Recueil de ressources de la division travail et organisations

by Équipe du RQPP

Forces au travail

1. Articles scientifiques

Bakker, A. B., & van Wingerden, J. (2021). Do personal resources and strengths use increase work engagement? the effects of a training intervention. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 26(1), 20–30.

Bakker, A. B., & van Woerkom, M. (2018). Strengths use in organizations: a positive approach of occupational health. Canadian Psychology, 59(1), 38–46.

Biswas-Diener, R. (2006). From the equator to the north pole: A study of character strengths. Journal Of Happiness Studies, 7(3), 293-310. https://doi:10.1007/s10902-005-3646-8

Biswas-Diener, R., Kashdan, T. B., & Minhas, G. (2011). A dynamic approach to psychological strength development and intervention. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(2), 106-118. https://doi:10.1080/17439760.2010.545429

Dahlsgaard, K., Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. P. (2005). Shared Virtue: The Convergence of Valued Human Strengths Across Culture and History. Review Of General Psychology, 9(3), 203-213. https://doi:10.1037/1089-2680.9.3.203

Dubreuil, P., Forest, J., Gillet, N., Fernet, C., Thibault-Landry, A., Crevier-Braud, L., & Girouard, S. (2016). Facilitating well-being and performance through the development of strengths at work: Results from an intervention program. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 1(1), 1-19.

Forest, J., Mageau, G. A., Crevier-Braud, L., Bergeron, É., Dubreuil, P., & Lavigne, G. L. (2012). Harmonious passion as an explanation of the relation between signature strengths’ use and well-being at work: Test of an intervention program. Human Relations, 65(9), 1233-1252. https://doi:10.1177/0018726711433134.

Gander, F., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (2020). Character strengths: person-environment fit and relationships with job and life satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1582–1582.

Ghielen, S. T. S., van Woerkom, M., & Christina Meyers, M. (2017). Promoting positive outcomes through strengths interventions: a literature review. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(6), 573-585.

Gradito Dubord, M.-A., Forest, J., Balčiūnaitė, L. M., Rauen, E., & Jungert, T. (2022). The power of strength-oriented feedback enlightened by self-determination theory: a positive technology-based intervention. Journal of Happiness Studies, 23(6), 2827–2848.

Harzer, C., Bezuglova, N., & Weber, M. (2021). Incremental validity of character strengths as predictors of job performance beyond general mental ability and the big five. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 518369–518369.

Harzer, C., & Ruch, W. (2013). The application of signature character strengths and positive experiences at work. Journal of Happiness Studies : An Interdisciplinary Forum on Subjective Well-Being, 14(3), 965–983.

Harzer, C., & Ruch, W. (2014). The role of character strengths for task performance, job dedication, interpersonal facilitation, and organizational support. Human Performance, 27(3), 183–205.

Harzer, C., & Ruch, W. (2016). Your strengths are calling: preliminary results of a web-based strengths intervention to increase calling. Journal of Happiness Studies : An Interdisciplinary Forum on Subjective Well-Being, 17(6), 2237–2256.

Heintz, S., & Ruch, W. (2020). Character strengths and job satisfaction: differential relationships across occupational groups and adulthood. Applied Research in Quality of Life : The Official Journal of the International Society for Quality-Of-Life Studies, 15(2), 503–527.

Kaiser, R. B., & Overfield, D. V. (2011). Strengths, strengths overused, and lopsided leadership. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63(2), 89-109. https://doi:10.1037/a0024470

Kuijpers, E., Kooij, D. T. A. M., & van Woerkom, M. (2020). Align your job with yourself: the relationship between a job crafting intervention and work engagement, and the role of workload. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 25(1), 1–16.

Lavy, S., & Littman-Ovadia, H. (2017). My better self: using strengths at work and work productivity, organizational citizenship behavior, and satisfaction. Journal of Career Development, 44(2), 95–109.

