Loes Meeussen and Melvyn RW Hamstra: EJSP early career best manuscript awards 2014
Every year, the editorial team of the European Journal of Social Psychology awards a prize to the best early career paper published in EJSP in the preceding year, whose first author is a researcher within three years of her or his doctoral degree. Wiley, as the EJSP publisher, sponsors the Award financially. In each of the previous years, a single winner of the Award was identified and listed here: http://www.easp.eu/activities/own/awards/ejsp.htm
This year, we are in an exceptional position to award prizes to two papers:
Hamstra, M. R. W., Van Yperen, N. W., Wisse, B., & Sassenberg K. (2014). On the perceived effectiveness of transformational-transactional leadership: The role of encourage strategies and followers’ regulatory focus. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 643-656. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2027
Meeussen, L., Schaafsma, J., & Phalet, K (2014). When values (do not) converge: Cultural diversity and value convergence in work groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 521-528. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2031
Both papers exemplify the kind of research that EJSP strives to publish: They address socially relevant issues, framed in the context of relevant theories and examined through methodologically sound and issue-appropriate designs. They have produced relevant findings, which advance our understanding and likely actions on the examined issues. The EJSP Editorial team judged both papers equally meritorious and, with Wiley’s support, both will receive the award.
We congratulate Dr. Hamstra and Dr. Meeuseen and their collaborators. If their work is any indication, the future of our field is in good hands.
Radmila Prislin and Vivian L Vignoles
Editors, EJSP (on behalf of the editorial team)