Marc Van Veldhoven

Marc Van Veldhoven
Tilburg University | UVT · Department of Human Resource Studies

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January 2002 - present
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We believe it is timely to provide more contextualized research on why, when, and for whom job resources are beneficial, or in contrast, harmful. From a theoretical lens, at least, such an approach would shed light on some unexpected negative implications of job resources. Moreover, it will also allow for a more realistic study of the complex pheno...
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Dit rapport geeft de resultaten weer van een Europees vragenlijstonderzoek onder 5000 kenniswerkers gedurende de eerste weken van de lockdown. Het gaat vooral over hoe deze kenniswerkers het thuiswerken tijdens COVID-19 beleven, bijvoorbeeld wat betreft voordelen en nadelen.
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This study investigates why and where self-employment is related to higher levels of eudaimonic well-being. We focus on meaningfulness as an important eudaimonic process and subjective vitality as a eudaimonic well-being outcome that is central to entrepreneurs' proactivity. Building on self-determination theory, we posit that self-employment, rela...
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Despite suggestions that work performance varies with age, the empirical evidence is inconclusive and contradictory. Possible reasons for this are the lack of differentiation between different types of performance and a naïve assumption of a negative linear relationship between age and task performance across the working lifespan. With this study w...
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Practitioner notes What is currently known about the subject? Employees as key recipients of HR practices are seen as an important source of information regarding the contribution of HR practices to employee outcomes. There is evidence for the positive relationship between HRM and perceived performance from an (HR) management perspective. However,...
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The main aim of this paper is to present a framework that organizations, and HR professionals in specific, can use while leading the conversations to shape their hybrid ways of working, aimed at aligning organizational and employee needs. What follows is a general framework was needed, which can be used to start and guide the conversation about the...
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This study examines how employee perceptions of the availability and the (in)effectiveness of human resource (HR) practices in schools relate to employee performance via work engagement. Incorporating the views of 208 Dutch primary and secondary education teachers, this study's findings show that both the availability and effectiveness of HR practi...
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ObjectivesThis is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows: To compare the effectiveness of different individual interventions in recovery from work.
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The number of people working from home (WFH) increased radically during the corona-virus (COVID-19) pandemic. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate people's experiences of WFH during the pandemic and to identify the main factors of advantages and disadvantages of WFH. Data from 29 European countries on the experiences of knowledge...
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Although initially studies examining human resource management (HRM)–outcome relationships only used management‐based ratings of HR practices, arguments have been advanced in favour of using employee‐based ratings. To examine this, a systematic analysis of HRM–outcome studies published between 2000 and 2017 is performed, which shows that over time...
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Organisations are challenged to extend working lives of older workers. However, there is little empirical evidence available on how organisations should do this. This study aims to fill this gap by testing the effect of Human Resource (HR) practices on perceived work ability and the preferred retirement age. Based on the Conversation of Resources t...
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Purpose Employees need a sustainable career to prolong their working lives. The ability, motivation and opportunity to work form an important basis for sustainable careers across the lifespan. However, over the lifespan of their careers employees are likely to experience several career shocks (e.g. becoming chronically ill or being fired) which mig...
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In the context of economic stagnation and recession, retailers face fierce competition and experience enormous pressure to increase their sales. In this study, we focus on the potential costs of higher store sales for retail workers by examining its effect on work engagement. Drawing on work intensification literature and the job demand-resources m...
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Ten gevolge van de uitbraak van het Covid-19-virus werd in Europa vanaf half maart 2020 een lockdown afgekondigd in de meeste landen. Vanaf dat moment moesten kenniswerkers verplicht thuiswerken. Dit leverde een ongekend experiment op met werken op afstand. Middels een vragenlijstonderzoek onder bijna 5000 Europese kenniswerkers uit negen landen is...
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In dit artikel wordt onderzocht hoe maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen in de afgelopen 20 jaar gevolgen hebben gehad voor de werkintensivering van zes beroepen: thuiszorgmedewerker, leerkracht in het basisonderwijs, ICT-systeembeheerder, mobiele objectbeveiliger, vrachtwagenchauffeur binnenland en orderpicker. Om dit te kunnen doen, werd een integraal...
