Working in the hangar: the impact of psychological capital on work outcomes among army aircraft mechanics

Sait Gürbüz, Hilal Bozkurt Yildirim

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Based on positive organizational behavior, this study aimed to explore the impact of psychological capital (PsyCap) on task performance, organizational citizenship behaviors, affective commitment, and job satisfaction among army aircraft mechanics. Data was obtained from 260 aircraft mechanics working in various Turkish Army aviation units. The hypotheses were tested using a series of hierarchical regressions. The results indicated that those with higher PsyCap are more likely to depict task performance, engage in highly extra-role behaviors, be more committed to their organizations, and be highly satisfied with their jobs that are advantageous to army aviation settings. The authors concluded that promoting the levels of PsyCap could be effective in elevating aircraft mechanics’ work attitudes and behaviors. Military aviation units are encouraged to establish human resource development programs to foster the PsyCap of their soldiers, which in turn, enhances crucial work attitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-70
Number of pages11
JournalMilitary Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • aircrafts
  • army personnel
  • job performance
  • working attitude
  • organizational citizenship behavior
  • aviation
  • job satisfaction
  • military psychology
  • psychological capital


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