Dr. Said Aldhafri

Director of Social Observatory - College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University .

Dr. Said Aldhafri is Director of Social Observatory Strategic Research Program and a Professor at the Department of Psychology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He has (co-) authored 100 referred journal articles, four books, 6 book chapters, and 140 conference papers. His research focuses on parenting styles, teachers and students' motivation (Efficacy beliefs, self-concept, self-esteem, self-regulated learning, and goal orientation) in relation to multiple intelligence, teaching anxiety, burnout and organizational school climate; and organizational justice, Development and adaptation of educational and psychological measures (attitudes, interests and Intelligence) as a means for facilitating cross-cultural psychological research. He received many academic awards including Sultan Qaboos Award for Culture and Science, Shoman’s Arab Research Award in Jordon, Faisal Al Thani Research Award in 2017 & 2018, TRC national award in 2014, 2015, & 2019 and the G. M. Dunlop Award for the best doctoral thesis in Canada, Educational Psychology, 2006 from the CAPS

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  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline for paper presenters to submit their first draft
  • July 23-24, 2021: Dates of the 2020 Gulf Research Meeting
  • Note There is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

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