Nina M. Junker

Associate Professor
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

I’m a work and organizational psychologist with a social psych touch and two hearts beating in my chest. First, I’m a work-nonwork researcher with a passion on successfully managing the boundaries between work and nonwork and how to make that happen – What can individuals do? What can organizations do? When and how do we transfer (positive or negative) experiences from one role to another? When and why do our work and nonwork roles clash? Second, I’m an enthusiast in team processes and, particularly, in team identification. Here, I’m most interested in the contingency factors that help team identification boost health and performance, such as team norms. To answer my research questions, I employ a broad range of research designs, including laboratory and online experiments, longitudinal (multi-level) studies, diary studies, and, most recently, qualitative methodologies.

Courses taught

I currently teach Personnel Psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I previously taught social psychology at the undergraduate level and organizational psychology at the graduate and MBA levels. My courses cover topics from a broad variety within these fields and use a variety of teaching formats, including elearning.


Prior to my employment as Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, I held a position as Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of Department in Social Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany), where I also did my Ph.D.. I had research and teaching stays at Portsmouth Business School (UK), TU Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Trento University (Italy), and OsloMet – Oslometropolitan University (Norway). During my Ph.D., I held part-time and full-time positions as a consultant, product manager, and head of product management in the fields of corporate health management and eHealth. These positions served as inspiration for my research topics in many regards.

Tags: Work and organisational psychology

Selected publications

Junker, N. M., van Dick, R., Häusser, J. A., Ellwart, T., & Zyphur, M. J. (2022). The I and we of team identification: A multilevel study of exhaustion and (in)congruence among individuals and teams in team identification. Group & Organization Management, 47(1), 41-71.

Baethge*, A., Junker, N. M.*, & Rigotti, T.* (2021). Does work engagement physiologically deplete? Results from a daily diary study. Work & Stress. (all authors contributed equally)

Junker, N. M., Baumeister, R. F., Straub, K., & Greenhaus, J. H. (2021). When forgetting what happened at work matters: The role of affective rumination, problem-solving pondering, and self-control in work-family conflict and enrichment. Journal of Applied Psychology106(11), 1750 – 1766

Junker, N. M., Kaluza, A. J., Häusser, J. A., Mojzisch, A., van Dick, R., Knoll, M., & Demerouti, E. (2021). Does work engagement exhaust? Investigating the longitudinal relationship between work engagement and exhaustion using latent growth modeling. Applied Psychology: An International Review70(2), 788-815.

Häusser, J. A., Junker, N. M., & van Dick, R. (2020). The how and the when of the social cure: A conceptual model of group- and individual-level mechanisms linking social identity to health and well-being. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 721–732.

Junker, N. M., & van Dick, R. (2020). Congruence in preferences and expectations of work-family role management: Operationalization and their effects on work-family balance and perceived spousal support. Sex Roles, 82, 644-658.

Junker, N. M., van Dick, R. Avanzi, L., Häusser, J. A., & Mojzisch, A. (2019). Exploring the mechanisms underlying the social identity – (ill-)health link: Experimental and longitudinal evidence. British Journal of Social Psychology, 58, 991-1007.

Braun, S., Stegmann, S., Hernandez-Bark, A., Junker, N. M., & van Dick, R. (2017). Think leader, think male – think follower, think female? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 377-388.

Junker, N. M., & van Dick, R. (2014). Implicit theories in research and practice: A systematic review and research agenda of implicit leadership and followership theories. The Leadership Quarterly25, 1154-1173.

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