Jose Antonio R. Clemente, Ph.D.



Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Social Psychology

Research Interests

Cultural and Indigenous Concepts Related to Psychology; LGBT Psychology; Poverty Research and Advocacy; Self and Identity; Social Inequality; Stigma and its Effects; Values; Interpersonal relationships; Social class; Living wage


Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Macau, Macau SAR China

M.A. in Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

B.A. in Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Selected Publications

Clemente, J.A.R. (2018). Interpersonal justice in the classroom: The role of respectful treatment and nature of teacher-student relationships on classroom outcomes. Philippine Sociological Review, 66.

Bernardo, A.B.I., Clemente, J.A.R., & Wang, T.Y. (2018). Working for a better future: Social mobility beliefs and expectations of Filipino migrant workers in Macau.Australian Journal of Psychology, 70, 350-360.

Clemente, J.A.R., Daganzo, M.A.A., Bernardo, A.B.I., & Pangan, C.A.C. (2017). Filipino adolescents' conceptions of socioeconomic mobility: A consensual qualitative research. Child Indicators Research, 10, 117-140.

Clemente, J.A.R., Galang, A.J.R., & Arpon, A.T. (2017). Sino ang may hiya at sino naman ang wala? Paunang pagpapatibay sa Panukat ng Hiya bilang Isang Pagpapahalaga. Diwa E-Journal, 5, 39-73.

Bernardo, A.B.I., Clemente, J.A.R., & Nalipay, M.J.N. (2016). What personal values are associated with beliefs on the social value of religion? Psychological Studies, 61, 170-180.

Bernardo, A.B.I., Clemente, J.A.R., & Liem, G.A. (2014). Describing the values of Filipino adolescents: A comparison with pan-cultural norms. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 4, e2. doi: 10.1017/jtp.2014.2

Clemente, J.A.R., Billedo, C.J.F., & David, C.C. (2013). The role of broadcast media in attitude change: A pilot study on a campus-based radio program and its LGBT advocacy. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 46, 165-179.

Clemente, J.A. (2011). An empirical analysis of research trends in the Philippine Journal of Psychology: Implications for Sikolohiyang Pilipino. Philippine Social Sciences Review, 63, 1-33.

Clemente, J.A., Belleza, D., Yu, Angela, Catibog, E.V.D., Solis, G., & Laguerta, J. (2008). Revisiting the Kapwa Theory: Applying alternative methodologies and gaining new insights.Philippine Journal of Psychology, 41, 1-32.

Teng-Calleja, M., Menguito, M.L.M., & Clemente, J.A.R. (in press). Capability gaps: What it is and why it matters in the workplace. Quezon City: Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University.

Clemente, J.A.R. (2015). Rak of Aegis: Hanggang saan aabot ang tatag ng mga Pilipino?. Diwa E-Journal, 3, 78-84. Retrieved from

Clemente, J.A.R. (2013). Anatomiya ng isang (heterosekswal na) romantikong relasyon: Sikolohikal na pagsusuri sa isang dulang musical. Diwa E-Journal, 1, 217-224. Retrieved from

Professional Associations

Lifetime Member, Board member (2017 to Present), Vice-President and Managing Director (2012 to 2013), and Secretary and Board member (2010 to 2012), Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Associate Member, Psychological Association of the Philippines

Awards and Recognition

UP Centennial Faculty Grant, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 2019

UP Centennial Faculty Grant, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 1 July 2017-30 June 2018 cycle

International Publication Award (2017), Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines – Diliman

IPC Merit Research Awards (2016), Institute of Philippine Culture, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, Teng-Calleja, M., Menguito, M.L.M., & Clemente, J.A.R. (in progress). Expanding the capability framework: Determining the relationships among income, capability gap, and organization citizenship behaviors.

K.S. Yang Award for AASP Summer School Research Grant Asian Association of Social Psychology (2016), Money and Freedom Project (supervised by Prof. Stuart C. Carr, PhD)

Emerging Psychologists’ Program (2016), International Union of Psychological Science

Park Jung-Heun Young Scholar Award (2015), Asian Association of Social Psychology

Postgraduate Studentship (2013 to 2016), University of Macau

CSSP Writing Grant Junior Faculty Fellowship (2009 to 2010), College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Local Faculty Fellowship (2007 to 2009), University of the Philippines – Diliman

Other Work Experience

Graduate Program Coordinator (2018 to Present), Department of Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Faculty adviser (2017 to Present), UP Bukluran sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Faculty adviser (2018 to Present), Tatsulok: Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Program Manager (2017), Data Science and Society: Application in Public Education Project 2, Data and Science Journalism for Public Policy Reporting, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Grant (Grant No. EIDR C06-13), University of the Philippines

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitator (2010), National consultative workshop on STI/HIV interventions, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and University of the Philippines – Diliman

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitator (2007 to 2008), Research on indicators of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development of children, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund and Council for the Welfare of Children

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitator (2007), Research on perceptions of parents and children on using positive discipline in the home, Save the Children – Sweden

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Documenter (2008 to 2009), Evaluating the integrated curriculum of the UP College of Medicine, National Association for Filipino Psychology

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Documenter (2008), Research on creative approaches in helping girl survivors of sexual abuse, Philippine Educational Theater Association

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Documenter (2006), Research on creating a guidebook for using theater in promoting children’s rights, Philippine Educational Theater Association