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Garg Pooja
Pooja Garg Associate Professor gargpfhs[at] 01332-285477 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Psychology, Organizational Behavior-Quality of Work Life, Job Design, Work-Life Balance, Stress Resiliency
  • Positive Psychology, Resilience,Mindfulness, Psychological Well-Being, Workplace Democracy, Psychological Capital
  • Human Resource Management, High Performance Work Practices, Work Engagement, OCB , Organizational Justice
Professional Background
2016Till dateAssociate ProffessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
20122016Assistant ProfessorIITR
April 2008May 2008Assistant ManagerBajaj Auto Limited, Pune
August2007March 2008Guest FacultyIITR
20032004Research InvestigatorDefence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Delhi, India
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Paper Award at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2018Emerald Publications-Journal of Organization Change Management2018
Best paper awardIIM Indore2013
Outstanding Paper Award at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2007Emerald Publications-Journal of Management Development2007
Educational Details
Ph.DPsychology-Organizational BehaviorIITRoorkee2007
Master of ArtsPsychologyCh. Charan Singh University (Formerly Meerut University) Uttar Pradesh, India2000
Bachelor of ArtsEnglish, Economics, PsychologyCh. Charan Singh University (Formerly Meerut University) Uttar Pradesh, India1998
Administrative Background
2018Till dateMember, Female Help Desk Team for qualifying JEE MainsIITR
2018Till dateMember Senate Committee for Scholarships and Prizes, IITR
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Building an empirical case of Mindfulness, Stress Resiliency and Psychological Well-BeinIndian Council of Social Science Research2018
“Crafting Jobs to Facilitate High Performance Work Practices and Positive Organizational ScholarshipFaculty Initiation Grant-SRIC, IITR2014
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International Congress of Psychology (ICPYokohama,Japan ,2016IITRJuly 24-29
International Symposium on Business and Social Science (ISBAAS)Seoul,South Korea,2016IITRApril 19-2
International Conference on IT Applications and Management (ITAM)Seoul,South Korea, 2015IITRJune 24-26
The Nepalese Academy of Management, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015IITRMarch 2015
International Congress of PsychologyCape Town, South Africa, 2012IITRJuly 21-27
International Conference for Academic DisciplinesOrlando, USA, 2011IITRMarch21-24
  • International IT Applications and Management Society, Life Member
  • National Academy of Psychology, Life member
  • Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Life Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
“Quality of Work Life as a Predictor of Trust and Subjective Well-being of Employees”.Ms. Shivani JindalA
Mr. Happy Paul,Mr. Happy PaulA
Impact of Learning Organizations on Employee Resilience and Work EngagementMs. Parul MalikA2014
Job Demand Resource Model: Predicting meaningful Work And Psychological CapitalMs. Kannupriya KambojO
OCB: A Function of High-performance HR Practices, Psychological Climate & Work Engagement”Ms. Aakanksha KatariaA
Personality as a Predictor of Self-Determination and Mindfulness”Ms. Sunita TiwariO
Impact of Job Design on Work-Life Balance and BurnoutMs. Anjali JindalA
Work Values and Organizational Justice as a Predictor of Managerial Effectiveness”.Ms. Geeta RanaA
“Effect of Quality of Work Life and Organizational Justice on Psychological Well- Being”.Ms. Rekha Rani, A
2.Lecture delivered at Defence Institute of Psychological Research, (DIPR), DRDO, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Delhi, on 23.11.2012. Topic: “Character, Strengths and Virtues”. Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, MoD, DelhiI2012
Special Lectures Delivered
“High Performance Work Practices (HPWPs): The Trending Approaches” Incheon national University, Incheon, South Korea 2017
National International Collaboration
1. Attended Incheon National University as Postdoctoral Researcher, in the department of Creative HRD, School of Social Sciences, from December 01, 2016 - February 28, 2017. Incheon National University, Incheon, South KoreaRP
2. Attended Incheon National University as a Visiting Scholar, in the department of Creative HRD, School of Social Sciences, from June 05 - July17, 2015. Incheon National University, Incheon, South KoreaRP
Refereed Journal Papers


