Dr CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca   張婉文
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Member
Centre for Psychosocial Health
Phone No: (852) 2948 8853
Fax No: (852) 2948 7160
Email: rymcheung@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-0998-7991
Phone
(852) 2948 8853
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
rymcheung@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
35981270100
Research Interest

Developmental psychopathology

Culture, family process, and mental health

Mental health and well-being in diverse populations

Professional Profile

Rebecca Cheung joined The Education University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in 2014. She received her B.S. from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. from University of Notre Dame. Her research interests focus on culture and family processes of child development and mental health. Guided by a developmental psychopathology perspective, she studies the role of contextual factors in shaping the course of normal and atypical development. Her recent work focuses on understanding developmental trajectories and mediation processes linking parental and children’s well-being.

Research Interest

Developmental psychopathology

Culture, family process, and mental health

Mental health and well-being in diverse populations

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Cummings, E. M., Koss, K. J., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2014). Interparental conflict and children’s mental health: Emerging directions in emotional security theory. In South, S. C. & Agnew, C. R. (Eds.), Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms (179-201). New York: Oxford University Press.
Park, I. J. K., Kim, S.Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Kim, M. (2011). Family socialization in the development of Asian American child psychopathology. In F. Leong, L. Juang, D. B. Qin, & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Child Psychology and Mental Health: Cultural and Ethno-Racial Perspectives: Vol 2: Asian American and Pacific Islander Children’s Mental Health: Prevention and Treatment (149-174). CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Journal Publications
Cheng, W. Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Chung, K. K. H. (2021). Understanding adolescents’ perceived social responsibility: The role of family cohesion, interdependent self-construal, and social trust. Journal of Adolescence, 89, 55-62.
Cheng, L. W. K., Tsang, V., Cheung, R. Y. M., Sam, K.-L., & Lo, S. K. (2021). Can social inclusion be evaluated? Investigating the psychometric properties of the social inclusion intervention scale. Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, 10(2), 180-198.
Cheung, R.Y.M., & Lau, E.N.S. (2021). Is mindfulness linked to life satisfaction? Testing savoring positive experiences and gratitude as mediators (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.591103). Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 591103.
Li, K. M., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2021). Pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy in implementing inclusive education in Hong Kong: The roles of attitudes, sentiments, and concerns. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 68(2), 259-269.
Cheung, R. Y. M. (2021). Constructive interparental conflict and child adjustment: A moderated mediation model of emotional security and harmony. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30(3), 733-745.
Chen, M., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2021). Testing interdependent self-construal as a moderator between mindfulness, emotion regulation, and psychological health among emerging adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(2), 444.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Ke, Z., Ng, M. C. Y. (2020). Dispositional mindfulness and mental health in Chinese emerging adults: A multilevel model with emotion dysregulation as a mediator. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0239575.
Cheung, R. Y. M., & Ng, C. Y. (2020). Dispositional mindful awareness and savoring positive experiences: A prospective test of cognitive reappraisal as a mediator. Personality and Individual Differences, 163(1), 110050.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Chan, L. Y., & Chung, K. K. H. (2020). Emotion dysregulation between mothers, fathers, and adolescents: Implications for adolescents' internalizing problems. Journal of Adolescence, 83, 62-71.
Li, J., Yang, A., Dou, K., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2020). Self-control moderates the association between perceived severity of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and mental health problems among the Chinese public. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(13), 4820.
Ren, L., Cheung, R. Y. M., Boise, C., Li, X., & Fan, J. (2020). Fathers’ perceived co-parenting and children's academic readiness among Chinese preschoolers: Longitudinal pathways through parenting and behavioral regulation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 53(4), 77-85.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Bhowmik, M. K., & Hue, M. T. (2020). Why does acculturative stress elevate depressive symptoms? A longitudinal study with emotion regulation as a mediator. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 67(5), 645-652.
Leung, M. C., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2020). Music engagement and well-being in Chinese adolescents: Emotional awareness, positive emotions, and negative emotions as mediating processes. Psychology of Music, 48(1), 105-119.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Chung, H. S., & Ng, M. C. Y. (2019). Expressive writing and well-being in Chinese emerging adults: Is emotion regulation an underlying mechanism?. Emerging Adulthood, -, ---.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Leung, S. W., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019). Role of mindful parenting, affiliate stigma, and parents’ well-being in the behavioral adjustment of children with autism spectrum disorder: Testing parenting stress as a mediator. Mindfulness, 10, 2352-2362.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Leung, M. C., Chiu, H. T., Kwan, J. L. Y., Yee, T. S., & Hou, W. K. (2019). Family functioning and psychological outcomes at emerging adulthood: Savoring positive experiences as a mediating mechanism. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(9), 2693-2713.
Cheung, R. Y. M., & Ng, M. C. Y. (2019). Mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety: The underlying roles of awareness, acceptance, impulse control, and emotion regulation. Mindfulness, 10(6), 1124-1135.
Delany, D. E., Cheung, R. Y. M., Takahashi, Y., & Cheung, C. S. (2019). Adolescents’ implicit theories of a creative person: A longitudinal investigation in three countries. Creativity Research Journal, 31(1), 52-61.
Cheung, R. Y. M., & Ng, M. C. Y. (2019). Being in the moment later? Testing the inverse relation between mindfulness and procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 123-126.
Chiu, H. T., Yee, L. T. S., Kwan, J. L. Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Hou, W. K. (2019). Interactive association between negative emotion regulation and savoring is linked to anxiety symptoms among college students. Journal of American College Health, -, ---.
Lee, K. W., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Chen, M. (2019). Pre-service teachers' self-efficacy in managing students with symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The roles of diagnostic label and students’ gender. Psychology in the Schools, 56, 595-607.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Leung, M. C., Chan, K. K. S., Lam, C. B. (2019). Effects of mother-child and father-child dynamics on emerging adults’ adjustment: The mediating role of emotion regulation. PLoS ONE, 14(2), e0212331.
Bhowmik, M. K., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Hue, M. T. (2018). Acculturative stress and coping strategies among Mainland Chinese University students in Hong Kong: A qualitative inquiry. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(5), 550-562.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Boise, C., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. T. (2018). Mothers’ and fathers’ roles in child adjustment: Parenting practices and mothers’ emotion socialization as predictors. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(12), 4033-4043.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Leung, M. C., Chung, K. K. H., & Cheung, H. Y. (2018). Family risks and child adjustment in Chinese contexts: Testing the mediating role of emotional intelligence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(12), 3887-3896.
Monroy, J. A., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Cheung, C. S. (2018). Affective underpinnings of the association between autonomy support and self-regulated learning. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 65(4), 402-422.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Mak, W. W. S., Tsang, P. S., & Lau, J. T. F. (2018). Psychiatric stigma of psychosis: Do label, symptom presentation, and gender matter?. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(5), 529-537.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Cummings, E. M., Zhang, Z., & Davies, P. T. (2016). Trivariate Modeling of Interparental Conflict and Adolescent Emotional Security: An Examination of Mother-Father-Child Dynamics. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 2336-2352.
Li, Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Cummings, E. M. (2016). Marital conflict and emotional insecurity among Chinese adolescents: Cultural value moderation. Journal of Research on Adolescence (doi: 10.1111/jora.12193), 26(2), 316-333.
Mo, P. K. H., Mak, W. W. S., Chong, E. S. K., Shen, H., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2014). The prevalence and factors for cancer screening behavior among people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong. PLOS ONE, 9(9), e107237.
Cummings, E. M., Cheung, R. Y. M., Koss, K. J., & Davies, P. (2014). Parental depressive symptoms and adolescent adjustment: A prospective test of an explanatory model for the role of marital conflict. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(7), 1153-1166.
Cummings, E. M., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Davies, P. (2013). Prospective relations between parental depression, negative expressiveness, emotional insecurity, and children's internalizing symptoms. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44 (6), 698-708.
Mak, W. W. S., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2012). Psychological distress and subjective burden of caregivers of people with mental illness: The role of affiliate stigma and face concern. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(3), 270-274.
Macready, D., Cheung, R. Y. M., Kelly, A. E., & Wang, L. (2011). Can public versus private disclosure cause greater psychological symptom reduction?. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30 (11), 1015-1042.
Cheung, R. Y. M. & Park, I. J. K. (2010). Anger suppression, cultural orientation, and depression among Asian American and European American college students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16 (4), 517-525.
Mak, W. W., S., Cheung, R. Y. M. (2010). Self-stigma among concealable minorities in Hong Kong: Conceptualization and unified measurement. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80 (2), 267-281.
Park, I. J. K., Kim, P.Y., Cheung, R.Y.M., Kim, M. (2010). The role of culture, family processes, and anger regulation on Korean American adolescents’ adjustment problems. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80 (2), 258-266.
Lin, D., McBride-Chang, C., Aram, D., Levin, I., Cheung, R. Y. M., Chow, Y. Y. Y., & Tolchinsky, L. (2009). Maternal mediation of writing in Chinese children and literacy skills. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24 (7), 1286-1311.
Mak, W. W. S., Cheung, R. Y. M.,& Law, L. S. C. (2009). Sense of community in Hong Kong: Relations with individual- and community-level factors. American Journal of Community Psychology, 44 (1-2), 80-92.
Mak, W. W. S., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2008). Affiliate stigma among caregivers of people with intellectual disability or mental illness. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 21 (6), 532-545.
Mak, W. W. S., Cheung, R. Y. M., Law, R. W., Woo, J., Li, P. C. K., Chung, R. (2007). Examining attribution model of self-stigma on social support and psychological well-being among people with HIV+/AIDS. Social Science and Medicine, 64 (8), 1549-1559.
Mak, W. W. S., Mo, P. K. H., Cheung, R. Y. M., Woo, J., Cheung, F. M., Lee, D. (2006). Comparative stigma of HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Tuberculosis in Hong Kong. Social Science and Medicine, 63 (7), 1912-1922.

Conference Papers
Cheung, R. Y. M., Yum, Y. N., & Jiang, D. (2020, November). Implicit and explicit attitudes towards cultural minorities in Hong Kong. Psychonomic Society 61st Annual Meeting, Virtual.
Liu, S., Jiang, D., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Yum, Y. N. (2020, June). The moderating role of implicit culture belief on the relationship between cultural identification and stigma towards cultural minorities. Poster presented at APS Virtual Poster Showcase, Online.
Chen, M., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Boise, C. (2019, June). Linking family economic pressure and emotional security to adjustment among Chinese preschool children in Hong Kong. Child Development: The Role of Family and School Practices, Hong Kong.
Cheung, R. Y. M., & Li, K. M. (2019, June). Pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy in implementing inclusive education practices. Poster presented at The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 2019 Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Chan, L. Y., & Chung, K. K. H. (2019, June). The role of trivariate mother-father-adolescent emotion dysregulation in adolescents’ internalizing problems. Paper presented at the Research Conference on Child Development: The role of Family and School Practices, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Leung, S. S. W., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019, June). Parental correlates of adjustment in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 2019 Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Bhowmik, M.K., & Hue, M.T. (2019, June). Acculturative Stress and Depressive Symptoms: Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 2019 Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.
Kyeong, Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Cheung, C. (2019, June). The role of family expressiveness in American and Chinese adolescents' emotional adjustment. Poster presented at International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Regional Workshop: Parenting among Asians, Hong Kong.
Leung, M. C., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019, June). Culture-specific parenting practices and adolescents’ adjustment in Hong Kong: The mediating role of self-esteem. Poster presented at International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development Regional Workshop: Parenting Among Asians, Hong Kong.
Chen, M., Boise, C., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2019, May). Behavioral adjustment among Chinese preschool-aged children: The roles of emotional security and socioeconomic disadvantage. Poster presented at the Conference for Research in Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Chung, H.S., & Cheung, R.Y.M. (2018, August). Can Expressive Writing Enhance Well-being and General Health in the Chinese Context?. Poster presented at 13th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Kuching, Malaysia.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Chan, L.Y., Leung, M.C., & Chung, K.K.H. (2018, June). Emotion Dysregulation in the Family: Trivariate Effects among Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents. Poster presented at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Canada.
Chung, H.S., Cheung, R.Y.M., & Leung, M.C. (2018, June). Effects of Expressive Writing on Emotion Regulation and Depressive Symptoms among Chinese Emerging Adults. Poster presented at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Canada.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Lee, K.W., & Chen, M. (2018, May). Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in Classroom Inclusion Involving Children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: Roles of Children’s Gender and Diagnostic Label. Poster presented at the Conference for Research in Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Tsang, M., & Ng, C.T. (2017, August). Unpacking the Relation between Conscientiousness and Adult Attachment among Chinese College Students. Paper present at the 125th American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Leung, M. C., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2017, July). Music training and psychological well-being among early adolescents in Hong Kong. Proceedings of the 15 World Congress of Music Therapy. Special Issue of Music Therapy Today, Tsukuba, Japan.
Leung, M.C., & Cheung, R.Y.M. (2017, July). Music Listening and Psychological Well-being among Early Adolescents in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan.
Cheung, C., Monroy, J., Dekany, D., & Cheung, R.Y.M. (2017, May). Are Creative Teens Melancholic?. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science 29th Annual Convention, Boston, U.S.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Chan, L.Y., & Chung, K.K.H. (2017, May). Family Contagion of Emotion Regulation: Effects on Adolescent Functioning and Well-being. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science 29th Annual Convention, Boston, U.S.
