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Psychological safety: a systematic review of the literature

journal contribution
posted on 2017-09-01, 00:00 authored by Alexander NewmanAlexander Newman, R Donohue, N Eva
Since the concept of psychological safety was introduced, empirical research on its antecedents, outcomes, and moderators at different levels of analysis has proliferated. Given a burgeoning body of empirical evidence, a systematic review of the psychological safety literature is warranted. As well as reviewing empirical work on psychological safety, the present article highlights gaps in the literature and provides direction for future work. In doing so, it highlights the need to advance our understanding of psychological safety through the integration of key theoretical perspectives to explain how psychological safety develops and influences work outcomes at different levels of analysis. Suggestions for future empirical research to advance our understanding of psychological safety are also provided.

History

Journal

Human resource management review

Volume

27

Issue

3

Pagination

521 - 535

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

1053-4822

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2017, Elsevier