Bio

I am Christina Meyers, an assistant professor at the department of Human Resource Studies. I investigate organizational approaches to talent management, with the aim of uncovering how organizations can build on individual talent in an effective, yet sustainable way. That means that I am not only interested in exploring how talent management contributes to individual and organizational performance, but also in exploring how it fosters individual well-being, health, and growth across the career-span. I am particularly interested in inclusive approaches to talent management, which build on positive psychology and the underlying assumption that all individuals possess valuable and unique patterns of strengths or talents. Currently, I am working on projects regarding the collective use of strengths is teams, the role of employee proactivity in talent management, and the socialization of talented employees.

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Recent publications

  1. VIA character strengths - Theory, research and practice

    Littman-Ovadia, H., Dubreuil, P., Meyers, C., & Freidlin, P. (Accepted/In press). VIA character strengths: Theory, research and practice. Frontiers in Psychology, [653941]. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.653941/full
  2. Hard work or hard-wired? - The nature-nurture debate on talent

    Meyers, C., & Bal, A. (Accepted/In press). Hard work or hard-wired? The nature-nurture debate on talent. In I. Tarique (Ed.), Companion to talent management Routledge.
  3. Nurturing happiness through strengths use

    Meyers, C., Dubreuil, P., & Harzer, C. (2021). Nurturing happiness through strengths use. In J. Marques (Ed.), The Routledge companion to happiness at work (1 ed., pp. 224-235). Routledge.
  4. Unravelling the process between career shock and career (un)sustainab…

    Pak, K., Kooij, D., De Lange, A. H., Meyers, M. C., & van Veldhoven, M. (2021). Unravelling the process between career shock and career (un)sustainability: Exploring the role of perceived human resource management. Career Development International.
  5. Working while homosexual in South Africa - Where are we now?

    Sekaja, L., Kraft, I., Lötter, C., Daniel, N., Meyers, C., & Adams, B. (2021). Working while homosexual in South Africa: Where are we now? In J. Marques (Ed.), Exploring gender at work: Multiple perspectives (pp. 407-424). Palgrave Macmillan.

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