Maja Tadić

Maja Tadić
Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar · Department of Psychology

PhD

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November 2007 - present
Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (31)
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We focus on dyadic interactions among supervisor- and employee-innovative work behavior (IWB) and how (in)congruence ([mis]fit) conditions relate to employee task performance. The logic of the person–supervisor (P–S) fit framework is used to explicate perceived supervisory performance ratings in the high-high fit and low-low fit situations, as well...
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The main purpose of the present study was to investigate whether there is a crossover effect from teacher’s general (trait-level) work engagement to their pupils’ weekly positive affect in school and to examine whether pupils’ weekly autonomous motivation for school functions as an underlying mechanism that may explain this crossover effect. Buildi...
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The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is financed from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme to create specific models for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being. The infrastructure developed by ECDP will subsequently coord...
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Editorial to the thematic issue of the Croatian Sociological Review 'LGBTIQ Parenthood in Croatia'
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people can become parents using various methods, but actual possibilities differ between countries depending on the legislation and social norms. The main goal of this study was to explore parenting desire and family formation methods among LGBTIQ people in Croatia. Differences in par...
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The main purpose of the present study was to examine children and young people’s (CYP) perspectives on well-being. In order to gain an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms through which CYP can flourish, it is necessary to examine the positive indicators of well-being in addition to negative aspects of childhood and adolescence. In doing so, it...
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Organization-targeted citizenship behaviors (OCB-O) represent a type of the extra-role performance necessary for attaining better organizational results in the ever-increasing global business arena. Building on the Job Demands-Resources theory we examined the mediating role of work engagement in the relationship between perceived job-design charact...
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Building upon the job demands-resources and conservation of resources theories, the central aim of the study was to investigate the role of job resources crafting in the relationship between personal resources – self-efficacy and optimism – and work engagement. In order to reach this goal, we conducted a two--wave longitudinal study among 107 nurse...
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Projekt razvoja kohortnog longitudinalnog istraživanja (ECDP) EuroCohort, financiran u okviru HORIZON 2020 programa Europske Komisije, ima za cilj razviti konkretne modele nove europske istraživačke infrastrukture za koordinaciju budućeg velikog europskog kohortnog 25 godišnjeg longitudinalnog istraživanja o dobrobiti djece i mladih. ECDP projekt u...
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Where life is best is one of the common lay discussions: is life happier if spent somewhere along the Adriatic coast or in continental part of Croatia? Which domain is more important for overall happiness and life satisfaction and is that different for different parts of Croatia? This study was done as a part of CRO-WELL, a longitudinal study of we...
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Danas nema odgovarajućih izvora podataka potrebnih za komparativne analize razvojnih aspekata dobrobiti djece i valjano osmišljavanje politika usmjerenih na unaprjeđenje dobrobiti djece. Kako bi omogućili robusne pokazatelje o posljedicama nacionalnih politika na dobrobit djece i mladih, te poboljšali prepoznavanje potreba za unaprjeđenje dobrobiti...
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More research is needed to gain better insight on well-being and positive and negative life events. This study is initial survey which is a part of the longitudinal survey on well-being and life events in Croatia (CRO-WELL project, financed by Croatian science foundation). The main aim of the survey is to investigate whether well-being can be consi...
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The main aim of this study was to investigate whether autonomous motivation for work can explain the distinctive associations between hindrance and challenge demands and work-related well-being (i.e., positive affect and work engagement) on a within-person level. Autonomous work motivation represents the degree to which motivation for putting effor...
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U hrvatskom društvu su u posljednjih nekoliko godina sve češće društvene rasprave vezane uz prava LGB osoba, osobito uz njihov obiteljski život. U tim raspravama sudionici često iznose neosnovane pretpostavke ili osobne vrijednosti i stavove, dok znanstveno utemeljene činjenice, osobito u hrvatskom javnom prostoru, uočljivo nedostaju. U ovoj knjizi...
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The present study among 158 primary school teachers in Croatia integrated the challenge-hindrance stressor framework in Job Demands – Resources theory. We hypothesized that hindrance job demands would be negatively related to well-being, and that job resources could buffer this relationship. In addition, we hypothesized that challenge job demands w...
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The present study investigates the determinants and intercorrelations between teachers’ and pupils’ well-being and motivation in the school context. Based on self-determination theory and job demands-resources theory, we hypothesize that (a) teachers’ weekly self-concordant work motivation promotes teachers’ weekly work-related well-being (i.e. wor...
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The present study seeks to investigate the determinants and intercorrelations between teachers' and pupils' well-being and motivation in school context. Based on self-determination theory and job demands-resources theory, we hypothesize that (a) teachers' self-concordant motivation and work-related well-being, and pupils' school-related well-being...
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UDK: 316.728(497.5):178 Izvorni znanstveni rad Primljeno: 21. 2. 2013. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between tobacco and alcohol consumption and several subjective quality of life indicators in a nationally representative sample of Croatian adults (N = 4721). The study used a single cross-sectional design, and was condu...
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Self-concordant work motivation arises from one's authentic choices, personal values, and interests. In the present study, we investigated whether self-concordant motivation may fluctuate from one work-related task to the next. On the basis of self-determination theory, we hypothesized that momentary self-concordance buffers the negative impact of...
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Studies among adult populations show that estimates of how happy one has felt in the past tend to be more positive than average happiness as assessed using time sampling techniques. This ‘memory-experience gap’ is attributed to cognitive biases, among which fading affect bias. In this paper we report a study among 352 pupils of a secondary school i...
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The general purpose of this paper is to examine the role of self-esteem in the relationship between Big Five personality traits, measured with the Big Five Inventory (John and Srivastava, 1999), and nonverbal social skills: emotional expressiveness, emotional sensitivity and emotional control, measured with the Social Skills Inventory (Riggio, 1986...
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The aim of this study was to examine the role of work status (i.e. working versus not working) in the relationship between time-use and momentary happiness. We employed a longitudinal research design using monthly assessments via the day reconstruction method over 3 years among 579 older adults. In total, participants reported 84,247 daily activiti...
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U poglavlju je dat sveobuhvatan prikaza osnovnih pristupa istraživanju kvalitete življenja unazad dva desetljeća te su razmotreni pristupi istraživanju kvalitete življenja: tzv. objektivni i subjektivni, koji se razlikuju ovisno o vrsti indikatora koji su u središtu istraživanja. Objektivni pristup usredotočen je na proučavanje zastupljenosti razli...
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Aims Previous findings reveal that job demands become stressors in situations which require high effort to sustain an expected performance level, evoking in turn negative outcomes, such as burnout. However, several studies also indicate that high job demands can have positive outcomes. In order to explain these mixed findings on the link between jo...
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In the contemporary psychological literature, the importance of happiness has been recognized for most aspects of life, and, as a consequence, the topic has attracted interest from many fields of psychology, so there is an increasing number of papers devoted to examining what makes a good life, as well as examining the characteristics of happy peop...
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The central aim of this study was to investigate happiness, motivation, and work demands in everyday working life of Dutch secondary school teachers using a diary methodology. We conducted a diary study among 245 teachers. Throughout five working days, teachers reported two work-related activities they spent most time in. They also reported their h...
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Subjective well-being is a broad area of scientific interest, which has been increasingly occupying the attention of researchers for the past thirty years. It refers to a general assessment of satisfaction with life, as well as emotional reactions and satisfaction with various aspects of life. Research on subjective well-being typically involves a...
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Subjective well-being is a broad area of scientific interest, which has been increasingly occupying the attention of researchers for the past thirty years. It refers to a general assessment of satisfaction with life, as well as emotional reactions and satisfaction with various aspects of life. Research on subjective well-being typically involves a...
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The general purpose of this paper is to examine the role of self-esteem in the relationship between Big Five personality traits, measured with the Big Five Inventory (John and Srivastava, 1999), and nonverbal social skills: emotional expressiveness, emotional sensitivity and emotional control, measured with the Social Skills Inventory (Riggio, 1986...
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The general purpose of this paper is to examine the role of self-esteem in the relationship between Big Five personality traits, measured with the Big Five Inventory (John and Srivastava, 1999), and nonverbal social skills: emotional expressiveness, emotional sensitivity and emotional control, measured with the Social Skills Inventory (Riggio, 1986...

