Dr NG, Sau Man Catalina    吳秀敏 博士
Associate Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-3096-4877
Phone
(852) 2948 7208
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
csmng@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
35183762500
Research Outputs

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., Wu, F. K. Y., & Ng, C. S. M. (2016). General education program in a new 4-year university curriculum in Hong Kong. Shek, D. T. L., Siu, A. M. H., Leung, H., & Merrick, J., Higher Education in Hong Kong: Nurturing students to be caring service leaders (123-135). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Ng, C. S. M., & Ng, S. S. L. (2022). A qualitative study on the experience of stigma for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Scientific Reports, 12 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-23978-0
Lin, S. Y., Ng, C. S. M., Chung, K. K., & To-Chan, S. P. (2022). Teachers' changed perceptions of pupils' motivation for learning through professional development: The moderating role of classroom ethnic composition. Journal of Education for Teaching, 49, 475-490. https://doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2022.2135426
Ng, C. S. M., & Ng, S. S. L. (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's mental health: A systematic review.. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.975936
Tse, S., Yu, C. H., Yuen, W. W-Y., Ng, C. S. M., Lo, I. W-K., Fukui, S., Goscha, R. J., Chan, S. H. W., Wan, E., Wong, S., & Chan, S-K. (2022). Randomized controlled trial evaluating the Strengths Model Case Management in Hong Kong. Research on Social Work Practice, 0, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/10497315221118550
Tse, S., Ng, C. S. M.*, Yuen, W. W. Y., Lo, L. W. K., Fukui, S., Goscha, R. Wan, E., Wong, S., Chan, S. K. (2021). Process research: Compare and contrast recovery-orientated strengths model of case management and usual community mental health care. BMC Psychiatry, 21, 534. doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03523-5. 
Ng, C. S. M., Fang, Y. J., Wang, Z., & Zhang, M (2021). Potential factors of parenting stress in Chinese parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, in press, 1-12.
Ng, C. S. M., & Chan, V. C. W (2021). Prevalence of workplace bullying and risk groups in Chinese employees in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(1), 329-339.
Ng, C. S. M., Chai, W., Chan, S. P., & Chung, K. K. H. (2021). Hong Kong preschool teachers' utilization of culturally responsive teaching to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students: A qualitative exploration. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, ahead of print, 1-20.
Ng, C. S. M., Chiu, M. M., Heyman, G., & Zhou, Q. (2020). The impact of differential parenting: A study protocol on a longitudinal study investigating child and parent factors on children's psychosocial health in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:1656, 1-11.
Ng, C. S. M., & Chan, V. C. W. (2020). Prevalence and associated factors of alexithymia among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Psychiatry Research, 290, 1-9.
Ng, C. S. M., Chai, W., Fok, H. K., Chan, S. P., Lam, H. C., & Chung, K. K. H. (2019). Building preschool teachers' capacity for teaching Chinese to ethnic minority children in Hong Kong: A qualitative study.. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, online, 1-22.
Tse, S., Ng, C. S. M., Yuen, W. W. Y., Fukui, S., Goscha, R., & Lo, I. W. K. (2019). Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating effectiveness of Strengths Model Case Management (SMCM) with Chinese mental health service users in Hong Kong.. BMJ Open, 9(5):e026399, 1-10.
Ng, C. S. M. (2019). Effects of workplace bullying on Chinese children's health, behaviours and school adjustment via parenting: Study protocol for a longitudinal study. BMC Public Health, 19, 129.
Lau, J. T. F., Ng, C. S. M. (co-first authorship), Wu, A. M. S., Ma, Y. L., Lau, M. M. C. (2018). Low coverage of influenza vaccination among Chinese children aged 12-23 months: Prevalence and associated factors. PLoS ONE, 13(10), 1-14.
Shek, D. T. L., Ng, C. S. M., & Law, M. Y. M. (2017). Community-based positive youth development program in Hong Kong: Views of the program implementers. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 29(1), 15-21.
Shek, D. T. L., Ng, C. S. M., & Law, M. Y. M. (2017). Positive youth development programs for adolescents with greater psychosocial needs: Evaluation based on program implementers.. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 29(1), 33-39.
Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., Wu, F. K. Y., Ng, C. S. M., & Chai, W. Y. (2017). Qualitative Evaluation of General University Requirements in a New 4-year University Curriculum: Findings Based on Experiences of Students.. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 29(1), 91-102.
Shek, D. T. L., & Ng, C. S. M. (2016). Longitudinal research design in adolescent development research. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 15(4), 349-358.
Shek, D. T. L., & Ng, C. S. M. (co-first author) (2016). Longitudinal studies on adolescents in Hong Kong: A review. International Journal of Disability of Human Development, 15(4), 367-375.
Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., & Ng, C. S. M. (2016). Evaluation of a General Education Program in Hong Kong: Results based on multiple evaluation strategies. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 9(2), 263-273.
Shek, D. T. L., Ng, C. S. M., & Law, M. Y. M. (2016). Studies on adolescent egocentrism in Hong Kong: A review. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 9(4), 469-477.
Shek, D. T. L., Lu, Y., Wu, F. K. Y., & Ng, C. S. M. (2015). General education program in a new 4-year university curriculum in Hong Kong: findings based on multiple evaluation strategies. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 14(4), 377-384.

