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

2024

The academic task performance scale: Psychometric properties, and measurement invariance across ages, genders and nations.

Van Zyl, L. E., Klibert, J., Shankland, R., Stavros, J., Cole, M., Verger, N. B., Rothmann, S., Cho, V., Feng, K., K., E. W., Roll, L. C., Ghosh, A., & Arijs, D.

Frontiers in Education
2024

A systematic review and a comprehensive approach to PhD students' wellbeing.

Martínez-García, I., De Witte, H., García-Martínez, J., & Cano-García, F. J.

Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being
2024

Prevalence, predictors and outcomes of physician care left undone in acute care hospitals across six European countries during COVID-19: A cross-sectional study.

Dello, S., Bruyneel, L., Kohnen, D., De Witte, H., Schaufeli, W. B., Mchugh, M. D., Aiken, L., & Sermeus, W.

European Journal of Internal Medicine
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Members

Dr N. (Neil) Barnard

Program Leader

Prof. S. (Ian) Rothmann

Researcher

http://www.ianrothmann.com

Dr C. (Christiaan) Bekker

Researcher

Dr J. (Jacqueline) Bosman

Researcher

jacqueline.bosman@nwu.ac.za

Ms E. (Elizabeth) Bothma

Researcher

elizabeth.bothma@nwu.ac.za

Prof. E. (Elrie) Botha

Researcher

elrie.botha@nwu.ac.za

Dr T. (Thapelo) Chachaa

Researcher

Dr L. (Lynelle) Coxen

Researcher

Prof. M.W. (Marius) Stander

Researcher

marius.stander@nwu.ac.za

Dr Q. (Queen) Usadolo

Researcher

Prof. H. (Hans) De Witte

Extraordinary Professor

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

Prof. R. (Roland) Blonk

Extraordinary professor

Dr A. (Annalisa) Murangi

Researcher

Prof. A. (Aman) Dhir

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. D. (Danie) du Toit

Extraordinary Professor

Dr P. (Puneet) Kaur

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. M. (Marieta) du Plessis

Extraordinary Researcher

Dr. M. (Matthews) Katjene

Extraordinary researcher

Prof. K. (Kirsti) Lonka

Extraordinary Professor

https://kirstilonka.fi/

Prof. H. (Hans Henrik) Knoop

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. T. (Todd) Little

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. L. (Lara) Roll

Extraordinary Professor

Dr A. (Angelique) Trusler

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. J. (Jac) van der Klink

Extraordinary Professor

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/

Prof. L. (Leoni) van der Vaart

Extraordinary Professor

leoni.vandervaart@nwu.ac.za

P. (Praise) Choeni

PhD Student

M. (Mari) Ford

PhD Student

T. (Thembelihle) Lobi

PhD Student

lobithera@gmail.com

K. (Kgomotso) Malinga

Researcher

S. (Sibusiso) Mnxuma

PhD student

M. (Mandla) Ndlangamandla

PhD Student

K. (Kalashni) Narainsamy

PhD Student

E. (Elette) van den Berg

PhD Student

C. (Coen) Welsh

PhD Student