prof. dr. Esther Kluwer
E.S.Kluwer@uu.nl
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Profile

Esther Kluwer studied social and organizational psychology at the University of Groningen. She graduated in 1993 and obtained her PhD from the same university in 1998 on a dissertation entitled "Marital conflict over the division of labor: When partners become parents". After her PhD, she worked as an assistant professor (UD) at the Department of Social Psychology at the Free University of Amsterdam. As of 2000, she works as an associate professor (UHD) at the department of Social, Health & Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University. In 2016, she was appointed as a Professor by special appointment (bijzonder hoogleraar) in Sustainable relationships and wellbeing at Radboud University. 

Research:
Esther Kluwer studies the determinants and effects of sustainable close relationships. The central research question is how and why partners (and ex-partners) maintain their relationship, under sometimes difficult circumstances, and how this affects the wellbeing of (ex-)partners and their children. Her work covers a variety of topics, including relationship conflict, forgiveness, revenge, autonomy and relatedness, transition to parenthood, work-family balance, divorce, interventions for prevention, and (forensic) mediation in high-conflict divorce. 

 

Strategic themes / Focus areas
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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
De Dreu, Carsten K. W., Kluwer, Esther S., Euwema, Martin S. & Van der Vegt, Gerben S. (2017). Conflict and Culture Across Time and Space - Work and Legacy of Evert van de Vliert. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 10 (2), (pp. 141-152) (12 p.).
Visser, Margreet, Finkenauer, Catrin, Schoemaker, Kim, Kluwer, Esther, van der Rijken, Rachel, van Lawick, Justine, Bom, Hans, de Schipper, J. Clasien & Lamers-Winkelman, Francien (15.06.2017). I’ll Never Forgive You - High Conflict Divorce, Social Network, and Co-Parenting Conflicts. Journal of Child and Family Studies, (pp. 1-12) (12 p.).
ter Kuile, H., Kluwer, E.S., Finkenauer, C. & van der Lippe, Tanja (06.09.2017). Predicting adaptation to parenthood - The role of responsiveness, gratitude, and trust. Personal Relationships, 24 (3), (pp. 663-682).
Kluwer, E.S. (16.06.2017) Invited speaker Behavioral Science Institute research day Nijmegen (16.06.2017) Stress and relationships: how external events affect relationship functioning
  2017 - Popularising publications
Kluwer, E.S. & Finkenauer, C. (2017). Hoe kun je vechtscheidingen voorkomen?. Hoe zwaar is licht - Meer dan 100 dringende vragen aan de wetenschap (pp. 184) (188 p.). Amsterdam: Balans.
  2017 - Other output
Kluwer, E.S. (01.09.2017). Overheid, investeer in (ex-)partnerrelaties.
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Danner-Vlaardingerbroek, Gerdientje, Kluwer, Esther S., Van Steenbergen, Elianne F. & van der Lippe, Tanja (01.09.2016). How work spills over into the relationship: Self-control matters. Personal Relationships, 23 (3), (pp. 441-455) (15 p.).
Lapierre, Laurent, van Steenbergen, E.F., Peeters, M.C.W. & Kluwer, E.S. (2016). Juggling work and family responsibilities when involuntarily working more from home: A multiwave study of financial sales professionals. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, (pp. 804-822) (19 p.).
Kluwer, E.S. (2016). Unforgiving motivations among divorced parents: Moderation of contact intention and contact frequency. Personal Relationships, 23 (4), (pp. 818-833) (15 p.).
  2015 - Professional publications
Schoemaker, Kim, de Kruijff, Annelies, van der Rijken, Rachel, Kluwer, E.S., Bom, Hans, van Lawick, Justine, Visser, Margreet & Finkenauer, Catrin (2015). Vechtscheidende ouders: wie zijn dat?. Systeemtherapie. Tijdschrift voor Systeemtheoretische Psychotherapie, 27, (pp. 145-159).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
van der Horst, Mariska, van der Lippe, Tanja & Kluwer, Esther (2014). Aspirations and occupational achievements of Dutch fathers and mothers. Career Development International, 19 (4), (pp. 447-468) (1 p.).
Kluwer, Esther (2014). De psychologie van vrijwilligheid en motivatie in (forensische) mediation. In G Frerks, M Breukelaar, T Jongbloed & M Uitslag (Eds.), Mediation tussen dwang en vrijwilligheid (pp. 27-36). Maklu Apeldoorn.
Valor-Segura, Inma, Exposito, Fransisca, Moya, Miguel & Kluwer, Esther (2014). Don´t leave me: The effect of dependency and emotions in relationship conflict. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44 (9), (pp. 579-587).
Van Steenbergen, Elianne F., Kluwer, Esther S. & Karney, Benjamin R. (01.01.2014). Work-family enrichment, work-family conflict, and marital satisfaction - A dyadic analysis. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19 (2), (pp. 182-194) (13 p.).
  2014 - Other output
E.S. Kluwer (17.11.2014) Invited speaker op seminar "Vechtscheiding, forensische mediation en vergeving"
E.S. Kluwer (10.07.2014) Paper presented at the European Association for Social Psychology conference, Amsterdam, July 2014. Danner, G. F., Kluwer, E. S., Van Steenbergen, E. F., & Van der Lippe, T. (2014). Self-control matters when work spills over into relationship behavior.
E.S. Kluwer (11.03.2014) Participation in expert meeting "Hulp aan partnerrelaties in GGZ en Jeugdzorg"
E.S. Kluwer (18.02.2014) Participation in expert meeting "Vechtscheidingen"
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, E.S. (2013). Het ouderschapsonderzoek: een aanpak bij vechtscheidingen. (133 p.). Raad voor de rechtspraak.
