Professor, Psychology Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kuwait University.

Personal Information

Name: Othman H. Alkhadher
Nationality: Kuwaiti
Current Job: Professor, Psychology Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kuwait University.
E-mail: Prof.alkhadher@ku.edu.kw

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. (1994). Industrial/Organizational Psychology, from Nottingham University -England.
  • M.Sc. (1990). Industrial/Organizational Psychology, from Hull University -England.
  • BA (1986). Psychology, from Kuwait University – Kuwait.

Published Papers

  1. Alkhadher, O. (in press). [The relationship between Islamic fundamentalism and violence.] Annals of the Arts and Social Sciences.Kuwait
  2. Jad-Alreb, H., & Alkhadher, O. (in press). [Factorial design and psychometric properties for the academic justice measure]. The Educational Journal. Kuwait
  3. Jad-Alreb, H., & Alkhadher, O. (2016). Translate or develop a measure? The case of a New Arabic Measure of Organizational Justice. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  4.  Alkadher, O., Zain-Aldean, F., & Jad-Alreb, H. (2016). Factor analysis for organizational justice measure in Kuwait and Algeria. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  5. Akhadher, O, Li, M., & Beehr, (2016). Individualism-Collectivism and nation as moderators of the job satisfaction-organizational citizenship behavior relationship in the U.S., China, and Kuwait. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  6. Alkhadher, O., & Jad-Alreb, H. (2016). Test of the dimensionality of an Arabic Measure of Organizational Justice. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 24(4), 337-351.
  7. Aldosiri, K., Alkhadher, O., Anderson, N., Alaqraa, E. (2016). Relationships between emotional intelligence and sales performance in Kuwait. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 32(1), 39-45.
  8. Alyousif, H., & Alkhadher, O. (2013). [Psychological attitude for male and female workers in Kuwait toward women leadership positions.] Journal of Psychological and Educational Studies for Quality of Life. 2(2), 43-73. Kuwait
  9. Alkhadher, O. (2012). [Swine Flu Anxiety for a sample of Kuwait University Students.] Journal of the Social Sciences. 40(3), 15-35. Kuwait
  10. Alansari, H., & Alkhadher, O. (2011). Developing a leadership competency model for library and information professionals in Kuwait. Libri-International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, 61, 239–246
  11. Alkhadher, O. (2009). [Leadership competencies as perceived by the leaders and their subordinates in Kuwaiti public and private sectors.] Journal of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies, 127, 11-54. Kuwait
  12. Alkhadher, O. (2009). [Trader’s gambling addiction in Kuwaiti and Saudi stock markets.] Annals of the Arts and Social Sciences, 298(29). Kuwait
  13. Alkhadher, O. (2007). [Arabic adaptation of the Job Stress Survey.] Egyptian Journal for Psychological Studie, 17(54), 151-173.
  14. Alkhadher.    (2007) Emotional intelligence and psychological health in a sample of Kuwaiti college students.  Perceptual and motor skills, 104(3), 923-936
  15. Alkhadher, O. & Alfadly, H. (2007). [Are emotionally intelligent individuals happy?] Journal of Social Sciences. 35(2), 13-38. Kuwait
  16. Alkhadher, O. & Al-Naser, H. (2006) Assessing occupational stress, strain, and coping for North American teachers in Kuwait. Psychological Reports, 99, 681-690. USA
  17. Badahman, A. & Alkhadher, O. (2006). Helping a friend with AIDS: A test of Weiner’s attribution theory in Kuwait.  Illness, Crisis & Loss, 14(1), 43-53.
  18. Alkhadher, O. (2006). [Developing an Arabic test for emotional intellegence and assessing its psychometric charactrestics and correlations.] Psychological Studies, 16(2), 259-289.
  19. Alkhadher, O. (2005). [The predictive validity of psychological measurements for selecting Kuwaiti candidates for leadership training program.] Egyptian Journal for Psychological Studies.  15(48), 312-345.
  20. Alkhadher, O. (2004). [The relationship between anger and psychological health]. Social Sciences Journal, 32(1), 69-102.
  21. Alkhadher, O. (2002). [Emotional intelligence: is it a new concept?] Journal of Psychological Studies, 12(1), 5-41.
  22. Alkhadher, O. (2000). [Religiosity and single-mindedness.] Psychological Studies, 10(1), 3-28. Kuwait
  23. Alkhadher, O. (1999). [Optimism-Pessimism and job performance.] Arabic Journal for Humanist Sciences, 17(67), 214-242 . Kuwait.
  24. Alkhadher, O. (1999). [Developing an Arabic version of mechanical ability test via computer.] Educational Journal, 52(13), 17-45. Kuwait
  25. Alkhadher, O. (1999). The association of Type A behavior and job performance in a sample of Kuwaiti workers. Psychological Reports, 85, 189-196.
  26. Alkhadher, O. (1998). [Assessing computer anxiety and other psychological characteristics via computer-based test.] Psychological Studies, 8(3&4), 453-471. Egypt.
  27. Alkhadher, O., Clarke D. & Anderson, N. (1998). Equivalence and predictive validity of paper-and-pencil and computerized adaptive formats of the Differential Aptitude Tests. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 71, 205-217.
  28. Alkhadher, O., Jaafer, H. (1997). [Job fields for psychology graduates in Kuwait.] Journal of Social Sciences, 25(3), 83-59. Kuwait
  29. Alkhadher, O., (1996). [Factors affecting psychology student’s academic performance at Kuwait University.] Educational Journal, 10(40), 141-169 . Kuwait
  30. Alkhadher, O. Anderson, N. & Clarke D. (1994). Computer-based testing: A review of recent development in research and practice. The European Work and Organizational Psychologist, 4(2), 169-187.