Conference Papers
Refereed conference paper
Ng, C. S. M., Chung, K. K. H., & To-Chan, S. P. (2021, September). Social integration: Building kindergarten teachers' capacity to teach Chinese language to ethnic minority children in Hong Kong. European Educational Research Association, Geneva (online).

Projects

Globalizing the Learning Experience: An Exploratory Study
This project aims to enhance students’ intercultural competence and internationalization through working collaboratively with UCL IOE on a course about special education needs.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Pui Ching, Jessie (NG, Sau Man, Catalina as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Social Reconciliation Readiness and Strategy Preferences among Hong Kong People: A Mixed Methods Study
We aim to identify the readiness of Hong Kong people for reconciliation, suitable reconciliation strategies for each subgroup representative of various demographic segments of the population, and implementation suggestions for reconciliation strategies.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏
 
The Impact of Differential Parenting: A Longitudinal Study of Child and Parent Factors on Children's Psychosocial Health in Hong Kong
The overall aim of this study is to examine the impact of PDT on adolescent psychosocial well-being and test adolescents’ perception of fairness as a mediation mechanism. We will further explore whether the mediated pathway via adolescent perception of fairness may be moderated by parental empathy, adolescent empathy and adolescent personality. Effects on adolescents’ psychosocial adjustment will be investigated as assessed by measures of self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and trust in relationships with parents.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏
 
The Relationships between Perceived Stress, Coping Strategies, Emotional Intelligence, Life Satisfaction and Psychological Health among Chinese Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case-Control Study
Many previous Western studies reported that parents of a child with a developmental disability face many challenges that are not shared by parents of children who have a normal development because children with ASD require more care, attention, and supervision than children without ASD. The demands of care have significant impacts on parents and caregivers’ physical and psychological health and results found that mothers of children with disability had poorer emotional health. Parents with mental health problems may put their children at risk through negative parenting and lower quality of supervision. Hence, it is crucial to examine the psychological health of parents and caregivers of children with disability.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏
 
A Longitudinal Study of Preschool Teachers' Professional Development Needs in Hong Kong: Its Relationship with Teacher Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, and Teacher Wellbeing
Teachers’ lifelong learning and continuing professional development are key to high quality early childhood education. It is therefore important to understand Hong Kong kindergarten teachers’ professional developmental needs. Teachers engaging in professional development can potentially buffer the impact of stress or burnout because professional development activities can bestow teachers a sense of competence and efficacy. Therefore, participating in teacher professional development activities and teacher efficacy can have an inextricable relationship with each other. Teachers with high self-efficacy have an optimistic belief in their competence to handle the challenges they face, which reduces their anxiety and powerlessness and leads to a higher level of job satisfaction. Thus, teacher professional development might enhance teacher self-efficacy, which might therefore lower teacher anxiety for a better mental health.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Kevin Kien Hoa 鍾杰華 (NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏 as Co-Investigator)
 
