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Family, Child, Youth, and Ageing Studies Psychology, Mental Health, and Health

Title:

Assistant Professor


Qualifications:
PhD (HKU)
MEd (South China Normal)
BS (South China Normal)

 

Email:
jasmine.zhu@polyu.edu.hk


Phone:
2766 5787


Office:
GH348


Specialism:

Child and adolescent development

Self-identity and possible selves

Growth mindset

Youth mental health

Family and child development

 

Teaching:
(subject teaching in coming year):

Foundations in Behavioral and Social Sciences II

Psychology of Interpersonal Relationship

Integrative Project

 

Research Interests:

Possible selves

Youth mental health

Mindsets and mental health

 

Selected Publications:
Peer Review Journal Papers

(* corresponding author)

  1. Zhu, S.*, Zhuang, Y. & Ip, P (accepted) Positive mental health-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on early adolescents in Hong Kong and their associations with other negative impacts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
  2. Zhu, S.*, Zhuang, Y., Lee, P., Li, J., & Wong, P. (2021) Leisure and problematic gaming behaviour among children and adolescents during school closures caused by COVID-19 in Hong Kong: A school-based quantitative survey. JMIR Serious Games
  3. Zhu, S., Lee, P., & Wong, P. (2021). Does prolonged social withdrawal behaviour confer additional risk for self-harm or suicidal behaviours related to poor mental health? BJPsych Open. DOI: 10.1192/bjo.2021.47
  4. Wong, P., Zhu, S., Li, M. H. … Tse, S. (2021). An uncontrolled, naturalistic study of the efficacies of brief counselling sessions with individuals with mild and moderate psychological problems in Hong Kong. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2021.1880077
  5. Ngai, S., Au-Yeung, H., Tsui, C., & Zhu, S. * (2020) Effectiveness of an attachment-based parenting programme for parents in Hong Kong. China Journal of Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1080/17525098.2020.1848345 (SJR, Q3 in health, social science)
  6. Zhu, S. *, Ni, S., & Hamilton, K. (2020) Cognition malleability belief, emotion regulation and adolescent well-being: examining a mediation model among migrant youth. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. Doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2020.1806717
  7. Zhu, S.*, Zhuang, Y., & Cheung, S. H. (2020). Domain Specificity or Generality: Assessing the Chinese Implicit Theories Scale of six fundamental psychological attributes. Frontiers in Psychology. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00142
  8. Chan, K. L., Lo, C. K. M., Ho, F. K. W., Zhu, S., Lai, S. M. K., & Ip, P. (2018). The longer-term psychosocial development of adolescents: Child Development Accounts and the role of mentoring. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6, 147-153. Doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00147
  9. Chen, F., Zhu, S., & Bi, C. (2017) The development of self-esteem and the role of agency and communion: A longitudinal study among Chinese children. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 6. Doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0942-y
  10. Zhu, S., Tse, S., Yuan, W., Goodyear-Smith, F. & Wong, P. (2017). Health-related behaviours and mental health in Hong Kong employees. Occupational Medicine, 67(1), 26-32. doi:10.1093/occmed/kqw137
  11. Zhu, S., Tse, S., Tang, J., & Wong, P. (2016). Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours associated with mental illness among the working population in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional telephone survey. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 9(3) 313-325. doi: 10.1080/17542863.2016.1198409
  12. Li, L., Zhu, S., Tse, N., Tse, S., & Paul, W. (2016). Effectiveness of motivational interviewing to reduce illicit drug use in adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction,111(5), 795-805. doi:10.1111/add.13285
  13. Tse, S., Zhu S., Yu, C. H., Wong, P., & Tsang, S. (2015). An ecological analysis of secondary school students’ drug use in Hong Kong: A case-control study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60(1), 31-40. doi: 10.1177/0020764015589132
  14. Zhu, S.,* & Tse, S. (2015). Possible selves, strategies and perceived likelihood among adolescents in Hong Kong: Desire and concern. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. 20(4), 1-15. doi:10.1080/02673843.2015.1031683.
  15. Zhu, S., * (2015). Possible selves theory and its application in youth social work. (in Chinese) Social Work and Social Management, 5(3), 12-16. 
  16. Zhu, S. *, Tse, S., Cheung, S-H., & Oyserman, D. (2014). Will I get there? Effects of parental support on children’s possible selves. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 84(3), 435-453. doi:10.1111/bjep.12044 
  17. Tse, S., Ran, M., Huang, Y., & Zhu, S. (2013). The urgency of now: Building recovery-oriented, community mental health services in China. Psychiatric Services, 64(7), 613-616. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.000022013 
  18. Tse, S., & Zhu, S. (2013). “Possible selves”: Concept and applications for individuals in recovery from mental health problems. Asian Health Care Journal, 3(1), 16-19. Available at http://healthcare.org.hk/ebook/AHCJournal_Apr2013/index.html#/14/ 
  19. Zhu, S. & Zheng, X. (2009). Effect of affective priming on attention bias induced by short films. (in Chinese) Psychological Science,32(2), 327-330. (CSSCI, Impact Factor 0.864)  

