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dhr. dr. E.A.J. (Edwin) van Hooft

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Bezoekadres
    REC G
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 129  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 2.14
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15919
    1001 NK  Amsterdam
    T: 0205256863
    T: 0205256860

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2009 – present

Associate Professor, Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Amsterdam

  • 2006 – 2009

Postdoctoral research fellow (VENI), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)/Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2005 – 2009

Assistant Professor, Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2003 – 2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, VU University Amsterdam

  • 2002

Visiting Researcher, Psychology Department, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

  • 1999 – 2003

Ph.D. Work and Organizational Psychology, VU University Amsterdam

  • 1999

Research Trainee, GITP Research & Development, Amsterdam

  • 1997

Research Assistant, Department of Information Systems and Management, Tilburg University

  • 1995 – 1999

M.A. Human Resources Sciences, Tilburg University

  • 1993 – 1998

M.A. Information Management Sciences, Tilburg University




Professional memberships

  • Kurt Lewin Institute (KLI) - Member
  • Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) - International Affiliate     
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) - Member
  • Dutch Association of I/O Researchers (WAOP) - Member   



Research interests

  • Motivation and self-regulation: procrastination, goal orientation, intention-behavior consistency, boredom
  • Job search behavior, job loss, reemployment
  • Recruitment: applicant attraction, job pursuit
  • Assessment: faking, 360º feedback, personality


Advisor (co-promotor) of:

  • Loes Kreemers (UvA) - NWO-funded ORA-project on self-regulation during unemployment (with Annelies van Vianen)
  • Gerald Weltevreden (UvA) - Project on implicit theories and achievement goals (with Annelies van Vianen)
  • Nicoletta Dimitrova (VU) - Project on errors and self-regulation (with Cathy van Dyck and Peter Groenewegen; defended February 2014)
  • Gera Noordzij (EUR) - Project on the role of goal orientation in reemployment counselling (with Heleen van Mierlo and Marise Born; defended January 2013)
  • Benjamin J. de Boer (EUR) - Project on self-control (with Arnold Bakker; defended January 2012)

