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Gro Ellen Mathisen { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Gro Ellen Mathisen", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51833769", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Department Department of Social Studies
Room EAL H-314

Gro Ellen Mathisen is professor in HR and organisational psychology.  She has published articles about creative work climates, creative leadership, creative self-efficacy, work place harassment, and group dynamics in corporate boards of directors. Gro Ellen has extensive experience with presenting her research for organisations and leadership groups. She has seven years experience from a large oil & gas company as advisor, leader and manager within HR and HSE. 

Research fields

Main research interests: 

- Team work including creativity in teams, conflicts and controversy, diversity, and other kinds of team dynamic. 
- Leadership behavior including creative leadership and destructive leadership
- Collaboration and conflicts at work 
- Psychosocial work environments 

Selected publications

·       Mathisen, G. E. & Garnes, S. (2015) Board Roles and Innovative climates in Tourist Organisations Boards. Accepted for publication in Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research

·       Garnes, S. & Mathisen G. E. (2014). Organizational commitment of directors in collaborative tourist organizations: Mediating effects of boardroom behavior. Journal of Travel Research, 53 (4), 448-461.

·       Mathisen G. E., Ogaard, T., Marnburg, E. (2013). Women in the board rooms: How do female directors of corporate boards perceive boardroom dynamics? Journal of Business Ethics, 116(1), 87-97.

·       Garnes, S. & Mathisen, G. E. (2013). Destination decision makers: Developing a strategic orientation scale. International Journal of Tourism Policy, 4(3), 261-271.

·       Mathisen, G. E., Øgaard, T., Einarsen, S. (2012). Individual and Situational Antecedents of Workplace Victimization. International Journal of Manpower. 33(5), 539-555.

·       Mathisen, G. E., Einarsen, S., & Mykletun, R.(2012). Creative leaders promote creative organizations. International Journal of Manpower, 33(4), 367-382.

·       Mathisen, G. E. (2011). Organizational antecedents of creative self-efficacy. Creativity and Innovation Management, 20, 185-195.

·       Mathisen, G. E., Einarsen, S., Mykletun, R. (2011). The relationship between supervisor personality, supervisors? perceived stress and work place bullying. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(4), 637-651.

·       Mathisen, G. E., & Brønnick, K. (2009). Creative Self-Efficacy: an Intervention Study. International Journal of Educational Research, 48, 21-29. (Nivå 2).

·       Mathisen, G. E., Einarsen, S., & Mykletun, R. (2008). The occurrences and correlates of bullying and harassment in the restaurant sector. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49, 59-68.

·       Mathisen, G. E., Martinsen, Ø., & Einarsen, S. (2008). The relationship between creative personality composition, innovative team climate, and team innovativeness: an input ? process ? output perspective. Journal of Creative Behavior, 42, 13-31.

·       Mathisen, G. E., Torsheim, T., & Einarsen, S. (2006). The team level model of climate for innovation: a two-level confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 79, 23-35. (Nivå 2).

·         Mathisen, G. E., & Ekelund, B. Z. (2004). Team Climate Inventory: et mål på innovativt klima i grupper og team (Team Climate Inventory: Assessing innovative climate in groups and teams). Journal of the Norwegian Psychologist Association, 41, 998-1001.

·       Mathisen, G. E., Einarsen, S., Jørstad, K., Brønnick, K. S. (2004). Climate for work group creativity and innovation: Norwegian validation of the team climate inventory (TCI). Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 45, 383-392.

·       Mathisen, G. E., & Einarsen, S. (2004). A review of instruments assessing creative and innovative environments within organizations. Journal of Creativity Research, 16, 119-140.

Research in progress

Mathisen, G. E. & Berg Linn Iren Vestly- Self-reported errors and violations within the oil and gas industry: Engagement, health complaints and well-being as explanatory factors. Manuscript in preparation.

Work experience

2015 ?   Full professor University of Stavanger

2008 - 2015: Several positions in Statoil ASA: Manager Health and Working Environment, Leading Consultant Corporate University, Leader of Occupational Health and Working Environment, Advisor Corporate HR Organisational Capability and Change 

Aug 2010 ? Jan 2014: 10% position as Associate Professor at University of Stavanger. Full professor from 2012

2005 - 2008: Associate professor, University of Stavanger.

2004: Assistant Professor, University of Stavanger.

2002 ? 2008: Own consultancy beside job at University at Stavanger.

1999 - 2004: PhD student, University of Stavanger.

1997 - 1999:  Assistant Professor, University of Stavanger. 

1996: Clinical psychologist. Arbeidsrådgivningskontoret i Hordaland.

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Derdowski, Lukasz Andrzej; Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2019). Psychosocial factors at work and their associations with safety outcomes in the context of high-risk industries. Petroleumstilsynet. 74 p.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2005). Climates for creativity and innovation: definitions, measurement, predictors, and consequences. ISBN 8230800170.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Tjora, Tore; Bjørnestad, Jone Ravndal (2020). Det trengs mer psykologikompetanse inn i forebygging.
  • Gjerald, Olga; Furunes, Trude; Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2019). Developing a tailor-made indicator for measuring psychosocial risk factors in the service sector. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology; 2019-05-29 - 2019-06-01.
  • Koval, Olena Mykolajivna; Hansen, Håvard; Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2019). The occurrences and effects of bullying among university employees: work- and person related bullying and psychological distress. 2019-05-29 - 2019-06-01.
  • Derdowski, Lukasz Andrezej; Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2018). 5 reasons why a holiday can boost your workplace creativity.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2018). Seksuelle gråsoner.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Borgen, Turid; Hansen, Håvard (2018). Krav til pedagogisk kompetanse hos universitetsansatte? Ja, takk!.
  • Olaniyan, Oyeniyi Samuel; Furunes, Trude; Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2017). Psychosocial risk factors, employees well-being, job satisfaction and the role of a supportive leader within the service industry in Norway.. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology; 2017-05-17 - 2017-05-20.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Furunes, Trude (2015). Editorial.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2010). Effektiv idéskaping Slik får du kreativiteten til å blomstre selv om tiden er knapp. [Newspaper]; 2010-07-01.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2010). Hvordan skape effektive ledergrupper og team Kan team være kreative?. Handelshøyskolen BI - Kompetanseforum; 2010-03-16.
  • Mykletun, Reidar J.; Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Einarsen, Ståle (2009). Stress and burnout in the restaurant sector. 2009-09-22 - 2009-09-24.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Brønnick, Kolbjørn (2007). Creative self-efficacy: An intervention study. 2007-05-09 - 2007-05-12.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Einarsen, Ståle; Mykletun, Reidar J. (2007). The Occurrences and Correlates of Bullying and Harassment in the Restaurant Sector. 2007-09-27 - 2007-09-30.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Einarsen, Ståle; Mykletun, Reidar J. (2007). The relationships between supervisor attributes, climate for creativity, and creative output: Evidence from the restaurant industry. 2007-10-14 - 2007-10-17.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2006). Geir Kaufmann: Hva er kreativitet?.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2006). Hva fremmer og hemmer kreativitet i team. Norsk Organisasjonspsykologisk Selskap; 2006-03-03.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2006). Kreativitet er undervurdert i Norge. [Newspaper]; 2006-05-26.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2006). Mangfold i styrer Hva kan vi lære av forskning på team og kreativitet. Styreakademiet; 2006-03-07.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2006). Nytenkning og støtte gir kreativt klima. [Newspaper]; 2006-05-01.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2006). Presentation of PhD findings and experiences with submission and defence of PhD thesis. Faculty of Psychology; 2006-10-27.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Einarsen, Ståle; Mykletun, Reidar J. (2006). Bullying in the restaurant sector Fiction or fact, good or bad. 2006-06-15 - 2006-06-17.
  • Øgaard, Torvald; Gjerald, Olga; Marnburg, Einar; Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Larsen, Svein; Løvli, Kim H; Torstensen, Terje (2006). Travellers` choice of package tours: The role of (un)conscious information processing and decision making. 2006-10-19 - 2006-10-22.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Einarsen, Ståle; Mykletun, Reidar J. (2005). Team Climate and Chefs? Creativity and Personality as Predictors of Creative and Innovative Behavior in Restaurants. 2005-05-12.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2003). Skaperkraft i kreative miljø. Norsco konferansen - Norwegian sub-supply cooperation; 2003-09-09.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Einarsen, Ståle (2003). Team Climate and Personality as Predictors of Creative and Innovative Behavior in Teams. 2003-05-14 - 2003-05-17.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Mykletun, Reidar J. (2003). Perception of creative climate in the restaurant industry: work satisfaction, burnout, stress, and personality as predi. 2003-10-02 - 2003-10-05.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Mykletun, Reidar J. (2003). Predicting creative climate in the restaurant business: an issue of personality, satisfaction, stress and burnout?. 2003-10-02 - 2003-10-05.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2002). Hvilke typer gruppe-klima og teknikker fremmer innovasjon og kreativitet?. Foredrag i regi av Innovasjon Rogaland.; 2002-11-14.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2002). Hvordan kan jærbuen bli mer kreativ?.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (2002). Innovasjonsklima og team-faktorer relatert til innovasjon og bruk av kreative teknikker i bedrifter. 2002-06-05.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen; Mykletun, R.J.; Andersen, Morten (2000). A new instrument to assess interpersonal behavior in groups.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (1999). Assessing climate for innovation and creativity: a review of existing instruments.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (1999). Kreativitet i servicenæringene.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (1998). De ulike fasene i kreativ problemløsning.
  • Mathisen, Gro Ellen (1998). Teknikker til bruk under kreativ problemløsning.