Associate Professor Madelyn Geldenhuys

Biography

Madelyn joined ACAP in 2020 as an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences. She is currently acting as the Discipline Lead for the Sydney campus and teaching into the undergraduate and post graduate qualifications. She is originally from South Africa and worked as a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa from 2010 where she was also the qualification leader of the post graduate programmes. She is currently appointed as a Senior Research Associate at University of Johannesburg. Madelyn holds PhD and master’s degrees in Organisational Psychology (Professional) and honours and bachelor’s degrees in psychology, organisational psychology and sociology. Her area of expertise is in organisational psychology. 

Research

Madelyn’s primary research interest lie within Organisational Psychology where she specifically researches organisational health and well-being, positive organisational behaviour and work-life balance. She further researches personality and gender-traits and have keen interests in psychometrics. Madelyn has a quantitative methodology focus. 

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Expert Comment Topics

  • Organisational Psychology
  • Positive Organisational Behaviour
  • Personality and Assessment
  • Gender- and Life-roles (Work-life Balance)
  • Leadership

Research and scholarship

Madelyn was awarded a National Research Foundation grant for her PhD and has further received several research grants in her academic career:

  • Positive Organisational Behaviour: Work Performance, received from Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) – External (2017 -2018)
  • Research Project Grant received by Massmart Holdings for Ethical Risk Behaviour project with to the Ethics Institute – External (2015)
  • Global Excellence Grant, received from Global Excellence Stature (GES), University of Johannesburg – Internal (2015)
  • Faculty Research Committee - Eight grants received for Conference presentations between 2012 and 2019

Madelyn’s list of publications include:

Geldenhuys, M., Bakker, A. B., & Demerouti, E. (2020). Job crafting and performance: A weekly diary study on the role of meaningfulness. European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, Revisions

Peral, S. L., & Geldenhuys, M. (2020). The indirect relationship between personality and performance through job crafting behaviour. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 46, a1715

Geldenhuys, M., & Bosch, A. (2019). A Rasch adapted version of the 30-item Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI). Journal of Personality Assessment, DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1527343 (First published online).

Geldenhuys, M., Bosch, A., Jeewa, S., & Kourtis, I. (2019). Gender traits in relation to work versus career salience. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 45, a1588. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v45i0.1588

Peral, S. L., & Geldenhuys, M. (2019). A Rasch Analysis of the Tims, Bakker, and Derks (2012) Job Crafting Scale. Journal of Career Assessment, online, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069072718788787 (First published online - 2018)

Geyser, I., & Geldenhuys, M. (2019). Profiling Work-related Signature Strengths of Born Free South Africans: A gender perspective. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 29:4, p. 366-374, DOI:10.1080/14330237.2019.1647495.

Dhanpat, N., de Braine, R., & Geldenhuys, M. (2019a). Preliminary development of the Higher Education Hindrance Demands Scale (HEHDS) amongst academics in the South African context. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 45(0), a1595. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v45i0.1595.

Dhanpat, N., de Braine, R., & Geldenhuys, M. (2019b). Weekly job crafting and weekly meaningful work: A diary study. European Academy of Management, 2019, 26 – 28 June 2019. Full text paper was published in the conference proceedings. (ISBN 978-2-9602195-1-7)

Łaba, K., & Geldenhuys, M. (2018). Positive interaction between work and home, and psychological availability on women’s work engagement: A “shortitudinal” study. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 44(0), a1538. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v44i0.1538

Bosch, A., Geldenhuys, M., & Bezuidenhout, L. (2018). Validation of the Life Role Salience Scale in a South African Setting. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 28(1), 41-45. DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2018.1426812

Coetzer, M. F., Bussin, M., & Geldenhuys, M. (2017a). Servant leadership and work-related well-being in a construction company. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 43(0), a1478. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v43i0.1478

Geldenhuys, M., & Henn, C. M. (2017). The relationship between demographic variables and well-being of women in South African workplaces. South African Journal of Human Resource Management, 15, 1 – 15. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v15i0.683

Coetzer, M. F., Bussin, M., & Geldenhuys, M. (2017b). The functions of a servant leader. Administrative Science, 7, 1 – 32. doi:10.3390/admsci7010005. (Special issue on servant leadership).

