Work and Organizational Psychology - News

New research project

In order to assess the effects of the massive changes due to the corona crisis on working life and well-being, our department started a new research project "Working in times of crisis" in March 2020, which uses an online questionnaire to conduct repeated surveys. The results are to be used to develop recommendations for companies and employees to deal with situations of crisis.


New research project WIN 4.0

Since September 2021, the working group has been involved in the  joint research project "Training Platform for Industry 4.0 Technologies (WIN 4.0)". Together with other regional partners, the qualification needs of companies in the application of digital technologies are assessed. Further training measures are being developed to strengthen digital skills.


Recent publications

Greinacher, A., Helaß, M., Nikendei, C., Müller, A., Mulfinger, N., Gündel, H., & Maatouk, I. (2021). The impact of personality on intention to leave the nursing profession: A structural equation model. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.16010

Helaß, M.,  Greinacher, A.,  Götz, S.,  Müller, A.,  Gündel, H.,  Junne, F.,  Nikendei, C., &  Maatouk, I. (2021).  Age stereotypes towards younger and older colleagues in registered nurses and supervisors in a university hospital: A generic qualitative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing,

Stiawa, M., Peters, M., Mulfinger, N., Krumm, S., Worringer, B., Maatouk, I., Küllenberg, J., Junne, F., Genrich, M., Gündel, H., Puschner, B.: „Also Stress ist jeden Tag“ – Ursachen und Bewältigung von arbeitsbedingten Fehlbelastungen im Krankenhaus aus Sicht der Beschäftigten. Eine qualitative Studie, Psychiatr Prax, Thieme, 2021. DOI: 10.1055/a-1477-6000

Taibi, Y., Metzler, Y., Bellingrath, S., & Müller, A. (2021). A systematic overview on the risk effects of psychosocial work characteristics on musculoskeletal disorders, absenteeism, and workplace accidents. Applied Ergonomics,

Tsarouha, E., Stuber, F., Seifried-Dübon, T., Radionova, N., Schnalzer, S., Nikendei, C., Genrich, M., Worringer, B., Stiawa, M., Mulfinger, N., Gündel, H., Junne, F., Rieger, M.A.: Reflection on leadership behavior: potentials and limits in the implementation of stress-preventive leadership of middle management in hospitals – a qualitative evaluation of a participatory developed intervention, Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology volume 16, 51, 2021. DOI: 10.1186/s12995-021-00339-7

Veetkazhi, R., Kamalanabhan, T. J., Malhotra, P., Arora, R., & Müller, A. (2021). Unethical employee behaviour: a review and typology. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, doi:10.1080/09585192.2020.1810738

Weber, J., Hasselhorn, H.-M., Borchart, D., Angerer, P., & Müller, A. (2021). The moderating role of psychosocial working conditions on the long-term relationship between depressive symptoms and work ability among employees from the Baby Boom generation. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 94, 295–307.