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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01618

Moderation of Housing-related Factors on Psychological Capital–Job Embeddedness Association

  • 1Zhejiang University of Technology, China
  • 2Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan

This study identified three critical housing-related factors as moderators of the relationships between employees’ psychological capital (PsyCap) and job embeddedness in China’s entrepreneurial environment. The hypotheses were tested with multiple hierarchical regressions modeling, using the data collected from 312 employees in manufacturing organizations. The results demonstrated that housing-related factors (i.e., home ownership, housing price satisfaction, and contributions to housing funds) moderate the relationships between employees’ PsyCap and job embeddedness. Specifically, these relationships were stronger when the housing-related factors were high. Such results contribute to the psychological capital and job embeddedness literatures by incorporating housing as an extrinsic life-aspect factor that might affect employees’ psychological state and thus their retention in works. Implications for the organization policies and directions for future studies were discussed.

Keywords: Psychological Capital, Job embeddedness, housing-related factors, Entrepreneurship, China

Received: 09 May 2019; Accepted: 27 Jun 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Ren, JIN, Rafiq, Chin and Lee. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Xizan JIN, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, 310014, Zhejiang Province, China, jinxizan219@163.com