Dr. Michael Galanakis

Hellenic Open University, Greece 

National Center for Public Administration and Local Government, Greece

Associate Professor



2009 Ph.D., Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

2003 M.Sc., Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

1999 B.Sc., Department of Pedagogic, Philosophy and Psychology, Greece

Publications (Selected)

  1. Galanakis M., Kyriazos T., Stalikas A., & Tsoli S. (2020). The recipe for Happiness: A critical review - introduction to a new theoretical model and a new psychometric tool for the measurement of Eudemonia. Psychology, Journal of the Hellenic Association of Psychology, Vol 25, No 1 (2020) Special Issue - Positive Psychology in Greece: latest developments DOI:
  2. Galanakis, M. , Graki, E. , Dimitriadou, M. , Kalemaki, I. , Kalogirou, E. , Kourbeli, M. and Chouliara, R. (2020) Occupational Burnout in Greek Teachers: A Contemporary Study in the Era of Economic Crisis. Psychology, 11, 1170-1178. doi: 10.4236/psych.2020.118077.
  3. Galanakis, M. , Alexiou, E. , Androutsopoulou, A. , Chiotaki, I. , Mouselimidou, I. , Mylona-Fountzoula, M. , Papadopoulou, C. and Tsirozidi, S. (2020) Occupational Stress Relation to Tenure and Educational Level in Primary School Teachers in Greece. Psychology, 11, 865-873. doi: 10.4236/psych.2020.116056.
  4. Galanakis, M. , Alexandri, E. , Kika, K. , Lelekanou, X. , Papantonopoulou, M. , Stougiannou, D. and Tzani, M. (2020) What Is the Source of Occupational Stress and Burnout?. Psychology, 11, 647-662. doi: 10.4236/psych.2020.115044.
  5. Galanakis, M. and Anastasopoulou, A. (2020) Person-Centered Psychotherapy & Adlerian Psychotherapy: Impact on Occupational Stress in Greek Women. Psychology, 11, 499-540. doi: 10.4236/psych.2020.113034.
  6. Galanakis, M. and Alamani, E. (2020) How Gender and Working Conditions Affect Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction of General Education’s Preschool and Elementary Teachers in Greek Public Schools. Psychology, 11, 364-372. doi: 10.4236/psych.2020.112023.
  7. Tsoli S, Galanakis M, Koumarianou A, Makris G, Kapogiannis A, Chrousos G. (2019) Validation of the Patient Empowerment Strategies Questionnaire (PES-Q) in Greek adult patients with chronic insomnia: a pilot study on basic psychometric values. Primary Health Care Research & Development 20(e130): 1–6. doi: 10.1017/S1463423619000616
  8. Pezirkianidis, C. , Karakasidou, E. , Lakioti, A. , Stalikas, A. and Galanakis, M. (2018) Psychometric Properties of the Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales-21 (DASS-21) in a Greek Sample. Psychology, 9, 2933-2950. doi: 10.4236/psych.2018.915170.
  9. Kyriazos, T. , Stalikas, A. , Prassa, K. , Galanakis, M. , Flora, K. and Chatzilia, V. (2018) The Flow Short Scale (FSS) Dimensionality and What MIMIC Shows on Heterogeneity and Invariance. Psychology, 9, 1357-1382. doi: 10.4236/psych.2018.96083.
  10. Kyriazos, T. , Stalikas, A. , Prassa, K. , Yotsidi, V. , Galanakis, M. and Pezirkianidis, C. (2018) Validation of the Flourishing Scale (FS), Greek Version and Evaluation of Two Well-Being Models. Psychology, 9, 1789-1813. doi: 10.4236/psych.2018.97105.
  11. Kyriazos, T. , Stalikas, A. , Prassa, K. , Galanakis, M. , Yotsidi, V. and Lakioti, A. (2018) Psychometric Evidence of the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) and Modeling Distinctiveness of Resilience from Depression and Stress. Psychology, 9, 1828-1857. doi: 10.4236/psych.2018.97107.
  12. Darvyri, P., Christodoulakis, S., Galanakis, M., Avgoustidis, A., Thanopoulou, A. and Chrousos, G. (2018) On the Role of Spirituality and Religiosity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Management—A Systematic Review. Psychology, 9, 728-744. doi: 10.4236/psych.2018.94046.
  13. Karakasidou E., Pezirkianidis C., Galanakis M., & Stalikas A. (2017) Validity, Reliability and Factorial Structure of the Self Compassion Scale in the Greek Population. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy 7: 313. doi: 10.4172/2161-0487.1000313
  14. Galanakis M., Pezirkianidis C., & Stalikas A. Handbook in Psychometrics. (2017). Scientific Publications Topos, Athens, Greece.
  15. Boufali-Bavella C., Galanakis M., & Stalikas A. (2017). Eudaimonic well-being and physical health. A systematic review. International Journal of humanities and Social Studies (IJHSS), VOL 5, Issue 3, March 2017, pp 222-235
  16. Galanakis M., Lakioti A., Perzikianidis C., Karakasidou E., & Stalikas A. (2017) Validity and reliability of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in a Greek Sample. International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (IJHSS), ISSN 2321-9203, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp120-127.
  17. Karampas, K. , Galanakis, M. and Stalikas, A. (2016) Positive Emotions, Resilience and Psychosomatic Heath: Focus on Hellenic Army NCO Cadets. Psychology, 7, 1727-1740. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.713162
  18. Karakasidou, E. , Pezirkianidis, C. , Stalikas, A. and Galanakis, M. (2016) Standardization of the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) in a Greek Sample. Psychology, 7, 1753-1765. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.714164.
  19. Pezirkianidis, C. , Galanakis, M. , Karakasidou, I. and Stalikas, A. (2016) Validation of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) in a Greek Sample. Psychology, 7, 1518-1530. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.713148.
  20. Galanakis, M. , Tsoli, S. and Darviri, C. (2016) The Effects of Patient Empowerment Scale in Chronic Diseases. Psychology, 7, 1369-1390. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.711138.

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