• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 34 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, School of Psychology.

Reporting to Prof. dr. Marylene Gagné and dr. Patrick Dunlop

Postdoctoral position to study strategies for volunteer retention and attraction. Some of my tasks are data collection/analyses, liaising with partner organisations, student supervision, and teaching I&O Psychology.
In addition to my core project I work on a wide range of side projects.

Funding overview

Please see my research profile: http://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/djurre-holtrop(a5f553fd-5d7f-4274-855c-c578b4f851f9).html

Previous positions

PhD student at VU Amsterdam University, dep. of Social and Organizational psychology
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Marise Ph. Born, Prof. dr. Reinout de Vries and dr. Remko van den Berg
Title: Improving personality and interest measurement for purposes of selection and assessment in a multiethnic population.
Link: http://dare.ubvu.vu.nl/handle/1871/54398
The first part of the project focused on using situational description in personality inventories and how such modifications may influence responses of cultural groups. The second part of the project focused on the relation between vocational interest, personality and prestige. The project financially supported by the NOA foundation. Successfully defended 17 May 2016.

Consultant, psychologist and test developer at NOA (assessment company and online test distributer)
Main activities: Leading large scale assessment projects, advising clients on selection matters, developing tests, studying and reporting the effectiveness of selection and coaching interventions, sales, and training.

Current projects

Scouts UWA Research project: http://uwascoutsresearch.com

The BNHCRC project: https://www.facebook.com/sesresearchuwa/


I am interested in a wide range of I/O psychology and personality assessment topics:
-Psychological measurement for purposes of selection and assessment
-Vocational interests assessment
-Why faking occurs and how people do it
-Predicting and preventing volunteer engagement and turnover
-Workforce engagement and interventions to improve engagement

External positions

Master Thesis supervisor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

15 Sep 201615 Sep 2018

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 34 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Other book
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Conference presentation/ephemera

Scouts and UWA Research Project Summary of Volunteer Survey 2017

Holtrop, D. J., Gagne, M., Dunlop, P. D. & Soo, C., 13 Apr 2018, 9 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther book

Open Access
research project

Does every trait predict performance? Relations between HEXACO personality and performance domains.

Holtrop, D., Dunlop, P. D. & De Vries, R. E., 19 May 2017, p. 208-208. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

3 Citations (Scopus)

Fully contextualized, frequency-based personality measurement: A replication and extension

Robie, C., Risavy, S. D., Holtrop, D. & Born, M. P., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Research in Personality. 70, p. 56-65 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Personality Assessment
Reproducibility of Results

Het meten van Situationele Persoonlijkheid

Holtrop, D., 2017, De Psycholoog, p. 10-17.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Equipment and Supplies
Personality Inventory
1 Citation (Scopus)

Perceptions of vocational interest: Self- and other-reports in student-parent dyads.

Holtrop, D., Born, M. P. & De Vries, R. E., May 2017, In : Journal of Career Assessment. 26, 2, p. 258-274

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Report

Projects 2017 2020