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De manier waarop werk georganiseerd is, heeft invloed op hoe werkenden hun werk ervaren en hoe zij functioneren. Een suboptimale werkomgeving kan leiden tot een verscheidenheid aan negatieve consequenties, zoals het maken van onnodige fouten, het veroorzaken van ongevallen, het ervaren van werkstress en een grotere kans op gezondheidsklachten zoals...
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With the growing number of studies investigating employee perceptions of HR practices, the field of SHRM is challenged with monitoring how cumulative insights develop. This paper presents a systematic review on employee perceptions of HR practices in terms of 1) how they are examined (as an antecedent, mediator, or outcome), 2) the theoretical pers...
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Background: Military personnel are exposed to severe stressors across different stages of their career that may have a negative impact on mental health and functioning. It is often suggested that psychological resilience plays an important role in the maintenance and/or enhancement of their mental health and functioning under these circumstances....
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Purpose – Since policemen have a highly demanding job, they have a high risk of developing mental health problems, which may have a negative influence on their private life. The purpose of this paper is to present a new questionnaire for measuring the functioning of rescue workers in life tasks outside of work. Design/methodology/approach – The int...
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The purpose of this study was to shed light on the question which rescue workers benefit from training in mental health self-management skills. The effectiveness of this training was examined in 79 respondents. The sample contained 38 policemen and 41 ambulance personnel. The effectiveness of the current training was evaluated by measuring the func...
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While social support is recognized as an important factor for successful international assignment, there is, to date, no overview of the supportive agents during the expatriation process and their influence on different criteria of expatriate success. We culminate findings of 84 independent studies that examined the social support provided by commu...
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Psychological resilience is considered a capacity to handle severe stressors. However, little is known about the stability of psychological resilience and to what extent changes in resilience are associated with confrontations potentially traumatic events among police officers. To determine classes of psychological resilience trajectories over a 9-...
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The present study examined the disintegrating effects of critical incidents and workload on the mental health status and private-life tasks of 166 police officers. In addition, it investigated whether diminished mental health status mediated the impact of critical incidents and workload on private-life tasks. This mediation effect was based on the...
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Purpose Taking a self-determination theory (SDT) perspective, the purpose of this paper is to understand the socio-cultural context on the satisfaction of basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness in the entrepreneurial activity of women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia. Design/methodology/approach Semi-structured in-depth inte...
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This two-wave longitudinal study among 121 entrepreneurs in The Netherlands investigated bi-directional relationships between entrepreneurs’ well-being and performance. Results of Smart PLS analyses showed positive well-being at Time 1 (work engagement; life satisfaction; and job satisfaction) predicted subjective entrepreneurial success 2 years la...
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Resilience, hardiness, and psychological capital are considered to be important capacities for police officers to cope with and adapt to challenging stressful and potentially traumatic situations. Despite their growing popularity, a systematic review assessing used concepts and instruments for these capacities and synthesizing the results of studie...
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The purpose of this paper is to refine and validate a Human Resource practices (HRP) scale to measure employees' perceptions and test a two-tier model structured in eight practices and two bundles. In a sample of 554 employees, an EFA (Exploratory Factor Analysis) offered six factors that explained about 70% of the variance. Then, with 1647 employe...
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Organizations are challenged to retain older workers, however knowledge on how this should be done is scattered. The aim of this paper is to integrate knowledge on the actions organizations can take to facilitate the extension of working lives by identifying and examining the effectiveness of Human Resource Management activities directed at the ext...
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The main aim of this study was to adjust the Questionnaire on the Experience and Evaluation of Work (QEEW) in order to measure stress causes and stress responses of beginning secondary school teachers in the Netherlands. First, the suitability of the original QEEW stress scales for use in the beginning teachers (BTs) context was investigated using...
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Psychological resilience is considered an important predictor for mental health disturbances among rescue workers. To what extent resilience predicts mental health disturbances among police officers at different stages while adjusting for existing (mental) health disturbances is unclear. Among 566 police officers resilience was operationalized by t...
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In light of an aging teacher population, this study investigates the influence of school climate and person-school (P-S) value fit influences the perceptions teachers have of their career future. School climate affect teachers' experienced fit with the school in terms of values. School climate enhances the perception of remaining opportunities via...