Kluwer, Esther (2013). Het welbevinden van ouders en kinderen na echtscheiding. Actuele ontwikkelingen in het familierecht - UCERF reeks (pp. 91-105). Ars Aequi Libri.
Danner-Vlaardingerbroek, G., Kluwer, E.S., Van Steenbergen, E.F. & Van der Lippe, T.A.G. (2013). Knock, knock, anybody home? Psychological availability links work and the partner relationship. Personal Relationships, 20, (pp. 52-68) (17 p.).
Danner-Vlaardingerbroek, G., Kluwer, E.S., Van Steenbergen, E.F. & Van der Lippe, T.A.G. (2013). The psychological availability of dual-earner partners for their children after work. Family Relations, 62, (pp. 741-754) (14 p.).
  2013 - Other output
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Roeters, A., van der Lippe, T., Kluwer, E.S. & Raub, W. (2012). Parental work characteristics and time with children. The moderating effects of parent's gender and children's age. International Sociology, 27 (6), (pp. 846-863) (18 p.).
Nauta, A. & Kluwer, E.S. (2012). The use of questionnaires in conflict research. In D.J. Christie (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology Wiley.
Ter Kuile, H., Kluwer, E.S., Keijsers, L.G.M.T., Finkenauer, C., Boom, J. & Van der Lippe, T.A.G. (2012). Van romantiek naar partnerschap: Het effect van de transitie naar ouderschap op de intieme relatie. In N. Van de Ven, M. Baas, L. Van Dillen, D. Lakens, A.M. Lokhorst & M. Strick (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2012 (pp. 107-113) (7 p.). Groningen: ASPO Pers.
Kluwer, E.S. (2012). Vergeving na scheiding: heeft dat (nog) zin?. Tijdschrift Conflicthantering, 1, (pp. 5-8) (4 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, E.S. (2011). Psychological perspectives on gender deviance neutralization. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 3, (pp. 14-17) (4 p.).
Van Steenbergen, E.F., Kluwer, E.S. & Karney, B.R. (2011). Workload and the trajectory of marital satisfaction in newlyweds: Job satisfaction, gender, and parental status as moderators. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, (pp. 345-355) (11 p.).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
ten Brummelhuis, L.L., van der Lippe, A.G. & Kluwer, E.S. (2010). Family involvement and helping behaviour in teams. Journal of Management, 36, (pp. 1406-1431) (26 p.).
Kluwer, E.S. (2010). From partnership to parenthood: A review of marital change across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 2, (pp. 105-125) (21 p.).
Roeters, A., van der Lippe, T. & Kluwer, E.S. (2010). Work characteristics and parent-child relationship quality: the mediating role of temporal involvement. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72 (5), (pp. 1317-1328) (12 p.).
  2010 - Other output
E.S. Kluwer (09.12.2010) How work spills over into family relationships.
E.S. Kluwer (22.07.2010) When women see the forest and men see the trees: Vengefulness in close relationships depends on gender and construal level.
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, E.S. (2009). Fairness in relationships. In H Reis & S Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 588-591) (4 p.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Kluwer, E.S., Tumewu, M. & Van den Bos, K. (2009). Men’s and women’s reactions to fair and unfair treatment in relationship conflict. Personal Relationships, 16, (pp. 455-474) (20 p.).
Roeters, A., van der Lippe, A.G. & Kluwer, E.S. (2009). Parental work demands and the frequency of child-related routine and interactive activities. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, (pp. 1193-1204) (12 p.).
Danner-Vlaardingerbroek, G., Kluwer, E.S. & Van Steenbergen, E.F. (2009). Spillover tussen werk en partnerrelatie: een kwestie van zelfregulatie?. In J.W. Van Prooijen, R.J. Renes, B. Derks, M. Stel & M. Vliek (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie (pp. 73-82) (10 p.). Groningen: ASPO Pers.
Kluwer, E.S. & Karremans, J.C.T.M. (2009). Unforgiving motivations following infidelity: Should we make peace with our past?. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 28.
  2009 - Other output
E.S. Kluwer (16.04.2009) Work demands and the quality of family relationships: The mediating role of joint activities
  2008 - Scholarly publications
ten Brummelhuis, L.L., van der Lippe, T., Kluwer, E.S. & Flap, H.D. (2008). Positive and negative effects of family involvement on work-related burnout. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, (pp. 387-396) (10 p.).
Roeters, A., van der Lippe, T. & Kluwer, E.S. (2008). Staat het gezinsleven onder druk? De samenhang tussen werkeisen van ouders en routine en interactieve activiteiten met kinderen. Mens en Maatschappij, 83, (pp. 326-342) (17 p.).
de Dreu, C.K.W., Kluwer, E.S. & Nauta, A. (2008). The structure and management of conflict: Fighting or defending the status quo. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, (pp. 331-353) (23 p.).
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, E.S. & Johnson, M.D. (2007). Conflict frequency and relationschip quality across de transition to parenthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, (pp. 1089-1106) (18 p.).
ten Brummelhuis, L.L., van der Lippe, T., Kluwer, E.S. & Flap, H.D. (2007). Het effect van het gezinsleven op werkgerelateerde burnout. Mens en Maatschappij, 82 (3), (pp. 226-246) (21 p.).