 

Book Chapters:
Zhang, J., & Zhu, S. (2004) Learning behaviors among university students. In B. Zuo (eds), Psychology of University Students (pp.107-131) (in Chinese) Beijing: Higher Education Press.


Zhu, S. (2003) Psychological counselling modules and case analysis. In X. Zheng (eds), Counseling Psychology (pp. 189-214). (in Chinese) Guangzhou: Guangdong Higher Education Press.


Zhu, S. Zhang, J., & He, X. , (2004) The perspective of social constructivism on teaching and learning. (in Chinese). In L. Mo (eds), Educational Psychology Teaching Reference Book (pp. 72-81). (in Chinese) Guangzhou: Guangdong Higher Education Press.


Research Monographs

Lu, S., Luo, H., & Zhu, S. (in press) interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Screener (ChYMH-S): Chinese version assessment form and manual, interRAI 儿童青少年精神健康筛查 (ChYMH-S): 评估表和使用手册.

Tsang, S.K.M., Tse, S., Wong, H.M.C., & Zhu, S. (2010). Study of young people’s attitudes toward prevention of drug addiction and mental health promotion in the Southern District.  Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Available at http://www.socialwork.hku.hk/people/staff/files/attachment/20101119095721.pdf

Wang, X., Zhu, S., Han, Y., & Zeng, J. (2009). Training Handbook on Non-violence Parenting (in Chinese). UNICEF and The Women’s Union of Guangdong. 

Non Peer Review Journal Papers

Tse, S., Zhu, S. & Wong, A. (August 7th, 2015) Concerns on mental health status of employees in fanatical industry. (in Chinese). Hong Kong Economic Journal.

Zhu, S. (2004) How to respect children’s privacy and secrets. (in Chinese). Primary School Moral Education. 23, 32-35

Zhu, S. (2004) A developmental perspective on children’s lies. (in Chinese). Primary School Moral Education. 24, 36-38

 

Non Peer Review Journal Papers

Tse, S., Zhu, S. & Wong, A. (August 7th, 2015) Concerns on mental health status of employees in fanatical industry. (in Chinese). Hong Kong Economic Journal.


Zhu, S. (2004) How to respect children’s privacy and secrets. (in Chinese). Primary School Moral Education. 23, 32-35


Zhu, S. (2004) A developmental perspective on children’s lies. (in Chinese). Primary School Moral Education. 24, 36-38

 

Conference Presentations

Zhu, S. (2022) Who are most suffered? An investigation of the impact of social incidents on adolescents' mental health and wellbeing in Hong Kong. 26th Biennial Meeting of The International Society for The Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD), Rhodes Island, Greece

Zhu, S.*, Zhuang, Y., Lee, P., & Wong, P. W. C. (2021) Loneliness and gaming behaviours among children and adolescents during COVID-19: gender and age differences. 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting of Society for Research in Child Development (April 7-9, 2021, Virtual)

Zhu, S. *, Keech, J., Hagger, M. S., Tsang, H. & Hamilton, K.(2021). Examining the cross-lagged associations between mindsets of depression, anxiety, and stress on mental health symptoms. 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting of Society for Research in Child Development (April 7-9, 2021, Virtual)

