Predictive role of psychological capital and perceived organizational support on innovative work behavior among higher education teachers of Pakistan

  • Maria Wahid Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Pakistan
  • Nadia Ayub Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Pakistan
Keywords: psychological capital, perceived organizational support, innovative work behavior, higher education teachers


The current study aimed to determine the predictive role of Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and Perceived Organizational Support (POS) on Innovative Work Behavior (IWB) among higher education teachers of Pakistan. A sample of 200 higher education teachers was recruited from various private and public sector institutes across Pakistan. The analysis revealed significant relationship between psychological capital and innovative work behavior (r= .700); and; perceived organizational support and innovative work behavior (r= .305). Also, psychological capital and perceived organizational support were found to be strong predictors of innovative work behavior (R= .700). In conclusion, when teachers possess psychological capital as their personal resource and perceived organizational support as social resource at workplace; they are more likely to demonstrate innovation into their work behavior.

Received: 10 March 2023
Accepted: 28 November 2023


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Author Biographies

Maria Wahid, Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Pakistan

Lecturer in the Department of Business Psychology, Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi, Pakistan. Maria completed MPhil in Organizational Psychology from IoBM and BS in Professional Psychology from Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi. She also has relevant experience as a Research Associate for two years at IoBM and became truly devoted to pursuing a career in research and teaching. Her interest lies in writing academic research in the areas of organizational psychology, social issues, positive psychology, learning, and development.

Nadia Ayub, Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Pakistan

Professor and Dean of College of Economics and Social Development, IoBM. Dr. Ayub completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia, and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. She is HEC approved Ph.D. Supervisor and supervised a number of MPhil & Ph.D. theses at IoBM. Her research focuses on social problems, adolescents, organizational issues, personality, family and marriages, and Psychometrics. She has published more than forty journal articles, presented research papers at Harvard University, the USA in 2012 & 2013 and around the world, and served as a reviewer of Impact factor journals including the Australian Journal of Psychology and PsyCH Journal.


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How to Cite
Wahid, Maria, and Nadia Ayub. 2024. “Predictive Role of Psychological Capital and Perceived Organizational Support on Innovative Work Behavior Among Higher Education Teachers of Pakistan”. Tuning Journal for Higher Education 11 (2), 191-219.