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Dr. WU Keung Fai Joseph (胡強輝博士)

BSc (CUHK)
DipEd (CUHK)
CertComp (HKU)
M.Ed. (HKU)
M.Stat. (HKU)
Ph.D. (HKU)
Registered teacher (Hong Kong Education Department)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: Y7505 AC1
Phone: 34424296
Fax: 34420283
Email: joseph.wu@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Self-concept clarity and self-esteem
  • Psychometrics, psychological testing and measurement
  • Risk perceptions and risk-taking attitudes
  • Attitudes towards sexual minorities
  • Motives behind volunteerism
  • Job satisfaction, stress and coping of school teachers
  • Psychology of mathematics learning
Dr. Joseph Wu is currently an assistant professor and also the program leader of the Master of Social Sciences (Psychology in Education) at the Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong. He is a registered teacher. He is an experienced teacher educator and has substantial knowledge in Hong Kong education system.


Research Grant

  • Enhancing Social Workers' Sexual Diversity Competence through Sexual Prejudice Reduction Program, GRF, UGC, Amount: HKD $867,000, 1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017, Diana Kwok (PI), Joseph WU (Co-I), Jiayan Pan (Co-I).
  • Giftedness Into Flourishing Talents, Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Jockey Club , Amount: HKD $48,500,000, 2016 - 2019, Joseph WU (Co-PI).
  • Influences of personal and contextual factors on academic dishonesty among a sample of Hong Kong university students, Strategic Research Grant , City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HKD $99,976, 2016 - 2018, Joseph WU (P-I), Eric Chui (Co-I), Karen Cheung (Co-I).
  • Thinking creatively: The process of innovation, Teaching Development Grant , City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HKD $179,533, 2016 - 2017, Joseph WU (P-I), Eric Chui (Co-I), Dennis Ip (Co-I).
  • Perceived 'Beneficial' and 'Problematic' Use of Mobile Phone among a Sample of Hong Kong Adolescents, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $99,999, Sep 2015 - Aug 2017, Joseph Wu (PI). Aaron Siu (Co-I).
  • Empowering Chinese teachers in sexual diversity training t, ECS, UGC, Amount: HKD $742,575, 1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2017, D. K. Kwok (CI), J.K.F. Wu, and S. Winter (Collaborators).
  • Embracing cultural diversities empowering counseling students with multicultural competence, CLASS Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $175,000, Jan 2013 - Aug 2013, D. Kwok (PI), & J. Wu (Co-I),.
  • A comparative study of cyberbullying among adolescents in Hong Kong and Taiwan-Implications to anti-cyberbullying strategies, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $69,333, 2012 - 2013, D. Wong (PI), J. Wu (Co-I), & Lenon Chang (Co-I).
  • Conceptualizing and measuring problematic mobile phone use among Hong Kong adolescents, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $69,333, 2012 - 2013, J. Wu (PI), & D. Wong (Co-I).
  • The first quality of life study on Chinese female workers suffering from occupational intoxication, CLASS Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $60,000, 2012 - 2013, J. Wu (PI), & W.C. Ho (Co-I).
  • Assessing and understanding problematic cellular phone use among Hong Kong adolescents, Start-up Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $100,000, 2010 - 2012, J. Wu (PI), W.C. Ho(Co-I), & D. Wong (C0-I).
  • Quality of Research Degree Education/ Training at the City University of Hong Kong, Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $98,516, 2010 - 2012, S.H.Ng (PI) J.Wu (Co-I).
  • City-Youth Empowerment Project, Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $2,853,560, 2009 - 2011, E.Au (PI), J.Wu, T.W.Lo, & A. Hui (Co-I).
  • Developing a Chinese version of the Personal Wellbeing Index, CHASS Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $60,000, 2009 - 2010, J. Wu (PI), S. Ma (C0-I) & W.C. Ho(Co-I).
  • Developing a Chinese version of the Self-Concept Clarity Scale, FHS Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $29,725, 2008 - 2009, J. Wu (PI).
  • Volunteer Motives, role identities and sustained volunteerism, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $179,520, 2008 - 2009, T.W. Lo (PI) E.Au (Co-I), J. Wu, T. Rochelle & A. Omoto (Co-I).
  • Study of Cocaine Abuse in Hong Kong, Action Committee Against Narcotics Grant, Government of HKSA, Amount: HKD $212,710, 2007 - 2008, Y.Y. Zhong (PI), J. Wu, & S.W.Wong (Co-I).
  • Hong Kong Teachers’ Stress, HK Educational Research Association & Education Convergence, Amount: HKD $27,800, Feb 2006 - Aug 2006, M.C.Chan, (PI), J.Wu & others (Co-I).


Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


Journal

  • Liu, E.S.C. , Ching, C.W.L. & Wu, J. (in press). Who is a Volunteer? A Cultural & Temporal Exploration of Volunteerism. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. doi:10.1080/10911359.2017.1295715
  • Chui, E. W.H. , Wu, J. , Kwok, Y.Y. & Liu, L. (2017). Validation of the Offending-Related Attitudes Questionnaire of CRIME-PICS II Scale (Chinese). Research on Social Work Practice. 27/1. 80 - 90. doi:10.1177/1049731516647485
  • Cheung, H.Y. , Wu, J. & Tao, J. (2016). Predicting domain-specific risk-taking attitudes of mainland China university students: A hyper core self-evaluation approach. Journal of Risk Research. 19/1. 79 - 100. doi:10.1080/13669877.2014.948903
  • Cheung, H.Y. , Wu, J. & Huang, Y.-S. (2016). Why do Chinese students cheat? Initial findings based on the self-reports of high school students in China. Australian Educational Researcher. 43. 245 - 271. doi:10.1007/s13384-016-0201-z
  • Li, J. & Wu, J. (2015). Active learning for discovery and innovation in criminology with Chinese learners. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 52/2. 113 - 124. doi:10.1080/14703297.2013.796720.(SSCI)
  • Cheung, H.Y. , Wu, J. & Hui, S.M.F. (2015). Chinese attitudes towards inclusive education: Perspectives of Hong Kong and Macau secondary school teachers, students and parents. International Research Journal for Quality in Education. 2/1. 1 - 14.
  • Kwok, D. K. & Wu, J. (2015). Chinese attitudes towards sexual minorities in Hong Kong: Implications for mental health. International Review of Psychiatry. 27/5. 444 - 454. doi:10.3109/09540261.2015.1083950
  • Cheung, C.K. , Cheung, H.Y. & Wu, J. (2014). Career unreadiness in relation to anxiety and authoritarian parenting among undergraduates. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. 19(3). 336 - 349. doi:10.1080/02673843.2014.928784
  • Wu, J. & Cheung, H.Y. (2014). Confirmatory factor analysis of DOSPERT scale with Chinese university students. Psychological Report. 114. 185 - 197.
  • Ho, W.C. , Tjia, L. & Wu, J. (2014). Determinants of “Hope” among Chinese migrant mothers living in areas of concentrated poverty: implications for social service practitioners. International Social Work. 57/6. 661 - 675. doi:10.1177/0020872812452175 (SSCI)
  • Leung, J. & Wu, J. (2014). Moderating effect of mindfulness on daily hassles-stress relationship. Educational Research Journal. 29/1&2. 27 - 40.
  • Kwok, D.K. , Wu, J. & Shardlow, S. (2013). Attitudes toward lesbians and gay men among Hong Kong Chinese Social Work Students. Journal of Social Work Education. 49. 337 - 352.(SSCI).
  • Wu, J. & Kwok, D.K. (2013). Attitudes toward sexual minorities among Chinese people: Implications for mental health. International Psychiatry. 10(2). 33 - 34.
  • Wu, J. & Chan, M.C.R. (2013). Chinese teachers’ use of humor in coping with stress. International Journal of Psychology. 48. 1050 - 1056. doi:10.1080/00207594.2012.734623 (SSCI)
  • Cheung, H.Y. , Wu, J. & Tao, J. (2013). Risk perception and risk-taking attitude: A comparison between Hong Kong and mainland Chinese undergraduate students. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 22/4. 497 - 506. doi:10.1007/s40299-012-0048-7 (SSCI)
  • Cheung, H.Y. & Wu, J. (2013). The influence of parental style on career decision-making difficulties of university students. International Journal of Comparative Education and Development. 15/2. 33 - 50.
  • Li, J. , Lo, T.W. , Cheng, C.H.K. & Wu, J. (2012). Measuring the subjective perceptions of risks and rewards of Chinese juvenile thieves. Psychology, Crime & Law. 18. 689 - 701. (SSCI).
  • Wu, J. & Kwok, D.K. (2012). Psychometric properties of Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men Scale with Chinese university students. Psychological Reports. 110. 521 - 526. (SSCI).
  • Cheung, H.Y. & Wu, J. (2012). The prediction of cheating by university students’ risk-taking personality. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 21(3). 455 - 464.(SSCI).
  • Li, J. & Wu, J. (2012). Validating an indigenous scale measuring neutralization techniques among Chinese juvenile thieves. Psychological Reports. 111(3). 971 - 984. (SSCI).
  • Lo, T.W. , Chappell, D. , Kwok, S.I. & Wu, J. (2012). Workplace violence in Hong Kong, China: Prevalence, impact, and preparedness. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 56. 955 - 975. (SSCI).
  • Wu, J. , Siu, A. & Ho, W.C. (2011). A factor analytic study of the COPE questionnaire by sex of respondents. Psychological Reports. 109. 515 - 527.
  • Wu, J. , Watkins, D. & Hattie, J. (2010). Self-concept clarity: A longitudinal study of Hong Kong adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences. 48. 277 - 282.
  • Ho, W.C. , Lee, W.C. , Chan, C.M. , Rochelle, T. & Wu, J. (2009). Controlling Hong Kong from afar: The Chinese Politics of Elite Absorption after the 2003 Crisis. Issues & Studies. 45. 121 - 164.
  • Wu, J. & Watkins, D. (2009). Development and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Concept Clarity Scale. Psychologia. 52(1). 67 - 79.
  • Wu, J. , Lo, W.T. & Liu, E.S.C. (2009). Psychometric properties of the Volunteer Functions Inventory. Journal of Community Psychology. 37. 769 - 780.
  • Wu, K.F. & Watkins, D. (2006). Testing competing factor models underlying the Private Self-Consciousness scale with Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. Social Behavior and Personality. 34(10). 1245 - 1258.
  • Wu, K.F. & Watkins, D. (2005). An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Chinese Adolescent Self-Esteem Scales. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies. 6(2). 261 - 279.

