Mohsin Atta

Mohsin Atta
University of Sargodha | UOS · Department of Psychology

PhD

About

45
Publications
40,861
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
189
Citations
Introduction
My areas of interest include Scale construction, Translation and Validation of Scales, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Positive Psychology. Available for longitudinal Research Projects in collaboration.

Publications

Publications (45)
Article
Full-text available
Purpose: The current study was designed to examine the relationship between health anxiety, cyberchondria (its constructs), and metacognitive beliefs. In addition, it also evaluated the moderating role of metacognitive beliefs in this relationship. Design and method: The present study used the purposive sampling technique to acquire a sample of...
Article
Full-text available
The present paper examines longitudinally how subjective perceptions about COVID-19, one’s community, and the government predict adherence to public health measures to reduce the spread of the virus. Using an international survey ( N = 3040), we test how infection risk perception, trust in the governmental response and communications about COVID-19...
Article
Full-text available
Before vaccines for COVID-19 became available, a set of infection prevention behaviors constituted the primary means to mitigate the virus spread. Our study aimed to identify important predictors of this set of behaviors. Whereas social and health psychological theories suggest a limited set of predictors, machine learning analyses can identify cor...
Article
Full-text available
Anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and home confinement has been associated with adverse health behaviors, such as unhealthy eating, smoking, and drinking. However, most studies have been limited by regional sampling, which precludes the examination of behavioral consequences associated with the pandemic at a global level. Further, few s...
Article
Understanding the determinants of COVID-19 vaccine uptake is important to inform policy decisions and plan vaccination campaigns. The aims of this research were to: (1) explore the individual- and country-level determinants of intentions to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, and (2) examine worldwide variation in vaccination intentions. This cross-s...
Article
Full-text available
Tightening social norms is thought to be adaptive for dealing with collective threat yet it may have negative consequences for increasing prejudice. The present research investigated the role of desire for cultural tightness, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, in increasing negative attitudes towards immigrants. We used participant-level data from...
Article
The present study was aimed to translate and adapt the Revised Identity Style Inventory (ISI-5) developed by Berzonsky et al. (2013) in an indigenous setting. A sample of 600 adolescents was selected from public and private schools in Punjab. The standard procedure of the back-translation method recommended by Water’s et al. (2006) was used to tran...
Article
Full-text available
This paper examines whether compliance with COVID-19 mitigation measures is motivated by wanting to save lives or save the economy (or both), and which implications this carries to fight the pandemic. National representative samples were collected from 24 countries (N = 25,435). The main predictors were (1) perceived risk to contract coronavirus, (...
Article
Full-text available
Abstract Every organization has a dark side indeed and the present study aimed to explore dark side behaviors in higher education institutes from the perspective of blame attribution, workplace bullying, and turnover intention which needed to be recognized. These behaviors considered being deviant behavior affects teachers both emotionally and phy...
Preprint
Full-text available
The Coronavirus is highly infectious and potentially deadly. In the absence of a cure or a vaccine, the infection prevention behaviors recommended by the World Health Organization constitute the only measure that is presently available to combat the pandemic. The unprecedented impact of this pandemic calls for swift identification of factors most i...
Preprint
Full-text available
In this work, we study how social contacts and feelings of solidarity shape experiences of loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020. We draw on cross-national data, collected across four time points between mid-March until early May 2020. We situate our work within the public debate on these issues and discuss to what extent the public...
Article
Full-text available
The PsyCorona collaboration is a research project to examine processes involved in the COVID-19 pandemic, such as behavior that curbs virus transmission, which may implicate social norms, cooperation, and self-regulation. The study also examines psychosocial consequences of physical distancing strategies and societal lockdown, such as frustration o...
Article
Full-text available
Mapping the Moods of COVID-19: Global Study Uses Data Visualization to Track Psychological Responses, Identify Targets for Intervention
Preprint
Full-text available
This paper examines whether compliance with COVID-19 mitigation measures is motivated by wanting to save lives or save the economy (or both), and which implications this carries to fight the pandemic. National representative samples were collected from 24 countries (N=25,435). The main predictors were (i) perceived risk to contract coronavirus, (ii...
Preprint
Full-text available
Previous studies suggested that public trust in government is vital for implementations of social policies that rely on public's behavioural responses. This study examined associations of trust in government regarding COVID-19 control with recommended health behaviours and prosocial behaviours. Data from an international survey with representative...
Article
Full-text available
The study was aimed at examining the role of job burnout in predicting counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) among high school teachers. Maslach Burnout Inventory-ES (Maslach, Jackson, & Leiter, 1996) and Counterproductive Work Behavior Checklist-32 (Spector, Fox, Penney, Bruursema, Goh, and Kessler, 2006) were used to measure the constructs. The...
Article
Full-text available
The present study was an endeavor to extend the literature of perceived organizational politics by examining its moderating role between the relationship of organizational citizenship behavior and production deviance. Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale (Mackenzie, Podsakoff, & Paine, 1999), Production Deviance sub-scale of Counterproductive...
Article
Full-text available
Current study was planned to construct a scale to measure psychological capital for Pakistani school adolescents. A sample of 400 adolescent (8 th to 10 th graders) was approached, through convenient sampling technique, from public sector schools of different districts. Study was conducted in four steps i.e. construct identification, item generatio...
Article
Full-text available
Objective: To examine the impact of social support on quality of life among orthopedically disabled and typical students. Methodology: Urdu version of WHO Quality of Life Scale (Brief version) (Khan, Akhter, Ayub, Alam, & Laghari, 2003) and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Batool, 2012) were administered in order to get the requi...
Article
Full-text available
Present study was aimed of investigating the relationship between perceived social support, quality of life, depression, and anxiety among HIV Positive, HIV negative and HIV Non tested injecting drug users (IDUs). Sample was composed of HIV positive IDUs (n = 40), HIV negative IDUs (n = 40) and HIV never tested IDUs (n = 40). Urdu versions of Multi...
Article
Full-text available
Objective: To explore the impact of social acceptance on quality of life among orthopedically disabled students from special and inclusive institutes. Methodology: Sample composed of 150 orthopedically disabled students from special (n= 75) and inclusive institutes (n= 75) of Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Khushab and Jhelum districts from December, 2014 to...
Article
Full-text available
Objective: The purpose of present study was to study the impact of perceived stigma on three outcomes including self-concept, self-esteem and social isolation among people with epilepsy. Study Design: Purposive sampling technique. Duration: October 2014 to May 2015. Setting: Awan Clinic Sargodha, CDA Hospital Islamabad and Col. Masood's Psychiatric...
Article
Full-text available
Objective: Present study focused on the Effect of Insomnia and Distress on Emotional Intelligence and Coping Strategies among Medical College Students. Study Design: Cross-sectional, questionnaire based. Settings: Different medical colleges in Punjab, Pakistan. Period: October 2016-July 2017. Patients and methods: sample of medical students was pur...
Article
Full-text available
The current study dealt with girls' perception about step and real parental rejection and social competence in determining their psychological maladjustment. The sample comprised of 100 girls living with at least one step-parent (mother or father) within two parent families. Urdu translated versions of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire-Ch...
Article
Full-text available
Present study was planned to examine the relationship between teachers’ self-efficacy and burnout among college teachers. A sample of 150 college teachers including 75 male and 75 female was approached through convenient sampling technique. Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES: Tschannen-Moran & Hoy, 2001) and Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator...
Article
Full-text available
The current study investigated mediating role of social competence between perceived stepmothers' rejection and psychological maladjustment in stepdaughters living in stepfamilies. For this purpose, sample was drawn from different private and public schools of Lahore city through purposive sampling technique. The respondents (N = 141) exclusively b...
Article
Full-text available
Present study was carried out to examine the impact of perceived organizational politics (POP) on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), affective commitment (AC), and job involvement (JI). A convenient sample of teachers (N = 494) of different public sector universities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan was included in thi...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of the current research was to investigate the role of positive psychological capital (PsyCap) in prediction of positive and negative emotions and subjective wellbeing (SWB) among 616 school adolescents. PsyCap scale developed for adolescents (Afzal, 2013), PANAS (Watson, Clark, & Tellegen 1988), and Well-being Inventory (Fatima, 2004) were...
Article
Full-text available
Study was design to inspect the moderating effect of psychological wellbeing on the relationship of thwarted belongingness and acquired capability for suicide among cancer patients. 155 cancer patients both male and female were included in this study. Urdu translated version of the subscale thwarted belongingness of the interpersonal need questionn...
Article
Full-text available
The study investigated mediating role of spousal perception of behavioural difficulties of children with ASD in relation to spousal rejection and psychological distress. For this purpose, thirty couples raising at least one child with ASD were purposively drawn from autism institutes in Lahore and Islamabad. Path analysis revealed that data fit in...
Article
Full-text available
Current study investigated investigating the role of general political behavior, go along to get ahead and pay and promotion policies in predicting emotional exhaustion, and reduced personal accomplishment among sample of high school teachers (N = 324). Constructs were measured by Perception of Organizational Politics Scale and Maslach Burnout Inve...
Article
Full-text available
The current research was aimed to investigate the moderating role of positive and negative emotions between the relationship of PsyCap and subjective well-being (SWB) among adolescents. Sample was comprised 616 school adolescents of rural and urban areas. Urdu version of Trait Well-being Inventory by Fatima (2004) and PANAS (Watson, Clark & Tellege...
Article
Full-text available
Present study examined the impact of sexual harassment on self-esteem and job satisfaction among in-training nurses of four teaching hospitals/medical institutes i.e., Aziz Fatima Trust Hospital, Faisalabad, St. Rafeel's Hospital, Faisalabad, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, and Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore. Data was collected from 120 femal...
Article
Full-text available
The present study aimed at finding out work-family enrichment as predictors of work outcomes (job satisfaction, affective commitment and turnover intentions). The sample comprised of 225 individuals involved in teaching profession was selected from the public and private colleges of Sargodha. were used for data collection. Work-family enrichment wa...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of the current study was to examine predictive relationship pattern between emotional intelligence (EI), and career decision making. Sample of the study comprised of (N = 203) university undergraduates. EI, its facets and career decision making were operationalized through Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (Wong & Law, 2002) and Car...
Article
Full-text available
An indigenous measure of social competence for children (SCSC) with age range 9-13 years was developed. Specific constructs of social competence were identified in Pakistani cultural context while using both theoretical and empirical methods. Initially a pool of 103 items was generated with the help of experts, students and literature. To evaluate...
Article
Full-text available
The present research was conducted to develop an indigenous scale to measure peer pressure for adolescents (14-18 years). Behaviors exhibited due to peer pressure were identified using theoretical and empirical methods. During behaviors generation phase, 161 behaviors was generated with the help of existing literature, experts, university students,...
Data
Full-text available
The study translated Illinois Bullying Scale (IBS) for Pakistani children and adolescents of 8-18 years. Three bilingual experts translated the scale by keeping in view the true psychological sense. Sample comprised of 536 students (268 boys and 266 girls) with mean age 13.5 years (SD = 3.1). Statistical analyses revealed that Urdu translation of I...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (2)