Business Review


This research explores the mediating role of psychological ownership on the relationship between psychological capital and burnout. It also examines the differential influences of promotive and preventative psychological ownership on burnout. The purposively selected sample of 500 university teachers, from different public sector universities of Pakistan were subject to the Psychological Ownership Questionnaire, PsyCap Questionnaire and Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator Survey. The results reveal that psychological capital fosters promotive psychological ownership that reduces the likelihood of burnout. Preventative psychological ownership, however increases the possibility of burnout.


PsyCap, Psychological ownership, Burnout



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December 14, 2020



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