Leoni van der Vaart

van der Vaart
Associate Professor
Leoni van der Vaart

Leoni completed her Master’s degrees in Human Resource Management and Industrial/Organisational Psychology and a joint PhD in the field of Industrial/Organisational Psychology with KU Leuven (Belgium) and the North-West University (South Africa). Her research focuses on understanding employee/job seeker attitudes and behaviour from a motivational perspective. Leoni also has a keen interest in psychometrics and quantitative research methodology. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented several papers at conferences, both locally and internationally 

She also reviews for several top-rated journals worldwide. Leoni is the research programme of the School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management (Vanderbijlpark Campus) and the programme leader of the Flourishing Institutions at the Optentia Research Focus Area. She is currently working on a project that investigates motivation small business which is funded by the National Research Foundation.

Leoni is also a registered psychological counsellor (category: independent practitioner), a registered psychologist (category: organisational psychology) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and human resource professional (category: learning and development) with the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP).

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Vanderbijlpark Campus, Building 7, Ground Floor, Room G17

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