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janet01

Title:
Associate 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

 

My URLs:  
ORCID

 

Teaching:

Capstone Project

Social Work Theory & Practice II

 

Research Interests:

Poverty

Family processes

Overparenting

Adolescent development

 

Selected Publications:

Leung, J.T.Y. (2017). Parent-adolescent discrepancies in perceived parental sacrifice and adolescent developmental outcomes in poor Chinese families. Journal of Research on Adolescence. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12356

Leung, J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2017). Validation of the perceived Chinese Overparenting Scale in emerging adults in Hong Kong. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-017-0880-8

Leung, J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2017). The Influence of parental expectations and parental control on adolescent well-Being in poor Chinese families. Applied Research in Quality of Life. DOI: 10.1007/s11482-017-9540-9

Leung, J.T.Y. (2017). Cultural family beliefs, maternal sacrifice and adolescent psychological competence in Chinese poor single-mother families. Social Development. DOI:10.1111/sode.12239

Leung, J.T.Y., Shek, D.T.L., & Lin, L (2017). Mother-child discrepancy in perceived parental control and adolescent filial piety in poor single-mother families. Journal of Adolescence. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.06.006

Leung, J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2016). Unbroken homes: Parenting style and adolescent positive development in Chinese single-mother families experiencing economic disadvantage. Child Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-016-9437-4

Leung, J.T.Y., Shek, D.T.L., & Lin, L (2016). Mother-child discrepancy in perceived family functioning and adolescent developmental outcomes in families experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 2036–2048. DOI 10.1007/s10964-016-0469-3.

Leung, J.T.Y. (2016). Maternal beliefs, adolescent perceived maternal control and psychological competence in poor Chinese female-headed divorced families. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1815-1828. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-016-0367-z

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. (2016). 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, 46, 1809-1827. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv119.

Leung, J.T.Y., & Shek, D.T.L. (2016). Parent-child discrepancies in perceived parental sacrifice and achievement motivation of Chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage. Child Indicators Research, 9, 683-700. 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. (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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

 

Edited Books

Shek, D.T.L., Ma, C.M.S., Leung, J.T.Y., & Merrick, J. (eds.) (2017). Positive youth development: Long term effects in a Chinese Program. New York: Nova Science.

Shek, D.T.L., Leung, J.T.Y., Lee, T.Y., & Merrick, J. (eds.) (2017). Psychosocial Needs: Success in Life and Career Planning. New York: Nova Science.

Shek, D.T.L., Wu, F.K.Y., Leung J.T.Y., & Merrick, J. (eds.) (2016). Adolescence:  Positive youth development programs in Chinese communities. New York: Nova Science.

Book Chapters

Leung, J. T. Y. & Shek, D. T. L. (2017). Factors Contributing to the Success in Life and Career. In D. T. L. Shek, J. T. Y. Leung, T. Y. Lee, & J. Merrick (Eds.) (2017). Psychosocial Needs: Success in Life and Career Planning (pp. 97-120). New York: Nova Sciences Publisher. 

Leung, J. T. Y. & Shek, D. T. L. (2017). Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program for Low-Achieving Students. In D. T. L. Shek, J. T. Y. Leung, T. Y. Lee, & J. Merrick (Eds.) (2017). Psychosocial Needs: Success in Life and Career Planning (pp. 145-168). New York: Nova Sciences Publisher.

Leung J.T.Y. (2017). Riding on a roller coaster. In D. T. L. Shek, C. M. S. Ma, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Leadership: Promoting Leadership and Intrapersonal Development in University Students (pp. 171-186). New York: Nova Sciences Publisher.

Leung J.T.Y., & Busiol, D. (2016). Growing up in a “Greenhouse” [Reprint]. In D. T. L. Shek, T.Y. Lee & J. Merrick. Children and Adolescents: Future Challenges (pp. 21-32). 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. (2017, September). Parental sacrifice, filial piety and adolescent life satisfaction in Chinese families experiencing economic disadvantage. Paper presented at the 15th ISQOLS The Quality of Life Conference: Quality of Life: Towards a Better Society, Innsbruck, Austria.

Leung, J. T. Y. & Shek, D. T. L. (2016, August). Does Adolescents’ Perceived Parental Control Matter? Relationship between Parental Expectations and Adolescent Psychological Competence in Chinese Families Experiencing Economic Disadvantage. Paper presented at the 14th ISQOLS The Quality of Life Conference: Bridging Quality-of-life Experiences from East to West, Seoul, Korea.

Leung, J. T. Y., & Shek, D. T. L. (2016, May). Emotional competence and risk behaviors in Chinese high school students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The International Conference on Building a Better Future for Young People: The Role of Positive Youth Development, Family and Community, Hong Kong.

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 Overparenting and Developmental Outcomes in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong – A Longitudinal Study (PI, General Research Fund, RGC, HK$649,000, 2018-2020)

Overparenting and adolescent wellbeing in Chinese families (PI, Start-up Fund, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK$200,000, 2017-2020)

Whole and Inclusive School Empowerment (WISE) - A Model on a Whole-school Approach to Addressing Learning Diversity and Supporting Disadvantaged Children in Preschools (Co-PI, Simon K. Y. Lee Foundation Limited, HK$5,258,138, 2016-2018)

Conceptions and Measurement of Overparenting in the Chinese Contexts (PI, Departmental General Research Fund, HK$100,000, 2016-2018)

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)

Evaluating the effectiveness of a culturally-attuned cognitive-behaviour therapy for Chinese adolescents with anxiety problems in school settings in Hong Kong: A randomised control design (Co-I, General Research Fund, RGC, HK$813,592, 2016-2018)

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)

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. III (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)

 

Editorship

Assistant Editor, Applied Research in Quality of Life

Member of Editorial Board, Research on Social Work Practice

Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, Vol. 7: Adolescence: History, Theory, & Culture, Wiley