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About me

Welcome to the website and blog of organizational psychologist Arnold Bakker, Ph.D., one of the driving forces behind Job Demands–Resources theory and author of several classic books and articles in organizational psychology and management. Dr. Bakker is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and students.

He is professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and (distinguished) visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg and North-West University in South Africa, the University of Bergen in Norway, and the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

Together with his colleagues, he has developed questionnaires for the assessment of various important well-being indicators and employee behaviors, such as work engagement, burnout, flow, job crafting and playful work design.