IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(4): 291-295 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.112

The Additive Value of Psychological Capital in Predicting Structural Project Success and Life Satisfaction of Structural Engineers

Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr.

Abstract—This study presented the survey carried out among structural engineers of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines. The aim of this research was to investigate psychological capital leading to structural project success and life satisfaction. The critical factors leading to structural project success have been investigated through interview among top-level managers of the construction companies. According to the results, Big “5” personality traits were perceived the most important factors contributing to structural project success. On the other hand, extraversion trait is the best predictor in life satisfaction.

Index Terms—Big five personality traits, life satisfaction, psychological capital, structural engineer, structural project

T. Ucol-Ganiron Jr. was with the Advanced Pipeline Ltd., Onehunga, Auckland 1061 New Zealand. He is now with the College of Architecture and Department of Civil Engineering, Qassim University, Buraidah, KSA(e-mail: tomas@qec.edu.sa).

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Cite: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr., "The Additive Value of Psychological Capital in Predicting Structural Project Success and Life Satisfaction of Structural Engineers," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 291-295, 2012.

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