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Dr. Laura Laura Venz
Research Assistant

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Refereed Journal Papers
Venz, L., Pundt, A., & Sonnentag, S. (2017). What matters for work engagement? A diary study on resources and the benefits of selective optimization with compensation for state work engagement. Accepted for publication in Journal of Organizational Behavior. doi: 10.1002/job.2207

Sonnentag, S., Venz, L., Casper, A. (2017). Advances in recovery research: What have we learned? What should be done next? Accepted for publication at Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000079

Sonnentag, S., Pundt, A., & Venz, L. (2017). Distal and proximal predictors of snacking at work: A daily-survey study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 151-162. doi: 10.1037/apl0000162

Pundt, A., & Venz, L. (2017). Personal need for structure as a boundary condition of humor in leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38, 87-107. doi: 10.1002/job.2112

Venz, L., & Sonnentag, S. (2015). Being engaged when resources are low: A multi-source study of selective optimization with compensation at work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 91, 97-105. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.09.008




Book Chapters
Pundt, A., & Venz, L. (2016). Emotional intelligent führen - Emotionen im Führungsprozess erkennen, verstehen und steuern. In R. van Dick & J. Felfe (Hrsg.), Handbuch Mitarbeiterführung: Wirtschaftspsychologisches Praxiswissen für Fach- und Führungskräfte. Berlin: Springer.






Organized Conference Symposia

(in chronological order)


Venz, L. & Unger, D. (2015, August). I feel good but why? – Examining the emergence of work-related affective experiences. Symposium presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Unger, D. & Venz, L. (2015, May). Self-regulation and personal resources - Managing yourself in turbulent times. Symposium presented at the 17th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Pundt, A. & Venz, L. (2015, May). Follow you, follow me – The role of followers in effective leadership processes. Symposium presented at the 17th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Venz, L. & Pundt, A. (2014, September). Good leader, bad leader: Prädiktoren und Konsequenzen von positiver und negativer Führung und deren Wahrnehmung. Symposium presented at the 49th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bochum, Germany. [Good leader, bad leader: Predictors and consequences of positive and negative leadership and its perception]

Pundt, A. & Venz, L. (2014, August). Both sides of the story – Leaders and followers in constructive and destructive leadership processes. Symposium presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Conference Presentations and Posters

(Presenting author only;

in chronological order)


Venz, L., & Böttcher, K. (2017, September). Die andere Seite der Medaille: Ist LMX auch gut für die Führungskraft? Paper to be presented at the 10th Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Dresden, Germany. [The other side of the coin: Is LMX also good for the leader?]

Venz, L., Albrecht, A.-G., & Böttcher, K. (2017, May). What are job resources really "needed" for? A multi-source study on job resources, need satisfaction, work engagement, and OCB-I. Paper presented at the 18th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.  

Venz, L., Albrecht, A.-G., & Böttcher, K. (2016, September). Verbundenheit, Kompetenz oder Autonomie: Was ist wichtig für Arbeitsengagement? Eine Untersuchung der Befriedigung der drei Grundbedürfnisse am Arbeitsplatz. Paper to be presented at the 50th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig, Germany. [Relatedness, competence, or autonomy: What is important to be engaged? A study on basic need satisfaction at work]

Venz, L., Böttcher, K., & Albrecht, A.-G. (2016, September). Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmung der Beschäftigungsfähigkeit von Arbeitnehmern – Eine Frage der (Zukunfts-)Perspektive? Paper to be presented at the 50th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig, Germany. [Self and others’ perception of employees’ employability – A question of (future) perspective?]

Venz, L. (2016, April). All you need is …? A diary study on differential relationships between job resources and basic needs satisfaction in the prediction of state work engagement. Paper presented at the 12th conference of the European Academy of Organizational Health Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Venz, L., & Rees, C. (2015, August). Discrete emotions, affective shift, and state work engagement – Is emotion regulation the key? In L. Venz & D. Unger (Chair). I feel good but why? – Examining the emergence of work- related affective experiences. Symposium presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Venz, L., Pundt A., & Sonnentag, S. (2015, May). Daily self-regulation at work: Selective optimization with compensation as a personal resource. In D. Unger & L. Venz (Chair). Self-regulation and personal resources - Managing yourself in turbulent times. Symposium presented at the 17th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Venz, L., & Rees, C. (2015, May). The role of affect regulation for the emergence of affective shift: A day-level study. Paper presented at the 17th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Venz, L., Pundt A., & Sonnentag, S. (2014, September). Selektive Optimierung mit Kompensation als Moderator im Job Demands-Resources-Modell: Eine Tagebuchstudie. Paper presented at the 49th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bochum, Germany. [Selective optimization with compensation as a moderator in the Job Demands-Resources Model: A diary study]

Venz, L., Kalde M., & Sonnentag, S. (2014, August). Personal characteristics and the affective process at work: An experience sampling study. Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Venz, L. & Pundt, A. (2014, August). Engaged on my own: Followers self- regulation as a substitute of LMX. In A. Pundt & L. Venz (Chair). Both sides of the story - Leaders and followers in constructive and destructive leadership processes. Symposium presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Venz, L. & Pundt, A. (2014, August). Rain, rain go away...? A diary study on weather and affective experiences at work. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Emotions and Worklife: EMONET IX, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Venz, L., Kalde, M., & Sonnentag, S. (May, 2014). Workplace affect: A diary study on the role of age. In H. Zacher & S. Scheibe (Chair). A lifespan perspective on stress and well-being at work. Symposium presented at the 2014 SIOP Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Venz, L. (2013, August). Staying engaged when recovery is low: The role of selective optimization with compensation at work. Paper presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida.

Venz, L., Unger, D., & Sonnentag, S. (2013, May). The role of age and relationship length in the affective crossover within dual-earner couples. Poster presented at the 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Muenster, Germany.

Venz, L., & Sonnentag, S. (2012, September). Die Anwendung von selektiver Optimierung mit Kompensation in Arbeit und Freizeit. Paper presented at the 48th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft der Psychologie, Bielefeld, Germany. [The use of selective optimization with compensation in work and non-work]




Invited presentations

Venz, L. (2017, March). Selbstregulation am Arbeitsplatz - Untersuchungen von Unterschieden zwischen und innerhalb von Personen. University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Self-regulation at work – Studying differences between and within persons

Venz, L. (2013, February). Self-regulation at work – Does age play a role? School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.