I  received my PhD in field of Human Resource Management (HRM) from the Istanbul University School of Business in 2007.  Before joining Hanze International Business School and Tilburg Tranzo, I worked as a full professor of organizational behavior, human resource management, and research methodology at several universities. I am a research-oriented professor. Doing research, teaching, and supervising dissertations are an integral part of my identity as an academic. I have a strong commitment to innovative research, teaching, and applications to the workplace. My empirically grounded articles have been published in various international, peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of Career Development, Military Psychology, Management Decision, and International Journal of Selection and Assessment.


Organizational Behavior (Commitment, cultural intelligence, personality, motivation, leadership, and psychological capital).
Human Resource Management (High performance HR practices, selection, performance appraisal, strategic human resource management, generations, career and promotion).
Research Methods (Survey research, scale adaptation and development, mediation, moderation, moderated mediation, and structural equation modeling).


• Undergrad
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Introduction to Business
Management and Organization
Human Resource Management

Inferential Statistics


• Masters
Job Analyses and Performance Management
Organizational Behavior
Research Methods
Leadership Theories

International HRM

• PhD
Emergent Issues in OB
Scale Development and Validation
Multivariate Analyses in Behavioral Research



Selected Publications

Gürbüz, S., Costigan, R., & Teke, K. (2021). Does being positive work in a Mediterranean collectivist culture? Relationship of core self-evaluations to job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and commitment. Current Psychology, 40, 226–24.

Gürbüz, S. & Aytekin, I. (2020). Are work attitudes of generations myth or real? Evidence from the United States and Turkey. Istanbul Business Journal,49(2), 248-270.

Şahin, F. & Gürbüz, S. (2020). Entrepreneurial orientation and international performance: The moderating role of cultural intelligence. Journal of Management & Organization, 26 (2), 263-287.

Gürbüz, S. & Bayik, M. E. (2019). Openness to experience, motivation, and affective commitment: The mediating role of attitudes towards change. Turkish Journal of Psychology 34, 4-21.

Gürbüz, S. & Yıldırım-Bozkurt, H. (2019). Working in the hangar: The impact of psychological capital on work outcomes among army aircraft mechanics. Military Psychology, 31(1), 60-70

Costigan, R., Gürbüz, S. & Sığrı, Ü. (2018). Schein’s career anchors: Testing factorial validity, invariance across countries, and relationship with core self-evaluations. Journal of Career Development, 45(3) 199-214.

Gürbüz, S. & Ayhan, Ö. (2017). The unbearable lightness of being close to a leader: Exploring the relationships between leader member exchange, task performance, tenure and promotability. Turkish Journal of Psychology, 32(80), 1–15.

Şahin, F., Gürbüz, S. & Şeşen, H. (2017). Leaders' managerial assumptions and transformational leadership: The moderating role of gender.  Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 38(1), 105-125.

Gürbüz, S., Ayhan, Ö. & Sert, M. (2016). Organizational justice and organization citizenship behavior relationship: A meta-analysis on studies in Turkey. Türk Psikoloji Dergisi, 31(77), 61-75.

Gürbüz, S., Habiboğlu, O.S. & Bingöl, D. (2016). Who is being judged promotable: Good actors, high performers, highly committed or birds of a feather? International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 24 (2), 197-208.

Çetin, Ş., Gürbüz, S. & Sert, M. (2015). A meta-analysis of the relationship between organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior: Test of potential moderator variables. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 27(4), 281-303.

Şahin, F. & Gürbüz, S. (2014). Cultural Intelligence as a predictor of individuals' adaptive performance. International Area Studies Review, 17(4) 394-413.

Gürbüz, S., Şahin, F. & Köksal, O.  (2014). Revisiting of Theory X and Y: A multilevel analysis of the effects of leaders’ managerial assumptions on followers’ attitudes. Management Decision. 52 (10), 1888 - 1906.

