Dr CHEUNG, Sum Kwing   張森烱
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 7614
Fax No: (852) 2948 7160
Email: sskcheung@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-7870-3118
Phone
(852) 2948 7614
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
sskcheung@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
24166281100
Research Interest
  • Numeracy development
  • Socio-emotional development
  • Quality of home environment
  • Teacher education
Research Interest

  • Numeracy development
  • Socio-emotional development
  • Quality of home environment
  • Teacher education
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Cheung, S. K. (2021). Friendship satisfaction.. In F. Maggino (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (2nd ed.) (pp. 1-5). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
張森烱 (2017)。 幼兒品格教育的迷思與反思。載於劉慧中、戴燕儀 (主編), 幼兒教育面面觀:研究與實務結集本 – 專題研討版 (頁 27-30)。香港: 香港教育大學
Cheung, S. K. (2015). Coeducation and single-sex schooling. In J. D. Wright (Ed.-in-chief), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences: Vol. 3 (2nd ed.) (pp. 926-931). Oxford: Elsevier
Cheung, S. K., & McBride-Chang, C. (2014). Friendship satisfaction. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 2364-2367). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Cheung, S. K., & Chan, W. W. L. (2022). The roles of different executive functioning skills in young children’s mental computation and applied mathematical problem-solving. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 40, 151-169
Cheung, S.K., Siu, TS.C. & Caldwell, M.P. (2022). Mathematical ability at a very young age: The contributions of relationship quality with parents and teachers via children’s language and literacy abilities. Early Childhood Education Journal, Early view, 1-11
Cheung, S. K., Cheng, W. Y., Cheung, R. Y., Lau, E. Y. H., & Chung, K. K. H. (2022). Home learning activities and parental autonomy support as predictors of pre-academic skills: The mediating role of young children's school liking. Learning and Individual Differences, 94, 102127
Hornburg, C. B., Borriello, G.A., Kung, M., Lin, J., Litkowski, E., Cosso, J., Ellis, A., King, Y., Zippert, E., Cabrera, N., Davis-Kean, P., Eason, S. H., Hart, S. A., Iruka, I., LeFevre, J.-A., Simms, V., Susperreguy, M. I., Cahoon, A., Chan, W. W. L., Cheung, S. K., Coppola, M., De Smedt, B., Elliot, L., Estévez-Pérez, N., Gallagher-Mitchell, T., Gardner-Neblett, N.,. . . Purpura, D. J. (2021). Next directions in measurement of the home mathematics environment: An international and interdisciplinary perspective. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 7(2), 195-220
Yang, X., Dulay, K. M., McBride, C., & Cheung, S. K. (2021). How do phonological awareness, RAN, and vocabulary contribute to early numeracy and print knowledge of Filipino children?. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 209, 105179
Cheung, S. K., & Kwan, J. L. Y. (2021). Parents’ perceived goals for early mathematics learning and their relations with children’s motivation to learn mathematics. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 56, 90-102
Cheung, S. K., Dulay, K. M., Yang, X., Mohseni, F., & McBride, C. (2021). Home literacy and numeracy environments in Asia. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 578764
Cheung, S. K., Kwan, J. L. Y., & Yim, K. Y. K. (2021). Pre-service early childhood teachers’ perceptions about sexuality education and behavioural intentions towards children’s curiosity about sexuality. Journal of Education for Teaching, 47, 89-103
Cheung, S. K., Dulay, K. M., & McBride, C. (2020). Parents' characteristics, the home environment, and children's numeracy skills: How are they related in low- to middle-income families in the Philippines?. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 192, 104780
Liu, C., Cheung, S. K., Chung, K. K. H., McBride, C., Lam, C. B. I., & Li, X. (2020). The roles of executive functioning and oral language skills in young Chinese children's arithmetic competence. Learning and Individual Differences, 77, 101810
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2019). Intergenerational transmission of word reading skills among Filipino families. Developmental Science, 22, e12859
Cheung, S. K., Fong, R. W., Leung, S. K. Y., & Ling, E. K. (2019). The roles of Hong Kong preservice early childhood teachers' creativity and zest in their self-efficacy in creating child-centered learning environments. Early Education and Development, 30, 788-799
Cheung, S. K., & Kam, C. S. (2019). Hong Kong pre-service early childhood teachers’ attitudes towards parental involvement and the role of their family relationship quality.. Journal of Education for Teaching, 45, 417-433
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., Reyes, P., & McBride, C. (2019). Effects of parent coaching on Filipino children's numeracy, language, and literacy skills. Journal of Educational Psychology, 111, 641-662
Zhang, J., Cheung, S. K., Wu, C., & Meng, Y. (2018). Cognitive and affective correlates of Chinese children’s mathematical word problem solving. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2357
Cheung, S. K., Yang, X., Dulay, K. M., & McBride, C. (2018). Family and individual variables associated with young Filipino children’s numeracy interest and competence. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36, 334-353
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2018). Environmental correlates of early language and literacy in low- to middle-income Filipino families. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 53, 45-56
Zhang, J., Fan, X., Cheung, S. K., Meng, Y., Cai, Z., & Hu, B. Y. (2017). The role of early language abilities on math skills among Chinese children. PLoS ONE, 12, 1-14
Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2017). Effectiveness of parent-child number board game playing in promoting Chinese kindergarteners’ numeracy skills and mathematics interest. Early Education and Development, 28, 572-589
Cheung, S. K., Ling, E. K., & Leung, S. K. Y. (2017). Beliefs associated with support for child-centered learning environment among Hong Kong pre-service early childhood teachers. Journal of Education for Teaching, 43, 232-244
Cheung, S. K., & McBride-Chang, C. (2015). Evaluation of a parent training program for promoting Filipino young children's number sense with number card games. Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, 5, 39-49
Zhou, Y. L., McBride-Chang, C., Fong, C. Y. C., Wong, T. T. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2012). A comparison of phonological awareness, lexical compounding, and homophone training for Chinese word reading in Hong Kong kindergartners. Early Education and Development, 23, 475-492
Cheung, S. K., & McBride-Chang, C. (2011). Relations of gender, gender-related personality characteristics, and dating status to adolescents’ cross-sex friendship quality. Sex Roles, 64, 59-69
Ip, H. M., Cheung, S. K., McBride-Chang, C., & Chang, L. (2008). Associations of warmth and control of Filipina domestic helpers and mothers to Hong Kong kindergarten children's social competence. Early Education and Development, 19, 284-301
Cheung, S. K., McBride-Chang, C. (2007). Correlates of cross-sex friendship satisfaction in Hong Kong adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31, 19-27
Cheung, S. K., Kong, Y. C., Li, Y. L., Wong, W. Y., & McBride-Chang, C. (2005). Getting an 'aha!' with different types of hints. The International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 15, 47-58

Conference Papers
Invited conference paper
Cheung, S. K. (2016, 10). Learning activities for promoting young children’s self-regulation.. Workshop delivered at the International Symposium on Child Care and Development, Hong Kong, China
Refereed conference paper
Cheung, S. K., Siu, T.-S. C., & Chan, W. L. (2021, 12). Relations of parent-child and teacher-child relationships to very young children’s mathematical abilities: The mediating role of receptive vocabulary.. Paper presented at the Virtual Hong Kong Educational Research Association and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference., Hong Kong
Myat Kyaw, H. M., & Cheung, S. K. (2021, 12). Myanmar preschool teachers’ mathematics teaching beliefs and practices before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.. Paper presented at the Virtual Hong Kong Educational Research Association and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference., Hong Kong
Siu, T.-S. C., Caldwell, M. P., Cheung, S. K., & Chan, W. L (2021, 12). Evaluating structural and process quality of infant and toddler rooms in Hong Kong.. Paper presented at the Virtual Hong Kong Educational Research Association and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference., Hong Kong
Cheung, S. K., & Li, Z. Y. (2021, 7). Strategies adopted by Hong Kong parents to promote young children’s mathematical development. Paper presented at the Virtual 21st Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Online
Cheung, S. K., Cheng W. Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., Lau, E. Y. H., & Chung, K. K. H. (2021, 4). Relationships between young children’s home learning environment, school liking and early academic skills. Poster presented at the Virtual Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Online
Cheung, S. K., Dulay, K. M., & McBride, C. (2020, 12). Cognitive precursors of young children’s addition story problem solving.. In S. K. Cheung (Chair), The roles of different domain-general and domain-specific skills in children’s mathematical competence. Symposium conducted at the 2020 Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Virtual Conference. , Online
Cheung, S. K., Kwan, J. L.Y., Li, Z. Y., & Kwan, K. T. (2020, 10). Relationships between home numeracy activities, parental numeracy guidance, and young children’s numeracy interest and competence. . Poster presented at the Home Math Environment Virtual Conference., Online
Cheung, S. K., Li, Z. Y., Chan, W. W. L., Chan, Y. Y., & Myat Kyaw, H. M. (2020, 10). Parents’ interactive behaviors during joint play with children: What matters for children’s early mathematics ability?. Poster presented at the Home Math Environment Virtual Conference. , Online
Kwan, J. L.Y., Cheung, R. Y. H., & Cheung, S. K. (2020, 7). Interaction between parental beliefs about the nature of mathematics on children’s motivation to learn mathematics.. Poster presented at the 2020 Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Virtual Conference., Online
Cheung, S. K., & Leung, S. K. Y. (2019, 7). Hong Kong young children’s home numeracy environment and its relation to their interest in mathematics. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
Cheung, S. K., & Fong, R. W. (2019, 6). Roles of parents’ sense of perfectionism towards children’s learning and home numeracy activities in young children’s numeracy skills?. In K. Lee (Chair), Home numeracy activities and mathematical achievement. Symposium conducted at the 2019 Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
Cheung, S. K., & Leung, S. K. Y. (2019, 6). Parents’ perceived goals of early math learning, frequency of home math activities, and young children’s math development. Paper presented at the Research Conference on Child Development, Hong Kong, China
Cheung, S. K., & Zhang, J. (2019, 6). Children’s performance on algorithmic computation task in timed and untimed situations: Does executive functioning matter?. In K. Lee (Chair), Are inhibitory skills important for mathematical performance? Symposium conducted at the 2019 Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Conference, Ottawa, Canada
Kwan, M. Y., Cheung, S. K., & Ng, W. Y. (2018, 12). Correlates of Hong Kong pre-service early childhood teachers’ attitudes towards and confidence in collaborating with families.. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2018, Hong Kong, China
Leung, K. Y., Cheung, S. K., & Ng, W. Y. (2018, 12). Hong Kong pre-service kindergarten teachers’ approach to handling young children’s sexuality-related behaviours and its correlates.. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2018, Hong Kong, China
Cheung, S. K., Dulay, K. M., & McBride, C. (2018, 7). Coaching disadvantaged Filipino parents on guidance of young children's numeracy skills: Can the initial benefits sustain over time?. In R. Jocson (Chair), Socioeconomic context and parenting: Influences on young children and adolescents in the Philippines. Symposium conducted at the 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Gold Coast, Australia
Chung, K.K.H., Li, X., Lam, C.B., Lam, C.Y., Lai, P.Y., McBride, C., & Cheung, S.K. (2018, 7). Addressing the reading achievement gap in low-income families: An early reading intervention program. 25th Annual Meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, United Kingdom
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2018, 7). Easier in hindsight: Profiles of Filipino beginning readers and non-readers.. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Brighton, United Kingdom
Cheung, S. K., Dulay, K. M., Yang, X., & McBride, C. (2018, 6). Home learning environment or parents’ characteristics: Which matters more for Filipino children’s numeracy skills?. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Prague, Czech Republic
Kwok, W. Y., Cheung, S. K., Yung, L. K. (2018, 6). Relations of parents’ achievement goal orientations and parenting practices to their young children’s learning behaviors. Poster presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Prague, Czech Republic
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2018, 2). Early and concurrent correlates of Cebuano invented spelling ability among Filipino children. Poster presented at the Conference of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia, Tsukuba, Japan
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2017, 7). Children's early literacy skills, parents’ attitudes, home literacy environment among low-income families in the Philippines.. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cheng, T. K., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). A case study of the effectiveness of social stories to enhance the social skills of a young child with autism spectrum disorder.. Paper presented at the Canada International Conference on Education 2017, Toronto, Canada
Cheung, L. C., Lee, S. S., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Relations of Hong Kong young children’s home reading resources and habits to their oral vocabulary skills and reading interest.. Short paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Opatija, Croatia
Kam, C. S., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Hong Kong pre-service preschool teachers’ attitudes towards home-school collaboration and their correlates.. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Opatija, Croatia
Kwan, M. N., Ho, P. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Effects of a play-based social skill training program on young children with language delay.. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Opatija, Croatia.
Lam, Y., Wong, S. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Strategies for promoting young children’s social competence: A case study of a Hong Kong nursery school.. Short paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Opatija, Croatia
Leung, W. H., Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Hong Kong pre-service preschool teachers’ self-efficacy and its relation to their practicum and university experiences.. Short paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Opatija, Croatia
So, W. Y. H., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Hong Kong pre-service and in-service preschool teachers’ perception and management strategies of young children’s aggressive behavior. . Short paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Opatija, Croatia
Wong, C. W., Yuan, A., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Effects of dialogic reading using picture books on a child with developmental language delay. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Opatija, Croatia
Yiu, Y. H., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 6). Hong Kong parents’ involvement in early childhood education and its associations with parent-child relationship and children’s social competence.. Paper presented at the Canada International Conference on Education 2017, Toronto, Canada
Cheng, C. T., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 5). Hong Kong parents’ educational expectations for their young children: Do gender differences exist?. Poster presented at the World Organization for Early Childhood Education Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong, China
Leung, H. T., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 5). A case study of the effectiveness of a reinforcement program in enhancing young children’s sustained attention. Poster presented at the World Organization for Early Childhood Education Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong, China
Tso, W. K., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 5). What can young children’s artworks tell? Possibilities and challenges of assessing young children’s multiple intelligences through their artworks.. Paper presented at the World Organization for Early Childhood Education Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong, China
Wong, P. N., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 5). Hong Kong pre-service and in-service kindergarten teachers’ conception of creativity and creativity education practices.. Poster presented at the World Organization for Early Childhood Education Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong, China
Yim, K. Y. K., & Cheung, S. K. (2017, 5). Hong Kong pre-service kindergarten teachers’ beliefs and attitudes towards sexuality education. . Paper presented at the World Organization for Early Childhood Education Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017, Hong Kong, China
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2017, 4). Relationships among socioeconomic status, home literacy environment, early vocabulary and pre-literacy skills among Filipino children.. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas, USA.
