Guy Notelaers

Guy Notelaers
University of Bergen | UiB · Department of Psychosocial Science

PhD in Work and Org Psychology

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Additional affiliations
September 2013 - October 2013
Radboud University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2011 - August 2012
Maastricht University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2008 - present
University of Bergen
Education
February 2008 - December 2010
University of Bergen
Field of study
  • Work and Organisational Psychology
September 1999 - July 2001
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
October 1990 - August 1995
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Political and Social Sciences

Publications

Publications (153)
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This two-part study examined if the buffering effect of transformational leadership on the association between work-related ambiguity and job satisfaction is contingent upon whether a follower holds a formal leadership position him/herself. Data from two separate surveys were employed: Study 1: A sample of 845 respondents from Belgium. Study 2: A n...
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Previous studies of workplace bullying have not investigated whether Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) employees experience bullying in similar or different ways to their heterosexual counterparts. This study reports on how and to what extent sexuality or sexual orientation influences the experience of workplace bullying and whether openness about se...
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High performance work systems (HPWS) have typically been shown to positively influence employee attitudes and well-being. Research in the realm of HPWS has, in this respect, established a clear connection between these systems and employee engagement through organizational justice. In this study, we analyzed if being bullied affects this relationsh...
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Although high-performance work practices (HPWPs) have been shown to increase organizational performance and improve employee attitudes, it still remains unclear how they impact interpersonal relations in the workplace. While some argue that HPWPs lead to better interpersonal relations, others fear that HPWPs may increase competition and uncivil and...
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Previous research has demonstrated the crucial association between employee stressors and workplace bullying. In this article, we argue that a nurturing organizational context will protect employees from exposure to workplace bullying and will interact with individual demands and resources known to have effect on exposure to bullying in the workpla...
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Perceived customer incivility can be a significant day-to-day demand that affects frontline service employees’ job satisfaction. The current research focuses on job resources on multiple levels that serve as buffers in the face of this demand. We tested a multi-level model in which supervisor support (at the employee level) and participative climat...
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Workplace bullying has negative effects on targets' well-being. Researchers are increasingly aware that bullying occurs within social contexts and is often witnessed by others in the organization, such as bystanders. However, we know little about how bystanders' responses influence outcomes for those exposed to bullying. In this multilevel study, i...
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The Victim Precipitation Theory states that people may exhibit certain characteristics or behaviors that may act as vulnerability factors for either being picked as a target or for provoking others, hence contributing to escalate an underlying conflict and then increase the risk of victimization from others. In line with this, previous research ind...
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The relationship between anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use and aggression and psychological distress requires further elucidation. No previous study has examined whether the latent patterns of aggression and psychological distress are the same in male and female AAS users. Multigroup latent class analysis (MLCA) can be used to classify individu...
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This chapter presents an overview of workplace bullying and cyberbullying scales currently used in quantitative research and highlights their characteristics, main strengths and weaknesses. Using well-defined inclusion (i.e. reported in the international scientific literature, validated or based on validated scales, and availability of items) and e...
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This chapter introduces a multilevel approach as the starting point for investigating workplace bullying and harassment as a multicausal phenomenon in which employees are nested in work groups, which may be further nested in larger groups such as departments, organizations or societies. We provide both (a) insights about theories of group dynamics...
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In this chapter, we scrutinize the construct validity of quantitative empirical research on workplace bullying and harassment during the last 5 years. We aim to respond to the question to what degree inferences can be legitimately made from the operationalizations in workplace bullying and harassment studies to the theoretical constructs on which t...
Book
This volume captures themes and debates around elucidating and studying workplace bullying, emotional abuse and harassment. The chapters presented here underscore the complexities and nuances of the phenomenon and showcase the various techniques relevant to and concerns associated with researching it. Debates abound as to what workplace bullying, e...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of intra-organizational networking on individual task performance, via employability. Moreover, this study also examines whether this relationship differs for younger (<40 years) versus older employees (≥40 years). A self-report questionnaire was distributed among a sample of employees working...
