Enhancing Internal Learning in Teams: The Role of Network Centrality and Psychological Capital of Undergraduate Students

Rosa Geremias, Miguel Pereira Lopes, Andre Soares

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Abstract

This study aims to analyze the mediating role of psychological capital (PsyCap) in the relationship between network centrality and internal learning in teams. A questionnaire was administered to 480 undergraduate students to test this relationship. The results confirmed the positive relationship between network centrality and internal learning in teams, and a mediating role of PsyCap in the relationship between student network centrality and internal learning in teams. This study suggests that it is important to promote centrality in advice networks among undergraduate students. In addition, this study might raise awareness among students, teachers, and public policymakers about the need to promote a socially responsible environment in higher education institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2197
Number of pages10
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2020

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Copyright © 2020 Geremias, Lopes and Soares. 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.

Keywords

  • network centrality
  • psychological capital
  • self-efficacy
  • optimism,
  • hope
  • resilience
  • internal learning in teams
  • undergraduate students

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