Lu, S., Luo, H., Stewart, S., Zhu, S., & Lu, R.(February,2020)interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Screener (ChYMH-S) among Chinese migrant children: A validation study. World interRAI Conference 2020, Leuven, Belgium

Zhu, S., & Novin, S. (November 2019). Cultural mindsets and future possible selves: a cultural comparison study between Chinese and Netherland primary school students. Annual Conference of Cultural Psychology Conference, 2019, Beijing, China

Zhu, S., Ni, S. & Hamilton, K. (April , 2019) Cognition malleability belief, emotion regulation and adolescent well-being: The mediation model among migrant youth. Oral Presentation. Symposium The role of mindsets in determining health and wellbeing in 2019 Australia Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Hamilton, K., Keeth, J. & Zhu, S. (April, 2019) Examining the buffering effect of stress mindsets on the relationship between self-regulatory styles, health-related behaviours, and psychological health. Oral presentation. Symposium The role of mindsets in determining health and wellbeing in 2019 Australia Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Zhu, S., Ni, S. & Hamilton, K. (June, 2018) Cognition malleability belief, emotion regulation and adolescent well-being: The mediation model among migrant youth. Oral Presentation. 16th Annual Meeting of International Society for Quality-of-life Studies: Promotion of Quality of life in the changing world. Hong Kong, China

Zhu, S., & Zhuang, Y. (March, 2018) Validation of implicit theories scale of fundamental psychological attributes among Chinese young people. Oral Presentation. Distinguished Paper Award. 2018 International Symposium of Education and Psychology, Osaka, Japan

Zhu. S. (April, 2017) Having strategy for future self or not: An examination on the effect of gender, self-esteem and planfulness. Oral Presentation. 2017 International Symposium of Education and Psychology, Kyoto, Japan

Zhu, S. (December, 2015) Just say no? Who helps and who hinders teen’s drug refusal attitude. Oral presentation, International Conference on Outreach Work: Youth Gangs, Violence and Female Delinquency, 2015, Hong Kong, China

Zhu, S. (November, 2012) How do they see their future? Systematic review of research on possible selves and adolescents. Oral presentation, Chinese Psychological Association Annual Conference, 2012, Guangzhou, China

Zhu, S., Tse, S., & Tsang, S. K. M. (August, 2012) Has drug use become a bad habit of Chinese adolescents: The comorbidity and differences of drug use, alcohol use and cigarette use. Poster presentation, 2012 American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, USA

Zhu, S., Tse, S., & Tsang, S. K. M. (August, 2012) Social influences on possible selves. Poster presentation, 2012 American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, USA

Tse, S., Zhu, S., Tsang, S. K. M., & Wong, C. (September, 2011) Ecological characteristics of secondary school students with illegal drug use in Hong Kong: A case-control study. Oral presentation, 2011 National Conference on Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention, Hong Kong, China.

Zhu, S., & Tse, S. (June, 2010) “How do you see their future?”: Possible selves as a concept to formulate effective intervention for juvenile delinquency. Poster presentation. 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, China

Zhu, S. (May 2010) A literature review on the theory, research and application of possible selves. (Oral presentation), Research Postgraduate Conference 2010. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Zhu, S., Zhang, J., & He, X., (November, 2003) Perspectives of Social Constructivism on teaching and learning. (Oral presentation). Building on Strengths in Science Education 2003: An International Conference. Guangzhou, China

 

Current Research Projects :

Served as Principal Investigator (PI)

  • 2019-2021   PI: Early Career Scheme (ECS) of Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. “Implicit theories and adolescent anxiety: A longitudinal test of reciprocal relationships” PI: ZHU Shimin, HKD 518,040.
  • 2013-2014 PI: RGC-Fulbright Research Project Localization of possible selves intervention program”. (PI). Funded by RGC-Fulbright Program, USD23,850.