International publications


  • Dimitrova, N., Van Dyck, C., Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Groenewegen, P. (2015). Don’t fuss, focus: The mediating effect of on-task thoughts on the relationship between error approach instructions and task performance. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 64, 599-624. 
  • De Boer, B.J., Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Bakker, A.B. (2015). Self-control at work: Its relationship with contextual performance. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30, 406-421.
  • Van Hooff, M.L.M., & Van Hooft, E.A.J. (2014). Boredom at work: Proximal and distal consequences of affective work-related boredom. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 348-359.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J. (2014). Motivating and hindering factors during the reemployment process: The added value of employment counselors' assessment. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 1-17.
  • Noordzij, G., Van Hooft, E.A.J., Van Mierlo, H., Van Dam, A., & Born, M.Ph. (2013). The effects of a learning-goal orientation training on self-regulation: A field experiment among unemployed job seekers. Personnel Psychology, 66, 723-755.
  • Noordzij, G.,Van Hooft, E.A.J., Van Mierlo, H., Van Dam, A., & Born, M.Ph. (2013). Getting unemployed job seekers back to work: The development of a process model of employment counseling behavior. Career Development Quarterly, 61 , 256-275.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Wanberg, C.R., & Van Hoye, G. (2013). Moving beyond job search quantity: Towards a conceptualization and self-regulatory framework of job search quality. Organizational Psychology Review, 3, 3-40.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Born, M.Ph. (2012). Intentional response distortion on personality tests: Using eye-tracking to understand response processes when faking. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97 , 301-316.
  • Wanberg, C. R., Basbug, G., Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Samtani, A. (2012). Navigating the black hole: Explicating layers of job search context and adaptational responses. Personnel Psychology, 65, 887-926.
  • De Boer, B.J., Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Bakker, A.B. (2011). Stop and start control: A distinction within self-control. European Journal of Personality, 25, 349-362. (Awarded with the Wiley-Blackwell 2011 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the European Journal of Personality.)
  • De Ridder, D., De Boer, B.J.,  Lugtig, P., Bakker, A.B., & Van Hooft, E.A.J. (2011). Not doing bad things is not equivalent to doing the right thing: Distinguishing between inhibitory and initiatory self-control. Personality and Individual Differences, 50 , 1006-1011.
  • Jaidi, Y., Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Arends, L.R. (2011). Recruiting highly-educated graduates: A study on the relationship between recruitment information sources, the theory of planned behavior, and actual job pursuit. Human Performance, 24 , 135-157.
  • Russo, G., & Van Hooft, E.A.J. (2011). Identities, conflicting behavioural norms and the importance of job attributes. Journal of Economic Psychology, 32 , 103-119.
  • Van Dyck, C., Van Hooft, E.A.J., De Gilder, D., & Liesveld, L.C. (2010). Proximal antecedents and correlates of adopted error approach: A self-regulatory perspective. The Journal of Social Psychology, 150 , 428-451.
  • Wanberg, C.R., Zhu, J., & Van Hooft, E.A.J. (2010). The job-search grind: Perceived progress, self-reactions, and self-regulation of search effort. Academy of Management Journal, 53 , 788-807.  (Awarded with the HRM Scholarly Achievement Award 2011 for the HR Division of the Academy of Management; Finalist for Academy of Management Journal's Best Paper Award 2010.)
  • Schreurs, B., Derous, E., Van Hooft, E.A.J., Proost, K., & De Witte, K. (2009). Predicting applicants' job pursuit behavior from their selection expectations: The mediating role of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30 , 761-783.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., & De Jong, M. (2009). Predicting job seeking for temporary employment using the theory of planned behaviour: The moderating role of individualism and collectivism. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 82 , 295-316.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Noordzij, G. (2009). The effects of goal orientation on job search and reemployment: A field experiment among unemployed job seekers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94 , 1581-1590.
  • Van Hoye, G., Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Lievens, F. (2009). Networking as a job search behaviour:A social network perspective. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 82 , 661-682.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Crossley, C.D. (2008). The joint role of locus of control and perceived financial need in job search. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 16 ,258-271.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Born,M.Ph., Taris,T.W., & Van der Flier, H. (2006). Ethnic and gender differences in applicants' decision-making processes: An application of the theory of reasoned action. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 14 , 156-166.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Born, M.Ph., Taris, T.W., & Van der Flier, H. (2006). The cross-cultural generalizability of the theory of planned behavior: A study on job seeking in The Netherlands. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37 , 127-135.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Van der Flier, H., & Minne, M.R. (2006). Construct validity of multi-source performance ratings: An examination of the relationship of self-, supervisor-, andpeer-ratings with cognitive and personality measures. InternationalJournal of Selection and Assessment, 14 , 67-81.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Born, M.Ph., Taris, T.W., & Van der Flier, H. (2005). Predictors and outcomesof job search behavior: The moderating effects of gender and family situation. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 67 , 133-152.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Born, M.Ph., Taris, T.W., Van der Flier, H., & Blonk, R.W.B. (2005). Bridging the gap between intentions and behavior: Implementation intentions, action control, and procrastination. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 66 , 238-256.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Born, M.Ph., Taris, T.W., & Van der Flier, H. (2004). Job search behavior and the theory of plannedbehavior: Minority - majority group differencesin The Netherlands. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 65 , 366-390.

  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Born, M.Ph., Taris, T.W., Van der Flier, H., & Blonk, R.W.B. (2004). Predictors of job search behavior among employed and unemployed people. Personnel Psychology, 57 , 25-59.


