Md. Nurul Islam

Md. Nurul Islam
University of Chittagong · Department of Psychology

PhD in Psychology

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Introduction
I am currently working in the area of psychological testing and measurement. My research interests include but not limited to psychometrics, mental health and wellbeing, and psychology of culture.
Education
October 2014 - March 2018
Nagoya University
Field of study
  • Cross-cultural Psychology

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Publications (29)
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The study aimed to explore whether McCubbin and Patterson’s Double ABCX model of stress and adaptation can promote a better understanding of the impacts of social support, definition of the stressor and coping strategies on stress and adaptation of the primary caregivers of Intellectually Disabled (ID) children above and beyond the effects of other...
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The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of social support on mental health. A total of 100 adult respondents (50 normal, 50 mental patients) of age ranging from 18 to 45 were selected as the sample of the study. The Bangla version of Social Support Scale & Mental Health Questionnaire or GHQ-12 was used in the study. Three aspects...
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Emotional competence (EC) refers to individual differences in the identification, comprehension, expression, regulation, and use of one’s own emotions and others’ emotions, (Brasseur et al. 2013) and is known to be culturally construed. Cross-cultural studies involving Asians typically sample one or two cultures as representatives of a collectivist...
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Educational psychologists, nowadays, are more concerned about the students who are motivated in learning and interested in achieving their academic goals. Academic motivation and achievement are considered as primary indicators of students’ learning process and outcomes. This study aimed to know the relationship between the most important familial...
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The Bangla version of the Perceived Stress Scale(PSS-B) is a popular and widely used measure in Bangladesh. Despite its popularity, it has never been validated among non-clinical samples in the country.The present study examined the psychometric properties of the PSS-B in a sample of 300 respondents. A two-factor structure was found in EFA performe...
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The insidious coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has been a global public health concern affecting almost everyone physically and/or psychologically. The psychological consequences like concern about COVID-19 and increased perceived stress are primarily results of preventive measures like social distancing, lockdown, etc. The present study examine...
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Using internet by students in Bangladesh is highly increasing since 2016. The present study was aimed to know if their internet usage influences their academic success and to know if it varies in terms of gender. To pursue the study, 200 high school students were selected from four high schools in Bangladesh. The Bangla version of the Internet Addi...
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The Bangla version of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS-B) is a popular psychological assessment tool in Bangladesh. It has largely been used to measure perceived social support of Bangladeshi people. In spite of its popularity, it had not gone through an extensive validation procedure yet. Even its psychometric properti...
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Gender differences in mate selection criteria across cultures are common. In various cross-cultural research, these gender differences are explained by different socio-cultural theories. Therefore, the present study was aimed to investigate gender differences in mate selection criteria in Bangladeshi culture and to explain these differences by the...
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Studies on academic achievement worldwide are sporadic, focusing on variables more or less have been taken by the researchers, and provided knowledge. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine how the school effect influences secondary school students' academic achievements by two important significant (study habits and self-esteem). With a con...
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The COVIDiSTRESS global survey collects data on early human responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic from 173 429 respondents in 48 countries. The open science study was co-designed by an international consortium of researchers to investigate how psychological responses differ across countries and cultures, and how this has impacted behaviour, copin...
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Coping strategies are psychological patterns that individuals use to deal with stressful situations. These strategies vary depending on the persons and their ages. Therefore, the present study was aimed to know if these strategies vary according to Bangladeshi people and their ages. The Bangla version of the Brief COPE scale (Islam & Hossain, 2020)...
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this N = 173,426 social science dataset was collected through the collaborative COVIDiSTRESS Global Survey-an open science effort to improve understanding of the human experiences of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic between 30th March and 30th May, 2020. The dataset allows a cross-cultural study of psychological and behavioural responses to the Coronavir...
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Researchers, over the world, often create very brief measures of Big Five personality dimensions, so that they can assess people’s personality in a reasonably short period of time. The most prominent and well-established measure among all brief personality measures is the ‘Ten Item Personality Inventory’ (TIPI). The present study aimed to translate...