Geldenhuys, M. (2016). Motivation concepts. In S. Robbins, T. Judge, A. Odendaal, & G. Roodt, Global and Southern African perspectives: Organisational behaviour (3ed.) (pp. 246-279). Pearson, Cape Town: South Africa. Book chapter.

Łaba, K., & Geldenhuys, M. (2016). Psychological availability and work engagement: the moderating role of sex and race. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 26 (2), 107 - 112. DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2016.1163888

Karam, C. A., Sekaja, L., & Geldenhuys, M. (2016). Validation of the Impression Management Scale in the South African Context. South African Journal of Psychology, 530 - 541. https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246316640205

Geyser, I., Crous, F., & Geldenhuys, M., (2016). Mise en Place: time management behaviour and flow within the hospitality training environment. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 5, 1 – 16. http//:www.ajhtl.com

Peral, S., & Geldenhuys, M. (2016). The effects of job crafting on subjective well-being amongst South African high school teachers. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 42(1), 1 – 13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v42i1.1378

Geyser, I., & Geldenhuys, M., & Crous, F. (2015). The Dimensionality of the Work Related Flow Inventory in South Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25(4), 282-287. https://doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2015.1078084

Williamson, J.C., & Geldenhuys, M. (2014). Positive work experiences and life satisfaction: the moderating role of gender. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 24(4), 325-320. https://doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2014.980619

Geldenhuys, M., Łaba, K., & Venter, C. M. (2014). Meaningful work, work engagement and organisational commitment. South African Journal of Industrial psychology, 40(1), 1-10. DOI:https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v40i1.1098

Leo, L., Reid, R., Geldenhuys, M., & Gobind, J. (2014). The inferences of gender in workplace bullying. Gender & Behaviour, 12(1), 6059-6069.

Johnston, C., De Bruin, G., Gyorkos, C., Geldenhuys, M., Rosier, J., & Massoudi, K. (2013). Sense of Coherence and job characteristics in the prediction of burnout in South Africa. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 39(1), p. 1-9. . http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v39i1.1096

Geldenhuys, M.  (2013). A statistical update on women in the South African workplace. In A. Bosch, Leadership and power. SABPP Women’s Report, 31-40, Parktown, South Africa. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265254401_The_SABPP_Women's_Report_2013_Leadership_and_Power

Geyser, I., Crous, F., & Geldenhuys, M. (2013). Optimal experiences and time management behaviour in a South African culinary training environment. 30th Pan Pacific Business Conference, 2013, 3 - 6 June. Full text paper was published in the conference proceedings. (ISBN 1-931649-27-3).

Rothmann, S., Mostert, K., & Strydom, M. (2006). A Psychometric evaluation of the job demands-resources scale in South Africa. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 32 (4), 76-86. DOI:https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v32i4.239

Geldenhuys, M. (2011). Demographics of women in the workplace: A South African perspective. In A. Bosch, Women’s Report. SABPP, 12-23, Parktown, South Africa.

