Theoretical Orientations and Practical Applications of Psychological Ownership

  • Chantal Olckers
  • Llewellyn van Zyl
  • Leoni van der Vaart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Theoretical Perspectives on Psychological Ownership

  3. Empirical Application

About this book


This book shares the theoretical advancements that have been made regarding psychological ownership since the development of the construct and specifically the practical applications within multi-cultural and cross-cultural environments.  Enriched by empirical data and case studies by subject specialists in the field, this book serves as a cutting-edge benchmark for human resource management specialists, industrial psychologists, as well as students in positive organizational psychology and professionals in other fields. This book follows an in-depth view of the most recent research trends in psychological ownership. Offering practical tools of how the psychological ownership of employees could be developed in the workplace to not only enhance the performance of organisations, but to increase the commitment of employees and influence the intentions of skilled employees to remain with their organisations.


Psychological Ownership Self-efficacy Psychology of Self-identity Belongingness Accountability and Ownership Territoriality Territorial Ownership

Editors and affiliations

  • Chantal Olckers
    • 1
  • Llewellyn van Zyl
    • 2
  • Leoni van der Vaart
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Human Resource ManagementUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Optentia Research Focus AreaNorth-West UniversityVanderbijlparkSouth Africa
  3. 3.Optentia Research Focus Area, School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource ManagementNorth-West UniversityVanderbijlparkSouth Africa

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