Dr Geetanjali Basarkod

Dr Geetanjali Basarkod

Research Fellow
Positive Psychology

Areas of expertise: educational psychology; positive psychology; ethical reasoning; effective altruism; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

HDR Supervisor accreditation status: Provisional

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3708-2751

Phone: +61 2 9701 4741

Email: geetanjali.basarkod@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU North Sydney Campus

Dr Basarkod is an early career researcher in the fields of educational and positive psychology. Her research is impact-oriented, with the aim of doing the most amount of good with the resources available. Her research examines ethical and moral reasoning, decision making, altruism, well-being, and academic outcomes. She is interested in exploring these constructs within an educational context through meta-analyses, and building interventions to improve these outcomes for students. She is also interested in research from a global lens, by focusing on samples from countries that are underrepresented in educational research.

Dr. Basarkod completed her PhD in Psychology at IPPE in 2019. Along with her supervisors, Professor Joseph Ciarrochi and Dr. Baljinder Sahdra, she developed the Six Ways to Well-Being (6W-WeB) – a questionnaire that assesses the frequency and motivation for six behaviours that promote well-being. It was developed to enable clinicians who use behaviour-based interventions to measure their clients’ well-being in behavioural terms, rather than by measuring affective states or distress symptomology.

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  • Basarkod, G., Marsh, H. W., Parker, P. D., Dicke, T., & Guo, J. (2022). The immigrant paradox and math self-concept: An SES-of-origin-country hypothesis. Learning and Instruction, 77, 101539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2021.101539
  • Basarkod, G., Marsh, H. W., Sahdra, B. K., Parker, P. D., Guo, J., Dicke, T., & Lüdtke, O. (2022). The dimensionality of reading self-concept: Examining its stability using local structural equation models. Assessment. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/10731911211069675
  • Parker, P. D., Allen K., Parker, R., Guo, J., Marsh, H. W., Basarkod, G., & Dicke, T. (2022). School belonging predicts whether an emerging adult will be Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) after school. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000733
  • Sahdra, B. K., Ciarrochi, J., Basarkod, G., Dicke, T., Guo, J., Parker, P. D., & Marsh, H. W. (2022). High school students’ tenacity and flexibility in goal pursuit linked to life satisfaction and achievement on competencies tests. Journal of Educational Psychology, 114(3), 622–636. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000667
  • Counson, I., Bartholomew, A., Crawford, J., Petrie, K., Basarkod, G., Carr, V., Pires, J., Cohen, R., Glozier, N., Harvey, S., Sanatkar, S. (2022). Development of the Shift Smartphone App to Support the Emotional Wellbeing of Junior Doctors: Design of a Prototype and Results of Usability and Acceptability Testing. JMIR Formative Research, 5(12), e26370. https://doi.org/10.2196/26370
  • Dicke, T. Parker, P. D., Guo, J., Basarkod, G., Marsh, H. W., Deady, M., Harvey, S., Riley, P. (2022). Ubiquitous emotional exhaustion in school principals: Stable trait, enduring autoregressive trend, or occasion specific state? Journal of Education Psychology, 114(2), 426–441. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000582
  • Guo, J., Tang., X., Marsh, H. W., Parker, P. D., Basarkod, G., Sahdra, B., Ranta, M., & Salmela-Aro (2022, in press). The roles of social-emotional skills in students’ academic and life success: A multi-informant, multi-cohort perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Marsh H.W., Parker P.D., Guo J., Basarkod, G., Niepel, C., & Van Zanden, B. (2020). Illusory gender-equality paradox, math self-concept, and frame-of-reference effects: New integrative explanations for multiple paradoxes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 121(1), 168–183. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000306
  • Donald, J. N., Sahdra, B. K., Bradshaw, E., Basarkod, G., Ciarrochi, J., Duineveld, J., Guo, J., & Ryan, R. (2019). Mindfulness and its association with varied types of motivation: A systematic review and meta-analysis using self-determination theory. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(7), 1121-1138. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167219896136
  • Sahdra, B. K., Ciarrochi, J., Parker, P., Basarkod, G., Bradshaw, E., & Baer, R. (2017). Are people mindful in different ways? Disentangling the quantity and quality of mindfulness in latent profiles, and exploring their links to mental health and life effectiveness. European Journal of Personality, 31, 347-365. https:/doi.org/10.1002/per.2108


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