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Women entrepreneurs in developing countries such as Ethiopia are often stereotyped as necessity-based entrepreneurs operating in the informal sector of the economy. However, there are women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia who form and develop ventures by their own choice in the formal sector of the economy. Moreover, motivation literature suggests that m...
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This study examines how job quality and performance management influence career initiative in the workplace. Based on signaling theory and the notion of internal fit in performance management and HRM, we argue that performance management with a learning orientation further enhances career initiative, whereas performance management with a results or...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to review empirical research on the relationship between organization-based social support and the success of international assignments (IAs). Design/methodology/approach Four search engines were used to obtain empirical studies relating organization-based social support to success criteria. Studies were compar...
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Past research has mainly examined differences between employees working under conventional versus teleworking arrangements or high-intensity versus low-intensity teleworking. Yet because many workers combine days worked from the office with days worked from home (part-time telework), it may be more appropriate to examine within-individual variation...
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Four types of affective well-being were investigated in a sample of 135 Dutch entrepreneurs: work engagement, job satisfaction, exhaustion and workaholism. Compared to employees, entrepreneurs score extremely high on work engagement. Scores on job satisfaction, exhaustion and working compulsively (CW) are also higher. Scores on working excessively...
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This study investigated mental health- and work-related problems of 67 rescue workers (police officers and medical emergency drivers) caused by the accumulation of critical incidents during their career. Using Hobfoll’s theory of conservation of resources, this is one of the first studies in The Netherlands that tries to shed some light at the numb...
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We investigate the positive relationships between high-performance work practices (HPWP) and employee health and well-being and examine the conflicting assumption that high work intensification arising from HPWP might offset these positive relationships. We present new insights on whether the combined use (or integrated effects) of HPWP has greater...
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Integrating the strategic HRM literature with key aspects of the job demands-resources (JDR) model, we propose in this study that empowerment-focused HRM and labour productivity influence work engagement of employees by shaping task-related resources and demands. A total of 311 employees nested within 46 work units of a general hospital rated their...
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The copyright of the QEEW2.0 is owned by SKB, Amsterdam (www.skb.nl). Students and scientific researchers are welcomed to use the QEEW2.0, provided that you agree to the conditions of SKB. When you meet the conditions for use, you receive – after filling in your personal information – a specimen of the questionnaire and the corresponding scoring i...
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This cross-sectional study among 277 Dutch entrepreneurs investigates how entrepreneurs’ job demands relate to their work-related strain and work engagement, as well as their feelings of subjective success. As such it contributes to the literature firstly by focusing on psychological rather than business outcomes of entrepreneurship, and secondly b...
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Purpose – To date, work engagement has been the domain of academics whilst organisation engagement has been the focus of practice. The purpose of this paper is to address the growing divide by exploring the construct clarity and discriminant validity of work and organisation engagement simultaneously, providing insight into how these constructs rel...
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This study is designed to test the mediating role of work satisfaction in the relationship between work unit climate and labour productivity. Two work unit climate facets are examined: goals and service orientation. Longitudinal data obtained from more than 14,000 employees in 171 branches of a financial services organization provided no evidence f...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a scale for measuring specific entrepreneurial job demands, over and above regular job demands. Scale content was based on extant literature search and interviews with ten entrepreneurs. Based on this information 14 items were developed. The factor structure, reliability and construct validity o...
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Introduction. – Need for Recovery scale is one of the main scales used to assess work-induced fatigue and quality of workers' recovery time. In fact, need for recovery is considered relevant as a precursor of prolonged fatigue or psychological distress, an indicator of work stress, and a mediating or moderating characteristic in the etiology of wor...
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Job crafting and engagement: differences in teams with a restrictive versus an unrestrictive work context? Job crafting and engagement: differences in teams with a restrictive versus an unrestrictive work context? In this article, we examined whether job crafting results in increased work engagement. In addition, we examined to what extent a restri...
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In this article, we examined whether job crafting results in increased work engagement. In addition, we examined to what extent a restrictive versus unrestrictive team context influences the extent to which employees craft their job, and the relationship between job crafting and engagement. Analyses of 503 questionnaires filled in by employees of 6...