Since the World Health Organization declared an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency, Hong Kong citizens’ lives have gradually resumed normal. Professor Christine HUANG Yi-hui, Chair Professor of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication (COM), and her research team* conducted online surveys with 1,913 Hong Kong citizens aged 20+ from April to July 2023. The objective is to understand their perceptions of psychological, living and interpersonal well-being.
Storytelling brings various psychological and educational benefits to young children. Children learn valuable life lessons through listening to an adventure story or a fairy tale. Instead of giving lectures to children to teach them good behaviour and morals, storytelling is a more effective way to instill good deeds in children. Dr Annis FUNG Lai-chu, Associate Professor of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Science, has conducted a first-ever study to investigate the positive impacts of a storytelling intervention based on the social information processing (SIP) model in reducing reactive and proactive aggression among schoolchildren.
“Smart city” is the new buzzword aiming for sustainable development among nations. Dr HU Wanyang of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs and her research team studied the SMC policies in 341 Chinese prefectural cities to examine how the concept plays out in reality.
Dr CHAN Siu-ming of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducted a large territory-wide homeless survey in Hong Kong with his research team, aiming to examine the mental health conditions of homeless people and the determinants of mental health problems.Interviewers talked to 1,103 homeless people and successfully collected 711 valid questionnaires for analysis.
Social entrepreneurship has arisen as a new business model to achieve specific social objectives through entrepreneurial strategies and self-sustaining operations. Dr Yanto CHANDRA of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs has conducted a research project to assess the efficacy of applying a multimedia perspective as a complementary approach to the current pedagogy of the topic.
Studying global cases of immobility governance strategies in different stages of the pandemic, Dr CHAN Yuk-wah of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs has published a research article with her research partner on examining how the COVID-inflected diseasescape has impacted the dynamic between mobility and immobility, and how the diseasescape continued to evolve with the disease and the policies.