Scientific Award

  • Scientific Production Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities fields from Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences, 2015.
  • Social Sciences Studies Award from the National Council for Arts and Culture 2013, for the book entitled: Thinking: Styles and Skills.
  • Social Sciences Studies Award from the National Council for Arts and Culture 2009, for the article entitled: Leadership Competencies as Perceived by the Leaders and Their Subordinates in Kuwaiti Public and Private Sectors.

Published Books

  • Alkhadher, O. (2014). Thinking: Styles and Skills. 2nd Edition, Aafaq pulisher: Kuwait.
  • Alkhadher, O. (2012). Organizational Psychology. Aafaq pulisher: Kuwait.
  • Alkhadher, O. (2011). Epic Popular Action of Kuwaitis in London during the 1990-1991 Iraqi invasion.
  • Alkhadher, O. (2011). Kuwait Students in Liberation War.
  • Alkhadher, O. (2009). Emotional Intelligence (3rd ed.). Alebdaa Alfekri: Kuwait.
  • Alkhadher, O. (2009). Educational Games. (3rd ed.). Alebdaa Alfekri. Kuwait.

Papers Presented at Conferences

    1. Alkhadher, O., & Jad-Alreb, H. (2016, August). Test of the dimensionality of an Arabic Measure of Organizational Justice. Poster presented at the 124th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver: USA.
    2. Jad-Alreb, H. & Alkhadher, O. (2016, July). To translate or to develop an new measure? The case of a new Arabic measure of organizational justice.  Paper presented at the 23th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya: Japan.
    3. Alkhadher, O. (2016, April). Departments of psychology at the Arabic world and identity disorder. Paper presented at Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia.
    4. Alkhadher,O. (2016, January). Celebrities Psychology. Lecture presented to the Family Creative Conference, Kuwait.
    5. Alkhadher,O. (2015, January). Critical thinking, the gate for knowledge. Lecture presented to the Family Creative Conference, Kuwait.
    6. Alkhadher,O. & Jad-Alreb, H. (2014, October). Change in college students perception of academic justice before and after knowledge of their grads. Paper presented at the 4th international conference for the College of Social Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
    7. Alkhadher,O. & Jad-Alreb, H. (2014, March). Test of the dimensionality of an Arabic Measure of Organizational Justice. Poster presented at international poster day, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
    8. Alkhadher,O.(2014, January). Moral Thinking. Lecture presented to the Family Creative Conference, Kuwait.
    9. Alkhadher,O.(2013, January). Emotional Regulation. Lecture presented to the Family Creative Conference, Kuwait.
    10. Alkhadher, O., Beehr, T., Li. M. (2013, April). Cultural Differences in OCB: From East to Mideast to West. Poster presented to the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology, Houston, USA.
    11. Alkhadher,O.(2012, October). Kuwaiti youth attitude toward volunteer works. Paper presented to the Youth Voluntary conference, Kuwait
