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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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Research Output 2004 2018

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

Engaging in rather than disengaging from stress: Effective coping and perceived control

Dijkstra, M. T. M. & Homan, A. C., 21 Sep 2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 7, SEP, 1415.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Psychology
Social Support
Netherlands
Emotions

Aggression as a motive for gossip during conflict: The role of power, social value orientation, and counterpart's behavior

Jeuken, A. E., Beersma, B., Ten Velden, F. S. & Dijkstra, M. T. M., 2015, In : Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 8, 3, p. 137-152

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

value-orientation
aggression
conflict situation
Experiments
laboratory experiment

Gossiping as a response to conflict with the boss: Alternative conflict management behavior?

Dijkstra, M. T. M., Beersma, B. & van Leeuwen, J., 2014, In : International Journal of Conflict Management. 25, 4, p. 431-454

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

conflict management
follower
leader
justice
Law enforcement

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