Human Flourishing in Institutions

This programme aims to research the functioning of individuals, relations, and institutions (on a continuum varying from flourishing to languishing) and its antecedents, outcomes, and utility. Working from the capability approach and positive organisational scholarship, and considering the precariousness inherent in modern society, the research programme investigates the optimal functioning of individuals, relationships, and institutions. Flourishing refers to optimal functioning as indicated by positive emotions, a positive affect balance, satisfaction with life (and life domains), engagement, self-determination (and satisfaction of the needs for autonomy, competence. and relatedness), meaning and purpose, learning agility, positive relations, and social well-being. Languishing indicates the opposite of these types of functioning. The programme aims to develop and evaluate interventions to optimise capability, flourishing, and utility. 

 

Recent publications

2022

Can you feel the excitement? Physiological correlates of students' self-reported emotions.

Ketonen, E.E., Salonen, V., Lonka, K., Salmela-Aro, K.

British Journal of Educational Psychology
2022

A workplace organisational intervention to improve hospital nurses’ and physicians’ mental health: Study protocol for the Magnet4Europe wait list cluster randomised controlled trial.

Sermeus, W., Aiken, L.H., Ball, J., Bridges, J., Bruyneel, L., Busse, R., De Witte, H., Dello, S., Drennan, J., Eriksson, L.E., Griffiths, P., Kohnen, D., Koppen, J., Lindqvist, R., Maier, C.B., McHugh, M.D., McKee, M., Rafferty, A.M., Schaufeli, W.B., Sloane, D.M., Smeds Alenius, L., Smith, H., Magnet4Europe consortium

BMJ Open
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Members

Prof. L. (Leoni) van der Vaart

Programme Leader

leoni.vandervaart@nwu.ac.za

Prof. S. (Ian) Rothmann

Researcher

http://www.ianrothmann.com

Dr J. (Jacqueline) Bosman

Researcher

jacqueline.bosman@nwu.ac.za

Prof. E. (Elrie) Botha

Researcher

elrie.botha@nwu.ac.za

Ms E. (Elizabeth) Bothma

Researcher

elizabeth.bothma@nwu.ac.za

Prof. M.W. (Marius) Stander

Researcher

marius.stander@nwu.ac.za

Dr J. (Jeniboy) Kimpah

Postdoctoral fellow

Prof. R. (Roland) Blonk

Extraordinary professor

Prof. H. (Hans) De Witte

Extraordinary Professor

http://ppw.kuleuven.be/english/wopp/hansdewitte

Prof. A. (Aman) Dhir

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. D. (Danie) du Toit

Extraordinary Researcher

Dr P. (Puneet) Kaur

Extraordinary Researcher

Prof. M. (Marieta) du Plessis

Extraordinary Researcher

Dr. M. (Matthews) Katjene

Extraordinary researcher

Prof. E. (Elsabe) Keyser

Researcher

elsabe.keyser@nwu.ac.za

Prof. K. (Kirsti) Lonka

Extraordinary Professor

https://kirstilonka.fi/

Prof. H. (Hans Henrik) Knoop

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. T. (Todd) Little

Extraordinary Professor

Dr L. (Lara) Roll

Extraordinary Researcher

Dr A. (Angelique) van Rensburg

Extraordinary Researcher

Prof. F.W. (Ederick) Stander

Extraordinary Professor

ederick@psychai.co.za

Prof. A.G.J. (Rens) Van De Schoot

Extraordinary Professor

https://www.rensvandeschoot.com/

Prof. A. (Anja) Van Den Broeck

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. L.E. (Llewellyn) van Zyl

Extraordinary Professor

l.e.v.zyl@tue.nl

Prof. R (Ruut) Veenhoven

Extraordinary Professor

http://www2.eur.nl/fsw/research/veenhoven/

N. (Neil) Barnard

PhD Student

C. (Christiaan) Bekker

PhD Student

T. (Thapelo) Chachaa

PhD Student

P. (Praise) Choeni

PhD Student

L. (Lynelle) Coxen

PhD Student

T. (Tessa) de Wet

PhD Student

M. (Mari) Ford

PhD Student

T. (Thembelihle) Lobi

PhD Student

lobithera@gmail.com

K. (Kgomotso) Malinga

Researcher

S. (Sibusiso) Mnxuma

Researcher

A. (Annalisa) Murangi

PhD Student

M. (Mandla) Ndlangamandla

PhD Student

K. (Kalashni) Narainsamy

PhD Student

S. (Suzette) Ragadu

PhD Student

E. (Elette) van den Berg

PhD Student

C. (Coen) Welsh

PhD Student