OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Occupational health psychology (OHP) is a relatively new interdisciplinary field that seeks to improve life at work and also to improve the security and psychological comfort of employees. OHP is a partnership between psychology and occupational health sciences that combines expertise and methods from psychology, public/occupational health, studies of organizations, economics, human factors and other disciplines. Research and practice in this area aims at developing interventions for employee and work environment, to create jobs and more healthy organizations and to improve employees' ability to protect their health and safety and to maximize their efficiency.

WHAT IS THE OHPEdu PROJECT?
OHPEdu is a new educational web portal whose mission is to shape the course of public opinion on issues of main concern for organizations. By promoting relevant academic and practioner-oriented articles within the field of occupational health psychology, OHPEdu project aims to be a relevant and competent source of online information in this area.

Key topics:
• counterproductive work behaviors
• workplace interpersonal mistreatment (e.g., mobbing, incivility, ostracism etc.)
• workplace emotions
• work related well-being (e.g., work engagement, burnout)
• job insecurity
• work-family interaction
• job demands and stressors
• job and personal resources

ABOUT

OHPEdu is listed on (selection):

Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP)
Master’s program of Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology (OOHP)

Thank you!

PARTNERS – JOURNALS

Journal of the Human Resources Psychology

It is the official APIO publication. It was founded in 2003 and has being published since then without interruption, twice a year.

The journal is indexed in international databases (PsychINFO  and Société Française de Psychologie) and is rated by the CNCSIS as a category B + magazine.

For details, we invite you to access the web page: Journal of the Human Resources Psychology .

RJAP – Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology

The Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology (RJAP) is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the dissemination of research results and theory in all fields of psychology. RJAP publishes empirical papers, literature reviews, meta-analyses, case-studies and methodological papers. RJAP is oriented towards scholarly work done by researchers and practitioners. Special attention is given to articles focusing on a variety of phenomena with an applied emphasis, with both prevention and intervention as their focus. Articles are encouraged from all areas of applied psychology including, but not limited to, work and organizational psychology, personality, occupational health, cross-cultural, educational, developmental, health, and environmental psychology.

The Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology is the official journal of the Euroregional Centre for Applied Psychology and of the Department of Psychology from the West University of Timisoara.

For details, we invite you to access the web page: RJAP – Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology

PARTNERS – PERSONS

Patricia Albulescu graduated the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timisoara (Psychology Department). Her areas of interest are social psychology, organizational psychology, psychology of religions, etnopsychology, counseling. She is involved in research and projects in the field of psychology of religion, social psychology and organizational psychology. As an active member of AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe), she is involved in coordinating the various projects of social and environmental interest and integration of students who participate in the Erasmus mobility programme.

FOUNDERS

Peter Kovacs – psychologist, is the project developer and coordinator. He has experience in labor since 1991, and from 2004, he has been providing services in Human Resources, management. He is specialized in Work and Organizational Psychology (I/O) and the Applied Psychology in Services and it works in the domain of human resources.

His main areas of interest: organizational diagnosis, well-being in organizations, motivation of staff, organizational culture, promoting health at workplace .

Coralia Sulea, Ph.D. – is a psychologist, lecturer at the Psychology Department of the West University of Timisoara. Her main areas of interest in research: counterproductive behaviors within organizations, psychological comfort of the employees, the employees’  work engagement, occupational health. Coralia Sulea has experience since 2003 in providing expertise in human resources, trainings and counseling for personal development.

Delia Virga, Ph.D. – is an associate professor at the Psychology Department of the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology from the West University of Timisoara. Her teaching activity includes courses in Experimental psychology and Organizational psychology and she is the main psychologist with the right of free practice in the work and organizational psychology. Her research interests regards the following fields: well-being in organizations, personal resources, work-family conflict.

Catalina Dumitru, Ph.D. – psychologist, licensed psychotherapist in private practice, visiting assistant professor at West  University of Timisoara, Psychology Department.  Research interests: the management of emotional experience in groups; group and organizational well-being.

