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Professor Fons Van de Vijver
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Professor Fons Van de Vijver
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Department of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Tilburg University
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands


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Professor Fons Van de Vijver
Qualifications:

Masters, Tilburg University (the Netherlands)

PhD, Tilburg University (the Netherlands)

Background:

I am an honorary professor, which means that I do not have an office in the School of Psychology. You can contact me at fons.vandevijver@uq.edu.au or Skype (fonsvandevijver).

Supervision

I am interested in being involved in PhD projects with a cross-cultural component; examples could be assessment of depression in different immigrant groups or implicit theories of happiness among different groups, and acculturative stress.

As I spend most of the time in the Netherlands (Tilburg University), I would prefer to be co-advisor (rather than the sole advisor). 

 

Professional Activities:

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (Editor in Chief, 2001-2007)

European Journal of Psychological Assessment (Associate Editor, 2000-2005)

Survey Research Methods (Associate Editor, 2007-)

 

Membership of Editorial Boards (current only)

European Journal of Psychological Assessment (2006-), Psychology Science Quarterly (2006-), International Journal of Testing (2000-), International Journal of Psycholiogy (2014-), Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (2007-), Journal of European Psychology Students (2009-), Psychology and Developing Societies (2013-), South African Journal of Industrial Psychology (2013-)

 

Other Professional Activities

European Association of Psychological Assessment (President, 2011-2015)

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Professor Fons Van de Vijver
Research Activities:

My research interest is cross-cultural psychology. I conduct (or have conducted) international comparisons of intelligence, values, personality, emotions, and response styles. I am particularly interested in understanding patterns of cross-cultural differences (e.g., why do individuals in western societies show more emotions than individuals in non-western societies?) and in methodological aspects of comparative studies (bias and equivalence in cross-cultural studies). My studies also involve multicultural societies and aspects of acculturation and multiculturalism. Examples are wellbeing among immigrants, adapting tests for use in plural groups, perceived cultural distance between mainstreamers and immigrants, and comparisons of acculturation patterns of single groups across countries (e.g., Turkish immigrants in different countries) and of multiple groups in a single country.

Representative Publications:

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Leung, K. (1997). Methods and data analysis for cross-cultural research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (1997). Meta-analysis of cross-cultural comparisons of cognitive test performance. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 28, 678-709.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Leung, K. (2000). Methodological issues in psychological research on culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 31, 33-51.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2002). Inductive reasoning in Zambia, Turkey, and The Netherlands: Establishing cross-cultural equivalence. Intelligence, 30, 313-351.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Poortinga, Y. H. (2002). Structural equivalence in multilevel research. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 33, 141-156.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2002). Inductive reasoning in Zambia, Turkey, and The Netherlands: Establishing cross-cultural equivalence. Intelligence, 30, 313-351.

Helms-Lorenz, M., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Poortinga, Y. H. (2003). Cross-cultural differences in cognitive performance and Spearman’s Hypothesis: G or C? Intelligence, 31, 9-29.

Arends-Tóth, J., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2003). Multiculturalism and acculturation: Views of Dutch and Turkish-Dutch. European Journal of Social Psychology, 33, 249-266.

Georgas, J., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Berry, J. W. (2004). The ecocultural framework, ecosocial indices and psychological variables in cross-cultural research. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 74-96.

Arends-Tóth, J. V., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2006). Assessment of psychological acculturation: Choices in designing an instrument. In D. L. Sam & J. W. Berry (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology (pp. 142-160). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Georgas, J., Berry, J. W., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Kagitcibasi, C., & Poortinga, Y. H. (Eds.) (2006), Families across cultures. A 30-nation psychological study. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Brouwers, S. A., Mishra, R. C., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2006). Schooling and everyday cognitive development among Kharwar children in India: A natural experiment. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 30, 559-567.

Van Hemert, D., Poortinga, Y. H., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2007). Emotion and culture. A meta-analysis. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 913-943.

Galchenko, I., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2007). The role of perceived cultural distance in the acculturation of exchange students in Russia. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 31, 181-197.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Van Hemert, D. A., & Poortinga, Y. H. (Eds.) (2008). Multilevel analysis of individuals and cultures. New York, NY: Erlbaum.

Arends-Tóth, J. V., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2008). Family relationships among immigrants and majority members in the Netherlands: The role of acculturation. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 57, 466-487.

Te Lindert, A., Korzilius, H., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Kroon, S., & Arends-Tóth, J. (2008). Perceived discrimination and acculturation among Iranian refugees in the Netherlands. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 32, 578-588.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Breugelmans, S. M., & Schalk-Soekar, S. R. G. (2008). Multiculturalism: Construct validity and stability. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 32, 93-104.

Abubakar, A., Van de Vijver, F. J. R, Van Baar, A., Mbonani, L., Kalu, R., Newton, C., & Holding, P. (2008). Socioeconomic status, anthropometric status, and psychomotor development of Kenyan Children from a resource-limited setting: A path-analytic study. Early Human Development, 84, 613-621.

Brouwers, S. A., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Van Hemert, D. A. (2009). Variation in Raven’s Progressive Matrices scores across time and place. Learning and Individual Differences, 19, 330-338.

