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Ute Hülsheger is Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Ute studied psychology at Bielefeld University, Germany. After that she spent half a year at the University of Seville, Spain, studying Spanish and Business Administration. She earned her Ph.D. from Bielefeld University in 2006, Germany, in Work and Organizational Psychology. She continued as a postdoctoral fellow at the HROB department of the University of Amsterdam Business School before starting at Maastricht University in 2007. Currently Ute serves as the head of the section Work and Organizational Psychology https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/wsp/research/work-and-organisational-psychology.

Ute's research mainly focuses on occupational health-related topics such as emotional labor and the role of mindfulness for employee health and well-being.

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Education and Academic Degrees

Habilitation, January 2017, University of Münster, Institute of Psychology

Dr. rer. nat in Psychology, Bielefeld University, June 2006, Department of Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology

Dipl.-psych., Bielefeld University, June 2002, Department of Psychology

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Academic Positions

Feburary 2018 - present: Full Professor; Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University

November 2013 - January 2018: Associate Professor; Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University

September 2007 - October 2013: Assistant Professor with tenure; Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University

September 2006 - August 2007: Postdoctoral Fellow at the HROB group; Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam (scholarship funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD)

July 2003 - Aug. 2006: Research and Teaching Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin); Department of Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology, Bielefeld University

April 2003 - Aug. 2006: Research and Teaching Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin); Department of Psychology, Differential and Personality Psychology, Bielefeld University

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Current and Former Editorial Board Memberships

Journal of Applied Psychology

Journal of Business and Psychology

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

Journal of Personnel Psychology

Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Occupational Health Science

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management

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Ad Hoc Reviewer

Applied Psychology: An International Review

Emotion

European Journal of Personality

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Human Performance

Human Relations

International Journal of Psychology

Journal of Individual Differences

Journal of Management

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Psychology & Health

Work & Stress

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

German Research Foundation (DFG)

Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

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Selected key publications

Hülsheger, U. R., van Gils, S., & Walkowiak, A. (in press). The regulatory role of mindfulness in enacted workplace incivility. An experience sampling study. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Hülsheger, U. R., & Alberts, H. J. E. M (in press). Assessing facets of mindfulness in the context of work: The Mindfulness@Work Scale as a work-specific, multidimensional measure of mindfulness. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Hülsheger, U. R. (2016). From dawn till dusk: Shedding light on the recovery process by investigting daily change patterns in fatigue. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 905-914.

Hülsheger, U. R., Lang, J. W. B., Schewe, A. F., & Zijlstra, F. (2015). When regulating emotions at work pays off: A diary and an intervention study on emotion regulation and customer tips in service jobs. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 263-277.

Hülsheger, U. R., Lang, J. W. B., Depenbrock, F., Fehrmann, C., Zijlstra, F. & Alberts, H. J. E. M. (2014). The power of presence: The role of mindfulness at work for daily levels and change trajectories of psychological detachment and sleep quality. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 1113-1128.

Hülsheger, U. R., Alberts, H. J. E. M., Feinholdt, A., & Lang, J. W. B. (2013). Benefits of mindfulness at work: On the role of mindfulness in emotion regulation, emotional exhaustion, and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 310-325.

Hülsheger, U. R., & Schewe, A. F. (2011). On the costs and benefits of emotional labor: A meta-analysis of three decades of research. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 16, 361-389.

Hülsheger, U.R., Anderson, N., & Salgado, J.F. (2009). Team-level predictors of innovation at work: A meta-analysis spanning three decades of research. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1128-1145.

More publications

Nübold, A., & Hülsheger U. R. (in press). Personality states mediate the effect of a mindfulness intervention on employees' work outcomes: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Personality.