    12. Alkhadher,O.(2012, March). Emotional Intelligence, the key for successful educational leadership. Educational sustaining Conference, Dubai.
    13. Alkhadher,O.(2012, March). How to enhance your teaching with educational games. Educational sustaining Conference, Dubai.
    14. Alkhadher,O.(2007, November). Emotional intelligence and psychological health for a sample of Kuwaiti college students. Paper presented to the Psychology Regional Conference organized by the Egyptian Psychological Society. Cairo.
    15. Alkhadher,O. (2007, March). Leadership competencies as perceived by the Leaders and their subordinates in Kuwaiti public and private sectors. Paper presented to the 2nd Psychology Regional Conference in the Middle East and North Africa. Amman: Jordan
    16. Alkhadher, O. & Alfadly, H. (2006, December). Emotional intelligent and Happiness. Paper presented to the International Conference for Social Sciences and Community Development.  Kuwait University, Kuwait.
    17. Alkhadher, O. (2006, December). Trader’s gambling addiction in Kuwaiti and Saudi Stock Markets. Paper presented to the International Conference for Social Sciences and Community Development, 3-5 December 2006. Kuwait University, Kuwait
    18. Alkhadher, O. (2005, March). Emotional Intelligence for leaders in health sector. Paper presented to the Excellence in Health Management, Kuwait Health Ministry.
    19. Alkhadher, O (2005, May). Emotional intelligence: The key to successful leadership. Breakthrough Leadership: The Heart and Sprit of Excellent: Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence. Dubai
    20.  Alkhadher, O. & Badahdah, A.M. (2005, March). Helping friends with AIDS: A test of Weiner’s attribution theory in Kuwait. Paper presented to the Midwest Sociological Society, Minneapolis, USA.
    1. Alkhadher, O. (2003, April). Anger and its relationship with psychological health. Paper presented at the International Conference for Social Sciences and Community Development. Kuwait University, Kuwait.
    2. Alkhadher, O. (2001, April). The theoretical construct of emotional intelligence. Paper presented at the International Conference for Social Sciences., Kuwait
    3. Alkhadher, O. (1997, April). Where do our psychology graduates work? Paper presented to the 2nd conference for Psychological Services in Kuwait, Kuwait
    4. Alkhadher, O. (1996, May). How to prepare for Ph.D. Examination. Paper presented to the Fourth Scientific Conference for National Union of Kuwait Student, England
    5. Alkhadher, O., Anderson, N., & Clarke D. (1996, August). Equivalence and predictive validity of paper-and-pencil and computerized adaptive formats of the differential aptitude tests. Paper presented to the 26 International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Canada.
    6. Alkhadher, O., Clarke D., & Anderson, N. (1994, January). The effects of knowledge about adaptive test behavior on subject’s performance. Paper presented to The British Psychological Society, Occupational Psychology Conference, Birmingham, England.

