April 27, 2019

Jantine Wijtsma

At the moment there is a lot of attention for job crafting. In the survey ‘Purpose and meaning in the workplace’ (by Dik, Byrne, Steger 2013) jobcrafting is defined as ‘the process of employees redefining and re-imagining their jobs designs in meaningful ways.’ That sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Nowadays a lot employees decide to keepworking

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March 13, 2019

Jaap Hollander

As you probably know all too well, the meta program ‘Proactive’ is defined as ‘A preference for acting quickly and taking the initiative’ while ‘Reactive’ is defines as ‘A preference for waiting, considering and reflecting before engaging in overt activity.There is a scientific article by Bateman and Crant (1999), where they describe a type of

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March 12, 2019

Jaap Hollander

‘Internal Locus of Control’ is, as you are probably well aware, defined as having a focus one how one influences ones circumstances, while versus ‘External Locus of Control’ is having a focus one how ones circumstances influence oneself. They most probably came from RotterThe locus of control meta programs are closely related to Rotter’s (1989)

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March 1, 2019

Jaap Hollander

As you know only too well, the meta program ‘options’ is defined as a preference for having many different possibilities, while its counterpart ‘procedure’ is characterised by a preference to use step-by-step plans.These meta programs are related to the ‘Rule/group conformity’ and the ‘Sufficiency/proliferation of originality’ subscales of  the ‘Kirton Adaption–Innovation (AI) continuum of cognitive

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February 28, 2019

Jaap Hollander

As you know, the meta program ‘internal reference’ is defined as: using one’s own standards in evaluations. ‘External reference’ is using other people’s standards in evaluations. What are some concepts from mainstream science that this distinction is related to?Internal and external frames of reference in the academic self-conceptAn ‘Internal/External frame of reference’-concept used in the

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