Randomized Controlled Trial of Strengths Model Case Management with Chinese Mental Health Service Users in Hong Kong
This study aims to conduct a randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of Strengths Model Case Management (SMCM) for individuals with mental illnesses in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSE Samson (NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏 as Co-Investigator)
 
Designing and Developing On-line Learning Materials for HD (ECE) Students
Blended instruction combining online and face-to-face (F2F) learning elements have significant impacts on students’ learning. To harness the power of blended learning, teachers need to reorganize the learning materials and shift the delivery mode from F2F to online learning. The purpose of using online learning is to encourage students to take charge of their learning and to facilitate the development of a learning community. The proposed project is a new approach for HD students and very innovative in the field of HD programme. It aims at encouraging and providing support to course teachers for them to change some classroom learning materials to online learning materials in order to create an interactive and effective online learning environment which will benefit student learning. Ample technical support will be provided for the 10 course coordinators to design online learning activities to promote active learning.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Po Lin 陳寶蓮 (NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
The Effects of Workplace Bullying on Chinese Children’s Health, Behaviors and School Adjustment via Parenting: A Longitudinal Study
The overall aim of this study is to examine how the physical health, psychological well-being, school adjustment and problem behaviors of children whose parents are victims of workplace bullying may be related to the impact that workplace bullying has on parenting practices. The proposed study is a quantitative research using a 2-year longitudinal design. Data will be collected from class teachers, employed Chinese parents whose children are studying in primary schools in Hong Kong, and their children. To ensure that the sampling is representative, one primary school will be recruited from each district. A total of 18 primary schools will be invited to join the study.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏
 
The Impact of The Use of Mobile Devices on Children’s and Adolescents’ Physical, Psychological Health and Academic Performance Mediated by Parenting Styles
With the advance of technology, it is getting more and more common for children and adolescents to own and use mobile devices, specifically referring to smartphones and tablets, which have been proven to be a potential cause of physical and psychological problems for children. However, the existing literature essentially focuses on Internet use, which is only one of the possible reasons for using mobile devices, but by no means the only one. Younger children in particular may use mobile devices to learn and play, which often does not require to be connected to the internet. It is therefore evident that the use of mobile devices in all its possible forms is under-researched, especially in the Chinese context and existing studies do not give justice to the phenomenon of mobile device use by young people if the focus is only on internet use, which may represent only a fraction of the time mobile devices are in use. Since parents are often perceived as exerting a key influence on children’s behavior, investigating perceived parenting styles in relation to the use of mobile devices by children and adolescents can help uncover new insights into how parents can better protect their children from any harm potentially brought by a wrong use or an over-use of mobile devices. Similarly, it is useful to understand whether the use of mobile devices has any impact on academic performance, which also offers an opportunity to explore the relationships between mobile device use, health, academic performance and parenting styles by using a sample of three primary schools and three secondary schools in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏
 
The Prevalence of Alexithymia and Its Association With Parenting Styles and Family Emotional Expressiveness in a Sample of Chinese Children and Early Adolescents in Hong Kong
This study investigates the prevalence rate and the relationships between alexithymia, parenting styles and family emotional expressiveness.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏
 
A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Efficacy of an Intervention which Enhances Social Support and Positive Affect through Online Social Networking in Smoking Cessations
This is a project which aims to evaluate the efficacy of a smoking intervention to enhance social support and positive affect in order to reduce smoking.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): Joseph Lau (NG, Sau Man Catalina 吳秀敏 as Co-Investigator)
 
Prizes and awards

"Top 10%" Teaching Award

Date of receipt: 14/5/2020, Conferred by: Faculty of Education and Human development, Education University of Hong Kong
 
_"Top 10%" Teaching Award (2018/19)

Date of receipt: 22/5/2019, Conferred by: Faculty of Education and Human Development
 
Faculty of Education and Human Development “Top 10%” Teaching Award (2016/17)

Date of receipt: /6/2017, Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong