Dr LAU, Yi Hung Eva   劉怡虹
Associate Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 8258
Fax No: (852) 2948 7160
Email: evalau@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-1176-0457
Phone
(852) 2948 8258
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
evalau@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
35799813900
Research Interest

Family Influences and Parental Involvement

School Transition and School Readiness

Childhood Aggression

Professional Profile

Dr. Eva Lau's research interest lies in family influences on children's school readiness and school adjustment. She also explores the influences of various parenting behaviors on children's social behaviors.

Research Interest

Family Influences and Parental Involvement

School Transition and School Readiness

Childhood Aggression

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Wong, M. N. C., Lau, E. Y. H., Li, H. (2011). Establishing a Quality Culture in Hong Kong Preschools: A review of the Joint Efforts by Government, Researchers, Preschool Leaders and Teachers. In Boris Kozuh and Elena Bocharov, Teachers, School and Education (49-62). Gorlovka, Ukraine: Gorlovka State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages.
Lau, E. Y. H., & Li, H. (2011). Home-school Collaboration in Preschool: A Multiple Case Study of Chinese Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices. In Richard Kahn and Slawomir Mazur, Educational Studies and School (199-214). Los Angeles: Department of Education, Antioch University Los Angeles.

Journal Publications
Tao, S. S., Li, J. B., Zhang, M. G., Zheng, P. J., Lau, E., Y. H., Sun, J., & Zhu, Y. X., (2021). The effects of mindfulness-based interventions on child and adolescent aggression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mindfulness, 12, 1301-1315.
Lau, E. & Lee, K. (2020). (In press) Parents’ Views on Young Children’s Distance Learning and Screen Time During COVID-19 Class Suspension in Hong Kong. Early Education and Development, https://doi.org/10.1080/104092, TBC.
Lau, Y. H. E., Li, J. B., (2020). Child Physical Aggression: The Contributions of Fathers’ Job Support, Mothers’ Coparenting, Fathers’ Authoritative Parenting and Child’s Theory of Mind. Child Indicators Research, 13, 1085-1105.
Ng, H.L.B., & Lau, Y.H.E. (2020). Influences of Psychological Well-being, Job Support, and Paternal Involvement on Working Mothers’ Involvement and Authoritative Parenting in Hong Kong. Journal of Family Issues, 41(10), 1742-1758.
Lau, E.Y.H., & Power, T. G. (2019). Coparenting, Parenting Stress, and Authoritative Parenting among Hong Kong Chinese Mothers and Fathers. Parenting: Science and Practice, 20(3), 167-176.
Li, J. B., & Lau, E. Y. H. (2019). Teacher-student conflict and preschoolers’ adjustment in the transition to primary school: The role of child self-regulation and parents’ positive relations with others. Early Education and Development, 30, 423-437.
Tao, S. S., Lau, E. Y. H., & Yiu, H. M. (2019). Parental involvement after the transition to school: Are parents’ Expectation matched by experience?. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 33(4), 637-653.
Lau, E. Y. H., & Ng, M. L. (2019). Are they ready for home-school partnership? Perspectives of kindergarten principals, teachers, and parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 99, 10-17.
Chiu, C. Y., & Lau, E. Y. H. (2018). Extracurricular participation and young children’s outcomes in Hong Kong, Parental involvement as a moderator. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 476-485.
Lau, E. Y. H, & Power, T. G. (2018). Parental involvement during the transition to primary school: Examining changes and bidirectional relationships with school adjustment. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 257-266.
Lau, E. Y. H., Chan, K. K. S., & Lam, C. B. (2018). Social support and adjustment outcomes of first-year university students in Hong Kong: Self-esteem as a mediator. Journal of College Student Development, 59, 129-134.
Lau, E. Y. H. (2017). Parenting and childhood aggression in the Chinese context: An examination of parental responses, physical coercion and warmth. Early Years: An International Research Journal, N/A, 1-15.
Lau, E. Y. H. (2016). A mixed-methods study of paternal involvement in Hong Kong. British Educational Research Journal, 42(6), 1203-1240.
Lau, E. Y. H., & Cheng, D. P. W. (2016). An exploration of the participation of kindergarten-aged Hong Kong children in extra curricular activities. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 14 (3), 294-309.
Lau. E. Y. H. (2014). Chinese parents’ perceptions and practices of parental involvement during school transition. Early Child Development and Care, 184, 403-415.
Lau, E. Y. H., Li, H., & Rao, N. (2012). Exploring Parental Involvement in Early Years Education in China: Development and Validation of the Chinese Early Parental Involvement Scale (CEPIS). International Journal of Early Years Education, 20 (4), 405-421.
Lau, E. Y. H., & Li, H. (2012). An Overview of Research on Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Education and its Implications (in Chinese). Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 10, 31-37.
Lau, E. Y. H., Li, H., & Rao, N. (2011). Parental involvement and children’s readiness for school in China. Educational Research, 53, 95-113.
Li, H., & Lau, E.Y. H. (2010). Curriculum reforms and kindergarten teachers’ quality: Challenges and solutions (in Chinese). Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 9, 37-41.
Pan, Y. J., Liu, Y., & Lau, E. Y. H (2010). Evaluation of Kindergarten Quality Rating System in Beijing. Early Education and Development, 27, 186-204.
Lau, E.Y. H., & Li, H. (2009). An overview of research on children's relational aggression (in Chinese). Early Childhood Education (Educational Sciences), 442, 51-55.

