Gino A. Cabrera

Asst. Prof. Gino A. Cabrera, RPm, MPsy
Assistant Professor II
Co-Adviser, Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino (2014-present)
Project Leader, SMILE for HIs Extension Project (October 2016 - March 2018) 
Extension Facilitator, AB Psychology program (2014 - 2016) 

Research Interests: Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Management, Forensic Psychology, Community Extension

Contact Information: cabrera.gino@yahoo.com
Public Pages: Facebook

Short Bio

Mr. Gino A. Cabrera is a licensed psychometrician and a faculty member of the AB Psychology program of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) - Main Campus. Aside from his teaching assignments, he has also served as an extension facilitator to various programs inside and outside the university. He also lead the SMILE for HIs Extension Project, a joint project of SLSU and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office which aims for the total development of individuals with hearing impairment from the localities of Mauban, Lucban and Tayabas City in Quezon province. In addition, he has been invited as trainer and resource speaker to seminars and workshops organized by schools, church organizations, government and private agencies. As a researcher, he has presented a number of research papers in regional, national and international fora, some of which are published in the local research journal. In 2014, he was invited by the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Seminary in Lucban, Quezon to serve as one of its lay professors. Currently, he is pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology major in Forensic Psychology at the Far Eastern University of the Philippines - Manila through scholarship from the Commission on Higher Education.

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology major in Forensic Psychology (ongoing)
Far Eastern University (Manila, Philippines)
Commission on Higher Education K to 12 Transition Program Scholar

Master in Psychology with specialization in Industrial Psychology (2016)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines) 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2012)
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (Lucena City) 
University/ College Scholar

Special Awards/ Prizes

  • Outstanding Researcher of the Year (Top 5 finalist), National Awards for Educators
  • 2019 Young SDG Champion: Prosperity Enabler of the Year, 2nd Young SDG Champion Awards, Global Institute for Youth Development
  • National Semi-Finalist, 2019 CSR Youth Awards, Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation
  • Best Paper – Social Sciences Category, 2019 Annual Agency In-House Review, SLSU (with Dr. Helene D. Daya & Prof. Noreen P. Echague)
  • Best Oral Presenter, Research Festival, Science and Technology Week 2019, SLSU
  • 3rd Best Paper – Extension Category, 2018 Annual Agency In-House Review, SLSU
  • Excellence in Research Award, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation - Lucena City, April 2012

Subjects Taught

SSC01: General Psychology
SSC02: Socio-Anthropology with Family Planning and HIV/AIDS
SSC03: Rizal and other Heroes' Lives, Works, and Writings
PSY 116: Group Dynamics
PSY 108: Social Psychology
PSY E4: Industrial Psychology
IND'L PSYCH: Industrial Psychology (for Industrial Technology)
PSY 106 Lab: Experimental Psychology

Research and Publications

Research Publications

Cabrera, G. A., Lacorte, M. J. O., & Sacramento, S. C. (2020). Sequential explanatory analysis of stakeholders’ opinion on public consultation. Southeast Asian Journal of Science and Technology, 5(1), 12-18. 

Cabrera, G. A., Andal, A. B. A., Delariarte, C. F., Kallarackal, M. V., & Tanganco, J. F. S. (2019). Fear of missing out and social networking site usage: Predictors of problematic internet use among college students. Asia Pacific Journal of Academic Research in Social Sciences, 4, 56-61.

Cabrera, G. A., Conde, C. A. C. L., & Ingles, K. A. S. (2019). Difficulties on the work-Life balance of married career women: The case of generation X. Asia Pacific Journal of Academic Research in Business Administration, 5, 16-21.

Cabrera, G. A., Daya, H. D., & Echague, N. P. (2019). Factors affecting the psychological well-being of college students in a state university. The Guidance Journal, 46(2), 56-72.

Cabrera, G. A., Masanda, A. B., Daliva, M. G. L., & Balbuena, A. F. R. (2019). Exploring the practices, trends, and future directions of forensic psychology in the Philippines: A preliminary study. Asia Pacific Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 16(1), 1-16.

Cabrera, G. A. (2018). Personality traits and state of happiness as correlates to performance: Implications for effective teaching career enhancement. Tilamsik: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences, 8(2), 19-36.

Cabrera. G. A. (2018). The use of computer applications in qualitative research: A review. Asia Pacific Journal of Academic Research in Social Sciences, 3, 35-42.

Cabrera, G. A. (2018). Fear of Missing Out (FoMO): A new construct to understand internet and social media use among college students. The MSEUF Quarterly, 57(1-2), 47-61.

