Rizqy Amelia Zein

Assistant lecturer in Social and Personality Psychology, Universitas Airlangga

Rizqy Amelia Zein is an early career scientist, working for Faculty of Psychology, Airlangga University. Her research interests are community mental health, sociological aspects of mental health, the nexus between mental health and political participation and political activism in social media. Amel, as most people call her, takes an active role in Community Mental Health research group, where she spends a considerable amount of her working life for feeding her curiosity. She is a keen writer, quantitative research methods & statistics enthusiast, and a self-taught R user. She mostly uses survey (cross-sectional & time series) and randomized-controlled experiment as her approaches in conducting research.


  • 2011–present
    Assistant lecturer, Universitas Airlangga


  • 2013 
    University of Edinburgh, Social Research (M.Sc.)
  • 2011 
    Universitas Airlangga, Psikologi (S1)


  • 2018
    What’s the matter with being Indonesian? A social representation approach to unravelling Indonesian national identity / ¿Qué significa ser indonesio? Una perspectiva de la representación social para desentrañar la identidad nacional indonesia, Revista de Psicologia Social/International Journal of Social Psychology, 1-34
  • 2017
    Predicting Intention to Perform Breast Self-Examination: Application of the Theory of Reasoned Action, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2945-2952
  • 2017
    Developing a Psychological Testing for Measuring Ability-Based Emotional Intelligence for Indonesian Workplace Context using Item Response Theory (IRT), Psychology, Research and Behavior Management, 10, 339-352
  • 2017
    Estimating the Effect of Lay Knowledge and Prior Contact with Pulmonary TB Patients, on Health-Belief Model in a High-Risk Pulmonary TB Transmission Population, Psychology, Research and Behavior Management, 10, 187-194
  • 2017
    Widening Access is the End of Story? Ensuring equal access and improving continuation ratio of higher education in Indonesia, Jurnal Kependudukan Indonesia, 11(2), 85-92
  • 2016
    The Tale of Seeking Treatment: A qualitative study of pulmonary tuberculosis patients, Psychology, Community and Health, 5(3), 229-243

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Political Psychology
  • Indonesian Psychological Union (Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia)
  • Indonesian Association of Social Psychology (Ikatan Psikologi Sosial)
  • Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP)