DR.SAEED PAHLEVAN SHARIF

Dr Saeed Pahlevan Sharif

Senior Lecturer

PhD (Business: Corporate Governance)
MBA (Finance): Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (PGCHeTL)

saeed.sharif@taylors.edu.my
Subjects Taught
  • Undergraduate Level
    • Finance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Investment
    • Investment Management
    • Financial Markets
    • Research Methodology
  • Postgraduate Level
    • Quantitative Data Analysis
    • Structural Equation Modeling & AMOS
    • Statistical Modelling & Practical Data Analysis
    • Path Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling
    • Research Design & Methodologies

Research Interests
  • Methodological investigations and applications of psychometrics and statistical modeling in social sciences
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Body Image
  • Spirituality/Religiosity
  • Health sciences

Industry Experience
  • Planning, producing and directing research-based TV series, documentaries, and short films for TV channels (e.g. Eastern Sunrise TV series)
  • Developing online courses and virtual Universities
  • Selling expert, Dutch Nijhuis pumping Company

Scholarly Activities
  • Moderator of a research presentation session, the 9th GRC, organized by the Department of Postgraduate Studies of the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts, Taylor’s University and the Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies (CRiT), 16thMay 2015.
  • Developing online courses on SPSS, AMOS, PLS, and Research Methodology, 2013 – Current.
  • Conducting a 2-day workshop on SEM and AMOS, Taylor’s Graduate School, Taylor’s University, 1st and 8th September 2013 and 20th and 27thSeptember 2014.
  • Reviewer of 5th APacCHRIE Youth Conference 2014, Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Taylor’s University, 21st –24th May 2014.
  • Statistical analyst in Malaysian Food Barometer project, Initiative from Chair “Food Studies: Food, Cultures, and Health”, Taylor’s Toulouse University Centre, 2014 – Current.
  • Conducting a 2-month Online workshop on SEM and AMOS with 102 participants from Malaysia, Iran, Australia, USA, France, Netherlands, Afghanistan, Turkey, and India, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran, October – November 2013.
  • A short seminar on Conducting Research: Mistakes that can kill you!, 6th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) in Hospitality and Tourism, Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Taylor’s University, 27th November 2013.
  • Seminar on Structural Equation Modeling: When to use it, When not to use it, points and techniques, 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students’ Research in Tourism held in conjunction with the 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) in Hospitality and Tourism, Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Taylor’s University, 26th – 29thJune 2013.
  • Moderator, 4th Graduate Research Colloquium 2012, Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, November 2012.
  • Project Leader for Research on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis, 2012.
  • Project Leader for Research on Islamic Civilization in South East Asia, 2012.

