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


Tan, D.K., Roy, R.E., Lasala, R., Yap, A.G., Rodrigo, M.T., Diy, W.D. & Hechanova, M.R., "Drug Defense: A mobile game for prevention of alcohol abuse", Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computers in Education., 2019, International

Reniel B. Tiu, Mendiola Teng-Calleja, Ma. Regina M. Hechanova & Jaimee Felice C. Go, "A social cognitive approach to understanding employee substance use: An example from the Philippines", Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15555240.2019.1646658 (2019), 1-20, International

Hechanova, M.R., "Development of Community-Based Mental Health Interventions in The Philippines: An Ecological Perspective", PROUST, 2 (2019), 10-25, International

Hechanova, M.R., Manaois, J. & Masuda, H, "Evaluation of an organization-based psychological first aid intervention", Disaster Prevention and Management: An international journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-10-2018-0330 (2019), International

Agbayani, B.E.M., Villafor, P., Villaret, N. & Hechanova, M.R., "The role of Filipino masculine ideology on the adaptive coping, psychological wellbeing and vicarious trauma of first responders", International Journal of Culture mental Health, 11 (2019), 753-762, International

Tuliao, A.P., Hechanova, M.R., Velasquez, P. A., "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, https://doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2018.1552880 (2018), International

Villaluz, Vanessa & Hechanova, Ma. Regina M., "Ownership and leadership in building an innovation culture", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 40 (2018), 138-150, International

Hechanova, M.R., Caringal-Go, J. & Magasaysay, J., "Implicit change leadership, change management and affective commitment to change: Comparing academic instiutions vs business enterprises.", Leadership & OD Journal,, , https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-01-2018-0013 (2018), International

Chong, RC, delos Reyes, E., Rivera, P.C. Hechanova, M.R., "Identity Formation of Filipino Burlesque Performers: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis", Sexuality & Culture, 0 (2018), 1-17, International

Hechanova, Ma Regina & Caringal-Go, Felice, "Building a Culture of Wellness: Perspectives of Philippine Organizations", International Journal of Research studies in Psychology DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2018.3010, 7 (2018), 71-83, International

Hechanova, M.R., Docena, P., Alampay, L., Acosta, A., Porio, E., Melgar, I & Berger, R., "Evaluation of a resilience intervention for Filipino displaced survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan", Disaster Prevention and Management, 27 (2018), 346-359, International

Guerrero, J., Calleja, M.T. & Hechanova, M.R., "Implicit change leadership schemas, perceived effective change management, and teachers commitment to change in secondary schools in the Philippines", Asia Pacific Education Review, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12564-018-9545-6 (2018), International

Caringal-Go., Jaime Felice, "Motivational needs and Intent to Stay of social enterprise workers", Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, doi/full/10.1080/19420676.2018.1468352 (2018), International

Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, Arsenio S. Alianan, Mendiola T. Calleja, Isabel E. Melgar, Avegale Acosta, Angelique Villasanta, Kay Bunagan, Camille Yusay, Angelica Ang, Jane Flores, Nico Canoy Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines Ervina Espina University of the Philippines - Visayas Tacloban Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines Gayle A. Gomez Ateneo de Naga University Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines Elena Samonte Hinckley University of the Philippines ??? Diliman Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines Antover P. Tuliao Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences Department, Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A Miriam P. Cue Philippine Regulatory Commission, New Day Recovery Center, "The Development of a Community???Based Drug Intervention for Filipino Drug Users", Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 12 (2018), 1-10, International

Waelde, L.C., Hechanova, M.R.., Ramos, P.A., Macia, K.S. & Moschettlo, J. M., "Mindfulness and Mantra Training for Disaster Mental Health Workers in the Philippines", Mindfulness, 9 (2017), 1180-1190, International

Magsaysay, J & Hechanova, M.R., "Building an Implicit Change Leadership Theory", Leadership and OD Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-05-2016-0114 (2017), International

Hechanova, M.R. & Waelde, L., "The Influence of Culture on Disaster Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Interventions in Southeast Asia", Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 0 (2017), 1-14, International

Hechanova, M.R., Calleja, M. & Franco, E. (EDs), "Transforming Local Government.", Ateneo University Press, 2017, National (Philippines)

Calleja, M., Hechanova, M.R., Alampay, R. & Franco, E., "A Model for Local Government Transformation", Transforming Local Government, 2017, 139-163, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R., Calleja, M. & Franco, E., "Understanding Local Government Transformation", Transforming Local Government, 2017, 1-12, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R. & Ocampo, K.S, "Introduction to IO Psychology", Understanding the Filipino Worker and Organization, 2017, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, Ma Regina; Waelde, Lynn & Ramos, Pia Anna, "Evaluation of a Group-Based Resilience Intervention for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors", Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 2016, International

Mendiola T. Calleja, Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, Randi Alampay, Nico Canoy & Erwin Alampay, "Transformation in Philippine Local Government", Local Government Studies, 0 (2016), 1-25, International

Hechanova, M.R., Tuliao, A., Alianan, A. & Teh, L., "Online counseling for migrant workers: Challenges and Opportunities", Psychology of Social Networking: Personal experience in online communities, 2016, 30-39, International

Hechanova M.R., Ramos, P.A., Flores, J., Docena, P., Waelde, L.C., Alampay, L.P., Alianan, A., Melgar, I., "The development of Katatagan: A resilience intervention for Filipino disaster survivors.", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 48 (2015), 105-131, National (Philippines)

Landoy, B., Hechanova, M.R., Ramos, P.A., Kintanar, N, "The application and adaptation of Psychological First Aid: The Filipino psychologists??? experience after Typhoon Haiyan", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 48 (2015), 81-104, National (Philippines)

Ramos, P., Hechanova, M.R., Caligner, E., Bersamin, K, "Supporting Enabling and Empowering Students. A Manual on Psychosocial Interventions for Secondary School aged students during disasters and emergency situations", UNESCO, 2015, International

Hechanova, M.R., Waelde, L. & Ramos, P., "Group-based Mindfulness-informed Psychological First Aid after Typhoon Haiyan.", Disaster Preparedness and Management: An International Journal,, 24 (2015), 610-618, International

Alafriz, C., Teng-Calleja, M., Hechanova, M.R., & Pesigan, I., "A model for Filipino work team effectiveness.", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 47 (2014), 99-124, National (Philippines)

Teh, L., Acosta, A., Hechanova, M.R., Garabiles, M., & Alianan, A, "Attitudes of Psychology Graduate Students towards Online Counsleing.", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 47 (2014), 65-97, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R, Melgar, I., Falguerra, P & Villaverde, M., "Organizational Culture and Workplace Corruption in Government Hospitals.", Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 8 (2014), 62-70, International

Rodriguez, R.P. & Hechanova, M.R., "A study of culture dimensions, organizational ambidexterity and perceived innovation in teams", Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, 9 (2014), 21-32, International

Hechanova, M.R., Teng-Calleja, M. & Villaluz, V.C. (Eds), "Understanding the Filipino Worker and Organization.", Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2014, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R., "Organization development and innovation", Understanding the Filipino Worker and Organization, 2014, 209-221, National (Philippines)

Ignatius, J.S & Hechanova, M.R., "Internet usage from a generational perspective", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 47 (2014), 73-92, National (Philippines)

Rances, O.T. & Hechanova, M.R., "Negative Self-Identity, Autonomy Support, and Disclosure Among Young Filipino Gay Men", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 47 (2014), 163-176, National (Philippines)

Ilagan, J.R., Hechanova, M.R., Co, T.A. & Pleyto, V.J., "Bakit ka kumakayod: Developing a Filipino Theory of Motivation", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 47 (2014), 117-143, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R. & Ortega-Go, R., "The good, the bad and the ugly: Internet Use in the Philippines", Electronc Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 63 (2014), 1-25, International

Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, PhD, Antover P. Tuliao, MA, Lota A. Teh, PhD, Arsenio S. Alianan Jr., PhD, and Avegale Acosta, "Problem Severity, Technology Adoption, and Intent to Seek Online Counseling Among Overseas Filipino Workers", Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16 (2013), 613-617, International

Hechanova, M.R., "The Call Center as a Revolving Door: A Philippine Perspective.", Personnel Review, 42 (2013), 349-365, International

Hechanova, M.R. & Cementina-Olpoc, R, "Transformational Leadership, Change Management and Commitment to Change: A Comparison of Academic and Business Organizations", The Asia Pacific Education Researcher, 22 (2013), 11-19, International

Hechanova, M.R., "Culture Masquerading, Identity and Organizational Commitment.", Asian Journal of SOcial Psychology, 15 (2012), 208-219, International

Hechanova, M.R. & Franco, E.P (Eds), "Rebirth & Reinvention: Transforming Philippine Organizations", Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2012, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R., "Transforming Academe: The Ateneo Way", Rebirth and Reinvention: Transforming Philippine Organizations, 2012, 95-114, National (Philippines)

HECHANOVA, MA. REGINA M., "Culture Masquerading, Identity and Organizational Commitment", Hechanova, M.R., Culture Masquerading, Identity and Organizational Commitment., Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 15 (2012), 208-219., 15 (2012), 208-219, International

Hechanova, M.R. & Ilac, E., & Ellorenco, S., "Employee readiness for change through the lens of the Cultural SelfRepresentation Theory", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 2012, 77-95, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R. (2012), "From Production to Dissemination to Adoption.", In A. Chub & R. Harris (Eds). Linking Research to Practice., 2012, pp. 107-120, International

Alampay, E., Olpoc, J. C. & Hechanova, M.R., "Competing values regarding Internet use in Free Philippine Institutions", R. J. Deibert, J.G. Palfrey, R.,Rohozinkski & J. Zittrain. Access Contested. Security, Identity and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace, 2011, 115-131, International

Ma. Regina M. Hechanova and Mendiola Teng-Calleja, ""Predicting Commitment towards Organizational Change"", Journal of Social Transformation, 1 (2011), 31-50, International

Hechanova, M.R., "Deconstructing Emotional Labor", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 44 (2011), 76-89, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R., "1-800-Philippines: Understanding and Managing the Filipino Call Center Worker", Manila, Philippines, 2010, National (Philippines)

Alampay, E.A. & Hechanova, M.R., "Monitoring employee use of the internet in Philippine organizations", Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 40 (2010), 1-20, International

HECHANOVA, MA. REGINA M., "Work-Family Conflict, Stress, and Satisfaction among Dual-Earning Couples", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 43 (2010), 1-20, National (Philippines)

Ortega, R., & Hechanova, M.R., "Work-family conflict, stress and satisfaction among dual-earning couples", Philippine Journal of Psychology, 43 (2010), 1-20, National (Philippines)

Hechanova-Alampay, M.R. & dela Cruz, L. J., "Lessons & Challenges for Filipino Social Enterprises", For the People, With the People: Developing Social Enterprises in the Phiilppines, 2009, 111-130, National (Philippines)

Senajon, C. & Hechanova, Ma. Regina M, "Hapinoy: The Business Partner of the Poor", in For the People, With the People: Developing Social Enterpises in the Philippines, 2009, 25 - 34, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R. (Ed), "For the People, With the People: Developing Social Enterprises in the Philippines", Manila, Philippines, 2009, National (Philippines)

Czincz, J. & Hechanova, M.R. (2009). , "Debating Internet Addiction.", Journal of Technology in Human Services. , 27 (2009), 257-272., International

Olpoc, J.C., Hechanova, M.R., Alampay, E.A., "Internet in the Workplace: Employees' Perspective", Ateneo CORD Trendwatcher Monograph, 2009, 18-38, National (Philippines)

Alampay, E.A. & Hechanova, M.R, , "Monitoring Employee Use of Internet Facilities in the Philippine Organizaitons", Ateneo CORD Trendwatcher Monograph, 17 (2009), 3-17, National (Philippines)

Hechanova, M.R. (2009) , "The View from the Other Side: The impact of business process outsourcing on the well-being and identify of Filipino call center workers. ", In E. Alampay (Ed). Living the Information Society in Asia. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing., 1 (2009), 209-226, International

Pedron, D., Baltao, V., Palines, D. & Hechanova, R., "Graduating college student?s career certainty, self-esteem and career certainty.", CDAP Journal, 1 (2008), 14-35, National (Philippines)

Ortega, R.A., Drilon, C.D., Mier, A. & Hechanova, M.R. (2009)., "Discrimination of Graduates based on Almamatter.", CDAP Journal, 2 (2008), 21-44, National (Philippines)

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)