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Dr. Janssen, S. (Suzanne)

Foto SuzanneAssistant Professor

Presence: Mo. / Tu. / We. / Th. / Fr.
Building: Cubicus, room C 204
Telephone: +31 (0)6 13 48 97 73; +31 (0)53 – 489 3299 (secretary)
e-mail: s.janssen@utwente.nl

Dutch profile

EXPERTISE

  • Work relationships
  • Employee communication
  • Qualitative research in organizations
  • Motivation

TEACHING BACHELOR COMMUNICATIEWETENSCHAP (IN DUTCH)

  • Module 3 - Communicatiekanalen & Mediagebruik: docent
  • Module 7 - Corporate & Organisatiecommunicatie: docent en tutor
  • Begeleider BSc scripties

TEACHING PRE-MASTER COMMUNICATION STUDIES

  • Communication Science: teacher

TEACHING MASTER COMMUNICATION STUDIES

  • Essentials in Corporate and Organizational Communication: coordinator and teacher
  • Research Topics in Corporate and Organizational Communication: teacher
  • Supervisor MSc theses

RESEARCH

I am interested in how work relationships promote employees’ development, motivation, and well-being. In my research, I aim to capture the role of the changing context in which employees work (e.g., the influence of technology, networked organizations) as well. My dissertation research focused on informal mentoring relationships in organizations and was honored Cum Laude.

AWARDS

  • 2016 Nominated Best Teacher Award Communication Science
  • 2015 Cum Laude honor for the dissertation "A self-determination theory perspective on mentoring relationships at work"
  • 2011 Nominated Best Teacher Award Communication Science

POSITIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member International Communication Association
  • Member European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Member Netherlands – Flanders Communication Association: NeFCA
  • Member Advisory Council Study Association Communiqué (2013 – 2014)
  • Blogger SWOCC.nl (2013 - )
  • Member Creative Board summerschool CuriousU 2015 (2014 – 2015)
  • Track leader of the course “A boost for health & happiness” for the summerschool CuriousU (2015)
  • Member International Communication Association (ICA)

REVIEW ACTIVITIES

Career Development International; Journal of Business Research, Human Relations.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

In press

Janssen, S., Van Vuuren, M., & De Jong, M. D. T. (in press). Informal mentoring at work: A review and suggestions for future research. International Journal of Management Reviews.

2014

Janssen, S., Van Vuuren, M., & De Jong, M. D. T. (2014). Motives to mentor: Self-focused, protégé-focused, relationship-focused, organization-focused and unfocused motives. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85, 266-275.

2013

Janssen, S., Van Vuuren, M., & De Jong, M. D. T. (2013). Identifying support functions in developmental relationships: A self-determination perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 82, 20-29.

2012

Janssen, S., Van Dalfsen, K.A., Van Hoof, J.J., & Van Vuuren, M. (2012). Balancing uniqueness and similarity: A content analysis of textual characteristics in Dutch corporate stories. Public Relations Review, 38(1), 32-39.

CONGRESS PRESENTATIONS

Janssen, S., Gosselt, J. F., & Bemelman, B. (2016). CSR communication in the business-to-business context: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Janssen, S., Van Vuuren, M., & De Jong, M. D. T. (2015). Supporting employees’ sustainable labour participation through mentoring relationships: Insights from self-determination theory. In: Van Vuuren, C. V., Motivating sustainable labour participation by building on self-determination theory. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Janssen, S., Tahitu, J., & Van Vuuren, M. (2015). Informele mentoring relaties op de werkvloer: Percepties en ervaringen van buitenstaanders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association, Antwerp, Belgium.

Einhoff, S., Janssen, S., & van Hoof, J. (2014). How to design corporate texts? Effects of metaphor use on remembrance, attitude toward the message, and attitude toward the organization in traditional statements and corporate stories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association, Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Janssen, S., Alberts, M. & van Vuuren, M. (2014). The role of developmental networks in career starters' meaning of work. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Janssen, S., van Vuuren, M., & de Jong, M. D.T. de (2014). Mentor motives: insights from self-determination theory and relational mentoring. Paper presented at the European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Janssen, S., Mensink, M., & Van Vuuren (2013). Great expectations: The role of mentoring schemas in protégés’ and mentors’ sensemaking of formal mentoring relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Timmer, J. F. M., Janssen, S., Beldad., A., & De Jong, M. D.T. (2012). Corporate social responsibility communication through corporate stories: The challenge of reducing skepticism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Janssen, S., Van Vuuren, M., & De Jong, M. D.T. (2012) Who is your mentor? Applying self-determination theory to developmental relationships at work. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Janssen, S., De Jong, M. D. T., Renes, S., & Konijn, S. (2011). De waarde van kernwaarden: Twee studies naar kennis, houding en gedrag van medewerkers ten opzichte van kernwaarden. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association, Enschede, the Netherlands.

Janssen, S., Van Dalfsen, K. A., Van Hoof, J. J., & Van Vuuren, M. (2011). Corporate stories: Elk bedrijf zijn unieke verhaal? Een inhoudsanalyse naar verhaalkenmerken van corporate stories. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association, Enschede, the Netherlands.