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The current study investigated the moderating effect of autonomy (individual-level job resource) and social supportive climate (group-level job resource) on the negative relationship between job insecurity and work engagement. Cross-sectional data were gathered and analyzed using Hierarchical Linear Modeling from 3812 participants nested in 116 wor...
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Pesten op het werk staat meer dan ooit in de belangstelling. Recente veranderingen binnen Europese arbeidswetten en verschillende bedrijfscases die – ook in de Lage Landen – afgelopen jaren de media haalden, droegen bij aan een groeiende aandacht voor dit fenomeen. Ook het maatschappelijke debat over pesten op het werk nam toe. Het is dan ook zinvo...
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Purpose This study tested whether person-job fit (PJ-fit), person-group fit (PG-fit) and person-organization fit (PO-fit) relate to exposure to and enactment of workplace bullying (WB), mediated by strain and conflict. Design/methodology/approach Data from 1,077 employees were analysed using multiple mediator structural equation modelling (Mplus 8...
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The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between high‐performance work practices (HPWPs) and workplace bullying and identify possible mediators. The study presents hypotheses based on two competing perspectives: a mutual gains perspective, arguing that HPWPs lead to higher perceptions of justice and less role conflict, thereby reducing...
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Research and theory on deviance in work groups suggest that nonprototypical members risk devaluation and mistreatment by their peers. Drawing on the self-categorisation theory, we propose and test a contextual model to explain workplace bullying from a target perspective, using non-prototypicality as a predictor and social identification and anti-b...
Technical Report
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Having collected approximately 3400 in two handful of organizations with the very brief burnout measure, it is time to estimate how many employees are burned out. To determine cutoff for burnout I used latent class modelling and contrasted latent class clusters models with latent class factor models.
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Background: Workplace bullying is considered a major social stressor at work. However, in the Spanish context, there is a lack of measures that allow researchers and practitioners to distinguish between non-targets and targets of workplace bullying. Method: This study reports the psychometric properties, factor structure, and cutoff scores for t...
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This manifesto presents 10 recommendations for a sustainable future for the field of Work and Organizational Psychology. The manifesto is the result of an emerging movement around the Future of WOP (see www. futureofwop.com), which aims to bring together WOP-scholars committed to actively contribute to building a better future for our field. Our re...
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The goal of this study is to provide a cross-lagged examination of the relationships between engaging leadership, job resources and employee work engagement. We propose a mediation model and we postulate that engaging leadership can increase perceptions of three specific job resources (i.e. auton- omy, support from colleagues and opportunities for...
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Previous research shows that work environment factors are important antecedents of workplace bullying (WB), because of the stress they may induce. While previous studies have typically used Karasek’s Job Demand-Control model or the Demands-Resources model, the present study investigates whether another important occupational stress model, that is t...
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In this chapter, we scrutinize the construct validity of quantitative empirical research on workplace bullying and harassment during the last 5 years. We aim to respond to the question to what degree inferences can be legitimately made from the operationalizations in workplace bullying and harassment studies to the theoretical constructs on which t...
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Gaming disorder is not yet recognized as a formal psychiatric disorder, and consensus is still lacking in the field concerning the definition of gaming disorder and what methods should be used to measure it. In order to deal with methodological challenges related to previously suggested approaches, the aim of the present study was to develop an alt...
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In this paper, we tackle an important but unresolved research question: How distinct are workplace conflict, aggression and bullying? We study this question by means of latent class (LC) analysis using cross-industry data from 6,175 Belgian workers. We find a two-factor solution (conflict-aggression versus bullying) to provide the best fit to the d...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the possible role of job insecurity climate as a moderator in the relationship between leader–member exchange (LMX) and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). Design/methodology/approach Questionnaire data were collected from 466 employees working in 14 organizations from both the private and p...