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This study aimed at investigating whether the Profile of Emotional Competence (PEC) can use to measure intrapersonal and interpersonal emotional competence in Bangladesh, and analyzing the criterion validity and convergent validity of the PEC. Emotional competence refers to individual differences in the identification, comprehension, expression, re...
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The present study investigated the relation between perceived parental acceptance and children's emotional and social impairment (self--concept, anxiety. depression, anger and disruptive behavior) in Chittagong. Data were collected from conveniently selected two hundred 13 through 15 years old participants (66 boys and 134 girls) from Chittagong di...
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The present study aimed to investigate whether self-esteem (SE) and psychological well-being (PWB) varie t people having with chronic diseases or not. 150 adult respondents were recruited conveniently from Chittagong city to conduct the study)ff hem, 75 were came from a group of respondents who possessed at least one chronic disease or along with o...
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A new measure of motivation had been developed in French, namely the Echelle de Motivation en Education (EME) which was further validated by Vallerand, Plletier, Blais, Briere, Senecal, & Vallieres (1992) in English language renamed Academic Motivation Scale (AMS). The AMS is based on the tenets of self determination theory which is copmposed of 28...
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The present study investigated the interpersonal values of athletic and non – athletic students of university of Chittagong. To accomplish this purpose, a total of 80 students (20 athletic male, 20 athletic female, 20 non – athletic male, and 20 non – athletic female) were selected purposively as the sample of the study. The Bangla version of inter...
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The present study designed to investigate the relationship between academic performance and family relation of 9 th and 10 th grade secondary school students. The study was conducted on 120 respondents selected purposively from four educational institutions of Rajshahi District, Bangladesh. Measuring instrument used in this study was Family Relatio...
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The study was designed to investigate the effects of socio-demographic factors on marital adjustment of women working outside the home in Bangladesh. The study was conducted on 220 working women selected purposively from Chittgong city, Bangladesh. Bengali version of Dyadic Adjustment Scale (Ilyas, 2001), originally developed by Spanier (1976) was...
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The present study designed to investigate the perceived stress and mental health of public university students having affairs or no affairs with opposite sex partners. Towards this end, the study was conducted on 120 respondents of Chittagong University. The respondents were selected purposively. Instruments used in this study include: 1) Structure...
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The present study aimed at investigating the relationships between self-acceptance and anxiety of 320 ethnic adolescents of Bangladesh in regards to ethnicity and academic achievement. Bengali version of Self-Acceptance Questionnaire (Ilyas, 2001) and Bengali version of Dutt Personality Inventory (Khanam and Arjumand, 2002) were used to collect dat...
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ABSTRACT The main focus of this research was to obtain a deeper insight of the negative effects of sleep deprivation on mental health and anxiety of Chittagong University students. Purposively selected and readily available 200 respondents constituted the sample of the study. An adapted Bengali version of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) (Sorc...
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The present study investigated coping strategies of primary school teachers in Bangladesh. During the training period of C-in-Ed, a total of 297 primary school teachers were selected from five (PTI) of Bangladesh. The coping scale (Haque, 2004) was used to measure the coping behavior of the respondents. The highest average score of both PFC and EFC...
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The present study investigated life stress and mental health of primary school teachers of Chittagong region in Bangladesh. For this purpose a total of 297 primary school teachers were selected from five Primary Teachers Training Institutes of Bangladesh. The sample was varied in terms of number of socio-demographic variables. Two scales namely 'Li...
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The present study investigated life stress and coping strategies adopted by elderly males and females. A total of 173 elderly people (male, 92 and female, 81) age ranging from 56 to 71 were selected as the sample of the study. The Bangla version of the “Life Stress Questionnaire” and the “Coping Scale” were used for investigating the life stress an...
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The present study investigated perceived social support adopted by elderly male and female. A total of 173 elderly people (male, 92 and female, 81) age ranging from 56 to 71 were selected as the sample of the study. The Bangla version of the “Social Support Scale” (Pearson, 1979) was used for investigating perceived social support. Results of the p...
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The purpose of the present study was to see whether memory awareness varies as a function of gender and acquired knowledge of psychology. First year psychology students took multiple choice examinations following each of 3 lecture topics. 55 students indicated state of memory awareness by giving a tick mark from four memory awareness categories acc...

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