Dr.LEUNG Tsin-yee, Janet 梁倩儀博士

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Qualifications: 

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

Email: 
janet.leung@polyu.edu.hk
Phone: 
2766 7944
Office: 
GH408
Specialism: 

Social Work Practice
Adolescent Development
Family Processes
Parent Education 

Teaching: 

Capstone Project

Integrative Seminar in Social Work Studies

Integrative Project

Advanced Social Work Theory & Practice II

Research Interests: 

Poverty

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)