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The current study aims to investigate the psychometric properties of the abbreviated version of the Negative Acts Questionnaire, also known as the SNAQ (Short Negative Acts Questionnaire). A Latent Class analysis of 7,790 observation from 38 Belgian organizations demonstrated that four latent classes of respondents can be distinguished in our data:...
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This study analyses the effects of witnessing workplace bullying on employee attitudes and well-being. Furthermore, the study seeks to extend our understanding of why bullying may result in negative outcomes for witnesses, by studying violation of the psychological contract as an explanatory mechanism. The paper draws on two survey studies conducte...
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A 22-item short-form of the 47-item Employability Five-Factor instrument (Van der Heijde & Van der Heijden, 2006; Van der Heijden, De Lange, Demerouti, & Van der Heijde, 2009) was developed and validated across five empirical survey studies. The Short-Form Employability instrument has consistent and acceptable internal consistencies and a similar f...
Book
This volume captures themes and debates around elucidating and studying workplace bullying, emotional abuse and harassment. The chapters presented here underscore the complexities and nuances of the phenomenon and showcase the various techniques relevant to and concerns associated with researching it. Debates abound as to what workplace bullying, e...
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Previous studies on the relationship between job insecurity and depressive symptoms have mainly focused on the stressor‐to‐strain effect from job insecurity to depressive symptoms, on rather secure and healthy employees, and on rank‐order relationships. This is not entirely in line with stress theories suggesting intraindividual and reciprocal rela...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which emotional experiences mediate the relationships between employees’ perception of considerate and/or tyrannical leadership behaviors and their work engagement and intention to leave the organization. The notion of symmetric and asymmetric relationships between specific kinds of lea...
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This study analyses the relationship between exposure to workplace bullying and turnover intentions. We hypothesised that this relationship is mediated by perceptions of psychological contract violation, and that employee benevolence acts as a moderator. A survey design was employed and data were collected among business professionals (n = 1148). T...
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Aims: To adapt the four-dimensional Gambling Motives Questionnaire-Revised (GMQ-R) to measure the motivation for engaging in electronic gaming, and to validate the internal structure and investigate the criterion validity of the new Electronic Gaming Motives Questionnaire (EGMQ). Design and setting: The GMQ-R was adapted to measure motivation fo...
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Although workplace violence and aggression have been identified as important stressors in the nursing profession, studies simultaneously comparing patient-initiated aggression and exposure to bullying behaviors at work are rather scarce. The aim of this study was to compare aggression from patients or next of kin and exposure to bullying behaviors...
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Although potentially beneficial, task conflict may threaten teams because it often leads to relationship conflict. Prior research has identified a set of interpersonal factors (e.g., team communication, team trust) that help attenuate this association. The purpose of this article is to provide an alternative perspective that focuses on the moderati...
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The aim of the present study was to improve the weaknesses of the three-dimensional Gambling Motives Questionnaire and to examine the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Gambling Motives Questionnaire-Revised. The Gambling Motives Questionnaire was administered to a sample of 418 gamblers (92% men, mean age 19.5 years). Participants...
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Objective: This study aimed to determine the relative impact of person-related, work-related and physically intimidating bullying behaviors on suicidal ideation two and five years after the fact. Methods: Logistic regression analyses were utilized to examine relationships between bullying behaviors and suicidal ideation in a random and represent...
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Abstract We examined psychopathology and personality characteristics among 62 pathological gamblers (49 men and 13 women; mean age 37.8 years), measured by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). The mean MMPI-2 profile of the present sample of gamblers was characterized by elevated scores on depression and psychasthenia (anxiet...
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Objectives. We examined whether victimization from bullying is related to an increased risk of suicidal ideation over time and whether suicidal ideation is related to subsequent bullying. Methods. In a longitudinal study (2005–2010), we used well-established single-item measures to assess victimization from bullying and suicidal ideation. We used...
