Dr Katie Dhingra, Reader

Dr Katie Dhingra

Reader

Katie is a Reader in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research largely focuses on suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).

Katie joined Leeds Beckett University in 2015, having previously worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and a Research Assistant at the University of Huddersfield. She was awarded her PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield in 2012.

Katie is the Editor-in-Chief (September 2015–present) of the Journal of Criminal Psychology (ISSN 2009-3829) published by Emerald Publishing Group Ltd. She also serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Criminal Justice, Psychiatry Research, BMC Psychiatry (Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Suicide Section), and Psychiatry Research Communications. She regularly reviews for a variety of high-impact behavioural, psychological, and criminological journals. She is a member of a number of international specialised societies and associations in her fields of interest and expertise.

Current Teaching

Katie supervises undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. She is module leader for the Psychology and Serious Crime module (Level 5).

She is currently supervising three PhD projects:

  • Amy Towle (Director of Studies, with Dr Tom Cockcroft) - Working thesis title: Distinguishing ex-prisoners who think about suicide from those who attempt suicide
  • Ruth Knapton (Co-supervisor, with Dr Tom Cockcroft) - Working thesis title: The experiences of mentors and learners engaged in the Shannon Trust Reading Plan in prisons
  • Sarah Davis - University of Manchester (External supervisor, with Dr Peter Taylor and Dr Tracy Epton) - Working thesis title: An empirical exploration of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI): Development and validation of a measure for addictive characteristics

She is also supervising one MRes student:

  • Harry Podmore (Director of Studies, with Dr Tom Cockcroft) - working thesis title: Non-Suicidal Self-injury (NSSI) Among Transgender Individuals

Research Interests

Katie's current research interests and publications include self-injurious thoughts and behaviour (suicide and non-suicidal self-injury), the impact of trauma exposure, and violence against women and children. Her approach to research is quantitative and she has a particular interest in structural equation modelling and latent class analysis.

Katie has presented her work at over 40 national and international conferences including the IASR-AFSP International Suicide Conference, the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference, and the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. She has authored over 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journals including Clinical Psychology Review, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Psychological Assessment, and Journal of Affective Disorders. 

Dr Katie Dhingra, Reader

Ask Me About

  1. Crime
  2. Mental Health
  3. Police
  4. Psychology
  5. Stress
  6. Wellbeing

Selected Outputs

  • Dhingra K; Taylor P; Klonsky ED (2020) From suicidal thoughts to behaviour: theoretical perspectives on student suicide. In: Mallon S; Norton J ed. Student Suicide in FE and HE: What do we know, what can we do?. Jessica Kingsley,

  • Cockcroft T; Dhingra K (2020) A Small Scale Evaluation of the Leeds Street Support Programme.

  • Mitchell S; Görgülü T; Dhingra K; Crean H; Swogger M (In press) Depressive symptoms moderate the association between the recent history of alcohol use severity and suicide attempt history among adults in a pretrial jail diversion program. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.

  • Dhingra K; Mitchell S; Davies W; Taylor P (2021) Examining the Factor Structure of ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex-PTSD among Prison Staff Exposed to Potentially Traumatic Experiences. Psychiatry Research

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114085

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  • Persson S; Dhingra K (2021) Moderating Factors in Culpability Ratings and Rape Proclivity in Stranger and Acquaintance Rape: Validation of Rape Vignettes in a Community Sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence

    https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260521991294

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  • Persson S; Dhingra K (2020) Attributions of Blame in Stranger and Acquaintance Rape: A Multilevel Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Trauma, Violence and Abuse: a review journal

    https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838020977146

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  • Catterall I; Mitchell S; Dhingra K; Conner K; Swogger M (2020) Brief Motivational Intervention for Substance Use may Decrease Violence among Heavy Alcohol Users in a Jail Diversion Program. Criminal Justice and Behavior

    https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854820958747

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  • Dhingra K; Mitchell S; Davies W; Anestis M; Anestis J (2020) Suicide Ideation Among Male Prisoners: Preliminary Evidence That Psychopathic Traits are Indirectly Linked to Suicide Ideation Through Thwarted Interpersonal Needs. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 50 (4), pp. 823-837.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12632

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  • Boyda D; McFeeters D; Dhingra K; Kelleher I (2020) A Population-Based Analysis of Interpersonal Trauma, Psychosis, and Suicide: Evidence, pathways, and implications. Journal of Interpersonal Violence: concerned with the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence

    https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520912591

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  • Taylor P; Dhingra K; Dickson J; McDermott E (2020) Psychological correlates of self-harm within gay, lesbian and bisexual UK University students. Archives of Suicide Research, 24 (Sup1), pp. 41-56.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2018.1515136

