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Llewellyn (Lew) van Zyl is an Assistant Professor in work and organisational psychology with the Department of Human Performance Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His specific areas of expertise include Applied Positive Psychology and Positive Psychological Intervention design. Llewellyn has a passion for Online Positive Psychological Interventions aimed at talent development. Specifically, strengths-based people development, strengths-based coaching psychology, happiness at work, e-Health interventions and social media.

Lewellyn is currently conducting research in the following areas: Project 1:  Mental Health and Identity of industrial and organizational psychologists within South Africa, Project 2: Measuring and Managing Performance within the South African Context, Project 3: The Grit / Performance narrative within global contexts, Project 4: Conceptualising, measuringing and managing Flourishing@Work

Academic background

Llewellyn van Zyl holds a PhD in Industrial Psychology, an M.Com in Industrial Psychology (with honors), a B.com (Hons) in Industrial Psychology (with honors), and a B.com in Behavioural Sciences (with honors), all obtained at North-West University, South Africa. He holds an extraordinary professorship in Industrial Psychology with the North-West University,  where he leads the Optimizing Performance Sub-Programme of the Optentia Research Focus Area. Lew also acts as the past president for the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa.

Llewellyn is a published author of various scientific articles and specialist books. He is Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology and on the editorial board of various high impact journals. Llewellyn has extensive experience within the tertiary educational environment (as a lecturer and researcher), as well as within the private and public sectors (as a consultant). As of 1 January 2017, Llewellyn holds the ranking as a C2 rated researcher with the National Research Foundation within South Africa.

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Education/Academic qualification

Social and Organizational Psychology, Doctor, North West University

External positions

Extraordinary Professor, North West University

1 Jun 2017 → …

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Human resource Management

1 Jun 2016 → …

Associate Editor, South African Journal of Industrial Psychology

1 Jan 2013 → …

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Ownership Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Happiness Medicine & Life Sciences
Students Medicine & Life Sciences
South Africa Medicine & Life Sciences
Smiling Medicine & Life Sciences
Sense of Coherence Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2019

#NoFilter: an online photographic meaningful-moments intervention

van Zyl, L. E., Hulshof, I. L. & Dickens, L., 12 Jul 2019, Evidence-based positive psychological intervention practices in multicultural contexts. van Zyl, L. E. & Rothmann Sr., S. (eds.). Springer, p. 57-82

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

well-being
satisfaction with life
psychopathology
resilience
autonomy

A critical reflection on the psychology of retention

van Zyl, L. E., 29 Jan 2019, In : SA Journal of Industrial Psychology. 45, 4 p., a1600

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File

Best-practice guidelines for positive psychological intervention research design

van Zyl, L. E., Efendic, E., Rothmann Sr., S. & Shankland, R., 12 Jun 2019, Positive psychological intervention design and protocols for multi-cultural contexts . Van Zyl, L. E. & Rothmann Sr., S. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 1-32 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

psychological intervention
research planning
best practice
scientific community
moderator

Brief positive psychological interventions within multi-cultural organisational contexts: a systematic literature review

Roll, L., van Zyl, L. & Griep, Y., 2019, Theoretical approaches to multi-cultural positive psychological interventions. van Zyl, L. E. & Rothman, Sr., S. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 523-544

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

psychological intervention
psychology
stress management
burnout
literature

Evidence-based positive psychological intervention practices in multicultural contexts

van Zyl, L. E. & Rothmann Sr., S., 16 Aug 2019, Cham: Springer. 360 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

Psychology
Publications
Research
Population

Prizes

Academic Citizenship Award

Llewellyn van Zyl (Recipient), 2013

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

industrial psychology
organizational psychology
citizenship
profession

Honorary Member: Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology of South

Llewellyn van Zyl (Recipient), 1 Aug 2016

Recognition: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

National Research Foundation – C2 Rating

Llewellyn van Zyl (Recipient), 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

rating

North-West University’s Young Alumni Award of Excellence

Llewellyn van Zyl (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

alumni
Society

SIOPSA Honorary Membership Award

Llewellyn van Zyl (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

Organizational psychology
South Africa

Activities 2013 2019

  • 7 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of committee

SAGE Open (Journal)

Llewellyn E. van Zyl (Editorial board member)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Llewellyn E. van Zyl (Editorial board member)
1 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

International Coaching Psychology Review (Journal)

L.E. van Zyl (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

SA Journal of Industrial Psychology (Journal)

L.E. van Zyl (Editor)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Society for industrial and organisational psychology of South Africa (External organisation)

L.E. van Zyl (Member)
1 Aug 2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Courses

Research Methods

1/09/15 → …

Course

Student theses

Feedback and recipient characteristics that influence recipients' reactions to multisource feedback: at Thomas International

Author: Vriens, T., 30 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 1), Le Blanc, P. (Supervisor 2) & van Zyl, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Learning transfer and performance improvement: factors that influence training effectiveness for retail employees

Author: Schevers, L., 21 Dec 2018

Supervisor: Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 1), Rispens, S. (Supervisor 2) & van Zyl, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Let's flow!: transformational leadership and team effectiveness : the mediating role of team flow in organizations

Author: Verhoeven, B., 31 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Gevers, J. (Supervisor 1), van Zyl, L. (Supervisor 2) & Le Blanc, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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