The project “A Ten-year Rehabilitation Programme Plan for Macau 2016-2025” of Professor Wing LO, Acting Head of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences provides a comprehensive policy framework to support the integration of disabled people into society.
Spatial inequality in basic service provision can negatively affect living standards, economic security, and human rights, and have wide policy implications. Thus, the issue needs to be considered when developing strategic planning for smart city development. Professor ZHANG Xiaoling and her team presented a new methodology to evaluate the distribution of resources in metropolitan cities based on small-area-level analysis, and proved the effectiveness of this methodology using New York City as an empirical case.
Dr LI Bin of CityU’s Department of Linguistics and Translation conducted a survey on ethnic minority students in Hong Kong to examine their proficiency levels and attitudes of the main languages in use.
Given New Zealand has so far been regarded as successful in fighting the pandemic, Dr Christoph HAFNER of CityU’s Department of English investigates whether (and how) the NZ government’s communication practices have played a role throughout the process.
Dr ZHANG Lin of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs and his collaborator unravelled the effects of tropical cyclones on economic growth. The research looked into the economic impact of tropical cyclone events between 1980 and 2018, focusing on the overall economic growth and sectoral variations.
Dr Rebecca WONG Wing-yee of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, whose research interests lie in green criminology and illegal endangered wildlife trade, has recently published peer-reviewed articles discussing wildlife trade and poaching of protected species in mainland China.
Dr Chris SHEN Fei and his doctoral student at CityU’s Department of Media and Communication have conducted a research study across 10 Asian cities. The findings are presented in the article The relationship between online political participation and privacy protection: evidence from 10 Asian societies of different levels of cybersecurity, published in Behaviour and Information Technology.
CLASS collaborated with the Centre for Public Affairs and Law to examine residents from six regions about their attitudes towards vaccination, anti-pandemic measures, and information fatigue. The study was led by Dr Edmund CHENG from the Department of Public and International Affairs and Dr LIN Fen from the Department of Media and Communication.
Dr Oliver CHAN Heng-choon of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducted an empirical study in Hong Kong, hypothesising that sexual offending victimisation is associated with subsequent sexual offending perpetration, and vice versa, irrespective of the type of sexual offending behaviour.
A survey on their willingness to receive a booster shot and use a contact-tracing app was conducted by a research team led by Professor Christine Huang Yi-hui, Associate Dean (Faculty Development) of CityU’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Chair Professor in the Department of Media and Communication.
Dr Andrew LOW Yiu-tsang of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences has conducted a cross-sectional survey, studying the relationship between parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent suicidal ideation in Hong Kong, and the potential mediating effects of depression and anxiety on this relationship.
From the case study of a village located in suburban Shanghai, Dr ZHU Jin of the Department of Public and International Affairs presents a contradicting finding and illustrates how the landlord-tenant power relationship has been reshuffled in Mainland China’s new governance context.
In light of the “digital divide" phenomenon, Dr WANG Xiaohui of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication has designed a study to investigate the factors contributing to mobile health information seeking (MHIS) to profile such information seekers in Asia using data from 10 Asian countries.
Professor Christine HUANG Yi-hui, Chair Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, led a local survey together with Dr Crystal JIANG Li, Dr Vincent WANG Xiaohui and Dr Nancy DAI Yue. Survey results showed that the majority of the respondents supported the “Live-with-COVID” policy, but there were different stances on COVID policies depending on personal backgrounds.
Dr Tracy LU Shiyu of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences recently published a research article “Promoting social capital for healthy ageing: Towards an integrative framework” in The Gerontologist, suggesting an integrated theoretical framework to enhance social capital for healthy ageing.
Dr Nick PETROVSKY of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs published a research article with Ge XIN and Jinhai YU to examine the connection between job satisfaction and individual citizens’ satisfaction with the village officials’ work, supporting the “satisfaction mirror” hypothesis.
The vision and language education policy of the HKSAR Government is to nurture children to be biliterate and trilingual. Dr Maggie MAI Ziyin of CityU's Department of Linguistics and Translation conducted a longitudinal case study tracking the caretaker input and the trilingual development of a male child in Hong Kong named Leo for 18 months from 1.5 to 3 years old.
Funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Dr WANG Yuan of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication led a research project titled “A Study of Online Media Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Online Racial Discrimination in Hong Kong.” It analysed how online news articles and their reader comments portray ethnic minority groups in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether this portrayal involves racial bias, stereotypes, or discrimination.
Professor LO Tit-wing of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences led a research project to go beyond social culture and folklore to investigate the criminal business processes in this emerging economic market. He studies the nature and substance of ghost bride-induced crime while looking into the criminal business processes of ghost bride-induced crimes from an economic perspective.
Not only do the long-distance couples tune into the communication issue, but many researchers also knuckle down to examine the contextual implications. Dr Crystal JIANG Li of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication presented a research report on adaptive communication and perceptions in long-distance dating.