Book Chapter

  • Wu, J. , Cheung, H.Y. & Chan, R.M.C. (in press). Changing Definition of eacher Professionalism: Autonomy and Accountability. Teacher Empowerment for Professional Development and Practices - Perspectives Across Borders. Springer. 978-981-10-4150-1.
  • Wu, J. , Ho, W.C. & Lai, V. (2016). Quality of life study on Chinese female workers suffering from occupational cadmium poisoning. Life Satisfaction: Determinants, Psychological Implications and Impact on Quality-of-Life. New York. Nova Science. 978-1-63484-788-9.
  • Wong, C.H. & Wu, J. (2015). The Relations of Assertiveness with Anxiety and Risk-taking Attitudes among Chinese University Students. Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 104. (pp. 115 - 128). New York. Nova Science. 978-1-63482-410-1.
  • Wu, J. , Cheung, H.Y. & Tao, J. (2015). Predicting Psychological Maladjustment by Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Clarity. Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 109. (pp. 103 - 114). New York. Nova Science. 978-1-63482-546-7.
  • Wu, J. , Cheung, H. Y. & Lai, V. (2015). Should university students be engaged in romantic relationships. Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 17. (pp. 83 - 96). New York. Nova Science. 978-1-63483-182-6.
  • Wu, J. & Chan, M.C.R. (2014). Can high self-esteem protect children from drug abuse?. Handbook on the Psychology of self-esteem. (pp. 161 - 173). New York. Nova Science. 9781631172250.
  • Wu, J. & Cheung, H.Y. (2014). Relationship of self-concept clarity with impulsivity and pride among Chinese university students. Handbook on the Psychology of self-esteem. (pp. 175 - 185). New York. Nova Science. 9781631172250.
  • Wu, J. & Ho, W.C. (2014). Sources of self-esteem of Chinese migrant mothers living in Hong Kong. Handbook on the Psychology of self-esteem. (pp. 145 - 160). New York. Nova Science. 9781631172250.
  • Wu, J. (2013). Satisfaction with interpersonal relationships: Relationship with overall life satisfaction and psychological wellbeing. S. Kaufmann and V. Meyer (Eds.), Friendships: Cultural variations, developmental issues and impact on health. NY. Nova Science. 9781624175398.
  • Wu, J. & Wong, D. (2013). Psychosocial correlates of friendship in school. S. Kaufmann and V. Meyer (Eds.), Friendships: Cultural variations, developmental issues and impact on health. NY. Nova Science. 9781624175398.
  • Au, E. , Wu, J. , Lo, T.W. & Hui, A.N.N. (2012). Conceptualizing and implementing volunteerism to a group of Chinese university students: Enhancing volunteer participation through service matching and organizational support. B. Eng (Ed.), A Chinese perspective on teaching and learning. London. Routledge. 9780415895941.
  • Ng, S.H. , Wu, J. , Ng, T.K. , Miner, B. & Platow, M. (2012). Outcomes of research degree training in higher education: conceptualization, measurement, and prediction. Fan,S., Le, T., Le, Q., & Yue, Y. (Eds.), Conference proceedings: International conference-innovative research in a changing and challenging world. (pp. 302 - 315). Launceston. Australian multicultural Interaction Institute. 978-0-646-58268-9.
  • Wu, J. (2012). Self-concept clarity of Hong Kong university students: Measurement and relations to psychological well being. K. Gana (Ed.), Psychology of self-concept. (pp. 21 - 35). NY. Nova Science. 9781619429208.
  • Wu, J. & Cheung, H.Y. (2012). The relations of academic cheating with academic self-concept and perceived autonomy support among Chinese university students. K. Gana (Ed.), Psychology of self-concept. (pp. 61 - 71). NY. Nova Science. 9781619429208.
  • Siu, A. & Wu, J. (2012). Effect of ability grouping on self-esteem and academic self-concept: A comparison between Hong Kong and Australian adolescents. S, De Wals and K, Meszaros (Eds.), Handbook on Psychology of self-esteem. (pp. 391 - 400). NY. Nova Science. 9781621004103.
  • Wu, J. , Lo, W. , Au, E. & Rochelle, T. (2011). Motives behind volunteerism: A study of Hong Kong university students and influence of gender. J. A. Jaworski (Ed.), Advances in Sociology research, vol. 9. (pp. 199 - 209). NY. Nova Science. 9781617618857.
  • Wu, K.F. & Watkins, D. (2006). The self-concept clarity of Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. A.P. Prescott (Ed.) The concept of self in psychology. NY. Nova. 9781594549823.


Research Reports

  • Chan, R., Lau, K.M., Wu, S.W., Wu, J., et al., (2013). Educational research report series (3): Professional ethics and moral conduct: Preliminary analysis. HK: Education Convergence and Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association. ISBN: 962-86441-0-6
  • Ng, S.H., Wu, J., Miner, B., & Mok, M.H.P. (2012). Quality of research degree education/training at the City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: City University Press. ISBN: 978-962-442-342-6
  • Zhong, L., Wong, D., & Wu, J. (2009). Study of Cocaine Abuse in Hong Kong (Final Report). HKSAR, China: City University of Hong Kong, Department of Applied Social Studies.(Research report submitted to the Narcotics Division, Government of HKSAR upon completion of a commissioned project).
  • Chan, R., Hung, W.S., Lee, S.H., Yu, H., Ho, H.K., Wu, S.W., Wu, J., Tsui, K.T., Hui, W.T., Tso, K.L., Chan, M., Yeung, S.W., Cheung, K.C., Lau, P., & Choi, K.K. (2006). Educational research report series (2): A research study on Hong Kong Teachers’ Stress: Preliminary analysis. HK: Hong Kong Education Research Association and Education Convergence. ISBN: 978-988-99566-0-8


Last update date : 11 Mar 2017