Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2018/Psychological capital

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Heading casing[edit]

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FYI, the convention on Wikiversity is for lower-cased headings. For example, use:

==Cats and dogs==

rather than

==Cats and Dogs==

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 08:25, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Topic development feedback

The topic development has been reviewed according to the marking criteria. Written feedback is provided below, plus there is a general feedback page. Please also check the chapter's page history to check for editing changes made whilst reviewing the chapter plan. Responses to this feedback can be made by starting a new section below and/or contacting the reviewer. Topic development marks are available via Canvas. Note that marks are based on what was available before the due date, whereas the comments may also be based on all material available at time of providing this feedback.

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Title, sub-title, TOC[edit]

  1. Good

User page[edit]

  1. Good

Social contribution[edit]

  1. Good
  2. See suggestions for how to record social contributions

Section headings[edit]

  1. Simple, clear, effective 2-level structure
  2. How PsyCap is measured isn't really needed to address the question, but perhaps could be used in a feature box, particularly if it links to somewhere online that a reader could complete and get feedback about their PC

Key points[edit]

  1. Well developed
  2. Conclusion is under-developed - but is the most important section
  3. Consider the possibility of including a case study or examples
  4. Luthan’s should be Luthans
  5. Consider using in-text links for first mention of key words such as positive psychology
  6. Check grammar - e.g., use of ownership apostrophes


  1. Good - consider modifying caption to more clearly connect with key points in the text


  1. OK - room for more focus on psychological capital
  2. Use APA style


  1. See also - OK; remove general links such as Emotion (Wikipedia) and Motivation (Wikipedia); focus on PC-related topics

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 08:25, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Direct quotes[edit]

Note that in APA style, direct quotes need page numbers as part of the citation. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 14:01, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Case Study Feedback[edit]

Hi Silvia,

That was an interesting read, thanks for asking for feedback! I hadn't considered the specific characteristics of positive psych development so was good to get an idea of how it is defined.

I liked the use of a case study but thought it could be further developed by providing some more explicit examples - such as why Michelle thought her workplace could specifically benefit (e.g. there were problems with x in the workplace), what the intervention might have involved, etc. Essentially something to provide a bit more of an illustration of what PsyCap development might look like in real life. If there was an image that would illustrate steps for implementing/using PsyCap in the workplace that might also help as well.

Hope that's helpful, good luck! Cheers, Dot--Foley.d (discusscontribs) 00:05, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Dot, thank you for taking the time to give me some feedback. As suggested I added a fictional case study. If you get a chance could you please have a look over the case study to see if it makes sense etc. Also, do you think i need to add a section on the outcome of the intervention? Thanks in advance, Silvia U3037801 (discusscontribs) 09:17, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Promising case study. To develop further, perhaps consider:

  • introducing the case study "problem" in the Overview, and then advancing the case study within each major section
  • how the intervention might develop each of the four aspects of HERO
  • impact on an individual worker
  • putting the case study in a highlighted box(es)
  • for other examples of case studies, maybe look through some previous chapters that have been highlighted with a yellow star (Icone-Etoile.svg). There are also some good examples at the beginning of each chapter in the Reeve textbook.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:46, 15 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi there, this is an interesting and well developed chapter! I added APA captions to your figures. I also have a few suggestions for you, 1. Adding more hyperlinks to relevant words in your chapter, 2. Changing the first letter of the words after a dot point to capitals, 3. The APA is not quite correct in your reference list (eg. journals should be italicised). Well done and good luck, I hope this is helpful! --U3160212 (discusscontribs) 10:26, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi U3160212, Thanks for the positive feedback on my chapter and the useful suggestions for improvement. Appreciated, Silvia

APA style for direct quotes[edit]

Note that APA style for direct quotes is to include page numbers, including for the first quote. Also note that direct quotes are probably over-used in this chapter. They don't really demonstrate much in the way of demonstrating your own synthesis of theory and research. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:38, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

APA style for citations[edit]

Note that APA style for citations of three or more authors includes a comma before than ampersand (i.e., Luthans, Youseff & Avolio, 2017 -> Luthans, Youseff, & Avolio, 2017). -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:35, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Chapter review and feedback[edit]

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  1. Overall, this chapter provides a very good overview of PsyCap.
  2. For additional feedback, see comments below and these copyedits.


  1. Relevant theories are well selected, described, and explained.
  2. Perhaps there could be more indepth consideration of the HERO elements and how they might work together as a whole.


  1. Relevant research is well reviewed and discussed in relation to theory.

Written expression[edit]

  1. Written expression is very good.
    1. The chapter benefited from a well developed Overview and Conclusion, with clear focus question(s) and take-home messages.
  2. Layout
    1. Sections which include sub-sections should also include an introductory paragraph (which doesn't need a separate heading) before branching into the sub-headings.
    2. The chapter is well structured, with major sections using sub-sections.
  3. Learning features
    1. Interwiki links are well used.
    2. Basic use of images (some could be larger). There only appear to be 2 images (3 are listed).
    3. No use of tables.
    4. Good use of feature boxes.
    5. Basic use of quizzes.
    6. Very good use of case studies or examples.
  4. Spelling, grammar, and proofreading.
    1. Use serial commas.
  5. APA style
    1. Refer to each Table and each Figure at least once within the main text.
    2. Provide more detailed Figure captions to help connect the figure to the text.
    3. Citations
      1. A serial comma is needed before "&" or "and" for citations involving three or more authors.
      2. Use ampersand (&) inside brackets and "and" outside brackets.
    4. References are not in full APA style e.g.,
      1. Check and make correct use of italicisation.
      2. Do not include issue numbers for journals which are continuously numbered within volumes.

Multimedia feedback

The accompanying multimedia presentation has been marked according to the marking criteria. Marks are available via the unit's Canvas site. Written feedback is provided below, plus see the general feedback page. Responses to this feedback can be made by starting a new section below. If you would like further clarification about the marking or feedback, contact the unit convener.



  1. Overall, this is an excellent presentation that makes effective use of simple tools.

Structure and content[edit]

  1. Well selected and structured content - not too much or too little.
  2. The presentation is well structured (Title, Overview, Body, Conclusion).
  1. A Conclusion slide is presented with a take-home message(s).
  2. The presentation could be strengthened by adding a Conclusion slide with practical, take-home messages.


  1. The presentation is fun, easy to follow, and interesting to watch and listen to.
  2. The presentation makes effective use of text and image based slides with narrated audio.
  3. Well paced. Excellent pauses between sentences. This helps the viewer to cognitively digest the information that has just been presented before moving on to the next point.
  4. The font size is sufficiently large to make it easy to read in the time provided.
  5. The visual communication is effectively supplemented by images.

Production quality[edit]

  1. The full chapter title and sub-title are used in the video title - this helps to clearly convey the purpose of the presentation.
  2. The full chapter title and sub-title are used on the opening slide - this helps to clearly convey the purpose of the presentation.
  3. Audio and video recording quality was excellent. Very minor detail - move mouse cursor off screen before recording.
  4. A copyright license for the presentation is provided.
  5. Add acknowledgement of image sources to create presentation.
  6. A link to and from the book chapter is provided.

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:51, 18 November 2018 (UTC)