Dr VALDEZ, Jana Patricia Millonado    博士
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-1237-2237
Phone
(852) 2948 6896
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
jpvaldez@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
56803445600
Research Interests

Gratitude, Positive Psychology, Positive Education, Educational Technology, Digital Citizenship, ICT competence beliefs

Teaching Interests

Research Methods

Promoting Children's Emotional and Social Well-being

Innovative Use of Technologies in the Early Years

Positive Emotions


External Appointments

Associate Editor (June 2022- present), School Psychology International

Editorial Board Member (January 2021- present), Asian Journal of Social Psychology

Editorial Board Member (February 2021- May 2023), Frontiers in Psychology: Positive Psychology

International Academic Editorial Board Member (December 2020 - present), Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences


Personal Profile

Dr. Jana Patricia VALDEZ completed her PhD in Educational Technology in the Teacher Education and Learning Leadership Unit of the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. She finished her undergraduate degree of BS in Psychology at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines. Her research programs encompass positive psychology and educational technology specifically on promoting media literacy and developing technology-enhanced interventions to enhance students’ character strengths and academic outcomes. She published in reputable journals like Computers & Education, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Happiness Studies, and Journal of School Psychology. She is an associate editor in School Psychology International and serves as a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology.

Research Interests

Gratitude, Positive Psychology, Positive Education, Educational Technology, Digital Citizenship, ICT competence beliefs

Teaching Interests

Research Methods

Promoting Children's Emotional and Social Well-being

Innovative Use of Technologies in the Early Years

Positive Emotions


External Appointments

Associate Editor (June 2022- present), School Psychology International

Editorial Board Member (January 2021- present), Asian Journal of Social Psychology

Editorial Board Member (February 2021- May 2023), Frontiers in Psychology: Positive Psychology

International Academic Editorial Board Member (December 2020 - present), Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences


Research Outputs

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Valdez, J.P.M., & Datu, J.A.D. (2021). How do grit and gratitude relate to flourishing? The mediating role of emotion regulation. L. van Zyl, C. Olckers, & L. van Der Vaart, Springer (1-16). "": Springer.

Journal Publications
Buenconsejo, J. U., Datu, J. A. D., & Valdez, J. P. M. (2024). Gratitude, academic self-efficacy, and well-being outcomes among Filipino undergraduate students. Counseling Psychologist, 52(5), 725-747. https://doi.org/10.1177/00110000241238955
Valdez, J.P.M., & Mendoza, N.B. (2024). Digital learning for preschools: Validation of basic ICT competence beliefs of preschool teachers in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Education and Information Technologies https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-024-12591-5
Valdez, J.P.M. (2023). Exploring the role of implicit theories of talent in subjective well-being, academic buoyancy, and perceived physical health: A study in the Philippine context. School Psychology International https://doi.org/10.1177/01430343231165269
Valdez, J.P.M. & Datu, J.A.D. (2023). Does Facebook intensity matter for academic self-efficacy? A path analytic approach. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 18 https://doi.org/10.58459/rptel.2023.18026
Buenconsejo, J. U., Datu, J. A. D., Valdez, J. P M., & Tang, R. L. (2022). Gratitude and kindness at work as predictors of employees’ mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychology, Health, & Medicine, --, -----. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2022.2079690
Datu, J. A. D., Valdez, J. P. M., & Yang, W. (2022). The academically engaged life of mastery-oriented students: Causal ordering among positive emotions, mastery-approach goals, and academic engagement. Revista de Psicodidáctica, 27(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psicoe.2021.02.001
Valdez, J. P. M., Datu, J. A. D., & Chu, S. K. W. (2022). Gratitude intervention optimizes effective learning outcomes in Filipino high school students: A mixed-methods study. Computers and Education, 176 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104268
Datu, J. A. D., Valdez, J. P. M., McInerney, D. M., Cayubit, R. F. (2021). The effects of gratitude and kindness on life satisfaction, positive emotions, negative emotions, and COVID-19 anxiety: An online pilot experimental study. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12306
Datu, J. A. D., Bernardo, A. B. I., & Valdez, J. P. M. (2021). The emotional rewards of valuing happiness: A longitudinal study among Filipino adolescents.. Child Indicators Research, 14, 1769-1779.
Datu, J. A. D., Valdez, J. P. M., & Yang, W. (2021). The academically engaged life of mastery-oriented students: Causal ordering among positive emotions, mastery-approach goals, and academic engagement. Revista de Psicodidáctica https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psicod.2021.02.001
Valdez, J. P. M., & Chu, S. K. W. (2020). Examining the psychometric validity of the five-item gratitude questionnaire: An item response theory approach. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 38(4), 529-536. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282918816542
Datu, J. A. D., Valdez, J. P. M., & King, R. B. (2018). Exploring the association between peace of mind and academic engagement: Cross-sectional and cross-lagged panel studies in the Philippine context. Journal of Happiness Studies, 19(7), 1903-1916.
Datu, J. A. D., King, R. B., & Valdez, J. P. M. (2018). Psychological capital bolsters motivation, engagement, and achievement: Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(3), 260-270.
Datu, J. A. D., King, R. B., Valdez, J. P. M., & Eala, M. S. M. (2018). Grit is associated with higher meaning in life and lower depression among Filipino high school students. Youth & Society, 51(6), 865-876.
Datu, J.A.D. King, R.B., & Valdez, J.P.M. (2017). The academic rewards of socially-oriented happiness: Interdependent happiness promotes engagement. Journal of School Psychology, 61, 19-31.
Datu, J.A.D., Valdez, J.P.M., Cabrera, I.K., & Salanga, M.G. (2017). Subjective happiness optimizes positive educational outcomes. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 20, ""-"".
Datu, J. A. D., King, R. B., & Valdez, J. P. M. V. (2017). The academic rewards of socially-oriented happiness: Interdependent happiness promotes academic engagement. Journal of School Psychology, 61, 19-31.

