The influence of psychological capital on Internal learning in teams: The mediating role of the perceived team structure

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Rosa Lutete Geremias
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7267-7294
Miguel Pereira Lopes
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7720-8657
André Escórcio Soares
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7135-3530

Abstract

Whereas past research on internal learning has focused on evaluating how the observed learning rates affect collaborative interactions
among the various actors, we extend this literature by analyzing internal learning in teams and the role of psychological capital in this
process. This study aims to analyze the mediating role of the perceived team structure in the relationship between positive psychological
capital and internal learning in teams. Therefore, a self-report questionnaire was applied to 480 college students to test this relationship,
using structural equation modeling. The results confirmed the mediating role of the perceived team structure in the relationship between
psychological capital and internal learning in teams. Our work underlines the role of psychological capital in academic settings. On the
other hand, due to rapid changes in today’s society, university students who will be future employees need to cultivate psychological
capital in order to achieve better learning outcomes.

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LUTETE GEREMIAS, R.; PEREIRA LOPES, M. .; ESCÓRCIO SOARES, A. The influence of psychological capital on Internal learning in teams: The mediating role of the perceived team structure. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 61, n. 4, p. 1–15, 2021. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020210405. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/84365. Acesso em: 28 feb. 2024.
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