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Research interests

My research interests are mainly centered on the construct of identity, and in particular, the psychological processes which inform both its antecedents and consequences. My objective is to examine identity in diverse contexts at different levels (ranging from individuals, groups, organizations to societies), and to work towards establishing an integrated model, which includes personal, social, and relational dimensions. While my focus has stemmed from studying identity across groups in the South African context, I have been steadily moving towards examining identity processes in both other non-Western (sub-Saharan African, South American, Asian, and Eastern European) and Western (North American and Western European) contexts, across life stages (i.e., adolescents, emerging adults, adulthood) within societal and organizational contexts. 

I am involved and I am collaborating on multiple multinational research projects as either the primary or co-primary investigator, from the Inclusive Identity project, the South African Personality Inventory (SAPI) Project and the ManyLabs Project to smaller projects which deal with conceptualizing privilege within the context of work, and state-of-the-art methodological investigations on measurement bias and invariance.   

My research interests fall within the domains of work and organizational, social and cultural, and developmental psychology. 

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Research Output 2012 2020

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Positive leadership: Relationships with employee inclusion, discrimination, and well‐being

Adams, B., Meyers, C. & Sekaja, L., 2020, In : Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Leadership Style

An integrated approach to bias in a longitudinal survey in the United Kingdom: Assessing construct, method, and item bias in the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12)

Benítez, I., Adams, B. G. & He, J., 2019, In : Assessment. 26, 7, p. 1194-1206

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mental Health
United Kingdom
Surveys and Questionnaires

Belief in a zero-sum game and subjective well-being across 35 countries

Różycka-Tran, J., Piotrowski, J. P., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Jurek, P., Osin, E. N., Adams, B. G., Ardi, R., Bălțătescu, S., Bhomi, A. L., Bogomaz, S. A., Cieciuch, J., Clinton, A., Clunie, G. T., Czarna, A. Z., Esteves, C. S., Gouveia, V., Halik, M. H. J., Kachatryan, N., Kamble, S. V., Kawula, A. & 22 others, Klicperova-Baker, M., Kospakov, A., Letovancova, E., Lun, V. M-C., Cerrato, S. M., Muehlbacher, S., Nikolic, M., Pankratova, A. A., Park, J., Paspalanova, E., Pék, G., León, P. P., Šolcová, I. P., Shahbaz, W., Ha, T. T. K., Tiliouine, H., Hiel, A., Vauclair, C-M., Wills-Herrera, E., Włodarczyk, A., Yahiiaiev, I. I. & Maltby, J., 2019, In : Current Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Developmental assets and academic performance of adolescents in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa

Adams, B., Wiium, N. & Abubakar, . A., 2019, In : Child & Youth Care Forum. 48 , 2, p. 207-222

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Perceived organizational support for the use of employees’ strengths and employee well‑being: A cross‑country comparison

Meyers, M. C., Adams, B. G., Sekaja, L., Buzea, C., Cazan, A-M., Gotea, M., Stefenel, D. & van Woerkom, M., 2019, In : Journal of Happiness Studies. 20, 6, p. 1825-1841

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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