 

Served as Co-Investigator

  • 2018-2020   Co-I: SoInno Design Education. Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, HK$24,1900,000.
  • SoInno Design Education is a project to introduce the concept and application of social innovation and design thinking into secondary school curriculum. It aims to nurture students to integrate knowledge from different subjects through solving real-world problems through Design Thinking methods. My role is to integrate growth mindset (implicit theories) intervention in the curriculum and to design research study to evaluate the effectiveness of the integrated intervention of growth mindset and design thinking. Also, I designed the protocol of growth mindsets of negative emotions intervention.
  • 2018-2019   Co-I: Further Study on the Long Term Development of Child Development Fund Project Participants. Funded by the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Approved amount: HK$1,058,000. Starting date: 1 January 2018. Completion date: 31 December 2019.
  • 2017-2019   Co-I: Evaluation Study of “Youth Outreach Jockey Club: Youth Cultural Front Line” funded by Youth Outreach, HK$496,981
  • 2010- 2013 Co-I: “Assessment of the effects of applying cooperative learning in secondary schools: A longitudinal study”. (CoI). Funded by Tin Ka Ping Foundation, RMB210,000.

 

Internal Grant

  • Served as Principal Investigator or Co-PI
  • 2020-2022   Co-PI: Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme between Social Sciences and Health Sciences. Investigation on the psychological needs of post-radiotherapy rectal cancer survivors and their direct caregivers in Hong Kong. HKD250,000.
  • 2020-2022   Co-PI: Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme between Social Sciences and Health Sciences. Enhanced mirror therapy for improving brain reorganization and function in stroke: A pilot randomized controlled trail with economic evaluation. HKD249,186.
  • 2019-2020   PI: 2019 Departmental General Research Fund. “Striving to see the future: A pilot mixed-method study on scarcity, possible selves, and wellbeing of adolescents in working poor families” Funded by Department of Applied Social Sciences, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKD70,000
  • 2019-2021   PI: 2019 Griffith University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research Grants. “Development of a novel imagery intervention to change implicit theories about willpower:  Evaluation in Australian and Chinese university students.” Co-PI, Dr. Kyra Hamilton. Funded by Griffith University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, AUD$15,000 and HKD47,898.
  • 2018-2020   PI: 2017 Griffith University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research Grants. “Mindsets, individual differences, coping, and health: an investigation among Australian and Hong Kong university students”, Co-PI, Dr. Kyra Hamilton. Funded by Griffith University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, AUD$14,000 and HKD 60,000.
  • 2018-2020   PI: Internal Grant for GRF/ECS Proposals Ranked 3.5 by RGC in the 2017/18 Exercise “Implicit Theories and Psychological Distress: An Exploratory Study among Late Adolescents”, Funded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKD105,000
  • 2017-2020 PI: Start-up Fund “Development and Validation of Implicit Theories Scales among Chinese Young People”. (PI) Funded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKD200,000
  • 2015-2016   PI: Small Project Fund “Luck or effort: What shapes young people’s attitude toward future- An experimental study”. (PI) Funded by The University of Hong Kong, HKD42,223
  • 2015-2016   PI: Matching Fund for Post-doctoral Fellow “Protective and risk factors of a smooth transition from primary to secondary school: A longitudinal study”. (PI). Funded by Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU, HKD30,000
  • 2009-2010   Doctoral Research Intern Participate in Project “Study of young people’s attitude towards prevention of drug addiction and mental health promotion in the Southern district”, (PI): Tsang, S. K. M., Co-I: Tse, S. Funded by Joint Committee for South District Community Programme against Youth Drug Abuse, HKD176,000.

Served as Co-Investigator

  • 2020-2022   Co-I: Aspiration: examining the effectiveness of the learning to learn training package on University teaching and learning (Ref: LS-APSS2). Funded by Teaching and Development Grant (Larger-scale Collaborative Projects), HK$ 375,000
  • 2020-2022   Active member of Learning to Learn Community of Practice (University level education development project).
  • 2019-2021 Co-I: Assessing Chinese Child and Youth Mental Health: Validation and Localization of the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Screener (ChYMH-S), Funded by The University of Hong Kong Seed Project Fund. HK$ 119,873

 

Journal editorial board

2020-now        Editorial Board member of Psychology and Health

Journal Reviewer

British Journal of Educational Psychology;

Journal of Affective Disorders;

Emerging Adulthood;

Journal of Adolescence;

PLOS One;

Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology;

Adolescence and Society;

Applied Research in Quality of Life;

Child and Adolescent Mental Health;

Psychological Science (in Chinese);

Psychological Exploration (in Chinese)

Frontier in Psychology, social and personality psychology

Frontier in Psychology, education psychology