Dr. LEUNG Tsin-yee, Janet 梁倩儀博士

Assistant Professor

PhD (PolyU) 
MA (Sussex) 
BSocSc (CUHK) 

2766 7944

Social Work Practice
Adolescent Development
Family Processes
Parent Education 


Capstone Project

Integrative Seminar in Social Work Studies

Integrative Project

Advanced Social Work Theory & Practice II

Research Interests: 


Family processes and family support

Adolescent development

Selected Publications: 

Leung J.T.Y. (in press). Maternal beliefs, adolescent perceived maternal control and psychological competence in poor Chinese female-headed divorced families. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-016-0367-z

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (in press). Family functioning, filial piety and adolescent psychosocial competence in Chinese single-mother families experiencing economic disadvantage: Implications for social work. British Journal of Social Work. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv119.

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (in press). Parent-child discrepancies in perceived parental sacrifice and achievement motivation of Chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage. Child Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-015-9332-4

Leung J.T.Y., Shek, D.T.L, & Ma, C.M.S. (2016). Measuring perceived parental sacrifice among adolescents in Hong Kong: Confirmatory factor analyses of The Chinese Parental Sacrifice Scale. Child Indicators Research, 9, 173–192. DOI 10.1007/s12187-015-9313-7

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2016). The influence of parental beliefs on the development of Chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage: maternal control as a mediator. Journal of Family Issues, 37(4), 543-573. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X13518776

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2015). Parental attributions of children’s success and failure and family processes in poor Chinese families. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(8), 2191-2203. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-0022-5

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2015). Parental beliefs and parental sacrifice of Chinese parents experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong: Implications for social work. British Journal of Social Work, 45(4), 1119-1136. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bct190

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2014). Parent-adolescent discrepancies in perceived parenting characteristics and adolescent developmental outcomes in poor families. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(2), 200-213. 

Leung, C., Leung, J.T.Y., & Fong, W.W.S. (2013). Outcome evaluation of peer support program for helping Chinese parents under stress. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 23(3), 168-182. DOI:10.1080/02185385.2013.818199

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2013). Psychometric properties of Chinese Cultural Beliefs About Adversity Scale. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 324-333. DOI: 10.1177/1049731512473782

Leung, J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2012). Parental differences in family processes in Chinese families experiencing economic disadvantage. Géneros. Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies, 1(3), 242-273.

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2011). “All I can do for my child” --- Development of the Chinese Parental Sacrifice for Child’s Education Scale. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 10(3), 201-208.

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2011). Expecting my child to become “Dragon” --- Development of the Chinese Parental Expectation on Child’s Future Scale. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 10(3), 257-265.

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2011). Poverty and adolescent developmental outcomes: a critical review. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 23(2), 109-114. 

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2011). Qualitative and quantitative approaches in the study of poverty and adolescent development: separation or integration? International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 23(2), 115-121

Book Chapters: 

Leung J.T.Y., & Busiol, D. (in press). Growing up in a “Greenhouse”. Children and Adolescents: Future Challenges. New York: Nova Science. 

Leung J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2015). To serve and to learn. In D.T.L. Shek, F.K.Y. Wu, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Leadership and service learning education: Holistic development for Chinese university students. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 

Shek, D.T.L., & Leung J.T.Y. (2014). Substance Abuse in Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong. In D.T.L. Shek, R.C.F. Sun, & C.M.S. Ma (Eds.), Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong - Family Life, Psychological Well-Being and Risk Behavior (pp.133-154). New York: Springer.

Shek, D.T.L., & Leung J.T.Y. (2013). Adolescent developmental issues in Hong Kong: Phenomena and implications for youth service. In D.T.L. Shek, & R.C.F. Sun (Eds.), Development and evaluation of Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs (P.A.T.H.S.) (pp. 1-14). Heidelberg: Springer. 


Papers presented at International Conferences:

Leung, J.T.Y., Shek, D.T.L., & Ma, C.M.S. (2015, October). Personal well-being and social adjustment in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Paper presented at 2015 ISQOLS The Quality of Life Conference: The Future of Quality of Life, which was organized by The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS). Phoenix, U.S.A.  

Leung, J.T.Y. & Shek, D.T.L. (2014, November). To Serve and To Learn – Students’ Reflections of the Service Learning Experience in Serving the Migrant Children in Shanghai. Paper presented at The Second University Social Responsibility Summit cum Inaugural International Service-Learning Conference, which was organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.


Current Research Projects : 

Perceived parental sacrifices, filial piety and developmental outcomes in poor adolescents in Hong Kong: A longitudinal study (PI, Early Career Scheme, RGC, HK$666,300, 2015-2018)

Discontinuing Youth’s Violent Involvements with Social Capital Development (Co-I, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Central Policy Unit, HK$817,420, 2015-2016)

Development of a Positive Youth Development Program in China: The Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. Project (Co-PI, Tin Ka Ping Foundation, HK$8 million, 2014-2018)

The Application of Positive Education to Nurture Wellbeing and Promote Mental Health of Primary School Students Project (Co-I, Bei Shan Tang Foundation, HK$1 million, 2015-2020)

Seeking Help for Mental Health Problems in Hong Kong: The Influence of Family. (Co-I, General Research Fund, RGC, HK$998,500, 2014-2017) 

Project P.A.T.H.S. (Co-PI, Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust Fund, HK$8.074 million, 2013-2016) 

Beating the Odds: Parental Beliefs, Family Life Quality, Filial Piety and Adolescent Psychosocial Development in Female Single-Parent Families Experiencing Economic Disadvantage in Hong Kong (PI, Departmental General Research Fund, $100,000, 2013-2014)