Dr. Surendra Kumar Sia


Department of Applied Psychology

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Joined Pondicherry University as Reader on July, 20th 2009 and later redesignated as Associate Professor on 30th July, 2012. COntinuing as Professor since 30th July, 2015. Completed MA, MPhil and PhD in Psychology from University of Delhi,was a UGC JRF scholar. Worked as Assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala for five years before joining Pondicherry University. Odia by nativity.


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Notable Publications

Sia, S.K. & Jose, A.K (2020). Navigating Through the Thunderstorm: A Theoretical Understanding of Leadership Resilience at Workplace. In R.K.Pradhan & U. Kumar (Eds.). International Handbook of Advances in Emotion, Wellbeing, and Resilience: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Applications. New Jersy: Apple Academic Press

"Sia, S.K. (2020). Intention to Participate in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan(Clean India Mission): Role of Social Identity and Perceived Social Norm, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 31(4), 847-856 "

Sia, S. K., & Jose, A. (2019). Attitude and subjective norm as personal moral obligation mediated predictors of intention to build eco-friendly house. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 30(4), 678-694

Sia, S. K., & Duari, P. (2018). Agentic work behaviour and thriving at work: role of decision making authority. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 25(8), 3225-3237

"Appu, A. V. & Sia, S. K. (2017). Creativity at Work Place: Role of Self efficacy and Harmonious passion. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, Vol. 17, (3/4), 205–219"

Awards & Achievements​

Junior Research Fellowship of UGC during MPhil & PhD (1999-2004)
Sourya Pattanaik Award for best paper in the area of organizational psychology at the XXth Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology held at JNU, New Delhi in Dec, 2010
Got distinction in final degree of B.A. (Honours) Examination

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