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RG Rigotti

RG Rigotti

Research Group Leader LIR, Professor for Organizational and Business Psychology Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz


Miriam Arnold, PhD student

Miriam Schilbach, PhD student

Research group description

The research group investigates mechanisms of resilience in the environment of employment. We have set ourselves the goal of identifying contextual, individual, and procedural aspects that have an impact on the effect of work-related stressors. We strive to further develop theoretical models and underpin them with solid empirical evidence. In terms of content, the focus is on the consideration of social interactions (leadership, team; couples, families), the requirements of an unlimited and flexible work environment, and professional careers. Diary data and longitudinal study designs allow us to be very close to the work environment and also to map short and medium-term processes.

Current research projects
  • CARE – Creating Resilience in Educational Contexts
  • RiCH – From threat to challenge: Resilience in dealing with daily work stressors
External cooperation partners
  • Dr Monique Crane, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Jeroen De Jong, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr Andreas Müller, Work and Organizational Psychology, University Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Dr Kathleen Otto, Psychology, Philipps University Marburg
Key Publications

Kronenwett M, Rigotti T (2019) When do you face a challenge? How unnecessary tasks block the challenging potential of time pressure and emotional demands. J Occup Health Psychol 24(5):512-526. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000149

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Stempel CR, Rigotti T (2018) Leaders' Gender, Perceived Abusive Supervision and Health. Front Psychol 9:2427. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02427.

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Baethge A, Deci N, Dettmers J, Rigotti T (2019) Some days won't end ever": Working faster and longer as a boundary condition for challenge versus hindrance effects of time pressure. J Occup Health Psychol 24(3):322-332. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000121.

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Wirtz N, Rigotti T, Otto K, Loeb C (2017) What about the leader? Crossover of emotional exhaustion and work engagement from followers to leaders. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 22: 86-97.

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Baethge A, Müller A, Rigotti T (2016) Nursing performance under high workload – A diary study on the moderating role of selection, optimization, and compensation strategies. Journal of Advanced Nursing 72: 545-557.

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Baethge A, Rigotti T (2015) Three-way interactions among interruptions/ multitasking demands, occupational age, and alertness: A diary study. Work, Aging and Retirement 1: 393-410.

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