Conference Papers
Datu, J.A.D., Fincham, F., & Valdez, J.P.M. (2021, July). The psychological benefits of staying gritty: A cross-national study in the Philippines and the United States. Paper presented at The 14th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Seoul, South Korea.
Datu, J.A.D., Valdez, J.P.M., & King, R.B. (2019, March). Valuing happiness is associated with greater subjective well-being in a collectivist setting: A three-wave cross-lagged panel study. 3rd Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.
Cheng, K.P.C., Leung, C.K., Mok, J.C.Y., Datu, J.A.D., Valdez, J.P.M., Huang, H., Unsworth, K., Chan, A., Ng, C., & Chu, S.K.W. (2017). The effects of BeNetWise program on youth media literacy: A mixed methods research. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401053
Datu, J. A. D., Valdez, J. P. M., & King, R. B. (2016, July). Perseverance counts but consistency does not! Validating the short grit scale in a collectivist setting. Paper presented at The 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016): Diversity in harmony: Insights from psychology

Projects

Exploring ICT competence beliefs, self-efficacy and outcome expectations for technology integration in education and TPACK of in-service preschool teachers in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Rapid technological advancements directly influence the development of education. The competencies expected from 21st-century learners include the use of technology. Moreover, curriculums nowadays are consistently adjusting to keep up with technological trends. In turn, teachers were directly affected by the changes, making it as one of their major challenges in teaching. This situation has been the same condition with preschool teachers. Early childhood curriculum is also starting to promote ICT integration in the classroom. Therefore, it is important to investigate how teachers adapt to these developments. This study will focus on examining whether ICT competence beliefs will influence teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge. It will also explore the mediating role of teachers’ self-efficacy and outcomes expectations on technology integration in education. As Hong Kong and Mainland China are both at the forefront of promoting technological advances, preschool teachers from these two contexts will be invited to participate in answering a survey packet.
Project Start Year: 2023, Principal Investigator(s): VALDEZ, Jana Patricia Millonado

 
Wisdom Character Strengths, ICT Competence Beliefs, and Digital Citizenship Competencies among Preschool Teachers in Hong Kong and the Philippines
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Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): VALDEZ, Jana Patricia Millonado null

 
Conceptualization and Development of Culturally Sensitive Measure of Gratitude
This projects hopes to develop a culturally appropriate gratitude scale and explore its association with mental health functioning.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): DATU, Jesus Alfonso Daep null (VALDEZ, Jana Patricia Millonado null as Co-Investigator)