Chow, Y. Y. M., Poon, T. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2016, 7). Hong Kong pre-service kindergarten teachers’ beliefs and attitudes about teaching of writing.. Poster presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea
Lee, K. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2016, 7). Effects of imagery activities on young children’s verbal and non-verbal creativity.. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea
Li, Z. Y., Fong, L., Kwan, M. N., Poon, T. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2016, 7). Hong Kong pre-service kindergarten teachers’ beliefs and practices about promoting children’s creativity.. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea
Liu, K. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2016, 7). Relations of home environment and parent-child relationship to young children’s creativity.. Poster presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea
Lo, P. K. J., Leung, W. H. K., Poon, T. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2016, 7). Hong Kong pre-service kindergarten teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education.. Poster presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea
Wong, K. W., Ho, P. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2016, 7). Effects of using predictable picture books on a child with intellectually disability.. Poster presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea
Wong, S. Y., Poon, T. Y., & Cheung, S. K. (2016, 7). Hong Kong pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards teaching children with special educational needs.. Poster presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea
Cheung, S. K., Dulay, K. M., & McBride, C. (2016, 5). Effects of a parent coaching program on numeracy guidance on young children’s early numeracy and literacy skills.. Paper presented at the V International Conference "Early Childhood Care and Education", Moscow, Russia
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2016, 2). Relative efficacy of two home-based early literacy programs on Filipino children’s pre-literacy skills.. Paper presented at the East Asia Joint Symposium on Reading and Spelling, Seoul, South Korea
Cheung, S. K., McBride, C., & Dulay, K. M. (2015, 6). Effects of a parent training program on parents’ attitudes about numeracy guidance and their children’s interest in numbers.. Paper presented at the Quality Childhood Conference International 2015, Hong Kong, China
Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2015, 6). Indirect benefits of a numeracy-related parent training program on general parenting attitudes in the Philippines.. Poster presented at the Quality Childhood Conference International 2015, Hong Kong, China
Zhang, J., Meng, Y., Hu, B., Cheung, S. K., Yang, N., & Jiang, C. (2015, 6). The role of early language abilities on math skills among Chinese children.. Paper presented at the 23rd International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study Conference, Macau, China
Cheung, S. K., & Leung, S. K. Y. (2014, 8). Hong Kong pre-service kindergarten teachers’ beliefs and attitudes toward open learning environment: Is their divergent feeling a matter?. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Bali, Indonesia
Cheung, S. K., Ling, E., & Leung, S. K. Y. (2014, 8). A worthy but not easy journey: Hong Kong kindergarten teachers’ beliefs, attitudes and practices about assessment of young children. . Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Bali, Indonesia
Cheung, S. K. (2014, 7). Do parents’ attitudes towards mathematics and mathematics talk affect children?. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Cork, Ireland
Cheung, S. K., Ling, E., & Leung, S. K. Y. (2014, 7). Does the “parent-child shared reading” magic always work?. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Cork, Ireland
Cheung, S. K. (2013, 7). Effectiveness of parent-child number board game playing on Hong Kong kindergarteners’ number sense and interest in mathematics.. Paper presented at the International Conference of World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Shanghai, China
Cheung, S. K. (2013, 7). The effectiveness of a parent training program in promoting the number sense of Filipino young children.. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, Seoul, South Korea
Cheung, S. K. (2013, 4). Maximizing the educational benefits of parent-child number board game playing to kindergarteners: The importance of parent training.. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
Cheung, S. K., & McBride-Chang, C. (2005, 4). Relations among masculinity, femininity and cross-sex friendship in adolescents.. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Other conference paper
Cheng, K. L., & Cheung, S. K. (2022, 6). An investigation on parents’ goal orientations toward math learning and their relationships with children’s early math interest and ability. Paper presented at the Canada International Conference on Education 2022, Virtual., Canada