Yee, T.S.L., Chiu, H.T., Tsang, H.F., Kwan, L.Y.J., Cheung, Y.M.R.,& Hou, W.K. (2017, May). Regulation of Positive and Negative Emotional Experiences Mediate the Relationship between Dispositional Mindfulness and Anxiety Symptoms in Young Adults. 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Boston, USA.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Boise, C., Cummings, E.M., & Davies, P.T. (2017, April). Family Correlates of Child Adjustment: The Roles of Fathering, Mothering, and Mother-child Emotion Socialization in the Family. Paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Boise, C., Cummings, E.M., & Davies, P.T. (2017, April). Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Emotional Problems among Hong Chinese Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Leung, M.C., & Cheung, R.Y.M. (2017, April). Mediating Roles of Emotions and Emotional Awareness between Music Participation and Well-being among Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Ng, C.T., & Cheung, R.Y.M. (2017, April). The Role of Mindfulness on Emotion Regulation among Hong Kong Chinese College Students. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Tsang, M., Cheung, R.Y.M., & Chung, K.K.H. (2017, April). Maternal Emotion Regulation and Child Adjustment among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Leung, M. C., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2016, November). Music Engagement and Well-Being among Early Adolescents in Hong Kong: The Mediating Roles of Positive and Negative Emotions. American Music Therapy Association 2016 Conference, Sandusky, Ohio, USA.
Cheung, C. S., Monroy, J., Allen, A., Delany, D., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Takahashi, Y. (2016, March). Implications of parent-oriented motivation for adolescents’ well-being: An investigation in the United States and China. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Cheung, R. Y. M. (2015, August). Maternal depression and child development. American Psychological Association Division 35 Society for the Psychology of Women International Summit, Toronto, Canada.
Wang, L., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Zhao, Y. (2013, May). Psychometrics of creativity measures for college students. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. (2013, April). Mediating parental depression and children’s internalizing problems: Prospective study of emotional expressiveness and emotional security. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Koss, K., Kurtzke, M., Howard, K., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. (2013, April). Parental depressive symptoms and child adjustment: A prospective study spanning from middle childhood into adolescence. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Li, Y., & Cummings, E. M. (2012, March). Parental conflict and emotional insecurity: A test of cultural moderation among Chinese families. Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Koss, K., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. (2012, February). The role of family processes between parental dysphoria and adolescent adjustment: An 8-year longitudinal study. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2012 Themed Meeting: Developmental Methodology, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Li, Y., & Cummings, E. M. (2012, February). Emotional security among Chinese families: Validation of the security in the interparental subsystem scales. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2012 Themed Meeting: Developmental Methodology, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
Cheung, R. Y. M., Tong, X., & Shrestha, G. (2011, June). The role of social support in the relationship between family violence and suicidal tendency: A test of competing hypotheses. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Society for Prevention Research Sloboda & Bokoski SPR Cup 2011 – Society for Prevention Research 19th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Bergman, K. N., Cheung, R.Y.M., Kuznicki, K. A., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. (2011, April). The impact of parental substance use and intimate partner violence on adolescent adjustment: An emotional security perspective. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Cheung, R.Y.M., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. (2011, March). Paternal psychological well-being on child development: Paternal negative expressiveness as a mediator. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Cheung, R.Y.M., & Kelly, A. E. (2010, May). Disclosing more publicly is linked to better mental health. Poster presented at American Psychological Science Convention, Boston, U.S.A.
Cheung, R.Y. M., & Park, I. J. K. (2009, August). Anger regulation and depression among Asian and European American undergraduates. Poster presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Project

