Dr. Rubina Hanif
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Dr. Rubina Hanif

Department of Psychology, National Institute of Psychology, Center of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Psychology from University of Houston, USA

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Dr. Rubina Hanif is working as Director at National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad (Pakistan). She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology. She availed HEC Post-doc fellowship for Goldsmiths, University of London in 2007-2008 and Fulbright Advance Research Scholars award in 2009-2010. With extensive, teaching and research experience, she has number of publications in her field. She has presented her work at number of National and International Conferences. She also has expertise as workshop trainer in her own subject and Life Skills Development Programs.

Area of Interest:

Social Sciences
Educational Psychology
Psychometric Assessment
Occupational Health
Social Psychology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Laila, U. and R. Hanif, 2018. Development and validation of job demands and resources indigenous scale: A developing country perspective. Pak. Bus. Rev., 19: 1029-1044.
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  2. Javaid, D., R. Hanif and T. Rehna, 2018. Cognitive processes of cancer patients: A major threat to patients quality of life. J. Coll. Phy. Surgeons Pak. JCPSP, 28: 218-221.
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  3. Yusuf, S. and R. Hanif, 2017. Depression and quality of life among diabetic patients. J. Pak. Psy. Soc., 14: 8-11.
  4. Laila, U., R. Hanif and T. Rehna, 2017. Burnout among medical doctors: Examining the role of optimism and pessimism. J. Pak. Psy. Soc., 14: 16-19.
  5. Laila, U. and R. Hanif, 2017. The impact of task level demands, work group level support and affective commitment on emotional exhaustion among services managers: A mediating moderating perspective. Humanomics, 33: 441-452.
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  6. Javaid, D., R. Hanif and T. Rehna, 2017. Adequate social support as the predictor of patient's quality of life. J. Pak. Med. Assoc., 67: 1302-1303.
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  7. Rehna, T., R. Hanif, U. Laila and S.A. Zahra, 2016. Life stress and somatic symptoms among adolescents : Gender as moderator. J. Pak. Med. Assoc., 66: 1448-1451.
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  8. Nomaan, S., R. Hanif and T. Rehna, 2016. Factors underlying academic underachievement among Pakistani secondary school students. Pak. J. Psychol. Res., 31: 311-330.
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  9. Maqsood, A., G. Rehman and R. Hanif, 2016. Workplace environment as predictor of burnout in academicians and the moderating role of personality and organizational sector. FWU J. Soc. Sci., 10: 33-43.
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  10. Khanum, S., R. Hanif, E.S. Spelke, I. Berteletti and D.C. Hyde, 2016. Effects of non-symbolic approximate number practice on symbolic numerical abilities in Pakistani children. PloS one, Vol. 11. 10.1371/journal.pone.0164436.
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  11. Rehna, T. and R. Hanif, 2015. Stressful life events and adolescents' emotional and behavioral problems: An exploratory study. J. Pak. Psychiatric Soc., 12: 8-11.
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  12. Noman, S., R. Hanif and A. Saeed, 2015. Assessing academic underachievement and high achievement among pakistani secondary school students. Pak. J. Psychol. Res., 30: 377-391.
  13. Khan, M.J., R. Hanif and N. Tariq, 2015. Translation and validation of mental health inventory. Pak. J. Psychol. Res., 30: 65-79.
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  14. Nawaz, S., R. Hanif and C. Lewis, 2014. 'Theory of mind' development of Pakistani children: Do preschoolers acquire an understanding of desire, pretence and belief in a universal sequence? Eur. J. Dev. Psychol., 12: 177-188.
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  15. Laila, U. and R. Hanif, 2014. Job demand and resources about human services professionals: An indigenous thematic perspective. J. Applied Environ. Biol. Sci., 4: 411-421.
  16. Khanum, S. and R. Hanif, 2014. Numerical acuity of American and Pakistani First Grade Children: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. J. Pak. Psychiatric Soc., 11: 16-19.