Conference Papers
Tao, S.S., & Lau, E.Y.H. (2019, July). Emotion Regulation and Parenting: A Longitudinal Study of Parents with Preschoolers. Paper presented at the 20th Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
Lau, E. Y. H., & Lam, C. B. (2016, April). Co-parenting co-operation and child aggression: Parental efficacy and psychological wellbeing as mediators. The British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2016, Nottingham, England.
Lau, E. Y. H. (2015, October). A longitudinal study of parent involvement and school liking during school transition. The Asian Conference on Education 2015, Kobe, Japan.
Lau, E. Y. H. (2015, March). Chinese parental responses to childhood aggression. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
Lau, E. Y. H. (2015, March). Psychological control, physical coercion, and parental warmth: Associations with Chinese preschoolers' physical and relational aggression. Society for Research in Child Development Bienniel Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.
Lau, E. Y. H., & Li, H. (2012, March). Chinese parental involvement in the early years: beliefs and practices. Paper presented at Global Summit on Childhood, Washington D. C., U.S.A.
Lau, E. Y. H., Li, H., & Rao, N. (2011, August). The Impact of Chinese Parental Involvement on Children’s Readiness for School. Paper presented at the 63rd OMEP World Conference, Hong Kong.
Lau, E. Y. H. (2010, August). Different contexts, different childhoods: The case of Hong Kong early childhood education. Paper presented at the 26th World Congress of OMEP, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Lau, E. Y. H., & Li, H. (2010, August). Examining the influence of demographic factors on parental involvement in early childhood education. Paper presented at the 26th World Congress of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Project

Observing Parental Sensitivity in The Laboratory Setting
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
Rhythm and Movement Intervention for Chinese Pre-schoolers at Home
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
Studying Families as Systems
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹, LAM, Chun Bun Ian 林俊彬
 
Social Support and Maternal (Non) Responsiveness among First-time Expectant Mothers in Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
Coercive parenting, child temperament, and child aggression: A mixed methods and two-wave longitudinal study
To explore Chinese parents' beliefs on parental control; To identify the bidirectional relations between parental control and child aggression; To examine whether child temperament moderates the associations between parental control and child aggression
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
Coercive Parenting, Child Temperament and Child Aggression: A Mixed-methods and Two-wave Longitudinal Study
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Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
A longitudinal study of parental involvement and school adjustment during the transition to school
The present two-wave longitudinal study will use the mixed-methods and multi-informant approaches to examine parental involvement during the transition to primary school in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
A Longitudinal Study of Parental Involvement and Children's School Adjustment During the Transition to School
This pilot study will examine the relationships between parental involvement and school adjustment.Stratified random sampling will be used to recruit one kindergarten in each of the three strata developed based on the median monthly household income of the districts. Within each of the three kindergartens, one upper kindergarten (K3) class with children aged five to six years will be randomly selected. Approximately 80 children and their parents as well as their lead class teachers will complet . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
An Investigation of Parenting Behaviors and Children’s Aggression during Early Childhood in the Chinese Context
This proposed study aims to investigate the influences of a wide range of parenting behaviros on preschool children’s development of social behaviors.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
An Investigation of Parenting Behaviors and Young Children’s Aggression
This proposed study aimed to focus on both mothers’ and fathers’ direct parental influences and indirect parental influences on preschool children’s physical and relational aggression in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
Chinese Paternal Involvement in Early Childhood Education
This small scale research aimed at examining Chinese paternal involvement in early childhood education by addressing two major research questions: 1) Chinese teachers’ and fathers’ perceptions of paternal involvement in early childhood education; and 2) the practices of Chinese fathers’ involvement in early childhood education.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹
 
Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Education and Children’s Readiness for School
The present study explored the pattern of parental involvement as well as the relationship between parental involvement and children’s readiness for school in the Chinese context. It attempted to move beyond teacher reports to focus primarily on parents’ reports of their involvement both at home and in school. It utilised a parent rating that was developed to capture the distinct multidimensional nature of Chinese parental involvement in early childhood education. Both parents’ reports of . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LAU, Yi Hung Eva 劉怡虹