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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. (Accepted/In press). 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. 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.
  5. 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.

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