Andrei Rusu

Andrei Rusu
West University of Timisoara · Department of Psychology

PhD

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This meta‐analysis aims to clarify where we stand and where we are heading regarding the effectiveness of employee strengths use interventions. The systematic literature search yielded 21 independent controlled trials. Random‐effects meta‐analyses revealed a weak but significant effect for increasing individual strategies at post‐intervention (d =...
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Recovery activities during short breaks taken between work tasks are solutions for preventing the impairing effects of accumulated strain. No wonder then that a growing body of scientific literature from various perspectives emerged on this topic. The present meta-analysis is aimed at estimating the efficacy of micro-breaks in enhancing well-being...
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Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific community responded promptly by developing effective vaccines. Still, even though effective vaccines against COVID-19 became available, many people did not seem to be in a rush to become immunized. Community protection can be enhanced if more people decide to vaccinate, and thus it is...
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The present study evaluates the effectiveness of a mixed job crafting, strengths use, and deficit correction intervention on the proactive behaviors, work engagement, life satisfaction, and work-life balance of employees working in a home office setting. A two-armed (intervention vs. wait-list control group) randomized controlled trial with three m...
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Background: Internet-delivered psychotherapy represents an impactful large-scale solution for addressing psychological disorders. In spite of its flexibility and scalability, the fact that the ones in need have to initiate and sustain the curse of the treatment by themselves comes with considerable downsides in terms of treatment adherence. One sol...
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Job resources play a prominent role in employee performance literature, yet a fine-grained understanding of how resources are relevant for several performance types is still needed. Relying on the Job Demands-Resources and Conservation of Resources theories, the present study addresses this call in two ways. First, it examines the predictive effect...
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Introduction: The purpose of this review was to identify the most influential personality predictors of speeding. Method: Thus, this study analyzed the associations of Anger-Aggression and Impulsive-Sensation Seeking with Speeding. Research studies included in online databases and papers identified in previous reviews were considered for inclusi...
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In this experimental study, we tested main and interaction effects of membership change and normative interventions aimed at increasing collaboration and participation on cognitive decline in groups. Three hundred participants were randomly assigned in one of the four types of groups (N = 75), based on crossing the independent variables, each with...
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Previous research has mostly focused on the link between the linguistic and behavioral footprints found on social media on the one hand and personality on the other. Despite the high amount of image-based contents posted and shared online and the valuable implicit information they might conceal about users' preferences and tendencies, the study of...
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In line with the increased interest in studying implicit language attitudes, this study aims to explore implicit attitudes towards Catalan and Spanish in the multicultural and multilingual context of Catalonia (Spain) using the Implicit Association Test (IAT). A sample of 113 adolescents completed the IAT and a set of explicit measures of attitudin...
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Our study takes a dynamic and multi-level perspective on identification with the group and explores the extent to which, at the individual level, core self-evaluations, study engagement, group development, and relationship conflict influence group identification. At the group level, we test the extent to which group identification influences academ...
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Previous studies have already linked individual differences to job performance and health outcomes separately, yet researchers are still to investigate parsimonious configurations for the associations of these outcomes con-comitantly. Furthermore, variables which mediate these relationships have rarely been investigated. Our study proposes a model...
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Evaluative conditioning procedures change people’s evaluations of stimuli that are paired with pleasant or unpleasant items. To test whether influence awareness allows people to resist such persuasive attempts, we conducted three experiments. In the first two experiments featuring low levels of influence awareness (N1 = 96, N2 = 93) we manipulated...
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Job crafting (JC) is a form of bottom-up job design with a high potential for increasing work engagement and performance. For this reason, researchers have proposed interventions to stimulate JC in organizations. The purpose of this paper was twofold: (1) to meta-analyse the effectiveness of interventions on increasing JC behaviours, work engagemen...
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The aim of this meta‐analysis was to evaluate the overall effectiveness of interventions designed to enhance Psychological Capital (PsyCap), well‐being and performance. We used inclusion criteria such as: to have an experimental design, the sample to be formed by employees or students, to contain a measure of PsyCap, and a control group. Forty‐one...
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Nowadays, excessive use of the Internet and addiction to it became constant concerns among researchers. The proliferation of this research stream came along with a constant need for valid operationalizations. Our study aimed to test the psychometric properties of the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) on a Romanian sample (n = 421 students). Exploratory...
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We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing teacher burnout. Online and reference lists searches yielded 513 unique results, and the final sample contains 23 controlled trials (19 journal articles and 4 unpublished dissertations). More than two-thirds of the studies had optimal quality, and the r...
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Background Research increasingly supports a transdiagnostic conceptualization of emotional disorders (ie applying the same underlying treatment principles across mental disorders, without tailoring the protocol to specific diagnoses), and many international researchers are currently investigating this issue. Objective The aim of this study was to...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the role played by core self-evaluations (CSEs) in relationship to both job seekers’ job search behaviour and health complaints by examining the mediating role of job search self-efficacy ( JSSE). Design/methodology/approach – The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 216 Romanian unempl...
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This study evaluated how gender is related to children’s intelligence beliefs, goal orientations and academic achievement and whether there are gender differences in how intelligence beliefs and goal orientations are related to academic achievement. The participants, 362 seventh grade students (55.8% girls; Mage = 13.20, SD = .57 years), completed...
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The present study aimed to develop and validate an instrument for measuring implicit attitudes towards speeding, based on the Affect Misattribution Procedure (AMP). The data collected from 140 drivers supported the reliability of the AMP (α = 0.80). Results provided some support for the construct validity of the AMP, through its convergence with ex...
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of hypnotherapy in the treatment of PTSD used literature searches to obtain 47 articles. However, only 6 were experiments testing the efficacy of hypnosis-based treatments. A fixed-effects meta-analysis was applied to postintervention assessment results and 4-week follow-ups. A large effect in f...
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One of the most influential constructs in recent social psychology is regulatory focus. However, the Romanian literature on this subject is sparse. After back-translating the Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ), we explored its factor structure and construct validity in two different studies. In Study 1, 401 students completed the RFQ and the BIS/...
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The aim of the present study was to assess the associations between career adaptabilities and personal defense styles. A sample of 147 Psychology undergraduate students filled in a questionnaire that included the Romanian form of Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) and Defense Style Questionnaire 60 (DSQ-60). We adopted a canonical correlation appr...
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This research examined the relation between dispositional optimism and judgments of future life events and whether this relation is moderated by affective states. In this study the moderating role of experimentally induced affective states, using film clips (N = 259), was investigated. After filling in the questionnaire for dispositional optimism,...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the direct and indirect relationship between unemployment and anxiety symptoms, through job search-self efficacy (JSSE). A total of 30 participants who lost their jobs from the same employing organization were used in this two wave longitudinal study. Participants filled out two questionnaires comprising...
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The first part of this study presents a critical overview of the academic literature underpinning the concept of work styles. The second focuses on the methods used to develop a tool for measuring work styles in a national context. Thus, in creating the instrument we have used both the work styles theory developed by Borman, Kubisiak and Schneider...
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Motivational persistence (MP) is a recently introduced concept that describes individuals' goal striving endeavors in a trait based paradigm. The present paper, representing one of several steps in testing and understanding motivational persistence, has explored the relation between MP and a goal orientation model, general affectivity and affect-re...
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The present research investigated the psychometric properties of the Romanian version of the Experience in Close Relationships-Revised questionnaire (ECR-R; Fraley, Waller & Brennan, 2000). Based on exploratory factor analysis, the first study (N = 245) replicated a dual-factor solution. The same factorial structure was sustained by the fit indices...
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The first part of this study presents a critical overview of the academic literature underpinning the concept of work styles. The second focuses on the methods used to develop a tool for measuring work styles in a national context. Thus, in creating the instrument we have used both the work styles theory developed by Borman, Kubisiak and Schneider...

