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Title:
Research Assistant Professor


Qualifications:

PhD (CUHK)

MPhil (Peking University)

BMed (Peking University)

Email:

xiaoqin.zhu@polyu.edu.hk

 

Phone:

27665741

 

Office:

GH419

 

My URLs:

ORCID

Google Scholar

 

Specialism:

Positive Youth Development

Parenting

Service Leadership

Program Evaluation

 

Teaching

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Service Leadership

Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs (Service Learning subject)

 
Research Interests
Positive youth development and adolescent well-beingVirtues/character developmentService LeadershipParental psychological control in Chinese contextProgram evaluation

 

Selected Publications

Selected Journal Articles:

*Equal contribution; #Correspondence

Zhu, X. & Shek, D. T. L. (inpress). Promoting service leadership qualities and well-being among university students: Evaluation findings in Hong Kong. Applied Research in Quality of Life (Q2, IF = 1.68)

Shek, D. T. L. & Zhu, X.* (2020). Promotion of thriving through a positive youth development program (Project P.A.T.H.S.): Evidence based on Chinese adolescents. Research on Social Work Practice, 30(8), 870–883. doi: 10.1177/1049731520947156 (Q2, IF = 1.19)

Zhu, X. & Shek, D. T. L. (2020). Impact of a positive youth development program on junior high school students in mainland China: A pioneer study. Children and Youth Services Review, 14, 105022. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105022 (Q1 in Social Work category, IF = 1.52)

Zhu, X., Shek, D. T. L. (2020). The influence of adolescent problem behaviors on life satisfaction: Parent-child subsystem qualities as mediators. Child Indicators Research, 13, 1767–1789. doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09719-7 (Q2, IF = 1.47)

Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, X., Dou, D., & Chai, W. Y. (2020). Influence of family factors on substance abuse in early adolescents: A longitudinal study in Hong Kong. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 52, 66–76. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1707333 (Q3, IF = 1.86)

Zhou Z., Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, X., & Dou, D. (2020). Positive youth development and adolescent depression: A longitudinal study based on mainland Chinese high school students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 4457. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17124457 (Q2, IF = 2.47)

Shek, D. T. L. & Zhu, X.*# (2019). Paternal and maternal influence on adolescent delinquency among early adolescents in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1338. doi:10.3390/ijerph16081338 (Q2, IF = 2.47).

Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, X.*, Leung, J. T. Y., Lee, T. Y., & Wu, F. K. Y. (2019). Evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Mainland China: Findings based on student diaries. Research on Social Work Practice, 29(4), 410–419. doi: 10.1177/1049731517745994. (online publised in 2017, Q1, IF = 1.93 in 2017)

Shek, D. T. L. & Zhu, X.*# (2019). Reciprocal relationships between moral competence and externalizing behavior in junior secondary students: A longitudinal study in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article 528. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00528. (Q2, IF = 2.07).

Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, X., & Dou, D. (2019). The influence of family processes on Internet addiction among late adolescents in Hong Kong: What happens in senior high school years? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, Article 113. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00113. (Q2, IF = 2.85)

Yu, L., Zhu, X., Shek, D. T. L., Zou, X-B., Deng, H-Z., & Au-Yeung, P. W. H. (2019). Validation of the Simplified Chinese Psychoeducational Profile 3rd Edition in Mainland China. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49, 1599–1612. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3827-z. (Q1, IF = 3.05)

Yu, L., Zhu, X. (2018). Effectiveness of a SCERTS model-based intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong: A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(11), 3794–3807. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3649-z. (Q2, IF = 2.79)

Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, X., & Ma, C. M. S. (2018). The influence of parental control and parent-child relational qualities on adolescent internet addiction: A 3-Year Longitudinal Study in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, Article 642. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00642. (Q2, IF = 2.13)

Shek, D. T. L. & Zhu, X.* (2018). Self-reported risk and delinquent behavior and problem behavioral intention in Hong Kong adolescents: The role of moral competence and spirituality. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, Article 430. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00430. (Q2, IF = 2.13)

Yu, L., Shek, D. T. L. & Zhu. X. (2017). The influence of personal well-being on learning outcomes in university students over time: Mediating or moderating effects of internal or external university engagement. Frontiers in Psycholoyg, 8, Article 2287. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02287.

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., Wu, F. K., Zhu, X., & Chan K. (2017). A 4-year longitudinal study of well-being of Chinese university students in Hong Kong. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 12, 867–884. doi: 10.1007/s11482-016-9493-4.

Chang, L., Lu, H. J., & Zhu, X. Q. (2017). Good genes, good providers, and good fathers and mothers: The withholding of parental investment by married couples. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11, 199–211. doi: 10.1037/ebs0000086.

Liu. D., & Zhu, X. (2016). The associations of phonological awareness, morphological awareness, orthographic awareness and RAN with Hong Kong Chinese children’s literacy performance at word level. Writing System Research, 8(2), 218–233. doi: 10.1080/17586801.2016.1218747.

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., & Zhu, X. (2016). Evaluation of a leadership and intrapersonal development subject for university students in Hong Kong: Findings based on two years. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 15(1), 101–109. doi: 10.1515/ijdhd-2015-0028.

Lu, H. J., Zhu, X. Q., & Chang, L. (2015). Good genes, good providers, and good fathers: Economic development involved in how women select a mate. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 9(4), 215–228. doi: 10.1037/ebs0000048.

Zhu, X., & Xie, X. (2015). Effects of knowledge on attitude formation and change toward genetically modified foods. Risk Analysis, 35(5), 790–810. doi: 10.1111/risa.12319.

 

Book Chapters

Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, X., Dou, D., Law, M. Y. M., Yu, L., Ma, C. M. S., & Lin, L. (2020). Nurturing holistic development in university students through leadership courses: The Hong Kong experience. In G. H. Tonon (ed.), Teaching quality of life in different fields (pp. 61–80). Singapore: Springer.

Shek, D. T. L. & Zhu, X.* (2019). A User Manual for the Service Leadership Attitude Scale. In D. T. L. Shek, X. Zhu, L. Lin, & J. Merrick (Eds.). Service Leadership: Tools to Assess Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior (pp. 227–252). New York: Nova Science Publishers. (*equal authorship).

Shek, D. T. L., Chung, P. P. Y. & Zhu, X. (2018). Service leadership in the service era. In D. C. Poff, & A. C. Michalos (eds.), Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics ( pp. 1–7). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23514-1_367-1

Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, X. (2018). Pretest-posttest designs. In B. B. Frey (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (pp. 1293-1295). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publishing.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Shek, D. T. L., & Zhu, X. (2020, August). Service leadership theory and service leadership education. Paper presented at the 18th International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Annual Conference, Zoom.

Zhu, X. & Shek, D. T. L. (2019, September). Blended learning pedagogy for a service leadership subject in Hong Kong: Experience and challenges. Paper presented at the 17th International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Annual Conference, Granada, Spain.

Zhu, X. & Shek, D. T. L. (2018, June). Effectiveness of a Positive Youth Development program in mainland China: Findings based on student diaries. Paper presented at the 16th International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Annual Conference, Hong Kong, P. R. China.

 

Current Research Projects

“Service Leadership Theory: Theoretical Development and Empirical Inquiry” (Donation, 2019-2023, HK$500,000, Co-PI)

 

Reviewer for Academic Journals

Children and Youth Services Review

Child Indicators Research

Frontiers in Psychology

Applied Research in Quality of Life

Journal of Environmental and Public Health

Journal of Family Studies

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

Sage Open