I defended my dissertation, entitled 'Social inclusion in diverse work settings' in April 2015 at the University of Groningen. My supervisors were prof. dr. Sabine Otten and prof. dr. Karen Van Oudenhoven-Van der Zee.


Perceiving to be socially included at work is vital for the well-being and performance of employees. Yet, inclusion may be difficult to establish when coworkers are different from each other. This dissertation investigates how inclusion in diverse work settings can be fostered. To do so, it develops a novel theoretical framework of inclusion and introduces a corresponding measurement instrument. In addition, it reveals how diversity approaches - organizations' ideological notions about how differences should be dealt with - affect the extent to which majority and minority employees perceive to be included.