Shikha Dixit

PhD (Agra University)

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Interest



  • PhD, St. John's College, Agra, Agra University, 1992
  • M.A., St. John's College, Agra University, 1988
  • B.A., St. John's College, Agra University, 1986



Psycho-social aspects of Health and Illness, Social Cognition, Organizational Cognition, Qualitative Methods 

Journal publications

    • Maji, S and Dixit, S. (2019). Self-silencing and women’s health: A review, International Journal of Social Psychiatry 65(1), 3-13

    • Mishra K.K., Dixit S. (2017). Cultural Adaptation of New Affective Well-Being Measure in Hindi-Speaking Youth: Scale of Positive and Negative Experience, Psychological Studies, 62, 188-195

    • Malik A., Dixit S. (2017) Barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence, Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (32), 21-23

    • Malik. A. and Dixit. S. (2017). Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial Challenges in the Indian Context. Journal of Health Management. 19 (3) 1–21 DOI: 10.1177/097206341666634

    • Malik A and Dixit S. (2017). Resistance to Resilience: Journey of a Young Girl from Home to ART Center. HSOA Journal of AIDS Clinical Research and STDs. 4: 016 DOI: 10.24966/ACRS-7370/100016

    • Malik.A and Dixit. S. (2017) .Widowhood and HIV: A Narrative of Pain, Illusion and Predicament. International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies. 5 (2), 99-107 DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v5n2p10

    • Banerjee, B and Dixit, S., (April, 2017). Explanatory Models and Psychiatric Pluralism among Family Members of Mentally Ill Persons: A Narrative Inquiry. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. 10 (3), 320-337

    • Yadav, N. & Dixit, S. (2017). A conceptual model of learning agility and authentic leadership development: Moderating effects of learning goal orientation and organizational culture. Journal of Human Values, 23(1), pp. 40-51.

    • Singh, A., and Dixit, S. (2017). Socio-economic Patterning of Cardiovascular Disease and its Risk Factors among Indians: A Systematic Review of Literature. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 7(1), 1-17.

    • Yadav, N. & Dixit, S. (2017). Authentic leadership and employees’ work-related quality of life: A study of IT organizations in India. International Journal of Business and Management, 12(4), 222-230.

    • Singh, A., and Dixit, S. (2016). Lower Socio-economic Status and Cardiovascular Disease: Role of Health care Facility and Policy in India. Indian Journal of Community Health, 28(3), 215-221.

    • Singh, R. and Dixit, S. (2010). Health related quality of life and health management. Journal of Health Management, 12 (2), 153-172

    • Mehrotra, A. and Dixit, S. (2009).Perceived illness severity (PIS) among cancer patients: An exploration of dimensions of PIS and construction of a scale. Journal of Indian health psychology, 3 (2). 111-124.

    • Singh, R. and Dixit, S. (2009). Illness cognition, coping and health related quality of life: A study of myocardial infarction patients. Indian Journal of Community Psychology, 5 (2).176 - 190.

    • Khan, A., Sharma, N. K., & Dixit, S. (2008). Cognitive Load and Task Condition in Event- and Time-Based Prospective Memory: An Experimental Investigation, The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 142 (5), 517 - 532.

    • Maurya, A. S. and Dixit, S. (2008). Lay Understanding of Mental Health and Illness: A Social Representations Approach. Psychological Studies, 53 (1), 34 - 40.

    • Dixit, S., Mishra, M., and Sharma, A. K. (2008). Conceptualisation of Health and Illness: A Study of Social Representations among Bondos of Orissa. Psychology and Developing Societies, 20 (1), 1 - 26.

    • Khan, A., Sharma, N.K., & Dixit, S. (2007) Relationship between prospective and retrospective memory: A questionnaire based study. Psychological Studies, 52 (2). 134-137

    • Khan, A., Sharma, N. K. and Dixit, S. (2006). Effect of Cognitive Load and Paradigm on Time Perception. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 32 (1), 37- 42

    • Sharma, A.K. and Dixit S. (2006). Should Social Scientists Use Statistical Methods? The Eastern Anthropologist, 59 (1), Jan-March 2006, 103-114.