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The current project aims to provide empirical evidence regarding the effectiveness of individual strategies in the emergence of healthy organizations. The objectives are: - To review the existing evidence regarding the efficacy of strengths use interventions on well-being and performance – a meta-analysis of strengths uses interventions. - To investigate the longitudinal evolutions of employees’ well-being, strengths use, and resources. - To test the effects of a novel, gamification-based intervention combining individual strategies and personal resources.
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Funding Institution: CNCS – UEFISCDI, Human Resources Programme Total Amount: 549892 lei (123889 EUR) Period: 2015-2017 Principal Investigator: Laurenţiu P. Maricuţoiu Description: Occupational burnout is a problem with serious consequences and few solutions. Because interventions aimed at reducing burnout are not effective, the objective of the present research grant is to develop new types of interventions. Because the job can demand high levels of self-control (e.g. not to be distracted by irrelevant activities), the employee will invest attentional resources to maintain focus on the important activities. Once these attentional resources are depleted, the employee experiences burnout. We suggest that self-control improvement can be an effective method to reduce occupational burnout, and intend to develop methods for self-control enhancement. There are two main novelties in the present proposal: the focus on self-control enhancement for reducing burnout, and the introduction of dual process models of behavior in occupational psychology. Using evaluative conditioning techniques that showed promissing results in health behavior research, we intend to increase the level of self-control of our participants.