Although studies on psychological ownership have started to increase in our country in the last few years, it can be said that the interest in this subject is relatively low. It is considered that the question that many researchers have in mind about why there is such a conceptualization affects lack of interest.
It has been discussed in the literatüre that in some cases it is difficult to make a distinction between the structures studied in the field of organizational behavior and that there is a concept redundancy. The same problem arises here and there is uncertainty about how there is a distinction between psychological ownership and other concepts. Therefore, it is necessary to establish the conceptual distinctiveness of the psychological ownership structure before academics continue to address issues related to psychological ownership in an organizational context.
With this study, it is aimed to overcome this gap in the national literature in the conceptualization of psychological ownership and to create a starting point for researchers who want to work on this subject in our country by providing a better understanding of this concept. Because if psychological ownership will continue to be examined in the field of organizational behavior, the points where this phenomenon differs from others should be separated with clear lines.
As a result of the research, it was concluded that psychological ownership is related to other constructs examined within the field of organizational behavior, but it can be conceptually differentiated from each of these structures because it depicts a different aspect of the psychological relationships of employees with their jobs and organizations.