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Nauta, A. & Kluwer, E.S. (2006). The use of questionnaires in conflict research. In P. Carnevale & C.K.W. De Dreu (Eds.), Methods of Negotiation Research (pp. 121-134) (14 p.). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Tumewu, M., Kluwer, E.S. & Van den Bos, K. (2005). Procedurele rechtvaardigheid in intieme relaties: De invloed van sekse en status. In E. Gordijn, R. Holland, A. Meijnders & J. Ouwerkerk (Eds.), Jaarboek Nederlandse Sociale Psychologie 2004 (pp. 439-448) (10 p.). Groningen: ASPO Pers.
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Wigboldus, D., Kluwer, E.S., Dechesne, M. & Gordijn, E. (2004). Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie. Delft: Eburon.
Tumewu, M., Kluwer, E.S. & Van den Bos, K. (2004). Sekseverschillen in procedurele rechtvaardigheid in intieme relaties. In D. Wigboldus, E.S. Kluwer, M. Dechensne & E. Gordijn (Eds.), Jaarboek Nederlandse Sociale Psychologie 2003 (pp. 387-396) (10 p.). Ridderkerk: ASPO Pers.
Nauta, A. & Kluwer, E.S. (2004). The use of questionnaires in conflict research. International Negotiation, 9, (pp. 457-470) (14 p.).
  2003 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, E.S. & Mikula, G. (2003). Gender-related inequalities in the division of labor in close relationships: A social psychological perspective. In M. Hewstone & W. Stroebe (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology (pp. 185-216) (32 p.).
Karremans, J.C.T.M., Lange, P.A.M., Ouwerkerk, J.W. & Kluwer, E.S. (2003). When forgiving enhances psychological well-being: The role of interpersonal commitment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, (pp. 1011-1026) (16 p.).
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, Esther & mikula, gerold (2002). Gender-related inequalities in the division of labor in close relationships: A social psychological perspective. European Review of Social Psychology, 13, (pp. 185-216).
Kluwer, E.S., Heesink, J.A.M. & van de Vliert, E. (2002). The division of labor across the transition to parenthood: A justice perspective. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, (pp. 930-943) (14 p.).
  2001 - Scholarly publications
de Dreu, C., Evers, A., Beersma, B., Kluwer, Esther & Nauta, A. (2001). A theory-based measure of conflict management strategies in the work place. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22, (pp. 645-668) (24 p.).
de Dreu, C., Evers, A, Beersma, B., Kluwer, E.S. & Nauta, A. (2001). A theory-based measure of conflict management strategies in the workplace. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22, (pp. 645-668) (24 p.).
Kluwer, E.S. (2001). De kwaliteit van intieme relaties: een overzicht. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Psychologie, 56, (pp. 138-152) (15 p.).
de Wit, J & Kluwer, E.S. (2001). Partnerrelaties: een romantisch onderwerp nuchter onderzocht. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Psychologie, 56, (pp. 135-137) (3 p.).
De Wit, J.B.F. & Kluwer, E.S. (2001). Partnerrelaties: een romantisch onderwerp nuchter onderzocht. Inleiding tot het themanummer. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Psychologie, 56, (pp. 135-137) (3 p.).
  2000 - Scholarly publications
van de Vliert, E., Kluwer, E.S. & Lynn, R. (2000). Inhabitants of warmer countries are more competitive and poorer: Culture or chance?. Journal of Economic Psychology, 21, (pp. 143-165) (23 p.).
Kluwer, E.S. (2000). Marital Quality. In R.M. Milardo & S.W Duck (Eds.), Families as relationships (pp. 59-78) (20 p.). New York: Wiley.
Buunk, B.P., Kluwer, E.S., Schuurman, M. & Siero, F.W. (2000). The division of labor among egalitarian and traditional women: Differences in discontent, social comparison, and false consensus. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, (pp. 759-779) (21 p.).
Kluwer, E.S., Heesink, J.A.M. & van de Vliert, E. (2000). The division of labor in close relationships: An Asymmetrical conflict issue. Personal Relationships, 7, (pp. 263-282) (20 p.).
  1998 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, Esther, de Dreu, C. & Buunk, B.P. (1998). Conflict in intimate versus non-intimate relationships: When gender role stereotyping overrides biased self-other judgment. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15, (pp. 637-650).
Kluwer, Esther (1998). Responses to gender inequality in the division of family work: The status quo effect. Social Justice Research, 11, (pp. 337-357).
  1997 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, Esther, Heesink, J.A.M. & van de Vliert, E. (1997). The marital dynamics of conflict over the division of labor. Journal of Marriage and Family, 59, (pp. 635-653).
  1996 - Scholarly publications
Kluwer, Esther, Heesink, J.A.M. & van de Vliert, E. (1996). Marital conflict about the division of household labor and paid work. Journal of Marriage and Family, 58, (pp. 958-969).
  0 - Other output
E.S. Kluwer () Family involvement and cooperation in teams
E.S. Kluwer () Keynote: Het ouderschapsonderzoek: een aanpak bij vechtscheidingen
E.S. Kluwer () Parental work demands and routine and interactive activities with children
E.S. Kluwer () Parental work demands and routine and interactive activities with children
E.S. Kluwer () Parental work demands and routine and interactive activities with children
E.S. Kluwer () Presentation of research report "Het ouderschapsonderzoek: een aanpak bij vechtscheidingen"
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My research focuses on relationship maintenance processes in close relationships and between ex-partners. It currently covers 4 themes: post-divorce relationships, revenge and forgiveness, work-family balance, and transition to parenthood.



