Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 51–65 | Cite as

The Role of Psychological Capital in Academic Adjustment Among University Students

  • Batel Hazan LiranEmail author
  • Paul Miller
Research Paper


To investigate the potential of psychological capital as a resource for academic adjustment, 250 BA students were asked to complete two questionnaires, one assessing participants’ psychological capacity, the other academic adjustment. Average grade-point scores were collected at two points in time as an additional measure of academic adjustment. Correlational as well as SEM analyses suggest that psychological capital is a positive resource with a central role in students’ academic adjustment. The study extends knowledge on the impact of psychological capital on positive organizational behavior by generalizing it to higher education.


Positive psychology Psychological capital Academic adjustment GPA University students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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