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New publication on resilience

Recently, scientists have shifted their focus from studying psychological resilience as a single, isolated construct (e.g. attribute or outcome) to studying it as a dynamic process encompassing a number of temporally related elements. Models depicting this process explain why some people adapt to stressor exposure, whereas others do not. To date, these process models did […]

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New article on engaging leadership

The current study investigates engaging leadership and work engagement among Indonesian employees and the role of diuwongke (Javanese-Indonesian term for employees’ perception of their leaders treating them with dignity and respect at work) plays in this relationship. We also included transformational leadership in order to show the added value of the novel concept of engaging […]

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New publication on the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

This paper examines to what extent the Four Dimensional Symptoms Questionnaire (4DSQ) and the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) are able to distinguish four diagnostic groups (i.e., employees suffering from stress complaints, burnout, depressive episode and other adjustment disorders, respectively) in a group of 5,791 employees who reported sick with psychological complaints. The group with other […]

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New publication on workaholism (DUWAS)

This research investigated the construct and criterion validity of the English version of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS) within the South African financial services context (n = 345). A quantitative research approach with a cross-sectional design was utilized to determine the psychometric properties of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS-10). Confirmatory factor analysis was […]

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New article on engaging leadership

This paper reviews recent research on engaging leadership that is defined as leadership behaviors that inspires, strengthens, connects, and empowers followers and hence increase their levels of work engagement. Research confirms the prediction from Self-Determination Theory that through these behaviors employees’ basic psychological needs of meaning, growth, relatedness, and autonomy are satisfied, which, in its […]

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New publication on the BAT

The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) is gaining increased attention as a sound and innovative instrument for the conceptualization and assessment of burnout. This paper aims to present the psychometric properties of the Brazilian and Portuguese versions of the BAT; both the original 23-item and the shortened 12-item versions. Validity evidence for the BAT is based […]

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New article on a resilience-building intervention

The aim of the current quasi-experimental field study was to investigate the immediate and 3-month follow-up effects of the resilience-building program ResilienceWise. This blended program consisted of an individual assessment, four one-on-one sessions, and two modules in the online, self-help, psychological fitness program Psyfit (Bolier et al., 2013). The aim was to enhance resilience resources […]

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New overview article on engaging leadership

This paper introduces the notion of engaging leadership and reviews the empirical work done so far. Engaging leadership is defined as leadership behavior that facilitates, strengthens, connects and inspires employees in order to increase their work engagement. It can be measured with a reliable and valid self-report scale. As predicted by Self-Determination Theory, on which […]

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New article on height and occupational rank

This study among 725 male and 247 female police officers from The Netherlands examined the association between self-reported height and occupational rank from the perspective of sexual selection. Male and female police officers were taller than the average population. A larger percentage of women than of men was found in the lowest ranks, but in […]

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New publication on the epigenitics of burnout

Work-related stress and burnout have become major occupational health concerns. Dysregulation of HPA-axis is considered one of the central mechanisms and is potentially moderated through epigenetics. In the present study, we aim to investigate epigenetic regulation of the HPA axis in burnout, by focusing on salivary cortisol and cortisone and DNA methylation of the glucocorticoid […]

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