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Marc van Veldhoven (1963) studied psychology at Tilburg University. He graduated (cum laude) in clinical and health psychology in 1987 and worked as a research assistant in this department for four years. He finished his Ph.D. while working in practice. It was titled "Psychosocial workload and job stress" (1996, Groningen University). His Ph. D. supervisors were Prof. Theo Meijman and Prof. Tom Snijders.


From 1988-1997 Marc van Veldhoven worked as a psychologist/researcher for the Occupational Health Service (OHS) of West-Brabant, one of the largest of its kind in the Netherlands. In 1994, together with Prof. Dr. Theo Meijman, he published the questionnaire on the experience and evaluation of work (the VBBA-Questionnaire), developed during a project for the Dutch Institute for the Working Environment (NIA). During 1997-2002 he worked as an independent consultant for several large organizations and branches of industry in the Netherlands, combining this with working as a senior researcher at Nijmegen University (department of work and organizational psychology) and at the Dutch foundation for Quality Improvement in Occupational Health (SKB/Amsterdam). He came to Tilburg University to work with the department of HR Studies in 2002, where he is employed as full professor since 2010. 

Research interests

Work and Organizational Psychologist specializing in HRM, well-being and performance.

PhD supervision

  • Co-promotor L. Dorenbosch. "Management by vitality: examining the "active" well-being and performance outcomes of high performance work practices" (2009).
  • Co-promotor K. van de Voorde "HRM, employee well-being and organizational performance: a balanced perspective" (2010).
  • Promotor S. Beijer "HR practices at work: their conceptualization and measurement in HRM research" (2014).
  • Promotor J. Dijkhuizen "Success and well-being among entrepreneurs in the Netherlands" (2015).
  • Promotor A. Hailemariam "Women entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa: A self-determination theory perspective" (2018).
  • Promotor K. Hailu Gudeta "Managing boundarylessness between work, family and community: The experiences of women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia" (2018).
  • Promotor P. van der Laken "Data-driven human resource management: The rise of people analytics and its application to expatriate management" (2018).
  • Promotor H. Bakker "Resilience and self-regulation in rescue workers".
  • Promotor E. van der Meulen "Psycho-social wellbeing, coping and resilience of police officers in The Netherlands".
  • Promotor J. van Beurden "HRM perceptions, employee well-being and performance: The role of individual differences".
  • Promotor M. van Gelder "Strategy & HRM: Agility as means and ends".
  • Promotor K. Pak "HRM and sustained employability".
  • Promotor D. van der Kruijssen "Job crafting towards strengths and interests".

External positions

(van Veldhoven Consultancy B.V.,)

1 Jan 1997 → …

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Research Output 2001 2020

Challenging the universality of job resources: Why, when, and for whom are they beneficial?

van Veldhoven, M., van den Broeck, A., Daniels, K., Bakker, A., Tavares, S. & Ogbonnaya, C., 2020, In : Applied Psychology: An International Review. 69, 1, p. 5-29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

21 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
police officer
cross-sectional study

The functioning of rescue workers in life tasks: Development of a test

Bakker, A. H. M., van Veldhoven, M., Gaillard, A. W. K., Hertoghs, R. & Feenstra, M., 2020, In : International Journal of Emergency Services. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

mental health

The impact of critical Incidents and workload on functioning in the private life of police officers: Does weakened mental health act as a mediator?

Bakker, A. H. M., van Veldhoven, M., Gaillard, A. W. K. & Feenstra, M., 2020, In : Policing: Journal of Policy and Practice. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

police officer
mental health
14 Downloads (Pure)

The turn to employees in the measurement of human resource practices: A critical review and proposed way forward

Beijer, S., Peccei, R., Van Veldhoven, M. & Paauwe, J., 2020, In : Human Resource Management Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Human resource practices
Human resource management