Psychological Capital Questionnaire

Research Permission

Research Permission

The authors are making the PCQ available to researchers who meet specific requirements. A key requirement is that you will only use the PCQ for non-commercial unsupported research purposes and not for consulting, training or any similar function; you agree to not use the content for profit-seeking or other financial or commercial motivations.

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Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ)
Research Permission

Permission to use the PCQ free of charge and for a limited period is provided for research purposes only. To obtain research permission to use the Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ), please read the conditions and instructions on this page and then order this product.

Before starting your research

  • Order the PCQ Research Permission packet if applicable.
  • To administer the PCQ online using a survey platform other than Mind Garden's you will need to adhere to the Terms of Online Use, included in the packet.
  • If you plan to translate the PCQ you will need to order and complete the free Translation Application Form.
  • If you plan to alter the PCQ you will need to order and complete the free Alteration Application Form.
  • All rights to altered and/or translated instruments remain with the instrument author and copyright holder.

While conducting your research

  • You will only use the PCQ for non-commercial unsupported research purposes. Non-commercial research purposes means that you will not now or in the future directly or indirectly use the content for profit-seeking or other financial or commercial motivations but rather will use the content solely to further research that is purely academic or public-good driven. Your permission to use the content is personal to you and is solely for such non-commercial research purposes.
  • You will use the PCQ in its exact form without any changes to the instructions, rating scale/anchors, order or number of items. All of the items listed in the survey must be used. Researchers with an approved Alteration Agreement are exempt from this provision.
  • You will not provide the PCQ to any other researchers. They must order their own PCQ Research Permission packet.

If you agree to these conditions, add this product to your cart and checkout. You will receive an email with instructions for login and access to the Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) form.

Translations are available free of charge with your PCQ Research Permission purchase. Translations are provided in a separate pdf-format file. Select the language from the Translation drop-down list. Need multiple translations? Contact us. Can't find the translation you need? You may request permission to make a translation by requesting/completing the Translation Application Form.

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Note: We cannot assure translation quality — many are made by individual researchers and we are not necessarily familiar with the particular language or dialect. Some of the translations are partial and typically do not have validation data. Basically, we offer whatever is available to facilitate your work.

Alternative License Types

Avey, James B.

James B. Avey, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA). His areas of expertise are leadership and human resource management.

Avolio, Bruce J.

Bruce J. Avolio, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management at the University of Washington Foster School of Business where he also serves as the Executive Director of the Foster Center for Leadership. His specialties include Leadership Assessment and Designing Micro Development Interventions.

Luthans, Fred

Fred Luthans, Ph.D., has conducted the seminal work on Positive Organizational Behavior (POB) , Psychological Capital (PsyCap and the HERO within), and Organizational Behavior Modification (OB Mod). He is the University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management , Emeritus at the University of Nebraska. He was President of the Academy of Management and the Editor of Organizational Dynamics, Journal of World Business and Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.