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We are Tilburg University

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I am an associate professor at the Department of Human Resource Studies, Tilburg University, Netherlands and a professor at the Center of Excellence for Positive Organizational Psychology, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The well-being and development of workers are central themes in my research. Inspired by positive psychology. I am intrigued by the question what happens if we take individual strengths instead of deficits or weaknesses as the starting point for developmental processes. I am member of the editorial board of Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development International and the Dutch journal for Positive Psychology. Currently. I am leading a three-year project on stimulating the professional development of VET teachers by a strengths-based approach, funded by The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO). I publish my research in journals like Journal of Applied Psychology,  and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

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Recent publications

  1. Het verlagen van werkdruk - Positieve, preventieve en proactieve inte…

    Kroon, B., Meyers, M. C., & van Woerkom, M. (Accepted/In press). Het verlagen van werkdruk: Positieve, preventieve en proactieve interventies. Gedrag en Organisatie, 1-4.
  2. Organizational support for strengths use, work engagement, and contex…

    Meyers, M. C., de Reuver, R. S. M., Kooij, T. A. M., Kroon, B., & van Woerkom, M. (Accepted/In press). Organizational support for strengths use, work engagement, and contextual performance: The moderating role of age. Applied Research in Quality of Life.
  3. Perceived organizational support for the use of employees’ strengths …

    Meyers, M. C., Adams, B. G., Sekaja, L., Buzea, C., Cazan, A-M., Gotea, M., ... van Woerkom, M. (2019). Perceived organizational support for the use of employees’ strengths and employee well‑being: A cross‑country comparison. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(6), 1825-1841.
  4. Does implementation of competence-based education mediate the impact …

    van Griethuijsen, R. A. L. F., Kunst, E. M., van Woerkom, M., Wesselink, R., & Poell, R. F. (2019). Does implementation of competence-based education mediate the impact of team learning on student satisfaction? Journal of Vocational Education and Training.
  5. Strengthening personal growth - The effects of a strengths interventi…

    van Woerkom, M., & Meyers, M. C. (2019). Strengthening personal growth: The effects of a strengths intervention on personal growth initiative. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 92(1), 98-121.

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