    • Dixit, S. (2005). Meaning and Explanations of Mental Illness: A Social Representations Approach. Psychology and Developing Societies, 17(1), 1-18

Book chapters

    • Mehrotra, A. and Dixit, S. (2017).Conceptualization of perceived illness severity in cancer patients. In Dixit, S. and Sharma, A.K. (Eds.), Psycho-Social Aspects of Health and Illness (3 - 20). Concept Publishers, New Delhi.

    • Banerjee, B. and Dixit, S.. (2017). The concept of mental illness, healing traditions, and involvement of families in caring in the Indian context: A Review. In S. Dixit and A. K. Sharma (Eds.), Psycho-Social Aspects of Health and Illness (207 - 238). Concept Publishers, New Delhi.

    • Maurya, A. and Dixit, S. (2017) A qualitative exploration of social representations of mental health, mental illness and health seeking behaviour in the urban middle class Indians. In S. Dixit and A. K. Sharma (Eds.), Psycho-Social Aspects of Health and Illness (239 - 261). Concept Publishers, New Delhi.

    • Banerjee, B and Dixit, S. (April, 2016). Experiences of family caregivers in the context of mental illness: Suffering, Acceptance and Resilience. (pp. 3-14). In Nate Hinerman (Ed.) New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering and Metaphor. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press. (ISBN- 978-1-84888-375-8).

    • Dixit, S. (2009). Understanding Community Health Intervention. In A. Shukla (Ed.), Culture, Cognition and Behaviour (pp.294-311). Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi

    • Dixit, S., Mehrotra, A., and Singh, R. (2007). Role of Religiosity and Spirituality in Health and Illness: Issues and Research Directions. In S. Malhotra, P. Batra and A.Yadava (Eds.), Health Psychology: A Psychosocial perspective (pp. 44-60). Commonwealth Publishers, Delhi.

Conference Proceedings

  • Yadav, N. & Dixit, S. (2017). Authentic leadership and employees’ work-related quality of life: A study of IT organizations in India. In Compendium of conference proceedings of the 4th International HR Conference 2017 on Building Organizations of Tomorrow: Leadership Challenges of Human Capital in a Digital Workplace organized by KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Research and Studies in association with CSUSB and AMDISA. Published by ELK Asia Pacific Journals, ISBN: 9789385537035, pp. 23-31.

  • Yadav, N. and Dixit, S. (2014). Role of cognitive factors in leadership effectiveness. Extended abstract in Kumar, S. (Ed.), Re-visioning business management and psychology: Ecologies of local and global contexts (First edition, p. 233). Delhi: Wisdom Publications.

  • Yadav, N. & Dixit, S. (2014). Role of moral maturation in entrepreneurial innovation. In Panda, R. K. (Ed.), Proceedings of International Conference on Business Paradigms in Emerging Markets, 2014. School of Management, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. ISBN: 978-93-5196-520-6, Springer

  • Dixit, S. (2013). Mental Health and Gender Issues. In U. V. Somayajulu, S. S. Raju and Prakasam, C.P (Eds.), Social Inclusion and Women’s Health: Perspectives and Issues, (pp. 263 – 289), The Women Press, Delhi. (Ninth Annual Conference proceedings of the Indian Association of Social Sciences and Health, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 24-26 November2011

  • Dixit, S. (2012). Mental health and illness: Collective and situated meanings. In T..J. Jordan and D. Chhabra (Eds.), Annual International Conference proceedings, Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP -2012), (pp 40-45). Global Science and Technology Forum (Conference organized from 13-14, 2012 in Singapore)


  • Letters of commendation from Director, IIT Kanpur for excellence in teaching.

  • Awarded UGC Research Associateship, 1993

  • Prof. Hakim Prize for best student in Psychology, 1988 (St. John’s College, Agra)



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