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

Determining differences between therapists using an extended version of the facilitative interpersonal skills performance test.

van Thiel, S. J., de Jong, K., Misset, K. S., Joosen, M. C., van der Klink, J. J., Vermunt, J. K., & van Dam, A.

Journal of Clinical Psychology
2024

The Study Demands and Resources Scale: Psychometric properties, longitudinal invariance and criterion validity.

Van Zyl, L. E., Cole, M., Shankland, R., Klibert, J., Verger, N. B., Rothmann, S., Cho, V., Feng, K., K, E. W., Roll, L. C., Ghosh, A., Arijs, D., Stavros, J. M., Hulshof, I. L., Di Blasi, Z., & De Beer, L. T.

Frontiers in Education
2024
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Members

Dr N. (Neil) Barnard

Program Leader

Prof. S. (Ian) Rothmann

Research Professor

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

Dr E. (Elette) van den Berg

Researcher

Prof. M.W. (Marius) Stander

Researcher

marius.stander@nwu.ac.za

Prof. H. (Hans) De Witte

Extraordinary Professor

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

Dr Q. (Queen) Usadolo

Researcher

Prof. R. (Roland) Blonk

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. A. (Aman) Dhir

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. M. (Marieta) du Plessis

Extraordinary Researcher

Prof. D. (Danie) du Toit

Extraordinary Professor

Dr. M. (Matthews) Katjene

Extraordinary Researcher

Prof. P. (Puneet) Kaur

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. H. (Hans Henrik) Knoop

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. T. (Todd) Little

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. K. (Kirsti) Lonka

Extraordinary Professor

https://kirstilonka.fi/

Prof. A. (Alex) Morin

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. L. (Lara) Roll

Extraordinary Professor

Dr A. (Annalisa) Murangi

Extraordinary Researcher

Prof. F.W. (Ederick) Stander

Extraordinary Professor

ederick@psychai.co.za

Dr A. (Angelique) Trusler

Extraordinary Researcher

Prof. J. (Jasper) van Assche

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. A. (Anja) Van Den Broeck

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. J. (Jac) van der Klink

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. L. (Leoni) van der Vaart

Extraordinary Professor

leoni.vandervaart@nwu.ac.za

Prof. R (Ruut) Veenhoven

Extraordinary Professor

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

Prof. L.E. (Llewellyn) van Zyl

Extraordinary Professor

P. (Praise) Choeni

PhD Student

T. (Thembelihle) Lobi

PhD Student

lobithera@gmail.com

K. (Kgomotso) Malinga

Researcher

S. (Sibusiso) Mnxuma

PhD student

M. (Mandla) Ndlangamandla

PhD Student

C. (Coen) Welsh

PhD Student