Hechanova, Ma. Regina M.

Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact No.: 
426-6001 local 5260-62

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


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)