Conference presentations/posters

  • Sloan, M., & Geldenhuys, M. (2019). The moderating role of emotional intelligence on the process of workplace conflict, job crafting and job performance. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 – 24 July 2019,
  • Hoole, C., & Geldenhuys, M. (2019). The weekly relationship between Psychological Conditions, Strength’s use, and Flow. Paper presented at the XVI European Conference of Psychology, Moscow, Russia, 2 – 5 July 2019.
  • Peral, S. L., & Geldenhuys, M. (2019). The Indirect Relationship between the Big Five and Job Performance through Job Crafting Behaviour. Paper presented at the 19th European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology Conference, Turin, Italy, 29 May – 1 June 2019.
  • Bosch, A., & Geldenhuys, M., (2018). Do children matter? The impact on women’s workplace wellbeing. Paper co-presented at the Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13 – 16 June 2018.
  • Geyser, I., & Geldenhuys, M., (2018). VIA character strengths of Black “born free” male and female service sector trainees in South Africa. Paper co-presented at the Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13 – 16 June 2018.
  • Geldenhuys, M., & Bakker, A. B. (2017). The role of personality in the weekly process of job crafting, work engagement and performance. Paper presented at the 18th European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 19 - 22 May 2017. Invited symposium on work engagement
  • Laba, K., Bosch, A., & Geldenhuys, M. (2017). Psychological Availability: The confidence game. Paper presented at the European Conference of Work and Organisational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland, 19 – 22 May 2017. (Day level study on psychological availability and work engagement of women).
  • Coetzer, M., Bussin, M., & Geldenhuys, M. (2016). A conceptual framework to operationalise servant leadership within an organisation. Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable Conference, Iceland, September 2016
  • Geldenhuys, M., & Geyser, I. (2015). Work role fit, psychological meaningfulness and work engagement among men and women. Paper presentation at the 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy, 7 - 10 July 2015
  • Geldenhuys, M., & Henn, C. (2013). Demographic differences in the experience of well-being of women in the South African workplace. Paper presentation at the 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 9 - 12 July 2013. Invited Chairperson on the Women in the Workplace Symposia
  • Geyser, I., Crous, F., & Geldenhuys, M. (2013). Time management behaviour in the hospitality training environment: The roles of flow, happiness and life satisfaction. Paper presentation at the 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden 9 - 12 July 2013.
  • Geldenhuys, M. (2012). The importance of meaningfulness and engagement for women. Women in human resources conferences, Johannesburg, South Africa 26 - 27 November. (Invited speaker)
  • Geldenhuys, M., & Łaba, K. (2012). Antecedents of work engagement among women in the South African workplace. Poster presentation at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 - 28 July 2012.
  • Łaba, K., & Geldenhuys, M (2012). The effects of happiness and psychological meaningfulness on support and engagement in the workplace. Paper presentation at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 - 28 July.
  • Williamson, J.C., & Geldenhuys, M. (2012). Engagement and meaningfulness at work: the moderating roles of life satisfaction and gender. Poster presentation at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 - 28 July 2012.
  • Geyser, I., Crous, F., & Geldenhuys, M. (2012). Time management behaviour in the hospitality training environment: The roles of flow, happiness and life satisfaction. Poster presentation at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 - 28 July 2012.
  • Johnston, C., De Bruin, G., & Geldenhuys, M. (2011). The role of Sense of Coherence in the relationship between job characteristics and burnout. Poster presented at the 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey, 4 - 8 July 2011.
  • Dzepina, M., Henn, C., & Geldenhuys, M. (2011). Job characteristics and work engagement: The moderating effect of sense of coherence. Paper presented at the 14th annual SIOPSA 2011 conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 27 - 28 July 2011. Presenting author.
  • Johnston, C., De Bruin, G., & Geldenhuys, M. (2011). The role of Sense of Coherence in the relationship between job characteristics and burnout. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Coping with Stress: Resilience and Engagement, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 - 20 September 2011.

Research Supervision (current and completed)

Completed PhD supervision:

2020

Dhanpat, N. Evaluating job crafting in Higher Education Institutions. Thesis in article format. Quantitative method utilising multilevel analysis of panel data.
- Acted as Co-supervisor (Principal supervisor is Dr R de Braine, UJ)

2019

Peral, S. L. Antecedents of job crafting and self-undermining behaviour: Implications for person-job fit and job performance. Thesis in article format. Quantitative method utilising cross-sectional and multilevel analysis of panel data. Study further applied Rasch measurement analysis.
- Acted Principal supervisor (only supervisor)

2018

Coetzer, M. F. The impact of servant leadership intervention on work engagement and burnout. Thesis by article format. A Mixed Method design, utilising SEM, longitudinal analysis, interventions, focus groups and qualitative interviews.
- Acted as Co-supervisor (Principal supervisor was Prof Mark Bussin, external)

2017

Łaba, K. A model of work engagement among women in the workplace. Full thesis format Quantitative methodology utilising multilevel modelling of panel data.
- Acted as Co-supervisor (Principal supervisor was Associate Professor Anita Bosch, SUN)

Completed Master’s Higher Degree Research supervision:

2019

Sloan, M. The moderating role of Emotional Intelligence on the process of workplace conflict, job crafting and job performance. Dissertation. Distinction
- Acted as Principal supervisor.

Vilakazi, S. (2019). The Relationship between Workplace Conflict and Psychological Strain: The Moderating Role of Social Relational Personality Traits. Dissertation. Distinction 
- Acted as Principal supervisor.