1.Ki-soon Han., and Pooja Garg. (2018).Workplace Democracy and Psychological Capital: Paradigms of Positive Psychology in Workplace. Management Research Review, Emerald Publications (Scopus Indexed),

2.Malik, P., & Garg, P. (2018).Psychometric Testing of the Resilience at Work Scale UsingIndian Sample”.VIKALPA- The Journal of Decision Makers, Vol.43, No.2, pp.77-91. SAGE Publications

3.Garg,P., and Ki-Soon ,Han. . (2018). “High Performance Work Practices (HPWPs): The TrendingApproaches in India". IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. XVII, No.3, pp.74-90.


1.Malik, P., & Garg, P.(2017). “Learning organization and work engagement: the mediating role ofemployee resilience”. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Routledge-Taylor and FrancisDOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1396549

2.Malik, P., & Garg, P.(2017).“Learning organization and Work engagement: Exploring the nexus   in Indian IT sector". Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Emerald Publications, Vol 9(3), pp. 166-189.

3.Malik, P., & Garg, P.(2017).“The relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue,   knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change”.Journal of  Organizational Change Management, Emerald Publications, Vol. 30(4), pp.610-631.

4.Agarwal, S., Jindal,A., Garg,P., and Rastogi,R.(2017). “The Influence of Quality of Work Lifeon Trust: Empirical Insights from SEM Application” . International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Inderscience Publications,Vol. 15(4), January, pp.1-20.


1.Soni,K., Rastogi, R., & Garg,P.(2016). “Positive Psychology at Work: Psychological Capital as a  Pathway to Employee Engagement”. OPUS (Organization People and Us), Vol.7(2),     December, pp.1-15.

2.Rana, G., Renu Rastogi., &Garg,P.(2016). Work Values and Its Impact on Managerial  Effectiveness: A Relationship Study in Indian Context. Vision – The Journal of Business Perspective. SAGE     Publications, December, 20(4), 300-311.

3. Paul, H., Garg, P., & Bamel, U. K. (2016).Employee Resilience and OCB: Mediating Role of  Organizational Commitment. Vikalpa: The Journal of Decision Makers, 41 (4), 308-324.


1.Garg P., Rani R., &Rastogi R. (2015). Psychological Make-up of Indian Police Personnel: Role of Justice and Quality of Work Life, The International Journal of Nepalese Academy of Management, 3(1), March, 119-135.


1. Paul,H and Garg,P., (2014). Organizational commitment of frontline sales professionals in India: Role of resilience. International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation, 7(2),( April- September).

2.Garg, P., Paul,H and Rastogi,R.(2014). Does perception of justice effect psychological well-  being of employees?. International Journal of Society Systems Science, 6(3), 264-28. Inderscience Publications.

3.Paul, H., and Garg,P.(2014). “Healing HRM through positive psychology: An outlook”. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 133, 141-150.

4.Paul, H., and Garg,P.(2014). “Factor Structure of the Resilience Scale-14: Insights From The Indian Sample. Accepted for its publication in South Asian Journal of Management, 21(2), 70-86.

5.Kataria,A., Garg, P, and Rastogi, R . (2014). “The Role of Work Engagement in the Pursuit ofOrganizational Effectiveness”, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 9( 1), 37-54.


1.Rana, G., Rastogi, R., and Garg, P.(2013). Organizational Justice as Predictor of Activity of the Position, Achieving Result and Developing further Potential. Jindal Journal of Business    Research, December,Vol.2, No.2, pp: 104–115, Sage Publications.

2.Garg, P., Rastogi, R., and Kataria, A.(2013). Promoting Citizenship Behaviors in Workplace: The Relevance of Organizational Justice and Psychological Well-being of Employees. Jindal Journal of Business Research, December, Vol.2, No.2, pp: 1–67, Sage Publications.

