journal articles

    2018 & in press
  • Iancu, A.E., Rusu, A., Măroiu, C., Păcurar, R., & Maricuțoiu, L.P. (in press). The effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing teacher burnout: a meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review. DOI: 10.1007/s10648-017-9420-8
  • Diaconu-Gherasim, L.R., Țepordei, A.M., Măirean, C., & Rusu, A. (in press). Intelligence beliefs, goal orientations and children’s academic achievement: does the children’s gender matter?. Educational Studies. DOI: 10.1080/03055698.2018.1443796
  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., & Sârbescu, P. (in press). The relationship between faking and response latencies: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000361
  • Stanojevic, P., Lajunen, T., Jovanovic, D., Sârbescu, P., & Kostadinov, S. (2018). The driver behaviour questionnaire in South-East Europe countries: Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 53, 24-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.12.011

  • 2017
  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., Sulea, C., & Iancu, A. (2017). Work engagement or burnout: which comes first? A meta-analysis of longitudinal evidence. Burnout Research, 5, 35-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.burn.2017.05.001
  • Rusu, A., Sârbescu, P., Moza, D., & Stancu, A. (2017). Implicit attitudes towards risky driving: Development and validation of an affect misattribution procedure for speeding. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 100, 15-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.12.022
  • Sârbescu, P., Sulea, C., & Moza, D. (2017). Supervisor undermining and driving errors in truck drivers: A moderated mediation model. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 45, 122-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.12.006

  • 2016
  • Sârbescu, P. (2016). Driving Anger Scale: How reliable are subscale scores? A bifactor model analysis. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 42, 248-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.02.009
  • David, O. A., Ionicioiu, I., Imbarus, A. C., & Sava, F. A. (2016). Coaching banking managers through the financial crisis: Effects on stress, resilience, and performance. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 34, 267-281. DOI: 10.1007/s10942-016-0244-0 [Request]
  • Neguţ, A., Matu, S. A., Sava, F. A., & David, D. (2016). Task difficulty of virtual reality-based assessment tools compared to classical paper-and-pencil or computerized measures: A meta-analytic approach. Computers in Human Behavior, 54, 414-424. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.08.029 [Request]
  • Neguţ, A., Matu, S. A., Sava, F. A., & David, D. (2016). Virtual reality measures in neuropsychological assessment: a meta-analytic review. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30(2), 165-184. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2016.1144793 [Request]
  • Maroiu, C., Maricuțoiu, L. P., & Sava, F. A. (2016). Explicit self-esteem and contingencies of self-worth: The moderating role of implicit self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 235-241. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.022 [Request]
  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., Sava, F.A., & Butta, O. (2016). The effectiveness of controlled interventions on employees’ burnout: A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89(1), 1-27. DOI: 10.1111/joop.12099 [Request]
  • Rotaru, T. Ș., & Rusu, A. (2016). A meta-analysis for the efficacy of hypnotherapy in alleviating PTSD symptoms. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 64(1), 116-136. DOI:10.1080/00207144.2015.1099406 [Request]
  • Măgurean, S., Constantin, T., & Sava, F.A. (2016). The indirect effect of evaluative conditioning on smoking. Journal of Substance Use, 21(2), 198-203. DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2015.1005183 [Request]
  • Gherasim, L. R., Măirean, C., & Rusu, A. (2016). Dispositional Optimism and Judgments of Future Life Events: Affective States as Moderators. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(3), 1015-1031. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-015-9629-5 [Request]

  • 2015
  • Rusu, A., Măirean, C., Hojbotă, A.M., Gherasim, L.R., & Gavriloaiei, S.I. (2015). Relationships of career adaptabilities with explicit and implicit self-concepts. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 89, 92-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.05.003 [Request]
  • Vîrgă, D., Curșeu, P.L., Maricuţoiu, L., Sava, F.A., Macsinga, I., & Măgurean, S. (2014). Personality, Relationship Conflict, and Teamwork-Related Mental Models. PloS ONE, 9(11), e110223. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110223
  • Sulea, C., Van Beek, I., Sarbescu, P., Virga, D., & Schaufeli, W. B. (2015). Engagement, boredom, and burnout among students: Basic need satisfaction matters more than personality traits. Learning and Individual Differences, 42, 132-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2015.08.018 [Request]
  • Macsinga, I., Sulea, C., Sârbescu, P., Fischmann, G., & Dumitru, C. (2015). Engaged, committed and helpful employees: the role of psychological empowerment. The Journal of psychology, 149(3), 263-276. DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2013.874323 [Request]

  • 2014
  • Sârbescu, P., Stanojevic, P., & Jovanovic, D. (2014). A cross-cultural analysis of aggressive driving: Evidence from Serbia and Romania. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 24, 210-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.04.002 [Request]
  • Maricuțoiu, L. (2014). A meta-analysis on the antecedents and consequences of computer anxiety. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 127, 311-315. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.03.262
  • Măgurean, S., Vîrgă, D., & Sava, F.A. (2014). Implicit and explicit personality assessment in the context of personnel selection. Psychology of Human Resources, 12(1), 24-33. PDF
  • Rusu, A., Sava, F. A., & Constantin, T. (2014). Openness to experience and job search behavior: a study on the mediating effect of job search self-efficacy. Psychology of Human Resources, 12(1), 15-23. PDF

