• 400 Citations
1990 …2020

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“Challenging goals and specific feedback are indispensable for individuals and teams to manage and enhance their performance. Both goals and feedback are needed: one does not work without the other. Neither will work unless they are based on valid and controllable performance measures.”

Research profile

Ad Kleingeld is an assistant professor in the Human Performance Management (HPM) group at the faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests include work motivation in general, and specifically goal-setting and feedback interventions to enhance performance of individuals and teams. One of his key studies is a meta-analysis on the effects of goal setting on group performance. He is an expert in the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement (ProMES) method, an evidence-based application of several key theories in organizational psychology. Other research interests include the effects of personality, goal orientations and subconscious goals on performance. Although his research has largely focused on enhancing work performance, recent research is also aimed at identifying student-related predictors of academic success in STEM university programs.

Academic background

Ad Kleingeld obtained his PhD in 1994 at TU/e; his thesis focused on the design of performance management systems for teams. Prior to this, he received an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management Science. Ad has published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and The Journal of Experimental Education. Ad has been teaching courses in Work & Organizational Psychology and design of performance management systems, as well as supervising student projects at the bachelor’s and master’s levels for over 20 years. From 2004 to 2014 he was the education coordinator of the HPM group. In 2015, he was appointed project leader of the Study Choice Check for prospective students of the bachelor programs at TU/e. The skills and motivation questionnaire that is at the core of this project was based on the findings of a three-year study on predictors of academic success and drop-out among Industrial Engineering and Technical Innovation Sciences students at TU/e.

Affiliated with

  • Academy of Management
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)Netherlands Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (WAOP)

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Vanderlande Academy
  • MohsA skin clinic

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Research Output

The effect of subconscious performance goals on academic performance

Bipp, T., Kleingeld, P. A. M., van Mierlo, H. & Kunde, W., 2017, In : The Journal of Experimental Education. 85, 3, p. 469-485 17 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    The effect of goal setting on group performance: a meta-analysis

    Kleingeld, P. A. M., Mierlo, van, H. & Arends, L., 2011, In : Journal of Applied Psychology. 96, 6, p. 1289-1304 16 p.

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  • 89 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)

    Goal setting in practice : the effects of personality and perceptions of the goal-setting process on job satisfaction and goal commitment

    Bipp, T. & Kleingeld, P. A. M., 2011, In : Personnel Review. 40, 3, p. 306-323 18 p.

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  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Goals, strategies, and group performance : some limits of goal setting in groups

    Mierlo, van, H. & Kleingeld, P. A. M., 2010, In : Small Group Research. 41, 5, p. 524-555 32 p.

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  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)

    Participation in the design of performance management systems: a quasi-experimental field study

    Kleingeld, P. A. M., Tuijl, van, H. F. J. M. & Algera, J. A., 2004, In : Journal of Organizational Behavior. 25, 7, p. 831-851

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  • 38 Citations (Scopus)
    144 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    Journal of Management and Training for Industries (Journal)

    P.A.M. Kleingeld (Editorial board member)
    2016 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Press / Media

    Support with Canvas should boost its use

    P.A.M. Kleingeld

    24/10/18

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Student theses

    A generic blueprint for shared-decision making applications in cancer care

    Author: Gökçeoğlu, I., 31 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Vanwersch, R. (Supervisor 2) & Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A method to enable ability-based resource allocation for runtime process management in manufacturing

    Author: Jie-A-Looi, X., 31 Oct 2017

    Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Erasmus, J. (Supervisor 2), Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 2) & Traganos, K. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A model to determine the effect of self-reliance on cycle time in a high-tech manufacturing environment

    Author: Beelen, R., 31 May 2015

    Supervisor: van Ooijen, H. (Supervisor 1) & Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Analyzing workaholism and its antecedents and consequences using the job demands-resources model

    Author: le Clercq, R., 31 Jan 2017

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

    Student thesis: Master

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    An assessment tool to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs at Vanderlande

    Author: Radhakrishnan, P., 31 Dec 2015

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

    Student thesis: Master

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