Malda, M., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Srinivasan, K., Transler, C., Sukumar, P. (2010). Traveling with cognitive tests: Testing the validity of a KABC-II adaptation in India. Assessment, 17, 107-115.

Abubakar, A., Holding, P., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Newton, C., & Van Baar, A. (2010). Children at risk for developmental delay can be recognised by stunting, being underweight, ill health or little maternal education. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 652-659.

Malda, M., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Temane, M. Q. (2010). Rugby versus soccer in South Africa: Content familiarity explains most cross-cultural differences in cognitive test scores. Intelligence, 38, 582–595.

Alonso-Arbiol, I., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Fernandez, I., Paez, D., Campos, M., Carrera, P. (2011). Implicit theories about interrelations of anger components in 25 countries. Emotion, 11, 1-11.

Nel, J. A., Valchev, V. H., Rothmann, S., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Meiring, D., De Bruin, G. (in press). Exploring the Personality Structure in the 11 Languages of South Africa. Journal of Personality.

Celenk, O., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Goodwin, R. (2011). Relationship satisfaction among Turkish and British adults. International Journal of Intercultural Research, 35, 628-640.

Cheung, F. M., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Leong, F. T. L. (2011). Toward a new approach to the assessment of personality in culture. American Psychologist, 66, 593-603.

Van Hemert, D. A., Van de Vijver F. J. R., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2011). Country and crying: Prevalence and gender differences. Cross-Cultural Research, 45, 399-431.

Abubakar, A., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Mazrui, L., Arasa, J., & Murugami, M. (2012). Ethnic identity, acculturation orientations and psychological well-being among adolescents of immigrant background in Kenya. In C. Garcia-Coll (Ed.), The impact of immigration on children’s development. Contributions to human development (Vol. 24, pp. 49-63). Basel, Switzerland: Karger.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Van Hemert, D. A. (2012). Cross-cultural personality assessment. In G. J. Boyle, H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds.), Psychological assessment (Vol. 2: Personality and clinical assessment). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Abubakar, A., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2012). Socioeconomic status, anthropometric status and developmental outcomes of East-African Children. In V. R. Preedy (Ed.), Handbook of anthropometry: Physical measures of human form in health and disease (pp. 2679-2693). New York, NY: Springer Science.

Adams, B. G., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & De Bruin, G. P. (2012). Identity in South Africa: Examining self-descriptions across ethnic groups. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36, 377–388.

Brouwers, S. A., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2012). Intelligence 2.0 in IO psychology: Revival or contextualization? Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5, 159-161.

He, J., & van de Vijver, F. (2012). Bias and Equivalence in Cross-Cultural Research. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, Unit 2. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/orpc/vol2/iss2/8

Nel, J. A., Valchev, V. H., Rothmann, S., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Meiring, D., & De Bruin, G. (2012). Exploring the personality structure in the 11 languages of South Africa. Journal of Personality, 80, 915-948.

Liebenberg, L., Ungar, M., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2012). Validation of Sub-scales on the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28 (CYRM-28). Research on Social Work Practice, 22, 219-226.

Yağmur, K., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2012). Acculturation and language orientations of Turkish immigrants in Australia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 110-1130.

Suryani, A. O., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Poortinga, Y. H., & Setiadi, B. N. (2012). Indonesian leadership styles: A mixed-methods approach. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 15, 290-303

Jackson, L. T. B., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Ali, S. (2012). Positive acculturation conditions and well-being in a mine in the North-West province. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 38, 11 pages.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Matsumoto, D., & Best, D. L. (2013). Editorial transition. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 3-4.

Poortinga, Y. H., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Der Umgang mit methodischen Stolperfallen in der kulturvergleichenden Stressforschung. In P. Gankova, T. Ringeisen, & F. T. Leong (Eds.), Handbuch Stess und Kultur (pp. 153-171). Wiesbaden, Germany: Wiesbaden.

Sandal, G. M., Bye, H. H., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). The risk for groupthink during long-duration space missions:  Results from a 105 day confinement study. In D. A. Vakoch (Ed.), On orbit and beyond (pp. 135-150). Berlin, Germany: Springer. 

Durgel, E. S., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Yagmurlu, B. (2013). Self-reported maternal expectations and child-rearing practices: Disentangling the associations with ethnicity, immigration, and educational background. International Journal of Behavioral Development,37, 35-43. 

Ungar, M., Liebenberg, L., Armstrong, M., Dudding, P., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Patterns of service use, individual and contextual risk factors, and resilience among adolescents using multiple psychosocial services. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37, 150-159.

Buzea, C., Meseşan-Schmitz, L., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Reward-allocation judgments in Romania: A factorial survey approach. Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala, 40, 107-123.

Valchev, V. H., Nel, J. A., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Meiring, D., De Bruin, G. P., & Rothmann, S. R. (2013). Similarities and differences in implicit personality concepts across ethno-cultural groups in South Africa. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology,44, 365-388. 

