Hechanova, Ma. Regina M.

Status: 
Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact No.: 
426-6001 local 5260-62
Biography: 

PhD in Industrial- Organizational Psychology, Central Michigan University
MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of the Philippines-Diliman
BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Courses Taught: 

Thesis in Psychology
Organizational psychology
Quantitative Methods
Psychology of Disaster Response
Industrial Psychology
Current Issues in Psychology
Large Systems Intervention

Research: 

Recent Publications

Hechanova, M. R., Alianan, Jr, A. S., Jocson, R. M., & Villasanta, A. P. (2021). Online resilience support groups during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Philippine experience. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. https://doi.org/10.1108/mhsi-06-2021-0038

Hechanova, M. R. M. (2021). Leading with and for integrity. In M. Teng-Calleja, M. R. M. Hechanova, E. P. Franco, & E. J. D. Ilac (Eds.), Filipino leadership: Stories and science (pp. 50-56). Ateneo de Manila University Press.

Salvosa, H. C., & Hechanova, M. R. M. (2021). Generational differences and implicit leadership schemas in the Philippine workforce. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 42(1), 47–60. https://doi.org/10.1108/lodj-08-2018-0314

Hechanova, R. M., Tabo-Corpuz, C. E. S., & Bunagan, K. (2021). Cultural diversity and family-based interventions. In J. L. Allen, D. J. Hawes, & C. A. Essau (Eds.), Family-based intervention for child and adolescent mental health: A core competencies approach (pp. 67-75). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108682053.007

Hechanova, M.R.M., Waelde, L.C., & Torres, A.N. (2020). Cultural implications for the provision of disaster mental health and psychosocial support in Southeast Asia. In M.R.M Hechanova & L.C. Waelde (Eds.), Resistance, resilience, and recovery from disasters: Perspectives from Southeast Asia (Vol. 21, pp. 3-13). Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220200000021001

Hechanova, M.R.M., & Waelde, L.C. (2020). Challenges and prospects in promoting resistance, resilience, and recovery in Southeast Asia. In M.R.M Hechanova & L.C. Waelde (Eds.), Resistance, resilience, and recovery from disasters: Perspectives from Southeast Asia (Vol. 21, pp. 161-171). Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220200000021010

Hechanova, M. R. M., Reyes, J. C., Acosta, A. C., & Tuliao, A. P. (2020). Psychosocial treatment for incarcerated methamphetamine users: The Philippines experience. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 16(4), 343–358. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijph-09-2019-0044

Hechanova, M. R. M., & Manaois, J. O. (2020). Blowing the whistle on workplace corruption: the role of ethical leadership. International Journal of Law and Management, 62(3), 277–294. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijlma-02-2019-0038

Sy, T. R. L., & Hechanova, M. R. M. (2020). Family Support as moderator of the relation between coping skills and substance use dependence among Filipinos who use drugs. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 20(1), 91-108.

Teng-Calleja, M., Hechanova, M. R. M., Sabile, P. R., & Villasanta, A. P. V. P. (2020). Building organization and employee resilience in disaster contexts. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 13(4), 393–411. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijwhm-09-2019-0122

Hechanova, M. R., Calleja, M., Alianan Jr, A., Melgar, I., Bautista, V. V., Padasas, I. O., Reyes, J. D. F., & Bunagan, K. (2020). Community-based drug recovery support in the Philippines: Implementing the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad (KKDK). In F. C. Gutierrez (Ed.), Crime and punishment in the Philippines: Beyond politics and spectacle (pp. 181-206). The Philippine Social Science Council.

Hechanova, M. R. M. (2019). Development of community-based mental health interventions in the Philippines: An ecological perspective. Psychological Research on Urban Society, 2(1), 10-25. https://doi.org/10.7454/proust.v2i1.41

Villaluz, V. C., & Hechanova, M. R. M. (2019). Ownership and leadership in building an innovation culture. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 40(2), 138–150. https://doi.org/10.1108/lodj-05-2018-0184

Tuliao, A. P., Hechanova, M. R. M., & Velasquez, P. A. E. (2019). Psychometric properties of the english and filipino version of the inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental help services. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 10(1), 21–39. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2018.1552880

Hechanova, M. R., Alianan, A., Calleja, M., Acosta, A., & Yusay, C. (2019). Evaluation of the training and pilot implementation of Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 52(1), 65–101. https://doi.org/10.31710/pjp/0052.01.03

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Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 

Professional Associations
Member, 2012 to present
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Panel for Psychology
President, 2012-2014
Vice President, 2011-2012
External Relations Officer, 2007-2008 Psychological Association of the Philippines
Secretary, The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service Foundation, 2011-2014 

Awards and Recognition

  • The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Awardee 2010
  • Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Award 2010 Best Book in Ministry
  • for “For the People, With the People”
Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Fellowship, 2009-2010
  • Who’s Who in the World 2009 Marquis Publications
  • Outstanding Young Scientist, 2005
National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)