definition of the concept and to compile a personality profile of the psychologically optimal individual. A sample of 200 employees in a large electricity utility were randomly selected. A psychometric battery comprising seven questionnaires was compiled and administered. The empirical investigation revealed four factors as indicative of psychological optimality. The factors comprise lntrapersonal dimensions, namely successful coping in stressful situations, an internal locus of control, and Interpersonal dimensions, namely interpersonal sensitivity and a commitment to society. It seems that work behaviour would be largely determined by the intra- and interpersonal behaviours. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 91 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Psychological optimality en
dc.subject Third force psychology en
dc.subject Salutogenesis en
dc.subject Personal Orientation Inventory en
dc.subject Rotter Questionnaire en
dc.subject Self-efficacy en
dc.subject Self-control en
dc.subject Sense of coherence en
dc.subject Personal Views Survey en
dc.subject Potency en
dc.subject.ddc 158.7 en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-control en
dc.subject.lcsh Personality en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Industrial en
dc.subject.lcsh Personal orientation inventory en
dc.title Psychological optimality as a concept in industrial psychology en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology M. Com. (Industrial Psychology) en

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