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New publication on engaging leadeship

Drawing on Self-Determination Theory, the current study hypothesized that basic psychological needs (i.e., autonomy, relatedness, competence) mediate the relationship between engaging leadership (i.e., strengthening, connecting and empowering) and both positive and negative outcomes. An association between need satisfaction and positive results and an association between need frustration and adverse outcomes were expected. Data from two […]

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New publication on burnout and psychological needs

There have been numerous studies on job stress and mental health of correctional officers. Most of them, however, focused on specific symptoms or simple relations between various stressors and mental health. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the mechanism of the relationship between job characteristics and burnout among correctional officers by integrating […]

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New publication about work intensity, musculoskeletal complaints, workaholism and burnout

This study investigated the relationship between work intensity, workaholism, burnout, and musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs). The results of this study could assist organizations in gaining a clearer understanding of how each of these constructs influences the other, promoting a healthier, and ultimately more productive workforce. Using a sample 398 office workers he results revealed that work […]

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New publication on how to design resilience programs

There is a growing interest in developing resilience-building programs in the work context. Yet the resilience literature provides no clear answer about what constitutes such a program. This article presents a set of criteria for resilience-building programs. We developed these criteria by systematically reviewing studies that synthesized the evidence about the definition, conceptualization, measurement, and […]

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Workshop on positive psychology at work

Small-scale, high quality workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, 27-30 August 2017 “Positive psychology at work: Towards flourishing workplaces” How to develop workplaces, work tasks and social relationships at work to provide people with best opportunities for self-fulfillment, growth and good performance? How to enhance individual resources and motivation at workplaces e.g. via leadership so that employees […]

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Award

Wilmar Schaufeli has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.

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Dealing with burnout, which doesn’t always stem from overwork

By Alina Tugend That feeling of overwhelming exhaustion, frustration and a sense of failure may have more to do with the way the workplace operates, or even your colleagues, researchers say. Read this New York Times Shortcut 

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Workaholism: maybe not such a bad thing?

Read this articles in Los Angeles Times and you know why.

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