Mindful Organizations: a Bibliometric Study to Provide Insights Into the Interplay Between Mindfulness and Psychological Capital in the Workplace
Keywords:Mindfulness, Psychological Capital, Positive Psychology, Bibliometric Analysis, Science Mapping, Organizational Psychology
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the most productive researchers, institutions, and research trends in this area, in order to inform future research and practice.
Theoretical framework: The research on mindfulness and psychological capital has started during 2002 and now playing a crucial role in the organizations. Though there is a consolidated amount of research, no bibliometric analysis has been conducted in this area of research.
Design/methodology/approach: The data was extracted from Scopus database and analyzed using VOS viewer 1.6.17. The purpose of this study is to analyze 1,336 articles through a bibliometric review. The descriptive retrospective study was conducted using science mapping and bibliometric analysis.
Findings: The results show exponential growth in mindfulness and psychological capital that has been done in the past five years and the authors, countries, journals in the scientific community that contributed to this research area. The research over two decades has been divided into three stages, highlighting the increase in its visibility and productivity in recent years, and analyzed according to the publications, citations, journals, articles, authors, keyword analysis, and geographical distribution of the published works.
Research, Practical & Social implications: This study provides an overview of the research in the area of positive psychology in the organizational context. This helps the researchers to understand the importance of mindfulness and psychological capital in organizations.
Originality/value: The value of the study is that it is the primary and original research in the area of mindfulness and psychological capital to conduct a bibliometric analysis and science mapping in this area of research.
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