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Dr. Mahima Raina

Assistant Professor

B.A.; M.A. (University of Jammu);
Ph.D. (IIT-Delhi)

Current Research Interests

  •  Work-Family Studies
  •  Psychometrics
  •  Positive Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Research
  • Positive Human Strengths


Mahima Raina received her Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Her research focuses on work family boundary management in the Indian context, with a core focus on occupational health and wellbeing. Apart from that she has avid interest in the intersection of Psychology and Hinduism, and she has written avidly on how these intersections can be used to enhance understanding and optimizing human functioning. Mahima has held visiting scholar positions at University of Humboldt, Berlin and University of Quebec in Montreal which was funded by the Ministry of Higher Education Canada. She is also a current early career fellow of the Work Family Research Network.

Teaching Experience

She has taught undergraduate psychology courses including Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Professional Ethics for the last two years. Prior to JGU, she has served at BITS Pilani-Dubai Campus, Dubai, UAE as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Journal Publications

  1. Raina, M., Ollier-Malaterre, A., & Singh, K. (2020). Happily Exhausted: Work Family Dynamics in India. Occupational Health Sciences. DOI : 10.1007/s41542-020 00059-0
  2. Raina, M., Cho, E., & Singh, K. (2020). “Toward contextual understanding: antecedents of work-family interface in India”, South Asian Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 339-356. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-11-2019-0210.
  3. Singh, K., & Raina, M. (2019). Demographic Correlates and Validation of PERMA and WEMWBS Scales in Indian Adolescents. Child Indicators Research, 1-12.
  4. Raina, M., & Singh, K. (2015). The Ashtanga Yoga Hindi Scale: An Assessment Tool Based on Eastern Philosophy of Yoga. Journal of religion and health, 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s10943-015-0096-4
  5. Singh, K., & Raina, M. (2015). Development and validation of a test on Anasakt (non-attachment): an Indian model of well-being. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2015.1084612.
  6. Singh, K., Raina, M., & Sahni, P. (2016). The Concept and Measure of Sukha-Dukha : An Indian perspective on well-being. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 19(2),116-132.

Book Chapters

  1. Raina, M., & Singh, K. (2019). Employee Well-Being in Organizations. Translational Research and Applied Psychology in India, 341. New Delhi : Sage Publications.
  2. Singh, K., & Raina, M. (under review). Hinduism and Positive Psychology. Handbook of Positive Psychology, Religion and Spirituality. New York: Springer.

Conference Presentations

  1. Raina, M. (2012).A Study on gender differences in stress and coping styles of board examinees at International Conference on Management and Behavioural Sciences, June 3, 2012, New Delhi.
  2. Raina, M. & Hoppe, A. (2015) “Family-to-Work interference and work engagement among Indian and German school teachers: The mediating role of optimism.” Presented as a poster at Work, Stress and Health Conference conducted by APA, Atlanta, GA, 4-6 May, 2015.
  3. Raina, M., Ollier-Malaterre, A. & Singh, K. (2016). Happily Exhausted! The Unique Aspects of Indian Work-Family Dynamics. Presented a poster on this research at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 4-7 August, 2016 at Denver, CO, USA
  4. Raina, M. (2020). Rethinking gender in work family management in India. Division of Occupational Health Psychology Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, 8-10 January 2020, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.