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yulu2018

Title:
Associate Head


Qualifications:
PhD (HKU)
MSc (SDU)
BMED (AMU)

 

Email:
lu.yu@polyu.edu.hk


Phone:
2766 4859


Office:
HJ430


Specialism:

Positive youth development

Mental health and addiction

Leadership and intrapersonal development

Psychometrics and quantitative methods

Child and adolescent development

Positive psychology

Family studies

Mental health, health, and behavioral addiction

General education and service learning 

 

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Teaching:

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development

Healthy Lifestyle Programme

Quantitative Research Methods in Social Work Research

 

Research Interests:

Children and adolescent development

Positive psychology

Mental health and behavioral addiction

General education and service learning

Assessment and evaluation

 

Selected Publications:

Yu, L., & Zhou, X. (accepted). Emotional competence as a mediator of the relationship between Internet addiction and psychological distress in young adolescents in Hong Kong. Applied Research in Quality of Life. [Impact factor = 1.683]

 

Shek, D. T. L., Lin, L., Ma, C. M. S., Yu, L., Leung, J. T. Y., Wu, F. K. Y., Leung, H., & Dou, D. (2020). Perceptions of adolescents, teachers and parents of life skills education and life skills in high school students in Hong Kong. Applied Research in Quality of Life, doi. 10.1007/s11482-020-09848-9 [Impact factor = 1.683]

 

Yu, L., & Xie, D. (2019). Measuring virtues in Chinese culture: Development of a Chinese moral character questionnaire. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1-19. [Impact factor = 1.683]

 

Chan, K. L., Chen, Q., Chen, M., Lo, C. K. M. & Yu, L. (2019). Screening for multiple types of family violence: Development and validation of the family polyvictimization screen. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 282. [Impact factor = 2.483]

 

Yu, L., & Chan, K. L. (2019). Moderating effects of personal strengths in the relationship between juvenile victimization and delinquent behaviors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 93, 79-90. [Impact factor = 2.845]

 

Yu, L., & Ma, C. M. S. (2019). Youth gambling in Hong Kong: Prevalence, psychosocial correlates and prevention. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64, S44-S51. [Impact factor = 3.957]

 

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 Third Edition in Mainland China. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(4), 1599-1612. [Impact factor = 3.476]

 

Lo, C. K., Ho, F. K., Yan, E., Yu, L., Chan, K. L., & Ip, P. (2019). Associations between child maltreatment and adolescents’ health-related quality of life and emotional and social problems in low-income families, and the moderating role of social support. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-20. [Impact factor = 3.064]

 

Yu, L., Shek, D. T. L., & Zhu, X. (2018). General education learning outcomes and demographic correlates in University students in Hong Kong. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1-18. [Impact factor = 1.025]

 

Yu, L., & Zhu, X. (2018). Effectiveness of SCERTS model-based intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong: A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-14. [Impact factor = 3.476]

 

Yu, L., Shek, D. T. L., & Zhu, X. (2018). The influence of personal well-being on learning achievement in university students over time: Mediating or moderating effects of internal and external university engagement. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2287-2302. [Impact factor = 2.089]

 

Yu, L., & Shek, D. T. L. (2018). Testing longitudinal relationships between Internet addiction and well-being in Hong Kong adolescents: Cross-lagged analyses based on three waves of data. Child Indicators Research, 11, 1545-1562. [Impact factor = 1.858]

 

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., Wu, F. K. Y., Zhu, X., & Chan, K. H. (2017). A 4-year longitudinal study of well-being of Chinese university students in Hong Kong. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 12(4), 867-884. [Impact factor = 1.025]

 

Yu, L., Shek, D. T. L., Chak, Y. L. Y., Wu, F. K. Y., & Ngai, J. (2017). The role of emotional competence in the relationship between Internet addiction and psychological adjustment among Hong Kong adolescents: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 6(S1), 61. [ Impact factor = 3.628]

 

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2015). Adolescent Internet addiction in Hong Kong: Prevalence, change, and correlates. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 29, S22-S30. [Impact factor = 1.752]

 

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Psychoeducational Profile-3rd Edition-Caregiver Report. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 40(4), 1-10. [Impact factor = 1.176]

 

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Factorial validity of a subjective outcome evaluation tool for implementers of a positive youth development program. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 27, S32-S42. [Impact factor = 1.752]

 

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Construct validity of the Chinese version of the Psycho-Educational Profile-3rd Edition (CPEP-3). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(11), 2832-2843. [Impact factor = 3.476]

 

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., Wu, F. K. Y., & Chai, W. Y. (2015). General University Requirements at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Evaluation findings based on student focus groups. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(8), 1017-1031. [Impact factor = 1.075]

 

Yu, L., & Shek, D. T. L. (2013). Internet addiction in Hong Kong adolescents: a three-year longitudinal study. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 26, S10-S17. [Impact factor = 1.752]

 

