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Dr. YE Shengquan Sam (叶盛泉博士)

BSc (ECNU), MPhil (ECNU), PhD (HKU)

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: B7423 AC1
Phone: 3442-8114
Fax: 3442-0283
Email: sam.ye@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Values and beliefs
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychometrics
Sam Ye obtained his PhD from The University of Hong Kong. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include human values, social beliefs, positive psychology, and psychometrics.

Award and Achievement

  • 2009 “Jung-heun Park Young Scholar Award” Asian Association of Social Psychology.

Research Grant

  • The Role of Value Similarity in the Development of Romantic Relationships: The Processes of Selection and Convergence, General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council (RGC), Amount: HKD $472,600, Jan 2018 - Dec 2020, S. Ye (PI), A. Bardi (Co-I), T. K. Ng (Co-I).
  • An Experimental Study of National Identity among Hong Kong Youth, Public Policy Research (PPR), Central Policy Unit (CPU), Amount: HKD $415,150, 2016 - 2017, S. Ye (PI).
  • Two Ways of Value Change: From Behavioral Inhibition and Activation to Subjective Well-being, General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council (RGC), Amount: HKD $627,000, Jan 2015 - Dec 2017, S. Ye (PI), A. Bardi (Co-I), T. K. Ng (Co-I).
  • Development and Validation of Chinese Proverb Scale, College Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $60,000, 2012 - 2013, S. Ye (PI).
  • The Role of Curiosity in Discovery-Enriched Curriculum (DEC), CityU, Teaching Development Grant (TDG), City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $180,000, 2012 - 2014, S. Ye (PI).
  • University Experiences and Development of Human Values, College Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $69,333, 2012 - 2013, S. Ye (PI).
  • An Investigation of the Role of Social Support in the Cyber Age, General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council (RGC), Amount: HKD $293,290, 2011 - 2013, C. Cheng (PI), S. Ye (Co-I).
  • Testing Gender Invariance of Wording Effects with the GHQ-12: A Mean and Covariance Structure (MACS) Analysis, College Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $60,000, 2010 - 2011, S. Ye (PI).
  • Use of Internet and Development of Social Axioms among Chinese University Students: A Longitudinal Study, Start-up Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $100,000, 2010 - 2012, S. Ye (PI).

Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


  • Ye, S. , Ng, T. K. & Lam, C. L. (in press). Nostalgia and Temporal Life Satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies. doi:10.1007/s10902-017-9884-8
  • Ng, T. K. , Ng, S. H. & Ye, S. (2016). Assimilation and Contrast Effects of Culture Priming Among Hong Kong Chinese: The Moderating Roles of Dual Cultural Selves. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 47(4). 540 - 557. doi:10.1177/0022022116631826
  • Ye, S. , Lam, Z. K. W. , Ma, Z. & Ng, T. K. (2016). Differential Relations of Narcissism and Self-esteem to Romantic Relationships: The Mediating Role of Perception Discrepancy. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 19(4). 374 - 384. doi:10.1111/ajsp.12160
  • Ng, T. K. & Ye, S. (2016). Human Values and University Life Satisfaction Among Hong Kong Chinese University Students: A Cross-Lagged Panel Analysis. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 25(3). 453 - 461. doi:10.1007/s40299-015-0255-0
  • Pan, J.-Y. , Ye, S. & Ng, P. (2016). Validation of the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ) among Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 72(1). 38 - 48. doi:10.1002/jclp.22193
  • Hui, A. N. N. , He, M. W. J. & Ye, S. (2015). Arts education and creativity enhancement in young children in Hong Kong. Educational Psychology. 35(3). 315 - 327. doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.875518
  • Wong, H. & Ye, S. (2015). Impact of enforcing statutory minimum wage on work and quality of life of vulnerable groups in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Welfare. 24(3). 223 - 235. doi:10.1111/ijsw.12117
  • Ye, S. , Ng, T. K. , Yim, K. H. & Wang, J. (2015). Validation of the Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II (CEI-II) among Chinese University Students in Hong Kong. Journal of Personality Assessment. 97(4). 403 - 410. doi:10.1080/00223891.2015.1013546
  • Ye, S. , Pan, J. -Y. , Wong, D. F. K. & Bola, J. R. (2013). Cross-validation of Mental Health Recovery Measures in a Hong Kong Chinese Sample. Research on Social Work Practice. 23(3). 311 - 325. doi:10.1177/1049731512471861
  • Pan, J.-Y. , Wong, D. F. K. & Ye, S. (2013). Post-migration Growth Scale for Chinese International Students: Development and Validation. Journal of Happiness Studies. 14. 1639 - 1655. doi:10.1007/s10902-012-9401-z
  • Ye, S. , Ngan, Y. L. & Hui, A. N. N. (2013). The State, not the Trait, of Nostalgia Increases Creativity. Creativity Research Journal. 25(3). 317 - 323. doi:10.1080/10400419.2013.813797
  • Ye, S. , Yu, L. & Li, K. K. (2012). A Cross-lagged Model of Self-esteem and Life Satisfaction: Gender Differences among Chinese University Students. Personality and Individual Differences. 52(4). 546 - 551. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.018
  • Jin, L. , Ye, S. & Watkins, D. (2012). The Dimensionality of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form among Chinese Graduate Students. Journal of Career Assessment. 20(4). 520 - 529. doi:10.1177/1069072712450492
  • Ye, S. , Leung, T. T. F. & Mok, B. H. (2011). Measuring Mutual Help Willingness and Criteria among Hong Kong People: Confirmatory Factor Analyses. Social Indicators Research. 103(1). 119 - 130. doi:10.1007/s11205-010-9700-x
  • Wong, C. K. , Tang, K. L. & Ye, S. (2011). The Perceived Importance of Family-friendly Policies to Childbirth Decision among Hong Kong Women. International Journal of Social Welfare. 20(4). 381 - 392. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2397.2010.00757.x
  • Ye, S. (2009). Factor Structure of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12): The Role of Wording Effect. Personality & Individual Differences. 46(2). 197 - 201. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.09.027
  • Fan, W. & Ye, S. (2007). Teaching Styles among Shanghai Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools. Educational Psychology. 27(2). 255 - 272. doi:10.1080/01443410601066750
  • Ye, S. (2007). Validation of the Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale in a Sample of Chinese University Students. Social Indicators Research. 80(3). 617 - 628. doi:10.1007/s11205-006-0010-2

Book Chapter

  • Ye, S. , Ng, T. K. , Wang, J. & Lee, T. K. (2016). Curiosity and Student Learning in General Education in Hong Kong. R. B. King & A. B. I. Bernardo (Eds.), The Psychology of Asian Learners: A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins. (pp. 269 - 288). Singapore. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-576-1_17
  • Ye, S. (2005). Measuring Coping: Should We Specify a Stressor?. K. R. Katyal, H. C. Lam & X. Ding (Eds.), Research Studies in Education (Vol. 3). (pp. 83 - 92). Hong Kong SAR. Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.

Last update date : 02 Jul 2017