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Blonk, R. (author)
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Blonk, J.C. (author), Technisch Physische Dienst TNO - TH (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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Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Cremer, R. (author), Blonk, R.W. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Vaak wordt aangenomen dat cliëntensatisfactie een indicatie is voor de effectiviteit van een reïntegratietraject. Maar is dat terecht? De hier beschreven relatie geeft meer inzicht in de relatie tussen de tevredenheid van cliënten over reïntegratietrajecten en het plaatsingsresultaat. Ook is onderzocht in hoeverre cliëntsatisfactie samenhangt...
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de Croon, E.M. (author), Sluiter, J.K. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Broersen, J.P.J. (author), Frings-Dresen, M.H.W. (author)
Based on a model that combines existing organizational stress theory and job transition theory, this 2-year longitudinal study examined antecedents and consequences of turnover among Dutch truck drivers. For this purpose, self-reported data on stressful work (job demands and control), psychological strain (need for recovery after work and...
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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...
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van der Klink, J.J.L. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Schene, A.H. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
In this quantitative meta-analysis is sought to determine the effectiveness of occupational stress-reducing interventions and the populations for which such interventions are most beneficial. 48 experimental studies were included in the analysis. Four intervention types were distinguished: cognitive-behavioural interventions, relaxation...
article 2001
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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Introduction The present study aimed to gain insight in the predictors of full return to work (RTW) among employees on long-term sick leave due to three different self-reported reasons for sick leave: physical, mental or comorbid physical and mental problems. This knowledge can be used to develop diagnosis-specific interventions that promote...
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de Croon, E.M. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Frings-Dresen, M.H.W. (author)
This study is aimed to develop and validate a short and user-friendly questionnaire measuring psychological job strain in truck drivers. In cooperation with a Dutch occupational physician in the road transport industry items were developed on the basis of face validity and information of existing questionnaires on the subject. They were tested...
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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), 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...
article 2012
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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), 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...
article 2010
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Blonk, R. (author)
article 2010
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Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
We investigated the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and a combined intervention of workplace- and individual-focused techniques among self-employed people on sick leave owing to work-related psychological complaints (such as anxiety, depression, and burnout). Both interventions were based on CBT; however, one was conducted...
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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...
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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), 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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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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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...
article 2008
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