Caramelli, M., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Towards a comprehensive procedure for developing measurement scales for cross-cultural management research. Management International, 17(2), 150-163.

Schachner, M., Robertson, T., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Funke, F., & Brzezinska , D. (2013). Does tolerance reflect a more or less inclusive self-construal? A comparison of Poland, East and West Germany. In Y. Kashima, E. Kashima, & R. Beatson  (Eds.), Steering the cultural dynamics: Selected papers from the 2010 Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural  Psychology (pp. 131-139). Melbourne, Australia: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Retrieved from http://www.iaccp.org/drupal/sites/default/files/melbourne_pdf/Schachner.pdf.

Hill, C., French, L., Morton, N., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Valchev, V., Adams, B. G., & De Bruin, G. (2013). The construct validation of the relationship harmony and soft-heartedness scales of the South African Personality Inventory. South African Journal of Psychology, 43, 167-181. 

Valchev, V. H., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Nel, J. A., Rothmann, S., & Meiring, D. (2013). The use of traits and contextual information in free personality descriptions of ethno-cultural groups in South Africa. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,104, 1077-1091. 

Vieluf, S., Kuenther, M., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Teacher self-efficacy in cross-cultural perspective. Teaching and Teacher Education, 35, 92-103. 

Abubakar, A., Holding, P., Van Baar, A., Newton, C., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Espy, K. A. (2013). The performance of children prenatally exposed to HIV on the A-not-B Task in Kilifi, Kenya: A preliminary study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10, 4132-4142.

Jackson, L. T. B., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Molokoane, D. H. (2013). A dual process model of diversity outcomes: The case of the South African Police Service in the Pretoria area. South African Journal of Human Resource Management, 11, 13 pages.

Alonso-Arbiol, I., Soriano, C., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). The conceptualisation of despair in Basque, Spanish, and English. In J. R. J. Fontaine, K. R. Scherer, & C. Soriano (Eds.), Components of emotional meaning. A sourcebook (pp. 311-327). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Construct bias. In K. Keith (Ed.), The encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology (pp. 233-235). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Method bias. In K. Keith (Ed.), The encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology (pp. 878-880). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Item bias. In K. Keith (Ed.), The encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology (pp. 772-774). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Celenk, O., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). What makes couples happy? Marital and life satisfaction among ethnic groups in the Netherlands. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 1275-1293. 

He, J., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). A general response style factor: Evidence from a multi-ethnic study in the Netherlands. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 794-800. 

Hill, C., Nel, J. A., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Meiring, D., Valchev, V., Adams, B. G., & de Bruin, G. P. (2013). Developing and testing items for the South African Personality Inventory (SAPI ). SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 39, 13 pages. 

Dimitrova, R., Chasiotis, A., Bender, M., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Collective identity and well-being of Roma minority adolescents in Bulgaria. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 502-513. 

He, J., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Methodological issues in cross-cultural studies in educational psychology. In G. A. D. Liem & A. B. I. Bernardo (Eds.), Advancing cross-cultural perspectives on educational psychology: A Festschrift for Dennis McInerney (pp. 39-56). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2013). Contributions of internationalization to psychology: Toward a global and inclusive discipline. American Psychologist, 68, 761-770. 

Valchev, V. H., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Meiring, D., Nel, J. A., Laher, S., Hill, C., Adams, B. G. (2014). Beyond agreeableness: Social-relational personality concepts from an indigenous and cross-cultural perspective. Journal of Research in Personality, 48, 17-32. 

Valchev, V. H., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Meiring, D., Nel, J. A., Laher, S., Hill, C., Adams, B. G. (2014). Beyond agreeableness: Social-relational personality concepts from an indigenous and cross-cultural perspective. Journal of Research in Personality, 48, 17-32.

Dimitrova, R., Bender, M., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (Eds.) (2014). Global perspectives on well-being in immigrant families. New York, NY: Springer. 

Aydinli, A., Bender, M., Chasiotis, A., Cemalcilar, Z., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2014). When does self-reported prosocial motivation predict helping? The moderating role of implicit prosocial motivation. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 645-658. 

Adams, B. G., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., De Bruin, G. P., & Bueno Torres, C. (2014). Identity in descriptions of others across ethnic groups in South Africa. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1411-1433. 

He, J., Bartram, D., Inceoglu, I., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2014). Response styles and personality traits: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1028-1045. 

Fetvadjiev, V., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2015). Measures of personality across cultures. In G. J. Boyle, D. H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs (pp. 752-776). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Elsevier.  

He, J., & Van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2015). The factual items used in PIAAC are also susceptible to response styles. In L. C. Theron, L. Liebenberg, & M. Ungar (Eds.), Youth resilience and culture. Commonalities and complexities (pp. 189-201). New York, NY: Springer.

Saklofske, D. H., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Oakland, T., Mpofu, E., & Suzuki, L. A. (2015). Intelligence and culture: History and assessment. In S. Goldstein, D. Princiotta, & J. A. Naglieri (Eds.), Handbook of intelligence: Evolutionary theory, historical perspective, and current concepts (pp. 341-365). New York, NY: Springer. 

 

 

 

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