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My research focuses on understanding how meso-level organizational dynamics affect (micro-level) group and individual behavior in organizations. I focus specifically on conflict and cooperation in organizations. For team members, collaborating means they have to find a balance between their own interests and those of the group. This can both create challenges and opportunities, and I examine the ways in which individuals and groups deal with this by studying:

  • The consequences of task and/versus relationship conflict for team performance and employee well-being
  • Conflict management and individual and organizational well-being
  • The social functions of gossip in teams

In my research, I employ various methods, such as experiments, vignette studies, and surveys.

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Nurses Medicine & Life Sciences
Professional Autonomy Medicine & Life Sciences
Nursing Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Netherlands Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Personality Medicine & Life Sciences
Motivation Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

Nurses’ experience of individual, group-based, and professional autonomy

Both-Nwabuwe, J. M. C., Lips-Wiersma, M., Dijkstra, M. T. M. & Beersma, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Nursing Outlook.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Professional Autonomy
Nurses
Delivery of Health Care
Multilevel Analysis
Job Satisfaction

The bright and dark side of gossip for cooperation in groups

Dores Cruz, T. D., Beersma, B., Dijkstra, M. T. M. & Bechtoldt, M. N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, JUN, 374.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Motivation
Emotions

Understanding the autonomy–meaningful work relationship in nursing: A theoretical framework

Both-Nwabuwe, J. M. C., Lips-Wiersma, M., Dijkstra, M. T. M. & Beersma, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Nursing Outlook.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Nursing
Job Satisfaction
Nurses
Business Ethics
Institutional Ethics

Maldistribution or scarcity of nurses? The devil is in the detail

Both-Nwabuwe, J. M. C., Dijkstra, M. T. M., Klink, A. & Beersma, B., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Nursing Management. 26, 2, p. 86-93 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Nursing
Nurses
Home Care Services
Health Care Sector
Delivery of Health Care

Sweeping the floor or putting a man on the moon: How to define and measure meaningful work

Both-Nwabuwe, J. M. C., Dijkstra, M. T. M. & Beersma, B., 29 Sep 2017, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, SEP, 1658.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2014 2018

  • 2 PhD thesis examination
  • 1 Expert meeting

Personalization of Conflict

Bianca Beersma (Examiner), M.T.M. Dijkstra (Examiner)
2018 → …

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

The Dark and Bright Sides of Norm Violations", ASPO congres 2015

B. Beersma (Participant), M.T.M. Dijkstra (Participant), G.A. Van Kleef (Participant)
2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingSocietal

Teamwork and sustainable employability

Bianca Beersma (Examiner), A. Klink (Examiner), M.T.M. Dijkstra (Examiner)
2014 → …

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination