Research profile

I study what organizations can do to ensure that all employees, regardless of their differences, feel socally included.



Jansen, W.S., Kröger, C., Van der Toorn, J., & Ellemers, N. (in press). The Right Thing to do or the Smart Thing to do? How Communicating Moral or Business Motives for Diversity Affects the Employment Image of Dutch Public and Private Sector Organizations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology doi: 10.1111/jasp.12783

Martinescu, E., Jansen, W.S., & Beersma, B. (2021). Negative gossip decreases targets’ organizational citizenship behavior by decreasing social inclusion. A multimethod approach. Group & Organization Management. doi: 10.1177/1059601120986876


Jansen, W.S., Meeussen, L., Jetten, J., & Ellemers, N. (2019). Negotiating inclusion: Revealing the dynamic interplay between individual and group inclusion goals. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi: org/10.1002/ejsp.2633

Şahin, O., Van der Toorn, J.M., Jansen, W.S., Boezeman, E.J., & Ellemers, N. (2019). Looking beyond our similarities: How perceived (in)visible dissimilarity relates to feelings of inclusion at work. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00575


Ellemers, N., Şahin, O., Jansen, W.S., & Van der Toorn, J.M. (2018). Naar effectief diversiteitsbeleid. Het bouwen van bruggen tussen wetenschap en praktijk [English: Towards effective diversity management. Building bridges between science and practice]. Gedrag & Organisatie (link)


Ten Hoeve, Y., Castelein, S., Jansen, W.S., Jansen, G.J., & Roodbol, P.F. (2017). Nursing students’ changing orientation and attitudes towards nursing during education: A two-year longitudinal study. Nurse Education Today, 48, 19-24. doi: 1016/j.nedt.2016.09.009


Ten Hoeve, Y., Castelein, S., Jansen, W.S., Jansen, G.J., & Roodbol, P.F. (2016). Predicting factors of positive orientation and attitudes towards nursing: A quantitative cross-sectional study. Nurse Education Today, 40, 111-117. doi: 1016/j.nedt.2016.02.019

Jansen, W.S., Otten, S., & Van der Zee, K.I. (2016). Being different at work. How gender dissimilarity relates to social inclusion and absenteeism. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1368430215625783


Jansen, W.S., Vos, M.W., Otten, S., Podsiadlowski, A., & Van der Zee, K.I. (2015). Colorblind or colorful? How diversity approaches affect cultural majority and minority employees. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12332

Jansen, W.S., Otten, S., & Van der Zee, K.I. (2015). Being part of diversity. The effects of an all-inclusive multicultural diversity approach on majority members’ perceived inclusion and support for organizational diversity efforts. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 18(6), 817-832. doi: 10.1177/1368430214566892


Jansen, W.S., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., & Jans, L. (2014). Inclusion: Conceptualization and measurement. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(4), 370-385. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2011

Jansen, W.S. (2015). Social inclusion in diverse work settings. Tijdschrift voor Ontwikkeling in Organisaties, 2, 67-68.

Jansen, W.S., Otten, S., van der Zee, K.I. (2011). Culturele diversiteit: van probleem naar potentie [English: Cultural diversity: from problem to potential]. Tijdschrift voor Coaching, 1, 16-19.

Jansen, W.S., & Jansen, G.J. (2017). Lezen en beoordelen van onderzoekspublicaties [English: Reading and assessing research publications]. Baarn: Thieme Meulenhoff.

Otten, S., Schaafsma, J., & Jansen, W.S. (in press). The psychological experience of exclusion and inclusion in culturally diverse social settings. In Verbeek, P., & Peters, B. (Eds.), Behavioral Processes and Systems of Peace. (pagination not specified). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Publishers.

Otten, S., & Jansen, W.S. (2014). Predictors and consequences of exclusion and inclusion at the culturally diverse workplace. In S. Otten, K. I. Van der Zee, & M. B. Brewer (Eds.), Towards inclusive organizations: Determinants of successful diversity management at work. (pp. 67-86). New York: Psychology Press.

Jansen, W.S., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K.I., & Jans, L. (2013). Inclusie: Conceptualisatie en meting [English: Inclusion: Conceptualization and measurement]. ASPO Jaarboek 2013.

Senen, L., Jansen, W.S., Van der Toorn, J., Ellemers, N., Euser, L., Djoemai, V. (2021). Maak diversiteits- en inclusiebeleid SMART. Retrieved from

Bokern, Y., Van den Berg, J., Jansen, W.S., Van der Toorn, J., & Ellemers, N. (2021). De Nederlandse InclusiviteitsMonitor. Inzichten uit 2019-2020 [English: The Netherlands Inclusivitity Monitor. Insights from 2019-2020. Retrieved from

Kloet, M., Van Stokkum, M., Bokern, Y., Jansen, W.S., Van der Toorn, J., & Ellemers, N. (2021) De Nederlandse InclusiviteitsMonitor. Inzichten uit 2019 [English: The Netherlands Inclusivity Monitor. Insights from 2019]. Retrieved from

Vink, M., Jansen, W.S., Van der Toorn, J., Ellemers, N., Monteiro Graça Casquinho, B., & Kuyumcu, B. (2020). Over de (on)zin van anti-bias trainingsprogramma’s [English: About the sense and nonsense of anti-bias training programs]. Retrieved from

Jansen, W.S. (2016, February 10). Social inclusion in diverse work settings. Mindwise Psychology

Jansen, W.S. (2016, January 12). Diversiteitsbeleid op de werkvloer vergeet vaak de meerderheid [English: Diversity policies often overlook the majority].