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CHILD-WELL is a scientific project run by a research team from Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, and funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ-IP-2019-04-6198). The projects aims to investigate the child well-being in family context. The project leader is prof. Andreja Braša-Žganec. Child well-being is a multidimensional construct defined in terms of optimal developmental outcomes at a specific age. There are different objective indicators of child well-being, such as cognitive development, behavioral and emotional regulation, social competence, as well as subjective well-being indicators. Based on Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model, the project has three main goals. The first aim is to investigate changes in different domains of child well-being during middle childhood and the transition to adolescence, from 9 to 13 years of age. The second aim is to investigate the relationship of family well-being and parental behavior with different domains of child well-being in the same age range. Finally, the third aim is to investigate the relationship of the use of digital technology and child well-being during middle childhood and early adolescence. To achieve these goals the plan is to conduct a longitudinal research involving children aged 9, 10 and 11 years of age (at the time of the first measurement), their parents and teachers. During a period of four years, three research waves are planned and such a longitudinal design will enable researchers to gain deeper insight in to changes in different domains of child well-being and its indicators. This new knowledge could have important practical implications for experts developing different national politics, as well as for development of strategies aimed at increasing child and family well-being.
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The organizing nature and quality of jobs drive behavior in organizations and make a difference in the lives of working individuals. The extant research is mostly silent (or not loud enough) about contemporary changes occurring in the organizational landscape. In addition, the majority of job design research thus far has been conducted in most developed countries (e.g., USA, United Kingdom, and Netherlands) while some other national or specific work settings have been underexplored. Therefore, the aim and scope of this Special Issue is to examine how contemporary (and future) jobs should be designed to provide positive outcomes both for individuals and organizations within less-explored EU countries (i.e. Croatia and Slovenia). A group of scholars with different institutional backgrounds shows how a diverse set of structural (e.g., formalization, centralization, network density) and job characteristics (e.g. job demands, job resources, flexible working arrangements) shape different work outcomes, such as employee health, quality of working life, learning and knowledge, organizational citizenship behavior, and organizational performance.
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Scholars have shown that work design could enable a better engagement and commitment of human resources to innovative activities. Good and challenging working practices directly enhance employees’ proactive performance and indirectly contribute to organizational innovativeness. Unfortunately, bad business results of SOEs suggest that their employees are largely unmotivated and unproductive, while their organizations are ineffective and non-competitive. Such negative work attitudes and practices hinder innovative work behaviour and result in non-adequate business results. Therefore, our aim is to narrow the gap between recent theoretical approaches to creativity and innovation, and employee innovation in practice. Specifically, the main purpose of the project is to explore the idea of what enhances innovation at the work level. We plan to carry out an in-depth research on work design in Croatia. We will analyse working practices of strategically important state-owned enterprises. In addition, we will test whether a differentiated approach to work design and related job interventions contribute to innovative work behaviour and work performance of today’s increasingly diversified workforce. Our research findings will provide concrete solutions as planned work design interventions within state-owned enterprises will demystify the innovation process and foster innovation in the public workplace.