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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. Align your job with yourself - The relationship between a job craftin…

    Kuijpers, E., Kooij, D., & van Woerkom, M. (2020). Align your job with yourself: The relationship between a job crafting intervention and work engagement, and the role of workload. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 25(1), 1-16.
  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. (2020). Organizational support for strengths use, work engagement, and contextual performance: The moderating role of age. Applied Research in Quality of Life.
  3. 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. (2020). Does implementation of competence-based education mediate the impact of team learning on student satisfaction? Journal of Vocational Education and Training.
  4. The effect of strengths-based performance appraisal on perceived supe…

    van Woerkom, M., & Kroon, B. (2020). The effect of strengths-based performance appraisal on perceived supervisor support and the motivation to improve performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, [1883].
  5. Het verlagen van werkdruk door de inzet van positieve interventies

    Kroon, B., Meyers, M. C., & van Woerkom, M. (2019). Het verlagen van werkdruk door de inzet van positieve interventies. Gedrag en Organisatie, 32(4), 217-224.

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