Cabrera, G. A. (2017). Personality traits and state of happiness as correlates to performance: Implications for effective teaching career enhancement. Tilamsik: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences, 9(2). 21-38.

Ablana, M. V., Isidro, D. J., & Cabrera, G. A. (2016). Correlation between adversity quotient and job perfomance of LGU employees of Tayabas City: Input to effective public personnel management. Tilamsik: Journal of Research of the College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Luzon State University, 8(2). 109-122.

Research Presentations

“Psychological Well-Being of College Students in Southern Luzon State University: Validation of the Personal-Social Responsibility and Wellness Module” 2019 Agency Annual In-House Review, Southern Luzon State University September 26, 2019, SLSU Lucena Campus, Lucena City

“Exploring the Practices, Trends, and Future Directions of Forensic Psychology in the Philippines: A Preliminary Study” (Poster) 56th Psychological Association of the Philippines Annual Convention September 18-20, 2019, SMX Convention Center, Davao City

“Fear of Missing Out and Social Media: A Sequential Explanatory Research” (Poster) 56th Psychological Association of the Philippines Annual Convention September 18-20, 2019, SMX Convention Center, Davao City

“Development, Implementation and Initial Evaluation of the Technical-Vocational Education for Individuals with Hearing Impairment.” 6th Malikhaing Guro International Conference on Culture-based Education September 12-14, 2019, ARTIST, Inc., UPLB, NCCA, and DepEd

“Personality and Motivational Patterns of Incarcerated Women Involved in Drug Use” (Poster) 40th National Academy of Science and Technology Annual Scientific Meeting, NAST Philippines July 10 – 11, 2019, Department of Science and Technology, EDSA Shangrila Hotel, Mandaluyong

“Factors Affecting the Psychological Well-Being of University Students: Basis for Integrating a Wellness Course in the New Academic Curricula” 1st Gender and Development Competition and Conference in Research and Education December 17-19, 2018, Asian Intellect for Academic Organization and Development Inc.

“Paunang Pagsusuri sa Isang Drug Rehabilitation Program sa Kumunidad: Pananaw ng mga Repormista” Ika-43 Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino, PSSP November 15-16, 2018, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City

“Preliminary Program Evaluation of a Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Center: The Facilitators’ Perspectives” 55th Psychological Association of the Philippines Annual Convention September 20-22, 2018, Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City

“SMILE for HIs: Skills Mentoring and Innovative Livelihood Education for Hearing Impaired Young Adults and Adolescents” (Completed Extension Project) 2018 Annual Agency In-House Review, Southern Luzon State University September 18, 2018, CAM Auditorium, SLSU, Lucban, Quezon

“Journeying into the Grieving and Coping Mechanisms of Young Adult Widowers International Conference on Existential-Humanistic Psychology July 21 – 22, 2018, HELP University, Subang 2, Malaysia

“Conflict and Issues on Work-Life Balance of Working Mothers of Quezon” 1st National Conference on Southern Luzon Studies July 18 – 20, 2018, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB • “Eating Attitude and Body Satisfaction of Overweight and Underweight Adolescents” (Poster) 40th National Academy of Science and Technology Annual Scientific Meeting, NAST Philippines July 11 – 12, 2018, Department of Science and Technology, Manila Hotel, Manila

Cabrera, G. A. 2018. Issues and needs of registered psychologists and psychometricians on continuing professional development. Paper presented at the 1st International Research Conference: Asia-Pacific Conference on Research Partnership and Knowledge Sharing. Colegio de San Juan de Letran - Bataan. 7-9 April 2018.

Cabrera, G. A., Conde, C. L., Ingles, K. S. 2017. Work-life balance of married career women: The case of generation X in Quezon, Philippines context. Paper presented at the 2nd International Graduate Students Multidisciplinary Research Conference. Century Park Hotel, Manila. 26-27 August 2017. 

Cabrera, G. A. 2017. SMILE for HIs: Skills mentoring and innovative livelihood education for hearing impaired young adults and adolescents. Paper presented at the 3rd Multi-Sectoral Extension Services Convention. University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City. 5-7 April 2017.

Cabrera, G. A. 2016. Personal characteristics, adversity quotient and job performance of City Government Employees: Implications to human resource management. Paper presented at the 2nd National Convention on Positive Psychology. Ateneo de Naga University. 8-10 December 2016.

Cabrera, G. A. 2016. The role of happiness on teaching performance: The case of college teachers. Paper presented at the 1st International Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference. AIMEI Angeles City, Pampanga. 19-21 August 2016.

Cabrera, G. A. 2016. Personality traits and state of happiness as correlates to performance: Implications for effective teaching career enhancement. Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology 2016. East Asia Research, Singapore. 14-15 June 2016.

Book Publications

Commonly Used Psychological Tests in the Philippines: A Guide for Psychology Students and Practitioners, Southern Luzon State University, Lucban, Quezon (for Copyright and ISBN) Cabrera, G.A., Daya, H.D., & Echague, N.P. (2019). Personal-Social Responsibility and Wellness: A Module Workbook for First Year College Students, Southern Luzon State University, Lucban, Quezon. ISBN: 978-971-0187-37-9

Extension Services & Volunteer Work

  • Resource Speaker, Faculty Development Seminar: Professional Ethics in Teaching March 11, 2020, Maryhill College, Inc., Lucena City • 
  • Resource Speaker, Work Attitude Seminar February 21, 2020, City Service Corporation – Cabuyao Field Office 
  • Resource Speaker, Leadership Training and Team Building Seminar February 1, 2020, Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila
  • Facilitator, Creating A Happiness Kit: Workshop on Positive Psychology for Daily Living January 25, 2020, Psychological Association of the Philippines & National University
  • Resource Person, Prevention of Risky Behaviors among High School Students December 10 – 11, 2019, DepEd Division of Tayabas City & City Government of Tayabas
  • Resource Speaker, Inside Out: Awareness on Gender Sensitivity and Issues December 6, 2019, Quezon Science High School, Isabang, Tayabas City, Quezon
  • Guest Speaker, Closing Program of the Year of the Youth 2019 November 30, 2019, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Pagbilao, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Gearing Up for Work Immersion: A Capability Building Seminar for G12 ABM Students, November 21, 2019, MS Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City
  • Resource Speaker, District Training Workshop on Mental Health and Drug Awareness Campaign, November 20-21, 2019, Lutucan Integrated National High School
  • Resource Speaker, Parenting the Post Millennial November 15, 2019, MS Enverga University Foundation – Candelaria Inc.
  • Resource Speaker, Career Panning: A Road to Success November 15, 2019, Pagbilao Academy, Pagbilao, Quezon
  • Resource Person, Personality Development towards Effective Services November 13, 2019, BJMP Sta. Rosa City Jail–Female Dormitory, Sta. Rosa City
  • Resource Person, Life Skills Enhancement through Group Dynamics November 13, 2019, BJMP Sta. Rosa City Jail–Female Dormitory, Sta. Rosa City
  • Resource Person, The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health November 9, 2019, Vernum Mental Health & Laguna State Polyechnic Univ. – Sta. Cruz
  • Resource Person, The How’s and Why’s of Wellness for Counselors November 8, 2019, LUDICSA Guidance Advocate Circle, Diocese of Lucena
  • Resource Person, Providing Technical Assistance for Classroom Observation October 25, 2019, Lutucan Integrated National High School, Sariaya, Quezon
  • Resource Person, Gender-Responsive Mental Health Awareness Seminar for Non-teaching Personnel, October 25, 2019, GAD Office & Employees Association, SLSU
  • Resource Person, Curriculum Integration and Classroom Observation Tool Towards Effective Classroom Instruction, October 25, 2019, DepEd Sariaya East District, Sariaya, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, In-Service Training for Secondary Schools October 21, 2019, DepEd Sariaya East District, Sariaya, Quezon • Resource Person, Positive/ Growth Mindset in the Workplace August 8, 2019, Maryhill College, Lucena City
  • Resource Person, Values Formation and Team Building for Community Partners of Aquasilviculture Project July 25-26, 2019, Brgy. Gordon – Alabat/ Brgy. Apad – Quezon, Quezon
  • Facilitator-Speaker, CAAP Flight Standards Inspectorate Service Team Building June 22-23, 2019, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines/ Doño Jovita, Calamba City, Laguna
  • Resource Speaker, Improving the Frontline Services June 10, 2019, BJMP Batangas City Jail, Brgy. San Jose Sico, Batangas City • Resource Speaker, Comprehensive Gender-Responsive Mental Health Awareness May 22, 2019, Quezon National Agricultural School, Pagbilao, Quezon
  • Resource Person, Guidance Lecture Series: Job Hunting Skills May 14, 2019, Maryhill College, Lucena City
  • Resource Person, Teaching the 21st Century Learner April 12, 2019, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation – Candelaria Inc. 
  • Resource Speaker, Youth Development Session cum Career Guidance Orientation April 5, 2019, DSWD – 4Ps Quezon Provincial Office – Lucban, Quezon
  • Resource Person, Peer Mentoring Seminar-Workshop March 27, 2019, Office of Student Affairs, Central Luzon State University, Muñoz, Nueva, Ecija
  • Resource Speaker, Teachers’ Education Forum March 21, 2019, Maryhill College , Lucena City
  • Workshop Facilitator, APA Style and Format for Undergraduate Research in Psychology, January 26, 2019, Psychological Association of the Philippines – Junior Affiliates
  • Resource Speaker, Training Workshop on Mental Health Awareness January 24, 2019, Lutucan National High School, Sariaya, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Bullying and Its Effects on Well-being of Students January 23, 2019, Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila
  • Resource Speaker, Discovering Your Career Passion November 16, 2018, Pagbilao Academy, Pagbilao, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Career Guidance: Dare to be Great, Dare to Succeed November 15, 2018, SLSU Laboratory School, Lucban, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Understanding Self and Discovering Career Potentials November 15, 2018, M. S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City
  • Resource Speaker, Empowering Students in Career Decision Making November 13, 2018, Malayan Colleges Laguna, Cabuyao City
  • Resource Speaker, APA Style and Format for Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences October 28, 2018, The Masters Psychological Services, Sta. Cruz, Manila
  • Resource Speaker, Youth Participation on Mental Health Advocacy October 27, 2018, Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Laguna
  • Resource Speaker, Highlighting Stress Management October 25, 2018, E. R. A. Elementary School, Lucena City
  • Resource Speaker, Life Skills Enhancement and Personality Enrichment October 6, 2018, College of Social Work, Sacred Heart College, Lucena City
  • Resource Speaker, Managing the Self through Positive Psychology September 19, 2018, Pili National High School, Sariaya, Quezon
  • Plenary Speaker, National Seminar - #MHMatters: The Implications of the Mental Health Law in School, Workplace, and Personal Well-being September 7, 2018, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila
  • Resource Person, Committee on Migration and Development July 27, 2018, CALABARZON Regional Development Council
  • Resource Speaker, Symposium on the Concept of the Self and the Notion of Choice July 13, 2018, Lutucan National High School, Sariaya, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Pagbilao District 2 Teacher’s In-Service Training May 21, 2018, District of Pagbilao II, Division of Quezon, Pagbilao, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training May 18, 2018, District 3, Province of Quezon, Catanauan, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Personality Development and Customer Relations May 11, 2018, PEARLS Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Lucban, Quezon
  • Resource Speaker, Equipping Houseparents with Skills in Handling and Helping Children January 30, 2018, Shelter for Children and Women at Risk, Lucban, Quezon
Project Leader, SMILE for HIs: Skills Mentoring and Innovative Livelihood Education for Hearing Impaired Young Adults and Adolescents: A Joint Extension Project of SLSU and the Quezon Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office