Publications in Dutch


  • Dimitrova, N. G., van Dyck, C., Van Hooft, E. A. J., & Groenewegen, P. (2012). Gewoon aan de taak blijven denken: Foutenbenadering beïnvloedt taakprestatie middels taakgerichte gedachten. In M. Strick, M. Baas, L. Van Dillen, R. Dotsch, D. Lakens, & M. De Vries (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2012 (pp. 57-61). Groningen: ASPO Pers.
  • Wesdorp, P., Van Hooft, E.A.J., Duinkerken, G., & Van Geuns, R. (2010). Het heft in eigen hand: Sturen op zelfsturing, handreiking voor re-integratieprofessionals. Den Haag: Raad voor Werk en Inkomen.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Wesdorp, P., Duinkerken, G.,& Van Geuns, R. (2010). Het heft in eigen hand: Sturen op zelfsturing, achtergrondstudie. Den Haag: Raad voor Werk en Inkomen.
  • Noordzij, G., & Van Hooft, E.A.J. (2008). De invloed van doeloriëntaties op de effectiviteit van re-integratie. Gedrag & Organisatie, 21 (3), 209-225.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Van Dam, A. (2008). Werkzoekgedrag en het effect ervan onder de loep genomen. Maandblad Reïntegratie, 8 (4), 16-19.
  • Noordzij, G., Van Hooft, E.A.J., & Van Dam, A. (2008). Leren reïntegreren. Maandblad Reïntegratie, 8 (3), 10-12.
  • Van Hooft, E. A. J., Ottervanger, M., & Van Dam, A. (2007). Verklarende factoren van werkzoekgedrag en werkhervatting [Predictors of job seeking and reemployment] . Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit.
  • Schippers, A., Bos, A. E. R., Derous,E., & VanHooft, E.A.J. (2007). Heeft een depressieve sollicitant minder kans op eenbaan? Effecten van een depressief verleden op persoonsbeoordeling, emotionelereacties en aanname-intentie. In C.van Laar,R. Ruiter, J. Karremans, W. van Rijswijk & F. van Harreveld (Red.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2006 (pp 437-444). Groningen: ASPO Pers.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J. (2005). Diversiteit op de arbeidsmarkt en effectieve personeelswerving [Effective recruitment and labormarket diversity]. Gids voor Personeelsmanagement, 84 (3), 26-28.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Born, M.Ph., Taris, T.W., & Van der Flier, H. (2004). Werk zoeken en werk vinden: Een vergelijkend onderzoekonder Turkse en autochtone Nederlanders [Job search and job attainment: A comparative study amongTurkish and native-Dutch individuals]. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J., Raes, A.M.L., Taris, T.W., Brenninkmeijer, V., Blonk, R.W.B., Born, M.Ph., & Van der Flier, H. (2003). Determinanten van werkzoekgedrag bij autochtone en allochtone werklozen [Determinants ofjob-seeking behavior of native and ethnicminority unemployed persons]. Gedrag & Organisatie,16 (6), 418-434.
  • Van Hooft, E.A.J.,Born, M.Ph., Taris,T.W., & Van der Flier, H. (2002). Culturele verschillen in werkzoekgedrag: Motivationele factoren en belemmeringen bij het zoeken naar werk [Cultural differences in applicant behavior: Motivational factors explaining job search]. Gedrag &Organisatie, 15 (1), 52-71.











  • Kreemers, L. M., van Hooft, E. A. J., & van Vianen, A. E. M. (2016). Dealing with Job search difficulties: Affect, self-compassion, job search intention and behavior. Poster session presented at Kurt Lewin Institute Conference 2016, . [details / files]


  • van Hooft, E.A.J. (examiner) (12-2016): Dissertation committee member (examination).
  • van Hooft, E.A.J. (examiner) (3-2016): Dissertation committee member (examination).
  • van Hooft, E.A.J. (visiting researcher) (5-2016): University of Minnesota (UMN) (visiting an external academic institution).


  • van Hooft, E.A.J. (speaker) & Koen, J. (speaker) (2016): Changes in job-search strategies: A multi-wave study on the role of progress in shaping the self-regulatory dynamics of job seeking, Applicant Behavior, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • van Hooft, E.A.J. (speaker) (31-12-2016): Motivation and self-regulation in job search, Ghent University, Belgium.
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