Projects

(1) Post-divorce relationships and mediation:

Even after couples divorce, their relationship does not cease to exist, especially when the ex-partners share custody over their children. An important question is to what extent feelings of revenge and forgiveness affect post-divorce relationships and the well-being of ex-partners and their children. I conduct a research project for the Dutch Ministery of Justice on the psychological consequences of forensic mediation in post-divorce relationships, for ex-partners and their children.

 

(2) Revenge and forgiveness:

The paradox of close relationships is that the ones we love the most can, and often do, hurt us the most. When relationship norms are violated and transgressions occur, people tend to feel resentment and estrangement towards their transgressing partner. I investigate what drives partners to engage in vengeful acts or to forgive their partner, and whether men and women differ in the reasons why and conditions under which they respond vengefully to partner transgressions, such as unfaithfulness.

 

(3) Work-family balance:

I am a project leader on the interdisciplinary research program "Interdependencies between work and family life: an interdisciplinary approach of the work-family interface". This program integrates a social psychological and a sociological approach to work-family interference. The program consists of five Ph.D. projects, whose focus ranges from the micro-level of individual motives and behaviors in work and family life, to the macro level of the functioning of families and organizations. My interest is how work affects family relationships both positively and negatively.

 

(4) The transition to parenthood:

The transition to parenthood is generally seen as one of the most challenging events in the early stages of marriage. But is it really that detrimental for marriage and do all couples go through the same changes? My research focusses on the paradoxical finding that while  relationship quality tends to decrease after the transition to parenthood, relationship stability tends to increase. I consider moderating factors that explain why some couples fare better or worse than others across the transition to parenthood.

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Onderwijscoordinator afdeling Sociale, Gezondheids- en Organisatiepsychologie

Lid Onderwijsteam Psychologie

Mastercoordinator: Social, Health and Organisational Psychology

PhD-Mentor Psychologie

Bacheloronderwijs: Interpersoonlijke Processen

Begeleiding Bacheloronderzoeken

Begeleiding Mastertheses en stages

 

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Additional functions and activities

Onderwijsdirecteur Kurt Lewin Instituut

Voorzitter begeleidingscommissie onderzoek "De regierechter in echtscheidingszaken", Raad voor de Rechtspraak.

Vertrouwenspersoon wetenschappelijke integriteit, Associatie voor Sociaal Psychologisch Onderzoek

 

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Full name
prof. dr. E.S. Kluwer Contact details
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Heidelberglaan 1
Room H130
3584 CS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 9190
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 3666
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