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Nordhagen, H.P. (author), Harvey, S.B. (author), Rosvold, E.O. (author), Bruusgaard, D. (author), Blonk, R. (author), Mykletun, A. (author)
Background General practitioners (GPs) report sickness absence certification as challenging. They express need for support with functional assessment beyond guidelines and reforms. Case-specific collegial oneto- one guidance for other clinical topics has proved popular with GPs and may be an acceptable and effective way to improve GPs skills and...
article 2017
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Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Twisk, J. (author), Schaufeli, W. (author)
To improve interventions that aim to promote return to work (RTW) of workers with common mental disorders (CMD), insight into modifiable predictors of RTW is needed. This study tested the predictive value of self-efficacy change for RTW in addition to preintervention levels of self-efficacy. RTW self-efficacy was measured 5 times within 9 months...
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Akkermans, J. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
The aim of our study was to investigate the effectiveness of the CareerSKILLS program, a career development intervention based on career competencies and the JOBS methodology, which aims to stimulate career self-management and well-being of young employees. In a quasi-randomized control trial, the effects of the program were tested in a...
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Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Aan de hand van zijn eigen bevindingen bij het Zeeuwse Orionis beschrijft hij welke praktijken van reïntegratie duurzaam zijn gebleken. De afgelopen zestien maanden werkte ik als ‘embedded researcher’ bij de nieuwe sociale dienst en werkvoorziening van Walcheren. In de loop der jaren werden de sociale werkvoorziening, de kredietbank en de...
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Akkermans, J. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Huibers, M. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
A new and promising area of research has recently emerged in the field of career development: career competencies. The present article provides a framework of career competencies that integrates several perspectives from the literature. The framework distinguishes between reflective, communicative, and behavioral career competencies. Six career...
article 2013
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Akkermans, J. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
This study investigated the role of career competencies as a mediator in the Job Demands — Resources model. Structural equation modeling with data from 305 young employed persons aged 16–30 years showed that career competencies are positively related to job resources and work engagement, but not to job demands and emotional exhaustion....
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Akkermans, J. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), van den Bossche, S.N.J. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify job characteristics that determine young employees' wellbeing, health, and performance, and to compare educational groups. Design/methodology/approach: Using the job demands-resources (JD-R) model and 2-wave longitudinal data (n=1,284), the paper compares employees with a lower educational level...
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Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Wijngaards-de Meij, L. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author)
The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two individual-level psychotherapy interventions: (a) treatment as usual consisting of cognitive– behavioral therapy (CBT) and (b) work-focused CBT (W-CBT) that integrated work aspects early into the treatment. Both interventions were carried out by psychotherapists with employees on sick...
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Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Given the adverse effects of long-term unemployment, it is of major concern that evidence-based interventions are available for the long-term unemployed. Therefore, we examined the effectiveness of the JOBS program, a group training for the unemployed [Caplan, R. D., Vinokur, A. D., Price, R. H. and Van Ryn, M. (1989). Journal of Applied...
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Andriessen, S. (author), Brouwer, P. (author), Smit, A. (author), Blonk, R. (author)
Verschillende landen kennen een quotum voor werkgevers en/of overheden. ze zijn verplicht een bepaald percentage werknemers met beperkingen in dienst te hebben, PvdA en VVD stellen in het tegeerakkoord een quotum voor grotere bedrijven voor. ls dat verstandig? Dit artikel is met toestemming van de redactie overgenomen uit Sociaal Bestek, 2002,nr...
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Blonk, R. (author)
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Sanders, J. (author), Dorenbosch, L. (author), Grundemann, R. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
This study examines directions for work redesign which might lead to the creation of sustainable jobs for lower-educated older workers (45 years or over, ISCED 0-2) and thus motivate and enable them to extend their working lives. We use longitudinal data on 1,264 older Dutch workers collected by the Netherlands Working Conditions Cohort Study to...
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Sanders, J. (author), Oomens, S. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Hazelzet, A. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to contribute to the discussion on how to increase lower educated workers' participation in training programs inside and outside the workplace through stimulating intentions with respect to training. Design/methodology/approach: This article is based on data from the Study on Life Long Learning and...
article 2011
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Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Because of the costs to both the organization and the individual, it is important that employees who are sick-listed with mental health problems are facilitated in their return to work (RTW). In order to provide adequate interventions, it is necessary to obtain a better understanding of the RTW process of people with mental health problems. Work...
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Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Bültmann, U. (author), Franche, R.L. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Vlasveld, M.C. (author), Feltz van der - Cornelis, C.M. (author), Bruinvels, D.J. (author), Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author), Nieuwenhuijsen, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background Depression is associated with negative work outcomes such as reduced work participation (WP) (e.g., sick leave duration, work status) and work functioning (WF) (e.g., loss of productivity, work limitations). For the development of evidence-based interventions to improve these work outcomes, factors predicting WP and WF have to be...
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Blonk, R. (author)
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Akkermans, J. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to gain more insight into the well-being, health and performance of young intermediate educated employees. First, employees with low education (9 years or less), intermediate education (10-14 years of education), and high education (15 years or more) are compared on a number of factors related to well-being...
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Blonk, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Dit was de titel van de rede die professor Blonk uitsprak bij de aanvaarding van het ambt ban bijzonder hoogleraar 'Arbeidsparticipatie en psychische klachten: in het bijzonder activering en re-integratie' aan de Universiteit van Utrecht
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Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Houtman, I. (author), Blonk, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The World Health Organization considers depression a major health problem and a leading cause of disability. Aim To identify factors which may help to reduce depressive symptoms in a sample of employees sick listed due to mental health problems. Methods: Longitudinal cohort study of employees sick listed for 12-20 weeks due to mental...
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de Vente, W. (author), Kamphuis, J.H. (author), Emmelkamp, P.M.G. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Work-related stress is widespread and can lead to long-term absenteeism and work disability. Cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) has demonstrated effectiveness in treating psychopathology but has only rarely been tested in clinical samples with work-related stress. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the efficacy of CBT...
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