Dr. Lijo K Joy


Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Science and Research


Education Qualification

  • PhD,Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • SET, Kerala
  • NET University Grant Commission (UGC)
  • MBA HRM Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • M.Sc. Applied Psychology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • PG Diploma in HRM Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

Work Experience

  • Asst Professor, Christ University, Bengaluru, Karantaka
  • Guest Faculty, Christ College, Irinajalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala.
  • Research Assistant, Major Research, Indian Council for Social science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development of India.
  • Guest Faculty, I.G.O.N.U. Study Center, Calicut, Kerala.
  • Visiting Faculty, FATRI, Bharathiar University Study Center. Thrissur, Kerala.
  • HR Trainee, S & W Mills National Textile Cooperation, Coimbatore, TN.


  • 2012 - Best Paper Award: Lijo, K. J., & Annalakshmi, N. (2012). Promoting developmental adaptation of institutionalized adolescents through Probabilistic Orientation Counseling, Gratitude exercises and Loving Kindness Meditation. Paper presented in the IAAP Conference (15th -17th June, 2012) held at TIST, Kerala.
  • 2013- Best Paper Award (iii): Lijo, K. J., & Pinto. N. (2013). Risk and protective factors among institutionalized adolescents. Paper presented in the Positive Psychology Youth-Pro National conference Held at NIMHANS, Karnataka.

Teaching and Research

  • General area of Research: Community and mental health, Psychological resilience among Adolescence, Academic Resilience, & Personality Psychology.
  • Courses frequently taught: Positive Psychology, Research methods and Psychological testing. Psychological Statistics, Human Resource Management, Abnormal Psychology & Human Development.
  • Also Interested in Indian Psychology & Buddhist Psychology.

Chapter in Book

  • Narayanan, A., & Lijo, K. J. (2016). Relationship between Resilience, Gender and forgiveness among older adolescent students. In Subramanian. S., Raj. S. J. M., Velayudhan, A., & Annalakshmi. N. (Ed.). Recent trends in Psychology. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, TN.

Article Publications

  • Kalra V., & Lijo, K. J. (2016). Family Resilience and Adjustment in Emerging Adult Cancer Patients. International Journal of Indian Psychology. 2 (3).
  • Lijo, K. J., & Lyngdoh, W. S. (2016). Psychological Contract and Job Satisfaction among HR Professionals in Start-up Service Sector. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 3 (2).
  • Goswami, S., & Lijo. K. J (2016). Gender difference in organizational commitment and job sastisfaction among High school teachers. Journal of applied research and social sciences, 3 (1), 76-94.
  • Lijo, K. J., & Nair. A. P. (2014). Resilience among institutionalized children. Journal of applied research and social sciences, 1 (13), 14-36.
  • Lijo, K. J., & Nair. A. P. (2013). Job involvement of textile employees with regard to quality of life. International Journal for Research and Development. 1 (3), 27-30.
  • Narayanan, A., & Lijo, K. J. (2012). Gratitude and Resilience among College Students. Behavioural Scientist, 13 (2), 135-142.


  1. Certified Trainer in SPSS: Completed preliminary, intermediary and advanced training for SPSS, Center for Advanced Research & Training, Christ University.
  2. Completed 10 days Orientation course on Critical thinking for professional excellence, Organized by Academic Staff College, Christ University.
  3. Completed Three Quality Improvement Programs (QIPs), at Christ University.
    • 2014- Contemporary Approaches in Assessment and Research Methods in Psychology
    • 2015- Development of Competency based Curriculum for Under Graduates and Post Graduates
    • 2016- Research Grant Writing for Major Research Projects
  4. Attended Routledge Editorial Workshop by Taylor & Francis India, at Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  5. Attended a workshop on APA style and Elements of Writing organized by Center for Research and Center for Academic and Professional support, at Christ University.
  6. Participated in the three days Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education sponsored workshop on Application of Statistical Tools for Data Analysis in Research organized by School of Commerce Bharathiar University on 4th -6th March 2009.
  7. Participated in the three day UGC sponsored workshop on Psychodiagnostics and Psychotherapeutics organized by the Department of Psychology, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar-608 002 on 28th, 29th, February & 1st March 2008.

Paper Presentations

  • Lijo, K. J., & Annalakshmi, N. (2012, June). Promoting Developmental Adaptation of Institutionalized Adolescents Probabilistic Orientation counseling. Gratitude Exercises and Loving Kindness Meditation: an Experimental Study. Paper presented at the 47th National and 16th International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP).
  • Lijo, K. J., & Annalakshmi, N. (2012, January). Risk and Protective Factors among Institutionalized Children - A Review. Paper presented at the National Conference on Socio Cultural Prospects of Positive Psychology in India. Organized by Department of Psychology held at Lissah College.
  • Annalakshmi, N., & Lijo, K. J. (2010b, February). Effect of Gratitude on Resilience. Paper Presented in the 36th NACIACP-2010 organized by the department of Mental health and social psychology, National institute of mental health and neurosciences (Deemed University) Bangalore.
  • Annalakshmi, N., & Lijo, K. J. (2010a, January). Forgiveness and Resilience Among College Students. Paper presented in the section of Anthropological and Behavioural Science in the 97th Indian Science Congress held at University of Kerala Thiruvanthapuram.


  • I was NCC cadet during the period of my under Graduation and participated 2 NCC camps. I have cleared B and C certificates.
  • I was an active member of National Social Service for three years during the period of my under graduation.