Remya Lathabhavan

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Remya Lathabhavan

Assistant Professor

Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management


Dr Remya Lathabhavan is an Assistant Professor of Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya in the area of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She has received her Ph.D. from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli for thesis titled “ Relationship of women’s glass ceiling beliefs with career outcomes”. She is a NET-JRF holder in HRM and NET holder in Management. Her research interests include Glass Ceiling, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resource Management, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Career Progression, mental health and psychology. She (co) authored many articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Academic background:

  • Ph.D. in Management- HRM and OB, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • MBA in Human Resource Management, University of Calicut, Kerala
  • B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala.


  • Assistant Professor, VIT University Vellore
  • Personnel Officer, Keltron Component Complex Ltd, Kannur, Kerala

Teaching Interests:

  • Organization Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Sustainable Human Resource Management
  • Research methodology
  • Talent Management

Research Interests:

  • HRM and Organisational behaviour
  • Psychology
  • Mental health
  • Work and Family
  • Careers/Career Development
  • Occupational Health Psychology
  • Women and career
  • Women empowerment
  • Artificial Intelligence in Management

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Research Publications:

  • Remya Lathabhavan and Shyamlin Sudevan (2022).The impacts of psychological distress on life satisfaction and wellbeing of the Indian general population during the first and second waves of COVID-19: A comparative study. International Journal of Mental health and addiction (Indexed in SCI,SSCI,Scopus, IF 3.836)
  • Remya Lathabhavan and Prabir Chandra Padhy (2021). Role of fear of COVID-19 in the relationship of problematic internet use and stress: A retrospective cohort study among Gen X, Y and Z.   Asian Journal of Psychiatry (Indexed in SCI, Scopus,IF 3.543)
  • Remya Lathabhavan, P Mohammed Mishal Kurikkal, Nayan Manoj, Nazeel Barami.A (2021). Mental health concerns due to pandemic fear and financial distress on employees in India during the pandemic: A cross-sectional multi-group study. Journal of Loss and Trauma (Indexed in SSCI,Scopus, IF 1.063)
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2021). A Psychometric Analysis of Fear of COVID-19 Scale In India. International Journal of Mental health and addiction (Indexed in SCI,SSCI,Scopus, IF 3.836)
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2021). COVID-19 Effects on Psychological Outcomes: How Do Gender Responses Differ?. Psychological Reports ( Indexed in SSCI, Scopus, IF 2.053)
  • Remya Lathabhavan, Nazeel Barami.A, M.P Mohammed Mishal Kurikkal, Nayan Manoj (2021). Mental health concerns of small business entrepreneurs in India due to COVID-19 financial distress. Asian Journal of Psychiatry (Indexed in SCI, Scopus,IF 3.543)
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2021). First and second waves of COVID-19: A comparative study on the impact of pandemic fear on the mental health of university students in India. Journal of Loss and Trauma (Indexed in SSCI,Scopus, IF 1.063)
  • Remya Lathbhavan and Shivani Vispute (2021). Examining the mediating effects of Stress on Fear of COVID-19 and Wellbeing using structural equation modeling . International Journal of Mental health and addiction (Indexed in SCI,SSCI,Scopus, IF 3.836)
  • Mohamed Fawzy El-Bardan and Remya Lathabhavan (2021)  Fear Of Covid-19 Scale: Psychometric Properties, Reliability And Validity In Egyptian Population. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews. ( Indexed in Scopus)
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2021). Sustainable business practices and challenges In Asia : A Systematic Review. International Journal of Organizational Analysis (Indexed in Scopus, ABDC-B) [Published online]
  • Praveen SV, Remya Lathabhavan, Rajesh Ittamalla (2021).What concerns the Indian general public on the second wave of COVID-19? A report on social media opinions. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, 15(3), p.829-830. ( Indexed in Scopus)
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2021). People and social media platforms for positive mental health- A paradigm shift: A case on COVID-19 impact form India. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. (Indexed in SCI, Scopus,IF 3.543)
  • Remya Lathabhavan, Aishwarya Sajimon and Jeffrey Daniel (2021). A Study on the relationships between psychological contract and personal Aspects among teachers in higher education institutions in India. International Journal of Services, Economics and Management (Indexed in Scopus)[In Press]
  • Remya Lathabhavan, and Mark Griffiths (2020). First case of student suicide in India due to the COVID-19 education crisis: A brief report and preventive measures. Asian Journal of Psychiatry , 53 (102202 ).(Indexed in SCI, Scopus, IF 3.543)
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2020). Psychological aspects of women’s career growth constraints and outcomes: A longitudinal study from India., Australian Journal of Career Development , 29(3), 173-184 ( Indexed in Scopus, ABDC-B)
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2019) Glass Ceiling Beliefs, Performance, and Turnover   Intention through Work Engagement , International journal of Environment,        Workplace   and Employment,5(4),304-321 (Indexed in Scopus)
  • Remya Lathabhavan , Senthil Arasu Balasubramanian, Thamaraiselvan Natarajan(2018) Towards the Shattering of Glass Ceiling in Indian Banking Sector: A Comparative Analysis among Public, Private and Foreign banks, International Journal of Services, Economics and Management ,9(3/4), 248-269 (Indexed in Scopus)
  • Senthil Arasu Balasubramanian and Remya Lathabhavan (2018) Linking women’s glass ceiling beliefs and employee satisfaction: the mediation of engagement, J. Human Resources Development and Management , 18(1-2), 72-90. (Indexed in Scopus)
  • Remya Lathabhavan , Senthil Arasu Balasubramanian, Thamaraiselvan Natarajan(2017) A Psychometric Analysis of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale in Indian Banking Sector , Industrial and Commercial Training, 49, 296-302  (Indexed in ESCI,Scopus )
  • Senthil Arasu Balasubramanian and Remya Lathabhavan (2017) Women’s glass ceiling beliefs predict work engagement and burnout, Journal of Management Development, 36, 1125-1136.(Indexed in ESCI,Scopus, ABDC-C)
  • Remya Lathabhavan and Senthil Arasu Balasubramanian (2017) Glass Ceiling and women employees in Asian Organizations: a tri-decadal review. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 9, 232-246. (Indexed in ESCI, Scopus, ABDC-C).

Book Chapter:

  • Remya Lathabhavan and K M S V D Akshar (2021). Data Visualisation in Business. In Applications of Big Data in Large- and Small-Scale Systems. IGI Global.
  • Remya Lathabhavan (2020). Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility and After That?: An Analysis From India. In CSR and Socially Responsible Investing Strategies in Transitioning and Emerging Economies (pp. 274-292). IGI Global.
  • Ephzibah, E. P., Dharinya, S. S., & Remya Lathabhavan (2020). Decision Making Models Through AI for Internet of Things. In Internet of Things for Industry 4.0 (pp. 57-72). Springer, Cham.

Faculty Development Programs Organized:

  • Faculty Development Programme on “From Research To Publications: A Holistic Overview” in VIT University, Vellore. (December 21-25, 2020).
  • Faculty Development Programme on “Entrepreneurship Development” sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, in VIT University,Vellore ( March 1-13,2021)


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