Workshop Facilitator, Highly Effective People, Making Excellence A Habit, Psychological Association of the Philippines – Junior Affiliates, January 27, 2018

Resource Speaker, Pantas Aral: Personal Development, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, December 10, 2017; Resource Speaker, Post Millennials’ Approach to Career Selection and Readiness for Professional Development, Maryhill College, October 20, 2017

Resource Speaker, Positive Psychology in the Workplace Seminar, Forza Group of Companies, September 27, 2017

Resource Speaker, Challenges Facing our Filipino Millennials, St. Jude College Manila, September 25, 2017

Resource Speaker, Stress and Anxiety in the Senior Years: Causes and Management, Casa del Nino Jesus de Lucban, September 15, 2017

Resource Speaker, Enhancing The Employees’ Work Efficiency Seminar, Forza Group of Companies, August 10, 2017

Resource Speaker, Values Formation Seminar for Irrigators Association, National Irrigation Administration – Batangas & Quezon Area, June 27-29, 2017

Resource Speaker, Parents and Teachers Assembly and Orientation, Head Start School for Children, June 19, 2017

Resource Speaker, School-Based In-Service Training, San Juan National High School, May 29-June 2, 2017

Resource Speaker, Personality Development and Customer Relations Seminar, Seafarers’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative, May 20, 2017

Resource Speaker, Values Formation Seminar for Irrigators Association, National Irrigation Administration – Pagbilao, Tayabas, & Lucena Area, March 6-8, 2017

Resource Speaker, Social, Emotional and Life’s Formation of Students, Pagbilao National High School, December 13, 2016

Resource Speaker, Parents and Teachers Symposium on Parenting Styles for Gen Xers, Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 4, November 19, 2016

Resource Speaker, Safe and Responsible Use of Social Networking Sites, Maryhill College, October 11, 2016.


Updated: June 6, 2020


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