2018  Brazolli, M. Positive consequences of work identity. Dissertation

- Acted as Co-supervisor with Dr R de Braine (principal supervisor).

2017  Viviers, L. Job Crafting and Work Engagement as Antecedents of Person-Job-Fit. Dissertation.

- Acted as Principal supervisor.

Watters, C. The relationship between sex roles and preferred leadership. Dissertation
- Acted as Principal supervisor with Associate Professor Anita Bosch (co-supervisor)

Dicks, G. Work engagement, psychological meaningfulness and psychological safety: A leadership perspective. Dissertation.
- Acted as Principal supervisor.

2016

Mageza, M. E. The relationship between sex roles and psychological availability. Dissertation
- Acted as Principal supervisor with Associate Professor Anita Bosch (co-supervisor)

Peral, S. L. Exploring the effects of job crafting on subjective well-being amongst South African High School Teachers. Dissertation. High Distinction.
- Acted as Principal supervisor

2015

 Jeewa, S. Work and career role salience in among dual career earner couples. Dissertation
- Acted as Principal supervisor with Associate Professor Anita Bosch (co-supervisor)

Koutris. I. The validation of the work and career role salience scales in SA. Dissertation
- Acted as Principal supervisor with Associate Professor Anita Bosch (co-supervisor)

 2014 Bezuidenthout, L. The validation of a life role salience scale. Dissertation
- Acted as Principal supervisor. 

Karam, C. A.  The validation of the Bolino and Turnley Impression Management Scale. Dissertation. High Distinction.
- Acted as Co-supervisor with Ms L Sekaja (principal supervisor) 

2013  Geyser, I. The moderating effect of time management on optimal experience and vocational performance. Thesis.
- Acted as Co-Supervisor with Prof F Crous (principal supervisor).

Finch, J.D. The dimensionality of the work and meaning inventory. Dissertation. Distinction.
- Acted as Principal supervisor 

Kotecha, K. (2013). The impact of technology on work-life conflict of academics in a South African Higher Education Institution. Dissertation. High distinction
- Acted as Co-supervisor with Professor Wilfred Ukpere

Mathabela, M. Subjective wellbeing, work engagement and support in the workplace. Dissertation.
- Acted as Principal supervisor with Ms K Łaba (co-supervisor) 

2012  Loock, H. (2012). Co-worker relations, job satisfaction and work engagement among academics. Thesis.
- Acted as Principal supervisor

Williamson, J.C. Engagement and meaningfulness at work: the moderating roles of life satisfaction and gender. Dissertation.
- Acted as Principal supervisor

 2010 Dzephina, M. The role of Sense of Coherence in Work Engagement and Job Characteristics. Dissertation. Cum Laude student
- Acted as Co-supervisor with Dr Carolina Henn (principal supervisor).

Johnston, C. The role of Sense of Coherence in the relationship between job characteristics and burnout. Dissertation. High distinction.
- Acted as Co-Supervisor with Professor Deon de Brain (principal supervisor).

Completed Honours supervision:

2018 Supervised 2 research projects centred on power distribution at work with gender and job level. 
2016 Supervised 5 research projects centred on crafting behaviours, work engagement and psychological meaningfulness. Quantitative method was applied.
2015 Supervised 4 projects centred on psychological availability, meaning (life and work), calling (life and work), engagement and sex. Quantitative method was applied.
2013 Supervised 7 projects centred on two themes. Theme one consisted of life satisfaction, meaningfulness and work engagement. Theme two consisted of deviant behaviours, exhaustion and stress. Quantitative method was applied.
2012 Supervised 9 projects centred on two themes. Work to life balance and exhaustion as theme one and job resources, work engagement and psychological meaningfulness as theme two. Quantitative method was applied.
2011

Supervised 13 projects centred on work factors that contribute to overall life satisfaction, happiness and work to life balance. 

2010 Supervised 14 projects centred on work factors that contribute to overall life satisfaction, happiness and work to life balance.

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • Senior Research Associate at University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Provisional registration with the Psychological Board of Australia as a Psychologist (Registration application is pending in-person identification)
  • Full practicing registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Psychologist
  • Full practicing registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Psychologist with Organisational endorsement
  • Full internship supervisor (placement practice) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • Current member of the European Society of Work and Organisational Psychology