3.Kataria, A., Garg, P. and Rastogi, R. (2013). Work Engagement in India: Validation of the UtrechtWork Engagement. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation .Vol.9,No.3,pp. 249-260, SAGE Publications.

4.Kataria, A., Garg, P. and Rastogi, R. (2013). Does psychological climate augment OCBs?The mediating role of work engagement”. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, Vol.16(4), November, pp.217-242,Taylor and Francis Publications.

5.Kataria, A., Garg, P. and Rastogi, R. (2013). “Organizational Effectiveness as a Function of   Employee Engagement”. South Asian Journal Of Management, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp.56- 73

6.Rana,G.,Goyal, A. and Garg, P.(2013). Career mapping practices enhance retention at Birla  tyres. Strategic HR Review, Emerald Group of Publishing, Vol. 12, Issue, 5, pp:277- 279.

7.Garg, P .,Kataria, A.,and Rastogi, R. (2013). “The Influence of Organizational Justice on Citizenship Behaviour.”.International Journal of Business Insights and  Transformation, Vol.6, Issue.2, April-September, pp.84-93.

9.Kataria, A., Garg, P. and Rastogi, R. (2013). “Employee Engagement and Organizational Effectiveness: The Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior” .International Journal  of Business Insights and Transformation, Vol.6, Issue.1, October-March, pp.102-113.

10.Kataria, A., Garg, P. and Rastogi, R. (2013).”Psychological Climate and Organizational  effectiveness: Role of Work Engagement”.The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior.,Vol.XII,No.3, July 2013,pp.33-46.

11.Kataria, A., Garg, P. and Rastogi, R (2013). “Positive Psychology and Organizational Effectiveness”, Indian Journal of Psychological Science, Vol.3, No.2, January, pp.17- 19.

12.Jindal. A, Agarwal. S, Garg. P &Rastogi. R (2013). “Role of job design for achieving work - life balance” Indore Management Journal (Special Issue),May,pp.72-86, ISSN NO: 09751653.

15.Sharma, S. K., Garg, P, and Rastogi, R . (2013)“ Workplace spirituality and managerial effectiveness among Indian managers”, International Journal of Indian Culture and   Business Management, Vol.6, No.3, pp.382 – 390.

16.Paul,H., and Garg,P. (2013). “Tendency to display citizenship behaviours at work: Role of subjective well-being”..Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing,Vol.4, Issue.1, March,2013,Part-I,pp.16-20.

17.Paul,H., and Garg,P. (2013) . “Resilience and Organizational Outcomes: A Case study of Self Help Group in India,”.Amity Case Research Journal, Vol.2,No.1, March,pp.19-30.

18.Jindal,A., Agarwal,S., Garg,P & Rastogi,R. (2013). “Gender Differences in Work-Life Balance: An Empirical Study”.Journal of Management Research,Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies,NOIDA, Vol. 1, No. 1, January, pp. 67-77.

  • 1. Ethics and Self-Awareness as Institute Core to UG students 2. Behavioral Science as Institute Core to UG students 3. Group Dynamics as Institute Elective to UG students 4. Positive Psychology as Institute Elective to UG students 5. Advance course in Social Psychology to Ph.D students 6. Research Methodology to Ph.D students 7. Organizational Behavior to PG(MCA) students and to Ph.D students
  • Articles reviewed for journals i. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Emerald Publications ii. Indian Academy of Management iii. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Emerald Publications iv. Asia Pacific Management Review, Elsevier v. International Journal of Society Systems Science (IJSSS), Inderscience Publications vi. South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management, SAGE Publications vii) Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer Publications viii) Management Research Review, Emerald Publications ix) Journal of Happiness Studies
  • 2006-Attended a two-day National Workshop on “IPR Creation and Management in Academic and Research Institutions, held at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Roorkee, India.
  • 2008- Attended a one-day Workshop on “Honing Skills for Performance Management”, held at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Roorkee, India