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su xuebing th 

Research Assistant Professor










2766 5729





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Youth study and youth development

Career and life development of practitioners

Organizational behaviors and workplace wellbeing

Scale development and validation




Youth and Social Work


Research Interests:

Youth study

Career and life development

Workplace wellbeing

Organizational behaviors

Collective psychological ownership characterized by sharedness


Selected Publications:

Su, X.*, Liang, K., & Wong, V. (2021). The impact of collective psychological ownership on turnover intention among social service workers. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance. https://doi.org/10.1080/23303131.2021.1898072


Liang, K., Su, X.*, & Wong, V. (2021). Person-organization value congruence mediates the relationship between job resources and collective psychological ownership: The case of social workers in China. Journal of Social Service Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2020.1869669


Wong, V., Pouyaud, J., Su, X., & Yip, T.C.Y (2021). Incorporating the notion of decent work into the ENOW practice model for coping with challenges in career counseling and guidance. In V. Cohen-Scali, (Ed.) Career counseling and guidance in the 21st century: Challenges and prospects (in French), Ch. 16, pp. 305-324. Duno


Su, X., & Wong, V. (2020). Map of Self-Perceived Growth for Reviewing User Journey and Negotiating Career Transitions. African Journal of Career Development, 2(1), 9. https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/18/71


Su, X., Wong, V., & To, S.M. (2020). Amotivation, career engagement, and the moderating role of career adaptability of youth not in education, employment or training. Asia Pacific Career Development Journal, 3(2), 1-18. https://asiapacificcda.org/resources/APCDJ/A0003_2_01.pdf


Su, X., Liang, K., & Wong, V. (2020). The impact of psychosocial resources incorporated with collective psychological ownership on work burnout of social workers in China. Journal of Social Service Research, 47(3), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2020.1817229


Su, X., Wong, V., & To, S.M. (2020). Factor structure of the Chinese career adapt-abilities scale in youth with a longer spell of status of not in education, employment, or training. Child & Youth Service, 41(1). http://doi.org/10.1080/0145935X.2020.1768843


Su, X*. (2020). Validation of the Chinese version of the turnover intention scale in social workers. Journal of Social Service Research, 1-12. http://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2020.1738312


Su, X., & Wong, V. (2020). A research on workplace learning program informed by the expanded notion of work: A new perspective for youth career development (in Chinese), Youth Exploration, 225, 47-58. http://www.cnki.com.cn/Article/CJFDTotal-QLTS202001006.htm


To, S. M., Wong, C. W. V., Yan, M. W., & Su, X. (2019). Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the parent career behavior checklist in a sample of non-engaged youth and their parents. Child & Youth Care Forum (pp.19). Springer US. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10566-019-09540-6


Wong, V., & Yuen, J., Su, X. & Yung, J. (2019) ‘Social isolation experienced by youth in social withdrawal: Towards an interdisciplinary analysis and practice’. In Morese, R., Palermo, S. & Fiorella, R. (Eds.) Social Isolation – An Interdisciplinary View. InTechOpen. http://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.86503


Su, X., & Ng, S.M. (2019). The differential impacts of collective psychological ownership and membership identification on work burnout and engagement. Journal of Social Service Research, 45(1), 44-58. http://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2018.1479340


Wong, V., & Su, X*. (2019) ‘Research on youth career development: A perspective informed by interest development and interest-based intervention’ (in Chinese), Youth Exploration, 222, 65-77. http://www.cnki.com.cn/Article/CJFDTotal-QLTS201904007.htm


Su, X., & Ng, S.-M. (2018). Development and validation of the collective psychological ownership scale in organizational contexts. International Social Work, 62(5), 1431-1443. http://doi.org/10.1177/0020872818767483


Ng, S.M., & Su, X*. (2018). An investigation into the correlates of collective psychological ownership in organizational context. Cogent Psychology, 5(1), 1470484. http://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2018.1470484


Current Research Projects:

1. A study of the role of collective psychological ownership in the relationship between work conditions and workplace well-being among young adult social workers’ (funded by RGC General Research Fund, 2020-2022)


2. Development and application of map of self-perceived growth in youth studies


Professional & Community Service:

Peer review services for international journals:

Frontier in Public Mental Health (specialty section of Frontiers in Public Health, Frontiers in Psychiatry and Frontiers in Sociology) (Review Editor on the Editorial Board)


Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance