Prof. Dr Christine Syrek

Business Psychology: Communication and Applied Social Psychology

Field of research

  • Leadership
  • Work related stress & recovery (micro break, lunch break, weekend, vacation)
  • E-mental health / app-based interventions to promote psychological well-being
  • Information and communications technology use during work 
  • Positive psychology
  • Reward Management
  • Multilevel and growth modeling 

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1668-8845

Call for papers German Journal of Human Resource Management “Always on, never done? How the mind recovers after a stressful work day”, Guest editors: Johannes Wendsche, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Dresden, Jessica de Bloom, Tampere University & University of Groningen, Christine Syrek & Tim Vahle-Hinz, Humboldt University, Berlin. https://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/GJH/CFP%20GHRM%20SI%20Recovery%20March%202019-1553697332280.pdf

 

Contact

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Email: 
christine.syrek [at] h-brs.de

Rheinbach

von-Liebig-Str. 20
53359
Rheinbach
Room: 
G033

Projects

Since 2016: Holidaily – A smartphone app for effective recovery from work-related stress before, during, and after vacation.

https://www.geton-training.de/holidaily.php

2017: BMBF-Project „Models of resource-oriented and effective leadership in the context of digital project and team work (vLead)“

http://vlead.de/

2009-2013: BMBF-Project „Allwiss – Working, learning, living in the context of knowledge work“.

http://allwiss.de/

2006-2007: Project innovative work in charitable organizations (p.i.a.).

Publications

Publications (Peer-Reviewed Journals)

Peifer, C., Syrek, C.J., Schuh, E., & Antoni, C. (in press). Thieves of flow - how unfinished tasks at work are related to flow experience and wellbeing. Journal of Happiness Studies.

Weigelt, O., Gierer, P., & Syrek, C. J. (2019). My Mind is Working Overtime – Towards an Integrative Perspective of Psychological Detachment, Work-Related Rumination and Work Reflection. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health16(16), 2987; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16162987.

Syrek, C. J., Weigelt, O., Kühnel, J., & De Bloom, J. (2018).All I want for Christmas is recovery – Changes in employee affective well-being before and after vacation. Work & Stress, doi: 10.1080/02678373.2018.1427816

Kühnel, J., Syrek, C. J., & Dreher, A. (2018). Why Don’t you go to bed on time? A daily diary study on the relationships between chronotype, self-control resources and the phenomenon of bedtime procrastination. Frontiers in Psychology, 9/77, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00077

Weigelt, O., & Syrek, C. J. (2018).Ovsiankina’s great relief: How supplemental work during the weekend may contribute to recovery in the face of unfinished tasks. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 1606. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121606.

Smyth, A., Syrek, C.J., Reins, J.A., Domin, M., Janneck, M., & Lehr, D. (2018). User experience predicts the effectiveness of a gamified recovery app - Investigation of Holidaily—an app promoting recovery behavior after vacation and during daily working life. Prävention & Gesundheitsförderung. doi:10.1007/s11553-018-0664-z

Weigelt, O., Syrek, C. J., Schmitt, A., & Urbach, T. (2018).Finding peace of mind when there still is so much left undone - A diary study on how job stress, competence need satisfaction, and proactive work behavior contribute to work-related rumination during the weekend. Journal of Organizational Health Psychology. doi:10.1037/ocp0000117

Volmer, J., Richter, S., & Syrek, C. J. (2018). Creative at every age: Age-related differ-ences in drivers of workplace creativity from an experience sampling study. The Journal of Creative Behavior. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.233

Syrek, C.J., Röltgen, A., & Volmer, J. (2018). Nach der Arbeit erreichbar sein? Zum Einfluss des Führungsverhaltens. Personal Quarterly, 02, 10-15.

Syrek, C. J., Kühnel, J., De Bloom, J., & Vahle-Hinz, T. (2017).Share, like, twitter and connect: Ecological momentary assessment to examine the relationship between personal social media use at work and work engagement. Work & Stress. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2017.1367736

Syrek, C. J., Weigelt, O., Peifer, C. & Antoni, C. H. (2017).Zeigarnik’s sleepless nights: How unfinished tasks at the end of the week impair employees’ sleep on the weekend through rumination. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000031

Syrek, C. J., & Antoni, C. H. (2017). Psychological Contract Fulfillment and Employee Responses to Pay System Change: The Effects of Transformational Leadership. Journal of Personnel Psychology. doi: 0.1027/1866-5888/a000186

Antoni, C., & Syrek, C. J. (2017).Digitalisierung der Arbeit: Konsequenzen für Führung und Zusammenarbeit. Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie, 48, 247-258. doi: 10.1007/s l 1612·0 17-0391·5

Sianoja, M., Syrek, C. J., De Bloom, J., Korpela, K., & Kinnunen, U. (2017). Enhancing daily well-being at work through lunchtime park walks and relaxation exercises: Recovery experiences as mediators. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. doi:10.1037/ocp0000083

De Bloom, J., Syrek, C. J., Lamers, E., & Burkardt, S. (2017). But the memories last forever…Vacation Reminiscence and Recovery from Job Stress: A Psychological Needs Perspective. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 3, 64-79.

Kühnel, J., Vahle-Hinz, T., De Bloom, J., & Syrek, C. J. (2017). Staying in touch while at work: relationships between personal social media use at work and work-nonwork balance and creativity. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1396551

Apostel, E., Syrek, C. J., & Antoni, C. H. (2017). Turnover Intention as a Response to Illegitimate Tasks: The Moderating Role of Appreciative Leadership. International Journal of Stress Management. doi: 10.1037/str0000061

Syrek, C. J. & Antoni, C. H. (2014). Unfinished Tasks foster rumination and impair sleeping – particularly if leaders have high performance expectations. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19 (4), 490-499. doi: 10.1037/a0037127

Syrek, C. J., Apostel, E., & Antoni, C. H. (2013). Stress in highly demanding IT jobs: Transformational leadership moderates the impact of time pressure on exhaustion and work-life balance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 18 (3), 252–261. doi: 10.1037/a0033085

Antoni, C. H. & Syrek, C. J. (2012). Leadership and pay satisfaction: The mediating role of psychological contracts. International Studies of Management and Organization, 42 (1), 87-105.

Syrek, C. J., Bauer-Emmel, C., Antoni, C. & Klusemann, J. (2011). Entwicklung und Validierung der Trierer Kurzskala zur Messung von Work-Life Balance (TKS-WLB). Diagonstica, 57 (3), 134–145.

Maier, C. J. & Antoni, C. H. (2009).Arbeits- und organisationspsychologische Forschung und betriebliche Praxis: Zwei ferne Königskinder? Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 53 (1), 22-32.

Book chapters

Vahle-Hinz, T., Syrek, C. J., Kühnel, J., & Feuerhahn, N. (in press). Private Nutzung sozialer Medien am Arbeitsplatz. Fehlzeiten-Report 2019 (S. 116-124).  

Syrek, C. J., De Bloom, J., Burkardt, S., & Rehberg, J. (2017). Zutaten für eine gute Erholung im Urlaub. In M. Brohm-Bardy & C. Peifer (Eds.). Positiv-Psychologische Forschung im deutschsprachigen Raum - State of the Art (S. 54-73). Lengerich: Pabst.

Schmidt, U. & Syrek, C. J. (2016). Die Rolle Gesunder Führung für Wohlbefinden und Arbeitsengagement von Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter – eine längsschnittliche Feldstudie. In R. Wieland, K. Seiler, & M. Hammes (Hrsg.). Psychologie der Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheit - Dialog statt Monolog (S.107-110). Kröning: Asanger.

Syrek, C. J., Bauer-Emmel, C., Antoni, C. & Klusemann, J. (2013). TKS: Trierer Kurzskala zur Messung von Work-Life Balance. In C. Kemper, M. Zenger & E. Brähler (Hrsg.), Psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Kurzskalen: Standardisierte Erhebungsinstrumente für Wissenschaft und Praxis (S. 322-333). Berlin: MWV.

Syrek, C. J. & Antoni, C. H. (2013). Stress in der Wissensarbeit. In C. H. Antoni, P. Friedrich, A. Haunschild, M. Josten, R. Meyer (Hrsg.), Aus dem Gleichgewicht? Work-Learn-Life-Balance in der Wissensarbeit: Herausforderungen, Erfolgsfaktoren und Gestaltungshilfen für die betriebliche Praxis aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive (S. 57-80). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Syrek, C. J. & Antoni, C. H. (2013). Work-Learn-Life Balance förderliche Führung im Bereich der Wissensarbeit. In C. H. Antoni, P. Friedrich, A. Haunschild, M. Josten, R. Meyer (Hrsg.), Aus dem Gleichgewicht? Work-Learn-Life-Balance in der Wissensarbeit (S. 213-236). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Syrek, C. J. & Antoni, C. H. (2013).Evaluation als Instrument zur Optimierung und Verstetigung von Work-Learn-Life Balance Maßnahmen. In C. H. Antoni, P. Friedrich, A. Haunschild, M. Josten, R. Meyer (Hrsg.), Aus dem Gleichgewicht? Work-Learn-Life-Balance in der Wissensarbeit (S. 297-318). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Antoni, C. H., Apostel, E. & Syrek, C. J. & (2013). Work-Learn-Life-Balance – ein empirisch fundierter Erklärungsansatz. In C. H. Antoni, P. Friedrich, A. Haunschild, M. Josten, R. Meyer (Hrsg.), Aus dem Gleichgewicht? Work-Learn-Life-Balance in der Wissensarbeit (S. 101-128). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Antoni, C. H., Syrek, C. J. & Apostel, E. (2013). Entgrenzen oder Abgrenzen? Ein Vergleich verschiedener Handlungsstrategien und WLLB-Typen. In C. H. Antoni, P. Friedrich, A. Haunschild, M. Josten, R. Meyer (Hrsg.), Aus dem Gleichgewicht? Work-Learn-Life-Balance in der Wissensarbeit (S. 123-148). Wiesbaden: Springer VS