Chi, X., Yu, L., & Winter, S. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of sexual behaviors among university students: A study in Hefei, China. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 972-981. [Impact factor = 2.42]

 

Ye, S. Yu, L., & Li, B. (2012). A cross-lagged model of self-esteem and life satisfaction: Gender differences among Chinese University Students. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 546-551. [Impact factor = 1.967]

 

Yu, L., & Xie, D. (2010). Multidimensional gender identity and psychological adjustment in middle childhood: A study in China. Sex Roles, 62, 100-113. [Impact factor = 2.024]

 

Yu, L., Winter, S. J., & Xie, D. (2010). The child play behavior and activity questionnaire: a parent-report measure of childhood gender-related behavior in China. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 807-815. [Impact factor = 3.223]

 

Yu, L., & Xie, D. (2008). The relationship between desirable and undesirable gender role traits, and their implications for psychological Well-being in Chinese Culture. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1517-1527. [Impact factor = 1.967]

 

Research Projects:

  1. Evaluative research on residents’ journey from trauma to empowerment (RESTORE). Hong Kong Student Aid Society Limited. Approved amount: HK$ 3,363,000.00. Starting date: October 2020. (36 months) (PI: Ko Ling Edward Chan; Co-Is: Lu Yu, Kin Ming Camilla Lo, & Ruby Lo)
  1. From Antenatal Family Polyvictimization, Maternal Stress, to Infant Biomarkers: The First Birth Cohort Study among Chinese Families in Hong Kong. Project of Strategic Importance. PolyU. Approved amount: HK$ 1,000,000. Starting date: July 2020. (24 months) (PI: Ko Ling Edward Chan; Co-Is: Lu Yu, Kay Yan Benjamin Yee, Chi Shing Tai, Kin Ming Camilla Lo, Shuk Ching Clara Lee, Kwok Kuen Cheung, Wing Cheong Leung, & Patrick Ip)
  1. Hong Kong Junior Secondary School Students' Attitudes Towards and Engagement in Political Activities Involving Violence and Destruction: The Associated Individual, Family, and School Factors from a Positive Youth Development Perspective. Special Round of Public Policy Research Fund, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, Hong Kong. Approved amount: HK$455,580.55. Starting date: April 2020. (8 months). (PI: Lu Yu; Co-Is: Ko Ling Edward Chan & Mingyue Gu)
  1.  Social networking addiction among Hong Kong adolescents: Protective effects of positive youth development attributes and parenting behaviours. General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong. Approved amount: HK$ 433,798. Starting date: January 2019. (30 months). (PI: Lu Yu; Co-Is: Ina H. M. Koning & Daniel Shek)
  1. Impact of short-term study in Mainland China programme on Hong Kong local university students’ intercultural competence, perception and attitude about Mainland China, and national identity. Public Policy Research Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong. Approved amount: HK$ 594,435. Starting date: December 2018. (21 months). (PI: Lu Yu; Co-Is: Shengquan Ye, Mingyue Gu, & Daniel Shek)
  1. Character strengths and personal well-being in Chinese youth. Departmental General Research Grant, Department of Applied Social Sciences, PolyU, Approved amount: HK$ 190,000. Starting date: June 2017. (24 months) (PI: Lu Yu; Co-Is: Chen Chen & Qin Xie)
  1. Development and validation of measures based on the service leadership model. Funded by Victor and William Fung Foundation, Hong Kong, 2015-2018, HK$5,300,000 (PI: Daniel Shek; Co-PIs: Rachel Sun, Lu Yu, Cecilia Ma, Hildie Leung, & Jocelyn Lin; Co-Is: Yee Man Law, Joe Liang, & Hung Kit Fok)
  1. Moral Education and Moral Behavior in High School Students in Hong Kong. Funded by Wofoo Foundation Limited, Hong Kong, 2016-2019, HK$1,000,000 (Rep. Co-PI: Daniel Shek; Co-PIs: Andrew Man Hong Siu, Man Sze Ma, Lu Yu, Hildie Leung, Li Lin, & Janet Tsin Yee Leung, Co-Is: Tak Yan Lee, Rachel Chui Fun Sun, & Yee Man Law)
  2. Further study on the long term development of Child Development Fund project participants. Child Development Fund, Labour and Welfare Bureau, HKSAR, 2017-2018, HK$1,058,000 (PI: Ko Ling Chan; Co-Is: Man Kin Lai, Lu Yu, Shimin Zhu, Elsie Chau Wai Yan, Patrick Pak Keung Ip, Ruby Lo, & Hak Kwong Yip)

 

Awards and Honors:

2018 UGC Teaching Award, University Grant Committee, Hong Kong

 

2017 Promotion of Child and Adolescent Development”: Gold Winner Award (Sustainability) of Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards (In the capacity of team co-leader), Wharton and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, U.S.A.

 

2017 Tomorrow’s Leaders”: Silver Winner Award (Ethical Leadership) of Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards (In the capacity of team co-leader), Wharton and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, U.S.A.