Mindfulness-based Training for Teachers and Children in the Preschool Setting
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
Mindfulness-based Training for Children in Preschool Setting: Effects on Self-regulation, School Adjustment, and Psychosocial Development
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
A Longitudinal Approach to Delineate Pathways of Adolescent Well-Being
This study aims to explicated the pathways between family processes and adolescent adjustment in the Chinese context.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
Interparental Conflict and Child Adjustment: A Test of Emotional Security Theory in the Chinese Context
This cross-sectional study aims to test Emotional Security Theory in Chinese families.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
A comparison between mindfulness training and relaxation training on memory, physical and psychosocial wellbeing
This study compares between mindfulness training and relaxation training on memory, physical and psychosocial wellbeing
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): YEE, Ting Sum Lydia 余婷琛 (CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文 as Co-Investigator)
 
Correlates and Trajectories of Mental Health among Chinese Emerging Adults in Hong Kong
This study examines the trajectories and correlates of well-being and mental health among Chinese emerging adults in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
Family Processes and Adolescent Well-Being: The Role of Emotion Regulation
This study examines the role of emotion regulation as a mediator through which family processes affect adolescent well-being.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
Understanding the Longitudinal Processes of Acculturative and Enculturative Stress on the Well-Being of Mainland Chinese Emerging Adults in Hong Kong
Through this research, we hope to identify the mechanisms through which acculturative stress affects well-being and psychopathology among emerging adults from the Mainland China.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
Effect of Short-Term Mindfulness Training on Cognitive Control of Memory and Mental Health
The current study tests the links among mindfulness practice, cognitive control of memory retrieval, emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YEE, Ting Sum Lydia 余婷琛 (CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文 as Co-Investigator)
 
Family Processes and Mental Health among College Students in Hong Kong: A Longitudinal Study
Drawing from family systems theory (Cox & Paley, 1997) and an overarching model of emotion regulation (Yap, Allen, & Sheebar, 2007), we propose to examine the longitudinal effects of family processes on college students’ emotion regulation and mental health. Considering the family as a primary, immediate context to support development, family interactions are crucial in shaping students’ ability to regulate emotions. In this study, we aim to identify the effects of positive and negative family f . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
Intergenerational Transmission of Depressive Symptoms: Testing and Explanatory Model of Family Emotional Expressivity and Adolescent Emotion Regulation
The purpose of this study is to understand the associations amongst parents’ psychological well-being, family dynamics and adolescents’ socioemotional development and mental health.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文
 
Pathways to Creativity: A Longitudinal Investigation in the United States, Japan, and China
This research aims to identify social-cognitive factors pertinent to fostering creativity among early adolescents in diverse cultural contexts. To this end, the role of school (e.g., teachers and peers) and home (e.g., parents and siblings) environments in the United States, Japan, and China will be examined. In addition, the contribution of differences in adolescents' academic routines, including the time they spend on schoolwork and learning strategies will be investigated.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): Dr. CHEUNG, Cecilia S. (CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文 as Co-Investigator)
 
Well-Being among Emerging Adults: Understanding the Effects of Culture and Family Processes
Drawing from theories of culture and the self (Markus & Kitayama, 1991) and family systems theory (Cox & Paley, 1997), we aim to investigate the effects of culture and family processes on well-being among emerging adults in Hong Kong. Considering culture and family as contexts of our everyday lives, interactions within these contexts may be crucial in shaping individuals’ well-being at emerging adulthood. In this study, we first seek to validate existing measures developed in western societies f . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca 張婉文