Fleuren, B., Nübold, A., & Hülsheger U. R. (in press). COVID-19 and the need for integrative holistic research. Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Cancela, D., Hülsheger U. R., & Stutterheim, S. E. (in press). The role of support for transgender and nonbinary employees: Perceived co-worker and organizational support's associations with job attitudes and work behavior. Psychology and Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

Roche, M., Good, D., Lyddy, C., Tuckey, M., Grazier, M., Leroy, H., & Hülsheger U. R. (in press). A Swiss army knife? How science challenges our understanding of mindfulness in the workplace. Organization Dynamics.

König, C. J., Langer, M., Fell, C. B., Pathak, R. D., Bajwa, N. ul H., Derous, E., Geißler, S. M., Hirose, S., Hülsheger, U., Javakhishvili, N., Junges, N., Knudsen, B., Lee, M. S. W., Mariani, M. G., Nag, G. C., Petrescu, C., Robie, C., Rohorua, H., Sammel, L. D., Schichtel, D., Titov, S., Todadze, K., von Lautz, A. H., & Ziem, M. (in press). Economic predictors of differences in interview faking between countries: Economic inequality matters, not the state of economy. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

van Ruitenbeek, G. M. C., Zijlstra, F. R. H., & Hülsheger, U. R. (in press). Predicting and assessing work performance of people with limited work capacity (LWC): A multi-wave, multi-source study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Verduyn, C., Schulte-Strathaus, J. C. C., & Hüsheger, U. R. (2021). When do smartphones displace face-to-face interactions and what to do about it? Computers in Human Behavior, 114, 1-8.

Nübold, A., van Quakebeke, N., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2020). Be(com)ing real: A multi-source and an intervention study on mindfulness and authentic leadership. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35, 469-488.

Huppertz, A. V., Hülsheger, U. R., De Calheiros Velozo, J., Schreurs, B. H. (2020). Why do emotional labor strategies differentially predict exhaustion? Comparing psychological effort, authenticity, and relational mechanisms. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 25, 214-226.

Alabak, M., Hülsheger, U. R., Zijlstra, F. R. H., & Verduyn, P. (2020). More than one strategy: A closer examination of the relationship between deep acting and key employee outcomes. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 25, 32-45.

van Ruitenbeek, G. M. C., Zijlstra, F. R. H., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2019). The development of an instrument to measure the work capability of people with limited work capacity (LWC). Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 29, 163-147.

Hülsheger, U. R., Walkowiak, A., & Thommes, M. S. (2018). How can mindfulness be promoted? Workload and recovery experiences as antecedents of daily fluctuations in mindfulness. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91, 261-284.

Nelissen, P. T. J. H., Hülsheger, U. R., van Ruitenbeek, G. M. C., & Zijlstra, F. R. H. (2017). Lending a helping hand at work: A multilevel investigation of prosocial motivation, inclusive climate and inclusive behavior. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 27, 467-476.

Schwager, I. T. L., Hülsheger, U. R., & Lang, J. W. B. (2016). Be aware to be on the square: Mindfulness and counterproductive academic behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 93, 74-79.

Nelissen, P. T. J. H., Hülsheger, U. R., van Ruitenbeek, G. M. C., & Zijlstra, F. R. H. (2016). How and when stereotypes relate to inclusive behavior toward people with disabilities. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27,1610-1625.

Zettler, I., Lang, J. W. B., Hülsheger, U. R., & Hilbig, B. E. (2016). Dissociating indifferent, directional, and extreme responding in personality data: Applying the three-process model to self- and observer reports. Journal of Personality, 84, 461-472.

Hülsheger, U. R. (2015). Making sure that mindfulness is promoted in organizations in the right way and for the right goals. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 674-679.

Hülsheger, U. R., Feinholdt, A., & Nübold, A. (2015). A low-dose mindfulness intervention and recovery from work: Effects on psychological detachment, sleep quality, and sleep duration. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 464-489.

Schwager, I. T. L., Hülsheger, U. R., Bridgeman, B., & Lang, J. W. B. (2015). Graduate student selection: GRE, socioeconomic status, and undergraduate grade point average as predictors of study success in a Western European University. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 23, 71-79.

van Doorn, R. & Hülsheger, U. R. (2015). Positive self-evaluation moderates the relationship between job demands and strain reactions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 76-87.

Schwager, I. T. L., Hülsheger, U. R., Lang, J. W. B., Klieger, D. M., Bridgeman, B., & Wendler, C. (2014). Supervisor ratings of students’ academic potential as predictors of citizenship and counterproductive behavior. Learning and Individual Differences, 35, 62-69.

Schewe, A. F., Hülsheger, U. R., & Maier, G. W. (2014). Metaanalyse: Praktische Schritte und Entscheidungen im Umsetzungsprozess. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 58, 186-205.

Goertz, W., Hülsheger, U. R., & Maier, G. W. (2014). Validity of specific cognitive abilities for the prediction of training success in Germany: A meta-analysis. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 13, 123-133.

Nelissen, P. J. H., Vornholt, K., van Ruitenbeek, G. M. C., Hülsheger, U. R., & Uitdewilligen, S. (2014). Disclosure or non-disclosure - is this the question? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 234-235.

Schreurs, B., Guenter, H., Hülsheger, U. R., & van Emmerik, H. I. J. (2014). The role of punishment and reward sensitivity in the emotional labor process: A within-person perspective. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 108-121.

Connelly, B. S., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2012). A narrower scope or a clearer lens of personality? Examining sources of observers' advantages over self-reports for predicting performance. Journal of Personality, 80, 603-631.

Lang, J. W. B., Zettler, I., Ewen, C., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2012). Implicit motives, explicit traits, and task and contextual performance at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 1201-1217.

Walkowiak, A. L. T., Hülsheger, U. R., & Zijlstra, F. R. H. (2010). De relatie tussen herstel, werkdruk en slaap: Een dagboekstudie . Gedrag en Organisatie, 23, 316-323.

Hülsheger, U. R., Lang, J. W. B., & Maier, G. W. (2010). Emotional labor, strain and performance: Testing reciprocal relationships in a longitudinal panel study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 505-521.

Hülsheger, U. R. & Maier, G. W. (2010). The careless or the conscientious? Who profits most from goal progress. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 246-254.

Lang, J. W. B., Kersting, M., Hülsheger, U. R., & Lang, J. (2010). General mental ability, narrower cognitive abilities, and job performance: The perspective of the hierarchical model of cognitive abilities. Personnel Psychology, 63, 595-640.

Stumpp, T., Muck, P. M., Hülsheger, U. R., Judge, T., & Maier, G. W. (2010). Core self-evaluations in Germany: Validation of a German measure and its relationship with career success. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 59, 674-700.

Lang, J. W. B., Kersting, M., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2010). Range shrinkage of cognitive ability test scores in job-specific German applicant pools: Implications for range restriction corrections. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 18, 321-328.

Anderson, N., Salgado, J.F., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2010). Applicant reactions in selection: Comprehensive meta-analysis into reaction generalization versus situational specificity. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 18, 291-304.

Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Hülsheger, U. R., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., & Spinath, F. M., (2010). Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 66-379.

Hülsheger, U.R. & Anderson, N. (2009). Applicant perspectives in selection: Going beyond preference reactions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 17, 335-345.

Stumpp, T., Hülsheger, U. R., Muck, P. M., & Maier, G. W. (2009). Expanding the link between core self-evaluations and affective job attitudes. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 18, 148-166.

Hülsheger, U.R. (2008). Buchbesprechung von Schuler, H. & Sonntag, K. (2007). Handbuch der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie. Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie, 7, 189-193.

Hülsheger, U.R. & Maier, G.W. (2008). Persönlichkeitseigenschaften, Intelligenz und Erfolg im Beruf: Eine Bestandsaufnahme internationaler und nationaler Befunde. Psychologische Rundschau, 59, 108-122.

Hülsheger, U. R., Maier, G. W. & Stumpp, T. (2007). Validity of general mental ability for the prediction of job performance and training success in Germany: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 15, 3-18.