Adina Dumitru, Ph.D. - is a psychologist, lecturer at the Psychology Department at the West University, Timisoara and a psychotherapist (transactional analysis, brainspotting, EMDR). Currently, she attains doctoral studies at the University of Corunna, Spain, where she works part time as a psychotherapist. Her main areas of research interest are: pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors, perceived risk, conflict resolution and  effects of various types of psychological interventions on trauma patients.

Projects:

Dumitru, A., Zaborila Dumitru, C., Sulea, C (2003-2004) – members in the project The Analysis of Pro-environmental Policies an Anti-corruption Policies: A perspective of the young Romanian researchers on the EU integration, project funded by DGEducation and Culture of the EU, Commission of Education, Funding Line A – 3022.

Sulea, C., Zaborila Dumitru, C. (2004-2005) – members in the research team of the CNCSIS Project (theme 4, code NURC 942 / 2004): The role of the values and the emotional dimensions in determining the employees’ behavior within the Romanian organizations.

Publications (selections):

Bogathy, Z., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C. (2007). The Role of Emotions in the Organizational Behavior. EWOPinPRACTICE – European Work and Organizational Psychology in Practice e-journal of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), 1, 14-19 http://www.eawop.org/docs/EWOPinPRACTICE%201-2007%20FINAL.pdf

Boncu, S., Sulea, C. (2007). Applied Psychology and Group Processes. In S. Boncu, Ilin C. and C. Sulea. Handbook of Applied Social Psychology (pp. 169-188). Timisoara:  West University Publishing.

Dumitru, A. (2009). La sostenibilidad y la politica ambiental: valores y corrupción. In García-Mira, R. & Vega-Marcote, P. (Eds.). Sostenibilidad, valores y cultura ambiental. Ediciones Pyrámide.

Ilin, C., Sulea, C. (2007). Applied Psychology in Organizations. In S. Boncu, Ilin C. and C. Sulea. Handbook of Applied Social Psychology (pp. 97-134). Timisoara: West University Publishing.

Kovacs, P. (2008). Mobbing – An Analysis Model, in Avram , E. and Cooper, Cary L. (coord.), Organizational-Management Psychology – Current Tendencies (pp. 592-614), Polirom: Iasi

Kovacs, P. (2006). Mobbing – Consequence of the Organizational Climate, Journal of Applied Psychology, 1-2, Timisoara: West University Publishing

Ortega-Andeane, P., Dumitru, A. (2006). Measurement and Evaluation of the Impact of the Environment on the Emotional Well-being of Cancer Patients. In Aragon, R.S., Loving, R.D., Aragon, S.R. (Eds.) Social Psychology in Mexico, Volume XI. Official Volume of the Mexican Conference of Social Psychology.

Pitariu, H., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C., Maricutoiu, L. (2008). Organizational Justice and Negative Affectivity: A Meta-analysis of their Relationship with Counterproductive ehaviors. Psychology of Human Resources, 6 (1), pp 34-46. Indexed journal database PsychInfo.

Pitariu, H., Virga, D. (2007). Occupational Stress. In Z. Bogathy (coord.). Handbook of Techniques and Methods in Organizational Psychology. Iasi: Polirom, pp 235-252

Popescu, C., Sulea, C. (2007). Ethics in Organizations. In Z. Bogathy (coord.). Handbook of Techniques and Methods in Organizational Psychology. Iasi: Polirom, pp 329-353

Popescu, C., Zaborila, C. (2002). Ethics and Management Performance, Journal       of Applied Psychology, No. 3.

Sulea, C., Pitariu, H., Maricutoiu, L. (2009). Construction and Validation of a Scale for Assessing Perceptions of Counterproductive Behaviors in Organizations (EPCBO). Psychology of Human Resources, 7 (1), 58-74, Journal indexed in PsychInfo database.

Sulea, C. (2008). Counterproductive Behavior in Organizations. In E. Avram and C. Cooper (coord.) Organizational-Managerial Psychology – Current Tendencies (pp. 615-644). Iasi: Polirom

Sulea, C. (2004). The Dark Side of Organizations: the Counterproductive Behavior at Work. Psychology of Human Resources, 2 (2). Journal indexed in PsychInfo database

Virga, D., Horga, A., Iliescu, D. (2015). The moderating role of work-life imbalance between resources and work engagement. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 14, 80-90

Virga, D., Paveloni, A. (2015). Psychological Capital and Well-being: The moderating Role of Psychological Detachment from Work, Psychology of Human Resources, 13, 53-62.