  • 2013
  • Sârbescu, P., & Negut, A. (2013). Psychometric Properties of the Romanian Version of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 29(4), 241-253. DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000152 [Request]
  • Iliescu, D., & Sârbescu, P. (2013). The relationship of dangerous driving with traffic offenses: A study on an adapted measure of dangerous driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 51, 33-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.10.014 [Request]
  • Rusu, A., Chiriac, D. C., Sălăgean, N., & Hojbotă, A. M. (2013). Job search self-efficacy as mediator between employment status and symptoms of anxiety. Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, 15(2), 69-75. PDF
  • Sulea, C., Fine, S., Fischmann, G., Sava, F.A., & Dumitru, C. (2013). Abusive supervision and counterproductive work behaviors. The moderating effects of personality. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 12(4), 196-200. DOI: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000097 [Request]
  • Paloş, R., & Maricuţoiu, L.P. (2013). Teaching for Successful Intelligence Questionnaire (TSI-Q) – a new instrument developed for assessing teaching style. Journal of Educational Sciences and Psychology, 65, 159-178.PDF
  • Craşovan, D.I., & Sava, F.A. (2013). Translation, adaptation, and validation on Romanian population of COPE Questionnaire for coping mechanisms analysis. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 17(1), 61-76.PDF

  • 2012
  • Sulea, C., Virga, D., Maricutoiu, L.P., Schaufeli, W., Zaborila Dumitru, C., & Sava, F.A. (2012). Work engagement as mediator between job characteristics and positive and negative extra-role behaviors. Career Development International, 17(3), 188-207. DOI: 10.1108/13620431211241054 [Request]
  • Sava, F.A., Maricuțoiu, L.P., Rusu, S., Macsinga, I., Vîrgă, D., Cheng, C.M., & Payne, B.K. (2012). An inkblot for the implicit assessment of personality: The Semantic Misattribution Procedure. European Journal of Personality, 26(6), 613-628. DOI: 10.1002/per.1861
  • Sârbescu, P. (2012). Aggressive driving in Romania: Psychometrics properties of the Driving Anger Expression Inventory. Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15(5), 556-564. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2012.05.009 [Request]
  • Craşovan, D.I., & Maricuţoiu, L.P. (2012). Adaptation of the defensive style questionnaire 60 (DSQ-60) within a Romanian sample. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 16(4), 509-528.PDF
  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., Macsinga, I., Rusu, S., Vîrgă, D., & Sava, F.A. (2012). Adaptation and validation of the Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale on a Romanian student sample. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 16(1), 121-138.PDF
  • Rusu, S., Maricuțoiu, L.P., Macsinga, I., Vîrgă, D., & Sava, F.A. (2012). Evaluarea personalității din perspectiva modelului Big Five. Date privind adaptarea chestionarului IPIP-50 pe un eșantion de studenți romani [Personality assessment in terms of the Big Five model. Data concerning the adaptation of the IPIP-50 questionnaire on a sample of Romanian students]. Human Resources Psychology, 10(1), 39-56.PDF
  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., Rusu, S., Vîrgă, D., Macsinga, I., & Sava, F.A. (2012). Images of the self: Prediction of peer-evaluations of one’s personality, using implicit and explicit self-assessments. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 33, 682-686. DOI: j.sbspro.2012.01.208.

  • 2011 and earlier
  • Sava, F.A., & Popa, R.I. (2011). Personality types based on the Big Five model. A cluster analysis over the Romanian population. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 15(3), 359-384.PDF
  • Sava, F.A., Maricutoiu, L.P., Rusu, S., Macsinga, I., & Virga, D. (2011). Implicit and explicit self-esteem and irrational beliefs. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 11(1), 97-111.PDF
  • Sava, F.A. (2009). Maladaptive schemas, irrational beliefs, and their relationship with the Five Factor personality model. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 9(2), 135-147.PDF
  • Sava, F.A., & Sperneac, A.M. (2006). Sensitivity to reward and sensitivity to punishment rating scales: A validation study on the Romanian population. Personality and Individual Differences, 41(8), 1445–1456. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2006.04.024 [Request]

Book Chapters

  • Dudău, D. P., Sălăgean, N., Sava, F. A. (in press). Executive coaching. In M. E. Bernard & O. David (Eds.), Coaching for Behavior Change - Intervening with Reason and Emotion. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Măroiu, C., & Maricuțoiu, L.P. (2017). Actual self. In V. Zeigler-Hill, T.K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1435-1
  • Măroiu, C., & Maricuțoiu, L.P. (2017). Self-discrepancies. In V. Zeigler-Hill, T.K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1503-1
  • Sârbescu, P., & Iliescu, D. (2015). Traffic Offenses. In W. G. Jennings (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118519639.wbecpx187
  • David, D., & Sava, F.A. (2014). Designs for studying mediation. In R. Cautin and S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118625392



  • Sava, F.A. DECAS – Profilul de personalitate in versiunea Big-Five [DECAS – The Big-Five personality profile]. Manufacturing company: SC PsihoProiect SRL (2010). The Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks, Registration number 112683/2010