  17. Khan, M.J., R. Hanif and N. Tariq, 2014. Relationship of parental mental health with children's behavioral problems: Role of social support and resilience. J. Behav. Sci., 24: 115-129.
  18. Bashir, A., R. Hanif and M. Nadeem, 2014. Role of personal factors in perception of workplace bullying among telecommunication personnel. Pak. J. Commerce Social Sci., 8: 817-829.
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  19. Atta, M., R. Hanif, N. Tariq and N. Akhter, 2014. Relationship between emotional intelligence and negative career thoughts in postgraduate unemployed adults. J. Indian Acad. Applied Psychol., 40: 261-269.
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  20. Yousaf, S., R. Hanif and T. Khalili, 2013. Psychosocial stress and type 1 personality traits among Hepititus C patients. FWU J. Social Sci., 7: 73-79.
  21. Waqar, S. and R. Hanif, 2013. Development of career beliefs scale: Establishing construct and criterian related validity for Pakistani Employees. FWU J. Social Sci., 8: 130-141.
  22. Hanif, R. and A. Milam, 2013. Workplace Incivility in Pakistani Organizations: An Indigenous Perspective. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom.
  23. Akram, M., S. Tariq and R. Hanif, 2013. Self esteem as predictor of belief in just world among university students: The moderating role of personality factors. J. Indian Acad. Applied Psychol., 39: 205-212.
  24. Zahra, K., S. Tariq and R. Hanif, 2012. Relationship of personality traits and gender role attitudes: A comparison of traditional and non-traditional professionals. J. Education Vocational Res., 3: 271-279.
  25. Rehna, T., R. Hanif and S. Tariq, 2012. Cognitive errors and anxiety: A comparison of depressed and non-depressed adolescents. Eur. J. Social Sci., 27: 309-318.
  26. Rehna, T. and R. Hanif, 2012. Cognitive Errors and Anxiety among Adolescents : A comparison of depressed and non-depressed. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbruecken.
  27. Munir, S.B. and R. Hanif, 2012. Role of marital emotion work in marital quality of pakistani married couples. Eur. J. Sci. Res., 93: 585-593.
  28. Maqsood, A., R. Hanif, G. Rehman and W. Glenn, 2012. Validation of the Three-Component model of organizational commitment questionnaire. FWU J. Social Sci., 6: 135-145.
  29. Malik, N., R. Hanif and G. Rehman, 2012. Effects of academic interventions on the developmental skills of slow learners. Pakistan J. Psychol. Res., 27: 135-151.
  30. Hanif, R., M. Nadeem and S. Tariq, 2011. Personal and job related predictors of teacher stress and job performance among school teachers. Pak. J. Commerce Social Sci., 5: 319-329.
  31. Hanif, R., M. Nadeem and S. Tariq, 2011. Bullying in Schools: Attitudes of children, parents and teachers. Interdiscip. J. Contemp. Res. Bus., 3: 1055-1061.
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  32. Bashir, A. and R. Hanif, 2011. Prevalence and forms of workplace bullying among telecommunication personnel in Pakistan. Interdiscip. J. Contemp. Res. Bus., 3: 634-647.
  33. Azam, A. and R. Hanif, 2011. Impact of parent's marital conflicts on parental attachment and social competence of adolescents. Eur. J. Dev. Psychol., 8: 157-170.
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  34. Akhter, N., R. Hanif, N. Tariq and M. Atta, 2011. Parenting styles as predictors of externalizing and internalizing behavior problems among children. Pak. J. Psychol. Res., 26: 23-42.
  35. Nadeem, M., M. Pervez and R. Hanif, 2010. Analysis of text included on natural phenomena in grade-1textbook of federal board of education in Pakistan. J. Educ. Res., 13: 225-240.
  36. Hanif, R., 2010. Teacher Stress, Job Performance and Self Efficacy among Women Teachers. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbruecken, ISBN: 978-3-8383-3533-9.
  37. Hanif, R. and P. Smith, 2010. Perceptions, Attitudes and Experiences concerning Bullying, and School Social Climate: A comparison of Pakistan and England. In: Indirect and Direct Aggression, Karin, O. (Ed.). Peter Lang Publishing, Bern, Switzerland.
  38. Hanif, R. and M. Gohar, 2010. Development and Validation of Spiritual Wellness Inventory for Pakistani Adolescents. In: Exploration in Human Spirtuality, Hussain, A. (Ed.). Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
  39. Hanif, R and S. Pervez, 2004. Development and validation of teachers job performance scale. Pakistan J. Psychol. Res., 19: 3-4.
  40. Pervez, S. and R. Hanif, 2003. Levels and sources of work stress among women school teachers. Pak. J. Psychol. Res., 18: 3-4.
  41. Hanif, R. and S. Pervez, 2003. Translation and adaptation of teacher stress inventory. Pak. J. Psychol. Res., 18: 1-2.