Hülsheger, U. R., Maier, G. W., Stumpp, T. & Muck, P. M. (2006). Vergleich kriteriumsbezogener Validitäten verschiedener Intelligenztests zur Vorhersage von Ausbildungserfolg in Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer Metaanalyse. Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie, 5, 145-162.

Hülsheger, U. R., Specht, E. & Spinath, F. M. (2006). Validität des BIP und des NEO-PI-R: Wie geeignet sind ein berufsbezogener und ein nicht explizit berufsbezogener Persönlichkeitstest zur Vorhersage von Berufserfolg? Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 50, 135-147.

Hülsheger, U. R., Spinath, F. M., Küppers, A. & Etzel, S. (2004). Experimentelle Untersuchung zweier Methoden zur Reduzierung Sozialer Erwünschtheit in einem computergestützten eignungsdiagnostischen Testverfahren. Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie, 3, 24-33.

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Edited Books

Anderson, N. & Hülsheger, U. R. (2008). Major works in employee selection and performance management (Volume 1, 2, & 3). London, UK: Sage.

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Book Chapters

Hüsheger, U. R., Hoppe, A., & Michel, A. (2020). Interventions to improve employee well-being. In L-Q Yang, R. Cropanzano, C. Daus, & V. Martinez-Tur. The Cambridge Handbook of workplace affect. Cambridge University Press.

Maier, G. W. & Hülsheger, U. R., Anderson, N., & Steinmann, B. (2018). Innovation und Kreativität in Projekten. In M. Wastian, I. Braumandl & L. von Rosenstiel (Hrsg.), Angewandte Psychologie für das Projektmanagement. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Connelly, B. S., Ones, D. S., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2017). Personality in industrial, work and organizational psychology: Theory, measurement and application. In N. Anderson, D. S. Ones, H. K. Sinangil, & C. Viswesvaran (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Anderson, N., Potocnik, K., Bledow, R., Hülsheger, U. R., & Rosing, K. (2017). Innovation and creativity in organizations. In N. Anderson, D. S. Ones, H. K. Sinangil, & C. Viswesvaran (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Alberts, H. J. E. M. & Hülsheger, U. R., (2015). Applying mindfulness in the context or work: Mindfulness interventions. In J. Reb & P. Atkins (Eds.), Mindfulness in Organizations. Boston: Cambridge University Press.

Maier, G. W., Hülsheger, U. R., & Anderson, N. (2015). Innovation and creativity in project teams. In M. Wastian, L. von Rosenstiel, I. Braumandl & M. West (Hrsg.), Applied psychology for project managers. A practitioner's guide to successful project management (pp. 233-247). New York: Springer.

Hülsheger, U. R., Maier, G. W., & Anderson, N. (2013). Innovation in Gruppen und Teams [Innovation in groups and teams]. In D. E. Krause (Ed.) Kreativität, Innovation und Entrepreneurship. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Salgado, J. F., Anderson, N., & Hülsheger, U. R. (2010). Personnel selection in Europe: Psychotechnics and the hidden history of modern scientific personnel selection. In J. Farr & N. Tippins (Eds.), Handbook of employee selection. New York, NY: Erlbaum.

Maier, G. W. & Hülsheger, U. R. (2009). Innovation und Kreativität in Projekten. In M. Wastian, I. Braumandl & L. von Rosenstiel (Hrsg.), Angewandte Psychologie für das Projektmanagement. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Hülsheger, U. R., Anderson, N., Havermanns, L. & Salgado, J. F. (2008). Back to the future: Employee selection and performance management in overview. In N. Anderson & U. R. Hülsheger (Eds.), Major works in employee selection and performance management. London, UK: Sage.

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Contact Information

Ute R. Hülsheger
Department of Work and Social Psychology
Maastricht University
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone: 0031-43-3881959
Email: Ute.Hulsheger at maastrichtuniversity.nl

last update: August 2020

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