On the 26th of August the SzEEDSM Program Management conducted the Dissertation Defense of Miklós Szerdahelyi. (Title of the PhD thesis: Heroes, Highly Effective People and Self-Directed Learners at the Workplace: Developing and Measuring Positive Organizational Behavior Resources)

Positive organizational behavior (POB) constructs are (a) grounded in theory, (b) sound psychometrically, (c) related to the field of organizational behavior, (d) state-like that is open to development and (e) positively correlated to workplace outcome measures such as performance and satisfaction. In this dissertation the field of POB is expanded along these criteria based on observed gaps in the literature. Quantitative statistical methods are used to for scale abridgement and construct validation, as well a new intervention method is proposed to develop positive resources.

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