Şahin, F., Gürbüz, S. & Köksal, O. (2014). Cultural Intelligence (CQ) in Action: The effects of personality and international assignment on the development of CQ. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 39, 152–163.

Şahin, F., Gürbüz, S, Köksal, & Ercan, Ü. (2013). Measuring Cultural Intelligence in the Turkish context. International Journal of Selection and Assessment. 21(2), 135-144.

Gurbuz, S., Turunc, O, & Celik, M. (2013). The impact of perceived organizational support on work–family conflict: Does role overload have a mediating role? Economic and Industrial Democracy. 34(1) 145 –160.

Gurbuz, S. & Mert, I. (2011). Impact of the strategic human resource management on organizational performance: evidence from turkey, The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 22: 8, 1803 — 1822,

Gurbuz, S (2009). Some possible antecedents of military personnel organizational citizenship behaviors, Military Psychology, 21(2), 200-215.

Gurbuz, S. & Mert, I (2009). Validity and reliability testing of organizational justice scale: an empirical study in a public organization. TODAİE's Review of Public Administration, 42 (3), 117-139.

Gurbuz, S (2009). The effect of high performance HR practices on employees’ job satisfaction, Istanbul Business Research, 38 (2), 110-123.

Gurbuz, S. (2008). The effects of job satisfaction and organizational justice perception on organizational citizenship behavior, TODAİE's Review of Public Administration, 41 (4), 49-77.

Books and Book Chapters (Selected)

Gürbüz, S. (2019). Mediation, moderation, and moderated mediation analyses in social sciences. Ankara: Seckin Publishing.

Gürbüz, S. (2019). Structural equation modeling with AMOS. Ankara: Seckin Publishing.

Gürbüz, S. (2018). Human resource management (3rd Edn) Ankara: Seckin Publishing.

Gürbüz, S. & Şahin, F. (2018). Research methods in social sciences (5th Edn). Ankara: Seckin Publishing.

Gürbüz, S., Bayık, M.E.  & Şahin,  F. (2016). A conceptual model for leadership hubris in the

military context. D. Watola & D. Woycheshin, (Eds). Negative leadership: International persoectives (ss. 133-163). Canada: CDA Press.

Sığrı, Ü. & Gürbüz, S. (Editör) (2016). Organizational Behavior (4th Edn). Istanbul: Beta Publishing.

Recent publications

  1. Sustainable employability and work engagement - A three-wave study

    Gürbüz, S., Bakker, A. B., Demerouti, E., & Brouwers, E. P. M. (2023). Sustainable employability and work engagement: A three-wave study. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1188728.
  2. Disentangling the linkage between personality and commitment - A mode…

    Gürbüz, S., Costigan, R., & Marasli, F. (2022). Disentangling the linkage between personality and commitment: A moderated mediation model of core self-evaluations and affectivity. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 38(3), 249-258.
  3. Employable until retirement - How inclusive leadership and HR practic…

    Gürbüz, S., van Woerkom, M., Kooij, D., Demerouti, E., van der Klink, J., & Brouwers, E. (2022). Employable until retirement: How inclusive leadership and HR practices can foster sustainable employability through strengths use. Sustainability, 14(19), Article 12195.
  4. Measuring sustainable employability - Psychometric properties of the …

    Gürbüz, S., Joosen, M. C. W., Kooij, D. T. A. M., Bakker, A. B., Van Der Klink, J. J. L., & Brouwers, E. P. M. (2022). Measuring sustainable employability: Psychometric properties of the capability set for work questionnaire. BMC Public Health, 22(1), Article 1184.
  5. Expectations of mental illness disclosure outcomes in the work contex…

    van Beukering, I. E., Bakker, M., Corrigan, P. W., Gürbüz, S., Bogaers, R. I., Janssens, K. M. E., Joosen, M. C. W., & Brouwers, E. P. M. (2022). Expectations of mental illness disclosure outcomes in the work context: A cross-sectional study among Dutch workers. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 32(4), 652-663.

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