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  • Sheehy K; Noureen A; Khaliq A; Dhingra K; Husain N; Pontin E; Cawley R; Taylor P (2019) An examination of the relationship between shame, guilt and self-harm: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 73

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2019.101779

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  • Kola-Palmer S; Dhingra K (2019) Awareness and knowledge of human papilloma virus (HPV) in UK women aged 25 years and over: Results from a cross-sectional internet-based survey. European Journal of Cancer Care

    https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13181

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  • Persson S; Grogan S; Dhingra K; Benn Y (2019) “I Don’t Mind Being Ugly but I Don’t Wanna Have Skin Cancer”: A Qualitative Study of Attitudes to UV Exposure and a Facial Morphing Intervention in Men 35 Years and Older. Psychology and Health, 34 (12), pp. 1486-1503.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2019.1622014

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  • Dhingra KJ; Klonsky ED; Tapola V (2019) An Empirical Test of the Three‐Step Theory of Suicide in U.K. University Students. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 49 (2), pp. 478-487.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12437

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  • Heirigs M; DeLisi M; Fox B; Dhingra K; Vaughn M (2018) Psychopathy and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Revisited: Results From a Statewide Population of Institutionalized Youth. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 63 (6), pp. 874-895.

    https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X18812533

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  • Boyda D; McFeeters D; Dhingra K; Rhoden L (2018) Childhood maltreatment and psychotic experiences: exploring the specificity of early maladaptive schemas. Journal of Clinical Psychology

    https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22690

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  • Persson S; Grogan S; Dhingra K (2018) Attributions of Victim Blame in Stranger and Acquaintance Rape: A Quantitative Study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (13-14), pp. 2640-2649.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14351

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  • Persson S; Benn Y; Dhingra K; Owen A; Clark-Carter D; Grogan S (2018) Appearance-based interventions to reduce UV exposure: A systematic review. British Journal of Health Psychology, 23 (2), pp. 334-351.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12291

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  • Hughes M; Knowles S; Dhingra K; Nicholson H; Taylor P (2018) This Corrosion: A systematic Review of the Association between Alternative Subcultures and the Risk of Self-Harm and Suicide. British Journal of Clinical Psychology

    https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12179

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  • Boyda D; Feeters DM; Dhingra K; Galbraith N; Hinton D (2018) Parental psychopathology, adult attachment and risk of 12-month suicidal behaviours. Psychiatry Research, 260 pp. 272-278.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.11.084

  • Taylor P; Jomar K; Dhingra K; Forrester R; Shahmalak U; Dickson J (2017) A meta-analysis of the prevalence of Different functions of non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of Affective Disorders, 227 pp. 759-769.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.11.073

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  • Spink A; Dhingra K; Debowska A; Boduszek D (2017) Non Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempt: Prevalence and Predictors in a Sample of Youth Offenders in the UK. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 16 (3), pp. 249-260.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2017.1339744

  • Persson S; Grogan S; Dhingra K; Benn Y (2017) “It's bit of an eye opener” - a qualitative study of women’s attitudes towards tanning, sun protection and a facial morphing intervention. Psychology and Health, 33 (3), pp. 381-397.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2017.1357815

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  • Denovan A; Dagnall N; Dhingra K; Grogan S (2017) Evaluating the Perceived Stress Scale among UK university students: Implications for stress measurement and management. Studies in Higher Education

    https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1340445

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  • Debowska A; Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Sherretts N; Willmott D; DeLisi M (2017) Can we use Hare’s psychopathy model within forensic and non-forensic populations? An empirical investigation. Deviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal, 39 (2), pp. 224-242.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2016.1266887

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  • Ahmad I; Ali P; Rehman S; Talpur A; Dhingra K (2016) Intimate Partner Violence screening in emergency department: A Rapid Review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing

    https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13706

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  • Dhingra K; Debowska A; Boduszek D; Ali P (2016) Gender Differences in Risk and Protective factors for Resolved Plans and Preparations for Suicide among University Students. Suicidology Online

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  • Ali P; Dhingra K; McGarry J (2016) A literature review of intimate partner violence and its classifications. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 31 pp. 16-25.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.06.008

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  • Dhingra K; Ali P (2016) Non-suicidal self-injury: clinical presentation, assessment and management. Nursing Standard, 31 (5), pp. 42-49.

    https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2016.e10301

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  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; Sharratt K (2016) Victimization profiles, non-suicidal self-injury, suicide attempt, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptomology: application of latent class analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence: concerned with the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence, 31 (14), pp. 2412-2429.

    https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260515576967

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  • Woodfield R; Dhingra K; Boduszek D; Debowska A (2016) Facets of Psychopathy in Relation to Trauma-Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology in a Sample of Incarcerated Male Offenders. International Journal of Prisoner Health

    https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-06-2016-0020

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  • Ali P; Watson P; Dhingra K (2016) Postgraduate Research Students’ and their Supervisors’ Attitudes towards Supervision. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 11 pp. 227-241.

    http://www.informingscience.org/Publications/3541

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  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; O'Connor RC (2016) A Structural Test of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behaviour. Psychiatry Research, 239 pp. 169-178.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.03.023

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  • Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Debowska A (2016) The Integrated Psychosocial Model of Criminal Social Identity. Deviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal

    https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2016.1167433

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  • Shagufta S; Dhingra K; Debowska A; Kola-Palmer D (2016) Validation of the Urdu version of the Measure of Criminal Social Identity within a sample of Pakistani incarcerated delinquents. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 6 (2),

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  • Debowska A; Boduszek D; Dhingra K; DeLisi M (2016) The effect of incarceration on rape myth acceptance: Application of propensity score matching technique. Deviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal

    https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2015.1060805

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  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Debowska A (2016) The moderating role of psychopathic traits in the relationship between period of confinement and criminal social identity in a sample of juvenile prisoners. Journal of Criminal Justice

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  • Ali P; McGarry J; Dhingra KJ (2016) Identifying Signs of Intimate Partner Violence. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association

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  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; Klonsky ED (2016) Empirically derived subgroups of self-injurious thoughts and behaviour: Application of latent class analysis. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

    https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12232

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  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; Hyland P; Shagufta S (2015) Suicide attempts among incarcerated homicide offenders. Suicidology Online, 6 (2), pp. 27-34.

    http://www.suicidology-online.com/pdf/SOL-ISSUE-6-2.pdf

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  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K (2015) Construct validity of the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) among University Students: A multitrait–multimethod analysis. Psychological Assessment

    https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000245

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  • Hassall J; Boduszek D; Dhingra K (2015) Psychopathic traits of business and psychology students and their relationship to academic success. Personality and Individual Differences, 82 pp. 227-231.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.03.017

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  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; O’Connor RC (2015) Differentiating suicide attempters from suicide ideators using the Integrated Motivational–Volitional model of suicidal behaviour. Journal of Affective Disorders, 166 pp. 211-218.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.07.007

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  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; Kola-Palmer S (2015) A Latent Class Analysis of Psychopathic Traits in Civil Psychiatric Patients: The Role of Criminal Behaviour, Violence, and Gender. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 54 (3), pp. 237-249.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12128

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  • Debowska A; Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ (2015) Victim, perpetrator, and offence characteristics in filicide and filicide-suicide. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 21 pp. 113-124.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2015.01.011

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  • Brown C; Kola-Palmer S; Dhingra K (2015) Gender differences and correlates of extreme dieting behaviours in US adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology, 20 pp. 569-579.

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  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Hyland P; Debowska A (2015) A Bifactorial Solution to the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version in a Sample of Civil Psychiatric Patients. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health

    https://doi.org/10.1002/cbm.1956

  • Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Hyland P; Debowska A (2015) A Bifactorial Solution to the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version in a Sample of Civil Psychiatric Patients. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health

    https://doi.org/10.1002/cbm.1956

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  • shagufta S; Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Palmer-Kola D (2015) Criminal Social Identity and Suicide Ideation among Pakistani Young Offenders. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 25 (2), pp. 98-107.

    https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-06-2014-0018

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  • Dhingra KJ; Brown C; Kola-Palmer S (2015) Gender differences and correlates of extreme dieting behaviours in US adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology, 20 pp. 569-579.

    https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315573441

  • Dhingra KJ; Debowska A; Sharratt K; Hyland P; Kola S (2015) Psychopathy, Gang Membership, and Moral Disengagement in a Sample of Juvenile Offenders. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 5 (1), pp. 13-24.

    https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-11-2014-0016

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  • Reilly E; Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D (2015) Teachers’ Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, and Job Stress as Determinants of Job Satisfaction. International Journal of Educational Management, 28 (4), pp. 365-378.

    https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-04-2013-0053

  • Shagufta S; Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Palmer-Kola (2014) Latent Classes of Delinquency Associated with Criminal Social Identity within a Sample of Pakistani Young Offenders. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17 (2), pp. 117-126.