Virga, D., Curseu, P. L., Maricutoiu, L, Sava, F. A., Macsinga, I., Magurean, S. (2014). Personality, relationship conflict, and teamwork-related mental models. PLoS ONE 9(11): e110223

Virga, D., Macsinga, I. (2014). Recovery opportunities: one step forward for employee’s well-being. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 127, 174 – 178

Virga, D., Bota, I. (2014). The moderating role of cognitive reappraisal in the relationship between job resources and well-being, Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology. 16, 55-61

Virga, D., Zaborila, C., Sulea, C., Maricutoiu, L. (2009). The Romanian adaptation of the Utrecht Scale of measuring involvement in work: examining the validity and fidelity. Psychology of Human Resources, 7 (1), 58-74, Journal indexed in PsychInfo database.

Virga, D., Zaborila, C., Sulea, C. (2008). Well-being in Organizations. In E. Avram and C. Cooper (coord.) Organizational-Managerial Psychology – Current Tendencies (pp. 343-370) Iasi: Polirom.

Zaborila, C. (2008). Emotional Responses of the Employees When Experiencing the Basic Emotions (Fear and Anger), in E. Avram and C. Cooper (coord.) Organizational-Managerial Psychology – Current Tendencies (pp.520-541), Iasi: Polirom

Zaborila, C., Bitai, J. (2007). Psychological Counseling for Employees. In Bogathy, Z. (coord.) Handbook of Techniques and Methods in Work and Organizational Psychology, Iasi: Polirom.

Zaborila, C. (2005). Experience the Emotions at Work: An Analysis of Theoretical-Conceptual Framework of the Emotions in the Organizational Literature, Human Resources Psychology (Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Journal, Journal indexed in PsychInfo database), vol 3, no. 2, p. 21-35.

Zaborila, C. (2004). In Group Behavior in the Workplace. In Bogathy, Z. (coord.) Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology, Iasi: Polirom

Zaborila, C. (2004). Management in Organizations. In Bogathy, Z. (coord.) Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology, Iasi: Polirom.

Zaborila, C. (2002). Romantic Relationships in the Workplace – Topic for Discussion and Psychological Research, Human Resources Psychology (Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Journal, Journal indexed in PsychInfo database), Vol 1, Nr. 2, p. 9-17.

Papers in Volumes of the National Conferences (selections)

Pitariu, H., Virga, D., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C. (2008). Implications of the counterproductive vs. the supportive organizational climate on the employees’ well-being (pp 276-283). In the volume – The National Conference of Psychology “Dialog for Diversity”, May 23-25. Timisoara: West University Publishing.

Scientific Participations

International Conferences (selections)

Bogathy, Z., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C. (2007). The Role of Emotions in the Organizational Counterproductive Behavior & the Citizenship Behavior of the Employee. Paper presented at The XIIIth European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, 9-12th May, Stockholm.

Bogathy, Z.,  Zaborila, C., Sulea, C. (2006). The Role of Emotions in the Dynamics of Organizational Behavior. Lucrare prezentată la The 6th Congress on Work an Organizational Psychology, Networks and their interconnecting characteres together with European WOP Practioner Conference and Conference des Practiciens de la PTO Europeene, 22-24th May, Leipzig.

Dumitru, A., García-Mira, R. (2009). Energy Consumption and Sustainability. A Study of the Determinants of Behaviour to Reduce Energy Consumption. Paper presented at the 8th Biennial Conference in Environmental Psychology, September 6-9, Zurich.

Dumitru, A., Maricutoiu, L., Ilin, C. (2009). Evaluating the Relationship Between Place Attachment, Residential Evaluations and Satisfaction in Three Romanian Cities, Paper presented at the 8th Biennial Conference in Environmental Psychology, September 6-9, Zurich.