Littman-Ovadia, H., Dubreuil, P., Meyers, M. C., & Freidlin, P. (2021). VIA character strengths: Theory, research, and practice. Frontiers in psychology. 12:653941.

Linley, P., Garcea, N., Hill, J., Minhas, G., Trenier, E., & Willars, J. (2010). Strengthspotting in coaching: Conceptualisation and development of the Strengthspotting Scale. International Coaching Psychology Review, 5(2), 165-176.

Linley, P.A., Woolston, L., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2009). Strengths coaching with leaders. International Coaching Psychology Review, 4(1), 37-48.

Mayerson, N. H. (2020). The character strengths response: an urgent call to action. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 2106–2106.

Meyers, M. C., Adams, B. G., Sekaja, L., Buzea, C., Cazan, A.-M., Gotea, M., Stefenel, D., & van Woerkom, M. (2019). Perceived organizational support for the use of employees’ strengths and employee well‑being: a cross‑country comparison. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(6), 1825–1841.

Meyers, M. C., & van Woerkom, M. (2017). Effects of a strengths intervention on general and work-related well-being: the mediating role of positive affect. Journal of Happiness Studies : An Interdisciplinary Forum on Subjective Well-Being, 18(3), 671–689.

Miglianico, M., Dubreuil, P., Miquelon, P., Bakker, A. B., & Martin-Krumm, C. (2019). Strengths use in the workplace: A literature review. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21(2), 737–764.

Pang, D., & Ruch, W. (2019). Fusing character strengths and mindfulness interventions: benefits for job satisfaction and performance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 24(1), 150–162.

Park, N., Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. P. (2006). Character strengths in fifty-four nations and the fifty US states. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1(3), 118-129. https://doi:10.1080/17439760600619567

Peláez M. J., Coo C., & Salanova, M. (2019). Facilitating work engagement and performance through strengths-based micro-coaching: A controlled trial study. Journal of Happiness Studies : An Interdisciplinary Forum on Subjective Well-Being, 21(4), 1265–1284.

Roberts, L., Dutton, J. E., Spreitzer, G. M., Heaphy, E. D., & Quinn, R. E. (2005). Composing the Reflected Best-Self Portrait: Building Pathways for Becoming Extraordinary in Work Organizations. The Academy Of Management Review, 30(4), 712-736. https://doi:10.2307/20159164

Ruch, W., Gander, F., Platt, T., & Hofmann, J. (2018). Team roles: their relationships to character strengths and job satisfaction. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(2), 190–199.

van Woerkom, M., Mostert, K., Els, C., Bakker, A. B., de Beer, L., & Rothmann Jr, S. (2016). Strengths use and deficit correction in organizations: development and validation of a questionnaire. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(6), 960–975.

van Woerkom, M., Oerlemans, W. G. M., & Bakker, A. B. (2016). Strengths use and work engagement: a weekly diary study. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(3), 384–397.

Wood, A. M., Linley, P. A., Maltby, J., Kashdan, T. B., & Hurling, R. (2011). Using personal and psychological strengths leads to increases in well-being over time: a longitudinal study and the development of the strengths use questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(1), 15–19.

2. Articles professionnels

Dubreuil, P., Forest, J., & Courcy, F. (2012). Nos forces et celles des autres : Comment en optimiser l’usage au travail? Gestion, 37, 63-73.

Dubreuil, P., Forest, J., Girouard, S., & Crevier-Braud, L. (2011). La psychologie positive et l’approche basée sur les forces : De nouveaux outils au service des psychologues, Psychologie Québec, 28, 22-26.

Kaplan, R. E., & Kaiser, R. B. (2009). Stop overdoing your strengths. Harvard Business Review, 87(2), 100-103.

Ménard, S. (2018). La gestion des employés et la performance. VigieRT.

Roberts, L. M., Spreitzer, G., Dutton, J., Quinn, R., Heaphy, E., & Barker, B. (2005). How to play to your strengths. Harvard Business Review, 83(1), 74-80.

3. Livres

Livres scientifiques collectifs


Chapitres de livres (livres collectifs)

Clifton, D., & Harter, J.K. (2003). Investing in strengths. Dans K.S. Cameron, J. Dutton, & R. Quinn (Eds.), Positive organizational scholarship (pp. 111-121). Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Dubreuil, P., & Forest, J., (2017). “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”: A strengths-based leadership approach to optimal functioning at work. Dans K. Kelloway, K. Nielsen, & J.K. Dimoff (Éds.), Leading to Occupational Health and Safety (pp. 281-306). Wiley-Duckworth.

Gradito Dubord, M.-A., Lavoie, D., & Forest, J. (2021). Comment l’approche par les forces favorise-t-elle le fonctionnement optimal des collaborateurs ? Une explication par la théorie de l’autodétermination. Dans C. Martin-Krumm & C. Tarquinio (Éds.), Grand manuel de psychologie positive : Fondements, théories et champs d’intervention (pp. 557–557).  Dunod.

Hodges, T. D., & Asplund, J. (2010). Strengths development in the workplace. Dans P. Linley, S. Harrington, & N. Garcea (Eds.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology and work (pp. 213-220). Oxford University Press.

Hodges, T. D., & Clifton, D. O. (2004). Strengths-Based Development in Practice. Dans P. Linley, & S. Joseph (Eds.), Positive psychology in practice (pp. 256-268). John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Peterson, C., Stephens, J.P., Park, N., Lee, F., & Seligman, M.E.P. (2010). Strengths of character and work. Dans A. Linley, S. Harrington, & N. Garcea (Eds.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology and work (pp. 221-231). Oxford University Press.


Livres professionnels

Buckingham, M. (2007). Go put your strengths to work. Free Press.

Buckingham, M., & Clifton, D. (2001). Now, discover your strengths. Free Press.

Linley, P. A. (2008). Average to A+ : Realising strengths in yourself and others. CAPP Press.

Niemiec, R. M. (2017). Character Strenghts Interventions : A field guide for practitioners. Hogrefe.

Niemiec, R. M., & McGrath, R. E. (2019). The power of character strengths : Appreciate and ignite your positive personality. VIA Institute on Character.

Niemiec, R. M. (2014). Mindfulness and character strengths : A practical guide to flourishing. Hogrefe.

Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues : A handbook and classification. American Psychological Association.

4. Vidéos et capsules

Sylvie Ménard – Les forces de la Psychologie Positive

Marion Choppin et Jacques Forest – Reconnaissance, forces, feedback positif et motivation autodéterminée

Charles Martin-Krumm – Et si la force était avec vous?

Shane Lopez – Focusing on Your Strengths

Lisa Cummings – Change your career by stepping into your strengths at work

Claudia Harzer – Positive psychology and strengths at work

Eva Katharina Herber – Focusing on strengths

Ryan Niemiec – A universal language that describes what’s best in us

Neal Mayerson – Liberating our Character Strengths

CAPPFINITY – Putting the world’s strengths to work

Neal Mayerson – History of the VIA Institute on Character

Donald Clifton (CEO Gallup et créateur du Strengthsfinder) – Animals

5. Outils d’intervention

Outils de mesure et d’intervention du VIA institute on character :

Strengths Finder de Gallup :

Strenghts Profile de Cappfinity

Blackburn, L., Lemaire, P., Ménard, S., Tremblay J. (2019). Les forces de caractère du leader : VIA Gestion – 24 fiches d’interprétation des forces du VIA en contexte de travail.

Listen Leon :

Cartes des forces :

Totem :

6. Littérature grise : Rapports gouvernementaux, rapports de firmes de consultation, etc.

VIA institute on character:

Gallup: Learn About the Science of CliftonStrengths:

CAPPFINITY: Resources / Research and books :

7. Autres

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