    https://doi.org/10.1108/JFP-08-2014-0026

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  • Hyland P; Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Shevlin M; Maguire R; Morely K (2014) A Test of the Inventory of Attitudes toward Seeking Mental Health Services. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

    https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2014.963510

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  • Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Belsher R; Ioannou M (2014) Psychosocial correlates of recidivism in a sample of ex-prisoners: the role of oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 25 (4), pp. 61-76.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2013.862293

  • Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Hirschfield A (2014) Gang Re-engagement Intentions among Serious Juvenile Offenders. Journal of Criminology

    https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/494562

  • Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Stander C; Ioannou M; Palmer D (2014) Latent Classes of Criminal Intent Associated with Criminal Behaviour. Current Issues in Personality Psychology, 2 (2), pp. 92-102.

    https://doi.org/10.2478/ppb-2014-0024

  • Bate C; Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Bale C (2014) Psychopathy, Intelligence and Emotional Responding in a Non-Forensic Sample: A Physiological Investigation. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 25 (5), pp. 600-612.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2014.943798

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  • Debowska A; Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Kola S; Meller-Prunska A (2014) The Role of Psychopathy and Exposure to Violence in Rape Myth Acceptance. Journal of Interpersonal Violence: concerned with the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence, 30 pp. 2751-2770.

    https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260514553635

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  • Boduszek D; O'Shea C; Dhingra KJ; Hyland P (2014) Latent Class Analysis of Criminal Social Identity in a Prison Sample. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45 (2), pp. 192-199.

    https://doi.org/10.2478/ppb-2014-0024

  • Kola S; Turner J; Dhingra KJ (2014) Challenging lives: An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Quality of Life in Young Adults Living with a Chronic Neurological Condition. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities

    https://doi.org/10.1179/2047387713Y.0000000034

  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; Palmer D; Shevlin M (2014) Psychopathy and Self-injurious Thoughts and Behaviour: Application of Latent Class Analysis. Journal of Mental Health, 24 (1), pp. 4-8.

    https://doi.org/10.3109/09638237.2014.910645

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  • Hyland P; Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Shevlin M; Egan A (2014) A Bifactor Approach to Modelling the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 66 pp. 188-192.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.034

  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Standler C; Ioannou M; Palmer D (2014) Latent Classes of Criminal Intent Associated with Criminal Behaviour. Current Issues in Personality Psychology

  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Stander C; Ioannou M; Palmer D (2014) Original article Latent classes of criminal intent associated with criminal behaviour. Current Issues in Personality Psychology, 2 pp. 92-102.

    https://doi.org/10.5114/cipp.2014.44305

  • Boduszek D; Adamson G; Shevlin M; Hyland P; Dhingra KJ (2013) Psycho-sociological investigation of criminal behaviour within a prison sample using retrospective data. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53 (1), pp. 31-48.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12044

  • Davies E; Dhingra KJ; Stephenson J (2013) The role of line managers in retirement management and their perceptions of their role of the timing of employee retirement. Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, 5

    https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2289178

  • Boduszek D; Hyland P; Dhingra KJ; Mallett J (2013) The Factor Structure and Composite Reliability of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale among ex-Prisoners. Personality and Individual Differences, 55 (8), pp. 877-881.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.014

  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D (2013) Psychopathy and Criminal Behaviour: A Psychosocial Research Perspective. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 3 (2), pp. 83-107.

    https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-06-2013-0014

  • Dhingra KJ (2013) Validity and Composite Reliability of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale among U.K. University Students. Journal of Humanistics and Social Sciences, 1 (6), pp. 24-30.

  • Dhingra K (2016) Empirical tests of the main predictors of the integrated motivational volitional model of suicidal behaviour. In: 16th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSB), 8 September 2016 - 10 September 2016, Oviedo, Spain..

  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; O'Connor RC (2015) The Integrated Motivational-Volitional (IMV) Model of Suicidal Behaviour: A Structural Equation Modelling approach. In: IASR-AFSP International Suicide Conference, 11 October 2015 - 14 October 2015, New York.

  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K; O'Connor RC (2015) Differentiating Suicide Attempters from Suicide Ideators using the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behaviour. In: IASR-AFSP International Suicide Conference, 11 October 2015 - 14 October 2015, New York.

  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; O'Connor RC (2015) Distinguishing between those who think about suicide from those who attempt suicide. In: Research Institute for Health & Social Change Conference, 1 July 2015 - 2 July 2015, Manchester.

  • Boyda D; McFeeters D; Dhingra K; Rhoden L (2017) Childhood Abuse and Psychotic-Like Experiences: Exploring the Specificity of Early Maladaptive Experiences.

  • Dhingra KJ (2017) The Ideation-to-Action Framework: a new approach for understanding and preventing suicide.

  • Dhingra KJ (2016) Psychological Determinants of Suicide Risk.