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Comparing the Horizontal and Vertical Individualism and Collectivism Scale and the Auckland Individualism and Collectivism Scale in Two Cultures: Switzerland and South Africa

Györkös , Christina ; Becker , Jürgen R ; Massoudi, Koorosh ; Antonietti, Jean-Philippe ; Pocnet, Cornelia ; de Bruin, Gideon P ; Rossier. Jérôme

In: Cross-Cultural Research, 2013, vol. 47, no. 3, p. 310-331

This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Horizontal and Vertical Individualism and Collectivism Scale (HVIC) and the Auckland Individualism and Collectivism Scale (AICS). The sample consisted of 1,403 working individuals from Switzerland (N = 585) and from South Africa (N = 818). Principal component factor analyses indicated that a two-factor structure replicated...

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Extending the nomological network of wellness at work

Becker , Jürgen R ; de Bruin, Gideon P ; Györkös , Christina ; Rossier. Jérôme ; Massoudi, Koorosh

In: Management Dynamics : Journal of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists, 2016, vol. 25, no. 4, p. 2-18

Modern-day organisations face rapid and continuous change. In order to deal with this rapidly changing and current hostile economic environment, most organisations have become increasingly dependent on a healthy and engaged workforce. As a result of the direct and indirect organisational costs associated with work wellness, the total well-being of the individual worker has become the focal point...

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Sense of coherence and job characteristics in predicting burnout in a South African sample

Johnston, Claire S ; de Bruin, Gideon P ; Geldenhuys, Madelyn ; Györkös, Christina ; Massoudi, Koorosh ; Rossier, Jérôme

In: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 2013, vol. 39, no. 1, p. 1-9

Orientation: Research that considers the effects of individual characteristics and job characteristics jointly in burnout is necessary, especially when one considers the possibility of curvilinear relationships between job characteristics and burnout. Research purpose: This study examines the contribution of sense of coherence (SOC) and job characteristics to predicting burnout...

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Validation of the French Utrecht Work Engagement Scale and its relationship with personality traits and impulsivity = Validation de la version française de l’Échelle d’engagement au travail d’Utrecht et relations avec les traits de personnalité et l’impulsivité

Zecca, G ; Györkös, Christina ; Becker, Jurgen ; Massoudi, Koorosh ; de Bruin, Gideon P ; Rossier, Jérôme

In: Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology, 2015, vol. 65, no. 1, p. 19-28

L’engagement au travail est un état d’esprit positif en lien avec le travail qui se caractérise par de la vigueur, du dévouement et de l’absorption. Cet état se mesure à l’aide de l’Échelle d’Engagement au Travail d’Utrecht (UWES), qui possède de bonnes propriétés psychométriques dans différentes catégories professionnelles et dans différentes langues. Nous soutenons...

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The Impact of Personality and Culture on the Job Demands-Control Model of Job Stress

Györkös, Christina ; Becker, Jurgen ; Massoudi, Koorosh ; de Bruin, Gideon P ; Rossier, Jérôme

In: Swiss Journal of Psychology, 2012, vol. 71, no. 1, p. 21-28

Among the various work stress models, one of the most popular has been the job demands-control (JDC) model developed by Karasek (1979), which postulates that work-related strain is highest under work conditions characterized by high demands and low autonomy. The absence of social support at work further increases negative outcomes. This model, however, does not apply equally to all individuals...

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Influence of Individual Characteristics on Work Engagement and Job Stress in a Sample of National and Foreign Workers in Switzerland

Pocnet, Cornelia ; Antonietti, Jean-Philippe ; Massoudi, Koorosh ; Györkös, Christina ; Becker, Jurgen ; de Bruin, Gideon P ; Rossier, Jérôme

In: Swiss Journal of Psychology, 2015, vol. 74, no. 1, p. 17-27

In most Western postindustrial societies today, the population is aging, businesses are faced with global integration, and important migration flows are taking place. Increasingly work organizations are hiring crossnational and multicultural workteams. In this situation it is important to understand the influence of certain individual and cultural characteristics on the process of professional...