Publications
 
  • Selected Publications:
    • Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2017), Locus of control, quality of life, anxiety, and depression among Malaysian breast cancer patients: The mediating role of uncertainty, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 27: 28-35, doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2017.01.005 (ISI, Scopus, and PubMed).
    • Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Khanekharab, J. (2017), External locus of control and quality of life among Malaysian breast cancer patients: The mediating role of coping strategies, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, doi: 10.1080/07347332.2017.1308984 (ISI, Scopus, PubMed).
    • Ahadzadeh, A., Saeed Pahlevan Sharif & Ong, F. S. (2017), Self-schema and self-discrepancy mediate the influence of Instagram usage on body image satisfaction among youth. Computers in Human Behavior, 68, 8-16, doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.11.011 (ISI, Scopus, ABDC).
    • Mura, P., Mongard, E., & Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2017), Tourism research in non‐English‐speaking academic systems, Tourism Recreation Research, doi: 10.1080/02508281.2017.1283472 (Scopus, ABDC)
    • Sharif Nia, H., Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Ravanbakhsh, E.M Goudarzian, A.H., Tahmasbi, B., Yaghoobzadeh, A., Kaveh, H. (2017), Factors influencing the level of death depression in patients with cancer: A path analysis, Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences 26(145): 318-332 (ISI, Scopus).
    • Soleimani M A, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Poormoosa Y, & Yaghoobzadeh A. (2017), The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Motivation and Determination of Their Predictive Factors among a Sample of Medical Students. Iranian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 4(4): 16-25, doi: 10.21859/ijpn-04043.
    • Shafaii, M., Payami, M., Amini, K. & Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2017), The relationship between death anxiety and quality of life in Hemodialysis Patients, Hayat, 22(4): 325-338 (Scopus, PubMed).
    • Sharif Nia, H., Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Yaghoobzadeh, A., Yeoh, K.K., Goudarzian, A.H., Soleimani, M.A., & Jamali, S. (2017), Effect of acupressure on pain in Iranian leukemia patients: A randomized controlled trial study, International Journal of Nursing Practice. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12513 (ISI, Scopus).
    • Sharif Nia, H., Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Goudarzian, A.H., Haghdoost, A.K. Ebadi, A., & Soleimani, M.A. (2017), An evaluation of psychometric properties of the Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale-Extended among a sample of Iranian chemical warfare veterans, Hayat, 22(3): 229-244 (Scopus, PubMed).
    • Sharif Nia, H., Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Goudarzian, A.H., Allen, K.A, Jamali, S., & Gorji, M.A.H. (2017), The Relationship between Religious Coping and Selfcare Behaviors in Iranian Medical Students, Journal of Religion and Health, doi:10.1007/s10943-017-0376-2 (ISI, Scopus).
    • Soleimani, M.A., Saeed Pahlavan Sharif, Bahrami, N., Yaghoobzadeh, A., Allen, K.A. & Mohammadi, S. (2017), The Relationship between Anxiety, Depression and Risk Behaviors in Adolescents, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health (Scopus, PubMed).
    • Sharif Nia, H., Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Lehto, R.H., Boyle, C., Yaghoobzadeh, A., Kaveh, O., & Goudarzian, A.H. (2017), Development and psychometric evaluation of a Persian version of the Death Depression Scale-Revised: a cross-cultural adaptation for patients with advanced cancer, Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, doi.org/10.1093/jjco/hyx065 (ISI, Scopus).
    • Sharif Nia, H., Soleimani, M.A., Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Yaghoobzadeh, A., & Allen, K.A. (2017), Factor Structure of the Persian Version of the Death Anxiety Scale in Iranian Patients, International Journal of Epidemiologic Research.
    • Ahadzadeh, A.S. & Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2017), Online Health Information Seeking among Malaysian Women: Technology Acceptance Model Perspective, SEARCH: The Journal of the South East Asia Research Centre, 9(1): 47-70. (Scopus).
    • Mura, P. & Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2017), Narrative analysis in tourism – A critical review. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 17(2): 194-207, doi: 10.1080/15022250.2016.1227276 (ISI, Scopus).
    • Ketab, S.M.G., Tamam, E.B., Bolong, J.B., & Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2016), Interethnic bridging social capital and the significance of ethnocentric interethnic interaction within Malaysian universities, Journal of Intercultural Communication, 42, online (Scopus).
    • Lee, Kim Lian, Tui, L.G., & Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2016), Organisational context and citizenship behaviour: Exploring the moderating effects of role ambiguity, Jurnal Pengurusan, 47, 105-118 (Scopus).
    • Pahlevan Saeed Sharif, S., & Yeoh, K. K. (2016), The Resource Provision Capability of Independent Directors in Family-controlled, Publicly-listed Companies in Malaysia. Corporate Ownership and Control, 13(4): 403-413, Scopus, ABDC: B.
    • Fournier, T., Tibère, L., Laporte, C., Mognard, E., Ismail, M.N., Pahlevan Sharif, S., Poulain J.P. (2016), Eating patterns and prevalence of obesity. Lessons learned from the Malaysian Food Barometer, Appetite, ISI, IF=3.125, Scopus.
    • Mura, P., Pahlevan Sharif, S. (2016 – Forthcoming), Narrative analysis in tourism – A critical review. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISI, IF=.518, Scopus.
    • Mura, P., Tavakoli, R., & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (2016 – Forthcoming). ‘Authentic but not too much’ – Exploring perceptions of authenticity of virtual tourism. Information Technology & Tourism. Scopus, ABDC: B.
    • Soleimani, M. A., Pahlevan Sharif, S., Yaghoobzadeh, A., Sheikhi, M. R., Panarello, B., & Win, M. T. M. (2016), Spiritual well-being and moral distress among Iranian nurses. Nursing Ethics, doi:10.1177/0969733016650993. ISI, IF=1.469, Scopus.
    • Soleimani, M. A., Pahlevan Sharif, S., Yaghoobzadeh, A., & Panarello, B. (2016). Psychometric evaluation of the Moral Distress Scale–Revised among Iranian Nurses. Nursing Ethics, doi:10.1177/0969733016651129. ISI, IF=1.469, Scopus.
    • Soleimani, M. A., Yaghoob Zadeh, A., Bahrami, N., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Sharif Nia, H. (2016 – Forthcoming). Psychometric Evaluation of the Persian Version of the Templer's Death Anxiety Scale in Cancer Patients, Death Studies. ISI, IF = .92, Scopus.
    • Soleimani, M. A., Pahlevan Sharif, S., Yaghoobzadeh, A., Ong, F.S. (2016 – Forthcoming), Relationship between hardiness and addiction potential in medical students, Iranian journal of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. ISI, Scopus.
    • Mortazavi, S., Tamam, E., Bolong, J., & Hassan, M., & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (2016), Ethnocentrism, Interethnic Interaction, and Interethnic Bridging Social Capital among Local Students in Malaysian Public Universities, Journal of Intercultural Communication, Scopus.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S. & Lai, M. M. (2015), The effects of corporate disclosure practices on firm performance, risk and dividend policy, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance. ISI, Scopus, ABDC: C. doi:10.1057/jdg.2015.2.
    • Mura, P., & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (2015), The Crisis of the ‘Crisis of Representation’ – Mapping Qualitative Tourism Research in Southeast Asia, Current Issues in Tourism, ISI, IF=1.733, ABDC: A, Scopus. doi:10.1080/13683500.2015.1045459.
    • Ahadzadeh, A. S., Pahlevan Sharif, S., Ong, F. S., & Khong, K. W. (2015), Internet Health Seeking Behaviour: An Integrative Approach, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), 17(2): 1–16. ISI, IF=4.7, ABDC: A*, Scopus. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3564.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S., Yeoh, K. K., & Khong, K. W. (2015), The Acquisition of Valuable Resources by Family-controlled Companies in Malaysia through Political Connections of Their Independent Directors, Journal of Developing Areas, Scopus, ABDC: B.
    • Mura, P. & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (2015), Exploring rural tourism and sustainability in Southeast Asia through the lenses of official tourism websites: A benchmarking exercise, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 7(5): 440-452. Scopus, ABDC: C.
    • Rajaratnam, S. D., Sehkaran, V. N., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Munikrishnan, U. T. (2015), Destination Quality and Tourists’ Behavioural Intentions: Rural Tourism Destinations in Malaysia, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Scopus, 7(5): 463-472. ABDC: C.
    • Yang, E., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Khoo-Lattimore, C. (2015), Tourists’ risk perception on risky destination: The case of Sabah’s eastern coast, Tourism and Hospitality Research, ISI, Scopus, ABDC: B, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) Score: 0.431. doi: 10.1177/1467358415576085.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S., Ahadzadeh, A. S., & Khong, K. W. (2015), A Moderated Mediation Model of Internet Use for Health Information, Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1): 611-625.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Yeoh, K. K. (2014) Independent Directors’ Resource Provision Capability in Publicly-Listed Companies in Malaysia. Corporate Ownership and Control, 11(3): 113–121, Scopus, ABDC: B.
    • Ahadzadeh, A. S., Pahlevan Sharif, S., Emami, H. & Khong, K. W. (2014) Narcissism, Self-esteem, Communication Apprehension, and Need for Affiliation: Difference between Social Networking Sites Users and Non-users. Taylor’s Business Review, 4(2): 135-146.
    • Ragavan, N. A., Subramonian, H, & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (2014) Tourists’ Perceptions of Destination Travel Attributes: An Application to International Tourists to Kuala Lumpur. Social and Behavioral Sciences Procedia, 144: 403–411. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.309.
    • Rajaratnam, S. D., Munikrishnan, U. T., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Sehkaran, V. N. (2014) Tourists’ Perception of Quality of Service in Rural Tourism Destinations in Malaysia: A partial least squares approach. Social and Behavioral Sciences Procedia, 144: 203–211. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.288.
    • Ranjbar, A., & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (2014) The Effect of Exogenous Oil Supply Shocks on Major ASEAN Countries. Taylor’s Business Review, 4(1): 1–11.
    • Zarafat, H., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Ming, C. W. (2013) Demographic and Social Differences in the Acceptance of Internet Banking: An Empirical Study of Malaysia. International Journal of Marketing Practices, 1(1): 1–15.
  • Conferences
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S. & Yeoh, K.K. (13th – 14th August 2016) Development of a Resource Provision Capability Index to Explore the Contribution of Independent Directors of Publicly-listed Companies. The Taylor’s International Accounting and Finance Conference, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
    • Hashimuddin, H.N. & Pahlevan Sharif, S. & Yeoh, K.K. (13th – 14th August 2016) Gender Diversity in the Board and Companies’ Financial Performance: Evidence from Malaysian Publicly Listed Companies. The Taylor’s International Accounting and Finance Conference, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
    • Xing, V.H.Z. & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (13th – 14th August 2016) Board Composition and Financial Performance of Publicly-listed Companies in Malaysia: An Agency Theory Perspective. The Taylor’s International Accounting and Finance Conference, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
    • Ahadzadeh, A. S., Pahlevan Sharif, S., Emami, H. & Khong, K. W. (December 2014) Narcissism, Self-esteem, Communication Apprehension, and Need for Affiliation: Difference between Social Networking Sites Users and Non-users. National Research and Innovation Conference for Graduate Students in Social Science 2014, Port Dickson, Malaysia.
    • Mortazavi, S., Tamam, E. B., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Ahadzadeh, A. S., (December 2014) Ethnocentrism and Interethnic Interaction among Local Students in Malaysian Public Universities. National Research and Innovation Conference for Graduate Students in Social Science 2014, Port Dickson, Malaysia.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S., Ahadzadeh, A. S., & Khong, K. W. (15th – 16th September 2014) A Moderated Mediation Model of Internet Use for Health Information. Paper presented at International Conference on New Trends in Business, Management and Social Sciences 2014, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S., Yeoh, K. K., & Khong, K. W. (25th – 26th August 2014) The Provision of Valuable Resources by Independent Directors through Political Connections: A Study of Family-controlled, Publicly-listed Companies in Malaysia. Paper presented at the Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences Conference 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Sumaco, F., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Wiranata, S. (21st – 24th May 2014) SERVCON: Scale Development and Empirical Test In Upscale Hotels In Surabaya, Paper presented at 12th Asia Pacific Chrie (ApacCHRIE) Conference 2014, Sunway Resort Hotel, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
    • Poulian, J. P., Tibere, L., Laporte, C., Man, A. Y. W., Mognard, E., & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (19th – 21st May 2014) Nasi Lemak: The Best Candidate for UNESCO Intangible Heritage? Poster presentation at the 6th Asia Euro Conference 2014, Taylor's University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Poulian, J. P., Tibere, L., Laporte, C., Man, A. Y. W., Mognard, E., Quintanilla, D. C., Sanchez, A., & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (19th – 21st May 2014) How Many Daily Meals? Food Models’ Transformations and Obesity in Malaysia, Poster presentation at the 6th Asia Euro Conference 2014, Taylor's University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S., Yeoh, K. K., & Khong, K. W. (15th – 16th March 2014) Independent Directors’ Resource Provision Capability in Publicly-Listed Companies in Malaysia. Paper presented at the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research, Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Best Paper Award).
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S. (9th – 11th October 2012) Iran’s Cinema: Historical Evolution, The International Conference on Islam in Asia and Oceania: Historical, Cultural and Global Perspectives, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISTAC.
    • Abessi, M., Kazemzadeh Haghighy, T. & Pahlevan Sharif, S. (1st – 3rd May 2011) Internet Banking Technology Acceptance Model: A Focus on Hofstede Cultural Dimensions, International Conference on Management Science and e Business Engineering (ICMSBE 2011), Jeju Island, South Korea.
    • Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Ranjbar, A. (26th – 28th November 2008) An Examination of the Factors Affecting the Timeliness of Interim Financial Reporting: The Case of Malaysian Listed Companies The 1st Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference 2008 (TiBEC08), Universiti Teknologi, Terengganu, Malaysia.
    • Ranjbar, A., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Ponnu, C. H. (26th – 28th November 2008) Corporate Ownership Patterns in Malaysian Listed Companies, The 1st Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference 2008 (TiBEC08), Universiti Teknologi, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Book
    • Saeed Pahlevan Sharif & Mahdavian, M. (2015). Structural Equation Modeling in Plain Language (By the Use of AMOS), Iran, Tehran: Fazel.
    • Afshani, A., Noorian, M., & Saeed Pahlevan Sharif (2016). Statistical Data Analysis using SPSS and AMOS, Iran: Fazel.

Awards & Honours
  • Winner of the best paper award in the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for producing of Eastern Sunrise documentary series, Islamic World Film Festival, IIUM, 2013.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for conducting research projects on the Southeast Asia issues and producing TV documentaries, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), 2013.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for cultural and scientific services to Iranian community in Malaysia, Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Cultural Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kuala Lumpur, 2013.
  • Doctor of Philosophy fellowship awarded from Taylor’s University, 2012.

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of SPSS Association with voting rights, 2013 – Current.
  • Member of the SAS User Group Association of Malaysia (SUGMa) as an Executive Committee (EXCO) member, 2014.
  • Member of Simulation Analytical Modeling (SAM), 2013 – Current.