Sara de Hauw
Obtained a Master degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Ghent University (2008) and a Doctoral degree in Business Economics from the KU Leuven (2014).
My area of expertise focuses on well-being (with a specific focus on work-home balance) and careers
(with a specific focus on sustainable careers).
Within our research, we define sustainable careers as a career in which employees remain healthy,
productive, happy and employable throughout its course and that fits into their broader life context.
In other words, to create sustainable careers, it is essential that employees, on the one hand,
develop the necessary competencies to remain productive and employable – where lifelong
development as a standard is key. On the other hand, to create sustainable careers, it is equally
important that employees also have the physical and mental energy to keep going, and that they are
able to shape their career in continuous interaction with their broader life context. As such, the
themes of lifelong development, well-being and work-home balance are all critical in shaping
De Hauw, S., Greenhaus, J. H. (2015). Building a sustainable career: The role of work–home balance
in career decision making. In Handbook of research on sustainable careers. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Casper, W. J., Vaziri, H., Wayne, J. H., DeHauw, S., Greenhaus, J. (2018). The jingle-jangle of
work–nonwork balance: A comprehensive and meta-analytic review of its meaning and
measurement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(2), 182.
De Vos, A., De Hauw, S., Willemse, I. (2015). An integrative model for competency development in
organizations: The Flemish case. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(20),
Pluut, H., De Hauw, S. (2020). Building the support network of new parents at work and outside.
In Navigating the Return-to-Work Experience for New Parents (pp. 22-33). Routledge