García-Mira, R., Dumitru, A., (2008). Evaluating the Impact of Consumption of Products and Services, in the symposium: The view of environmental psychology on consumer behavior (Chair: H.J. Mosler). paper presented at IAPS (International Association for People-Environment Studies) Conference, July 28 – August 1, Rome.

Pitariu, H., Sulea, C., Maricutoiu, L. (2007). The Development of an Assessment Scale for the Counterproductive Behaviors in the Romanian Organizations. Paper presented at the International Conference „Psychology and Society: New Trends in the Applied Psychology”, Iasi, September 20-23.

Sulea, C., Pitariu, H., Maricutoiu, L., Virga, D. (2009). Perception of Counterproductive Behaviors in Organizations: Scale Development and Validation. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 13-16, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Sulea, C., Pitariu, H., Maricutoiu, L., Sava, F.A. (2009). The Mediating Effects of Negative Emotions at Work: A Prediction Model of Organizational and Interpersonal Counterproductive Behaviors. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 13-16, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Sulea, C., Zaborila, C., Virga, D. (2008). Organizational Indicators of Employees’ Well-being: Citizenship Behaviors vs. Counterproductive Behaviors. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain, 12-14 November 2008.

Virga, D., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C., Bogathy, Z., Maricutoiu, L. (2009). Individual and Organizational Indicators of Employees’ Well-being: A Predictive Model. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 13-16, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Virga. D., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C. (2008). Individual and Organizational Factors of Employees’ Well-being: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain, 12-14 November 2008.

Zaborila, C., Pitariu, H., Virga, D., Maricutoiu, L, Sava, A. (2009, June 5-7).  Employees’ Emotional Response to Anger at Work: Scale Development and Validation. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 13-16, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

National Conferences (selections)

Maricutoiu, L. P., Virga, D., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C. (2009). What is the Profile of An Engaged Employee? An Analysis of the Relationship Between Work Engagement and the Big Five Model. Paper presented at the National Conference of Industrial and Organizational Psychology “Alexandru Rosca”, Cluj Napoca, June 5-7.

Pitariu, H., Virga, D., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C. (2008). Implications of the Organizational Counterproductive vs. Supportive Climate on Employees Well-being. Paper presented at the National Conference of Psychology “Dialog for Diversity”, Timisoara, May 23-25.

Pitariu, H., Virga, D., Zaborila, C., Sulea, C. (2008). Individual’s Well-being in the Organization: An Analysis of the Main Predictors. Paper presented at the National Conference of Industrial and Organizational Psychology “Alexandru Rosca”, Cluj-Napoca, April 10-13.

Pitariu, H., Sulea, C., Zaborila, C. (2005). Implications of the Organizational Climate on the Counterproductive Behavior. Paper presented at the round table, entitled Stress and Emotions in Organizations, within the Conference of Industrial and Organizational Psychology – Current Approaches in the Organizations and Human Resources’ Development, November 18-19, Timisoara

Sulea, C., Maricutoiu, L., Virga, D., Zaborila. C. (2009). The Mediating Role of the Work Engagement in Predicting the Counterproductive and Civic-participatory Behavior. Paper presented at the National Conference of Industrial and Organizational Psychology “Alexandru Rosca”, Cluj Napoca, June 5-7.

Sulea, C., Zaborila, C., Maricutoiu, L. (2007). Predictors of the Counterproductive Behavior. A Meta-analysis on the Predictive Efficiency of the Procedural Justice and Negative Affectivity. Paper presented at the National Conference of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Cluj Napoca, May 10-13.

Sulea, C. (2006). The Analysis of a Prediction Model of the Organizational Counterproductive Behavior. Paper presented at the National Conference of Social Psychology – European Identity and Integration, Iasi, September 22-24.

Virga, D., Maricutoiu, L., Sulea, C,, Dumitru (Zaborila) C (2009, September 25 – 27). The Adaptation and the Validation of the Work-family Conflict Multidimensional Questionnaire. Paper presented at the International Conference of Applied Psychology “Applied Psychology: Diversity and Consistency”, Gura Humorului.