Membership in Scientific Societies

  • American Psychological Association, APA, International Affiliate (78034302). Since 1996.
  • British Psychological Society, BPS, Chartered Psychologist (38559). Since 1993.
  • Society of Organizational & Industrial Psychology, SIOP. Since 1999.
  • Division of Occupational Psychology-DOP (BPS).
  • Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (since 2016).
  • Society of International Psychology (since 2016).
  • International Association of Cross-cultural Psychology (since 2016).
  • Association for Talent Development ATD (formerly ASTD). (10855032). Since 2005.
  • The Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)
  • The Egyptian Psychologists’ Association (EPA). Since 1999.
  • Kuwaiti Teachers’ Association. Since 2000.

Professional / Academic Recognition

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) is awarded in recognition of several years’ experience and contribution to the field of psychology.”
  • Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol) from the British Psychological Society.
  • Practicing Certificate from the British Psychological Society (P3HC7n)
  • Level A Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing from the British – Psychological Society.
  • Qualified user for personality questionnaires, OPQ, from Saville & Holdsworth Ltd.
  • Qualified user for Motivation questionnaires, MQ, from Saville & Holdsworth Ltd.
  • Qualified user for Inventory of Managerial Competencies, IMC, and Perspective of -Management Competencies, PMC, from Saville & Holdsworth Ltd.
  • Qualified user for Assessment and Development center materials, from Saville & Holdsworth Ltd.
  • Advanced Lever 3 in psychometrics techniques, from Saville & Holdsworth Ltd.
  • Qualified user for using the Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire from ASE, England.
  • Creative Training Techniques. Minneapolis:USA, April 20-21, 1998.
  • Interpersonal Skills. Washington: USA, August 16-18, 1995.
  • Portable Adventure Workshop. California:USA, April 17-19, 1998.
  • Emotional Intelligence. San Francisco:USA, June 21-26, 1999.

Positions/Committees

  • Head of Psychology Department and Kuwait University, since March 18, 2012.
  • Social Sciences Faculty Board member at Kuwait University, since 2008-2009.
  • Editorial board member at the Annals of the Arts and Social Sciences, 2004-2006.
  • Editorial board member at the Social Sciences Journal 2002-2003.
  • Coordinator for graduate study committee at the Faculty of Social Sciences, 2008-2009.
  • Member of the committee for studing application for establishing new university and institute in Kuwait, Ministry of Higher Education 2003-2005.
  • Chairman for the Board of Trustees of the American Creativity Academy.
  • Member of Future Scholars Committee, 2006-2007.
  • Coordinating and organizing the 2nd Gulf Excellent Forum, held in the Chamber of Commerce-East province, 25-26 May 1997, Saudi Arabia.
  • Coordinator of the 3rd Satellite Conference in Leadership. 19 November, 1998. Kuwait.
  • Coordinator of the 2nd Satellite Conference in Leadership. 16-17 October, 1997. Kuwait.
  • The treasurer of the organizational committee of the 2nd Psychological Services in Kuwait, 6-8 April 1997.
  • Member of the committee for studying the effects of Iraqi invasion to Kuwait on crimes. 1995-1996.
  • Member of the committee for studying the adaptation of high school students to new educational system in Kuwait, Minister of Education, 1995-1997.

Supervision of M.A. Thesis

  • Supervising 23 thesis for The Mubarak al-Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College in Kuwait.
  • Fajer Alhalban (2016). Moral Thinking for convicted in Kuwait Central Jail.
  • Bashayer Alwaheeb (2016). Perceiving Organizational Justice and the Personality Big Five.
  • Lateefa Busheeba (2015). Organizational Justice, Stress, and Psychological Health.
  • Bibi Alwazan (2010). Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Health.
  • Anwar Alshalabi (2010). Emotional Intelligence, Religiosity, and Job Performance.
  • Ansam Albassam (2005). Religiousness and Psychological Health. Master Degree.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology 101
  • Critical & Creative Thinking 120
  • Organizational Psychology 406
  • Special Topic in Psychology 409
  • Research Methods 200
  • Methodology & Research Design 502

Training Courses Presented

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Constructive Thinking
  • Educational Games
  • Job Stress Management
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Creativity at Work