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The present study substantiates that Laissez-faire leadership (LFL) is a destructive form of leadership. In line with studies on abusive supervision these relationships are, partially, explained by subordinates’ perception of LFL to be detrimental to a high-quality exchange relationship (LMX), as well as perceiving LFL to be an unjust type of leade...
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The study assessed the effectiveness of an intervention for handling interpersonal conflicts at work. In contrast to the mainstream approach in the healthcare industry, which focuses on developing formal systems of conflict resolution, our intervention consisted of enhancing healthcare workers’ conflict management skills through training. A pre- an...
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In this article we investigate the individual reactions to workplace bullying exposure. To this end we put forward a conceptual model which is tested on a heterogeneous sample of 6175 employees using a strict confirmatory approach of structural equation modelling. The results are twofold. Firstly, workplace bullying leads directly to a decrease in...
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The present study examined autonomy climate (AC) and support climate (SC) as moderators of the relationship between pay level satisfaction (PLS) and employee outcomes (i.e. job satisfaction, affective commitment and intention to stay). Survey data were collected from 5801 Belgian employees, representing 148 units. The hypotheses derived from distri...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate a moderated mediation model of innovative work behaviour enhancement. Perceived firm (organizational and market) performance was assumed to moderate the relationships between leader-member exchange (LMX) and organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB), on the one hand, and employability, on the o...
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This thesis aims to contribute to the feasibility of the risk control cycle by focusing on the very first step of risk control, which is the identification of the hazard and its antecedents in order to obtain a trustworthy benchmark or reference point. This is a condition sine qua non for the next steps in the control cycle, i.e. the assessment of...
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This study builds on the idea that family businesses perform particularly well in the domain of exploitative innovations and explores a possible source of this strength, namely their employees’ spontaneous involvement in informal innovation activity. Specifically, we develop a mediation model on the interrelationship between family business employm...
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The complexity of the workplace bullying phenomenon is reflected by various interpretations of its underlying factors following different theoretical approaches. However, the field of workplace bullying is lacking of a holistic view towards antecedents of the phenomenon. Individual Psychology seems to be a useful theory to explain the underlying fa...
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This study develops and tests a model on the interrelationship between family business employment and innovative work involvement. We propose that family business employees have higher perceptions of organizational support and that this, in turn, positively affects their motivation (intrinsic, identified, and introjected) and involvement in the inn...
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Research findings underline the negative effects of exposure to bullying behaviors and document the detrimental health effects of being a victim of workplace bullying. While no one disputes its negative consequences, debate continues about the magnitude of this phenomenon since very different prevalence rates of workplace bullying have been reporte...
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The present study examined employee-involvement climate (i.e., information-sharing and decision-making climate) as a moderator of the relationship between pay-level satisfaction and employee outcomes (i.e., job satisfaction, affective commitment, and turnover intention). Survey data were collected from 22,662 Belgian employees, representing 134 org...
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Pesten op het werk staat meer dan ooit in de belangstelling. Recente veranderingen binnen diverse Europese arbeidswetten en verschillende bedrijfscases die-ook in de Lage Landen-afgelopen jaren de media haalden, droegen bij tot een groeiende aandacht voor dit fenomeen. Ook het maatschappelijke debat over pesten op het werk nam toe. Het is dan ook z...
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Workplace bullying has often been attributed to work-related stress, and has been linked to the Job Demand Control Model. The current study aims to further these studies by testing the model for bullying in a heterogeneous sample and by using latent class (LC)-analyses to define different demands and control groups and targets of severe bullying. H...
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Pesten op het werk staat meer dan ooit in de belangstelling. Recente veranderingen binnen diverse Europese arbeidswetten en verschillende bedrijfscases die – ook in de Lage Landen – afgelopen jaren de media haalden, droegen bij tot een groeiende aandacht voor dit fenomeen. Ook het maatschappelijke debat over pesten op het werk nam toe. Het is dan o...