Juriena de Vries
Juriena is an Assistant Professor working at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology department, specializing in Occupational Health Psychology.
My main line of research is concerned with the effect of physical exercise on employee well-being and work outcomes. Further, I look into how work could influence employees' exercise participation. Specifically, I am interested in the following research questions: I) What is the effect of physical exercise on employee well-being and work outcomes such as burnout, work performance, creativity, proactive behaviour, work ability, and work self-efficacy; II) what is the optimal dose of and the working mechanisms behind exercise's (positive) effect on employee well-being and work outcomes?; III) How can organizations encourage physical exercise among their employees? My research addresses two societal issues. First, employee well-being is vital for a productive workforce. For instance, burnout - a work-related state of exhaustion that may lead to poor work performance and absenteeism - is a major problem in organizations these days. It has been estimated that about 15% of employees experience burnout symptoms. Second, most people do not exercise enough. About 50% of adults do not comply with the global recommendations on exercise for (mental) health, and efforts need to be taken to address this issue.
I teach in various courses of the Master specialization Occupational Health and the Master Health Psychology. Furthermore, I supervise Bachelor and Master theses and coordinate the second-year Psychology Course ‘Stress and Health’.
I received my PhD (2017) about ‘exercsie as a remedy against burnout’ at Radboud University Nijmegen. After that, I worked as an Assistant Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2018-2021).
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