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List of Major External Grants Projects with PS colleagues as Principal Investigators (updated July 2017)
 

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2017/18

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. BUCHTEL, Emma E. Filial Values and “Unhealthy Practices:” When is Corruption Increased by Confucian Virtues? The Roles of Moral Conflict and Societal Transparency 664,052
Dr. CHAN Ka Shing Kevin Experiencing Stigma when Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Longitudinal Study 853,759
Dr. LAU Esther Yuet Ying The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Emotional Functioning and Its Electroencephalographic (EEG) Correlates
810,168
Dr. LEUNG Nga Man, Angel To Help or Not to Help: Investigating the Intervening behavior of Online Witnesses of Cyberbullying 728,152
Dr. YEUNG Siu Sze, Susanna Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension: Examining the Role of Vocabulary Depth and Cross-language Transfer 620,844

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2016/17

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. LAU Esther Yuet Ying Effects of daytime naps and nighttime sleep on emotional processing in college students 754,606
Dr. POON Kai Tak, Ivan  The Effect of Objectification on Aggression 517,788
Prof. WANG Wen Chung New Item Response Theory Models for Rater Errors
672,360

RGC, Early Career Scheme (ECS), 2016/17

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. YEE Ting Sum, Lydia Remembering relations over short retention intervals: fMRI investigations of the interactions between the medial temporal lobe and the frontoparietal network 806,928

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2015/16

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. BUCHTEL, Emma E. Chinese Moral Character: What Does It Mean to be Principled in a Confucian Culture? 553,840
Dr. LAU Esther Yuet Ying Sleep and Risk-related Decision-making in Adolescents and Young Adults 388,990
Prof. MOK Magdalena Mo Ching The Role of Mathematics and Chinese Language in Driving Achievement Growth: What Drives What? A Latent Growth Curve Study 257,000
Prof. WANG Wen Chung Advancing Cognitive Diagnosis Models: Developing, Evaluating, and Demonstrating Novel Models and Methods 937,620
Dr. WANG Zhenlin Police Officers and Cheerleaders: The Emergence of Strong Reciprocity in Children 776,400

RGC, Early Career Scheme (ECS), 2015/16

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr CHAN Ka Shing, Kevin The Content and Process of Self-stigma in People with Serious Mental Illness: A Longitudinal Study 747,580
Dr POON Kai Tak, Ivan Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories Following Ostracism 798,500
Dr WONG Tin Yau, Terry Comorbidity between Reading and Mathematics Difficulties: Prevalence and Nature of Comorbidity 898,094

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2014/15

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. LIN Dan Phonological awareness and reading development in Chinese children: The approach of computer-assisted GraphoGame intervention 422,100

RGC, Early Career Scheme (ECS), 2014/15

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. KWAN Lok Yin, Joyce Latent Growth Curve Analysis with Time-dependent Observations 442,000
Dr. LEUNG Nga Man, Angel Cyberbullying in Hong Kong: psychosocial development and online bystander effects 631,580

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2013/14

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. CHENG Wing Yi, Rebecca The Complexity and Dynamics of Social Goals: An Investigation of a Hidden Dimension of Hong Kong Student Motivation 564,000
Prof. WANG Wen Chung Developing a New Class of Item Response Theory Models for Ipsative Tests with Forced-Choice Items 490,800
Dr. WONG Wai Lap, Simpson Reading to learn: An investigation of comic comprehension in Chinese dyslexic children with and without oral language difficulties 590,500
Prof. WONG Wing Sze The role of coping flexibility and its underlying mechanism in chronic pain adjustment: A longitudinal study 500,338
Dr. YIP Chi Wing, Michael Context Effects and Spoken Word Recognition of Chinese: An Eye-tracking Study 442,000

RGC, Early Career Scheme (ECS), 2013/14

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. LI Tianyuan The Dual Behavioral Pattern of Power Holders: Age Differences and the Role of Goal Priority 860,426
Dr. HOU Wai Kai Age Differences in Cognitive Control and Daily Control Strategies and Emotional Experiences: Implications on Physical and Emotional Health 765,748
Dr. BUCHTEL, Emma E. Chinese morality: When propriety is part of the picture, what does morality mean? Testing and extending moral theory to fit lay concepts of a Confucian moral system 731,845

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2012/13

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Prof. WANG Wen Chung Developing a New Class of Item Response Theory Models for Examinee-Selected Items to Ensure Test Fairness 607,274

RGC, Early Career Scheme (ECS), 2012/13

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. LIN Dan Speech-print awareness in Chinese word reading development 828,438
Dr. WONG Wai Lap, Simpson The perception of native English fluent speech in Chinese learners of English: Individual difference, error profile and cognitive-linguistic correlates 531,381

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2011/12

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Prof. MOK Magdalena Mo Ching Exploring Effects of Teacher and Peer Feedback on Self-directed Learning and Mathematics Achievement of Primary Students 934,863
Dr. HOU Wai Kai The Role of Social Cognitions in Support Provision and Adjustment in Cancer Caregiving: A Longitudinal Analysis 975,747
Prof. WANG Wen Chung Developing a Framework of Item Response Models for Multifaceted Data 562,000
Dr. WANG Zhenlin The heart and mind of the social child: Development of distributive justice through empathy and theory of mind 579,120

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2010/11

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Prof. WONG Wing Sze A prospective, longitudinal study of the Fear-Avoidance Model in Chinese patients with chronic pain: Assessing individual differences in pain catastrophic cognition and pain-related fear 919,125
Prof. WANG Wen Chung Building a New Methodology of Assessment of Differential Item Functioning 678,325

RGC, General Research Fund (GRF) 2009/10

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Prof. WANG Wen Chung Person-Item Interaction in Likert Items: Model Development and Operational Issues 513,600

RGC, Public Policy Research (PPR), 2010/11

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Prof. WANG Wen Chung An innovative methodology for data with a hierarchical structure and its applications and implications for policy-formulation 385,748

RGC, Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) / RGC Joint Research Scheme, 4th Round

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. WANG Zhenlin Theory of mind development and use in children from Hong Kong and the UK - A latent variable study 336,908

Hong Kong Government, Quality Education Fund (QEF), 2011/12 School Year

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. YEUNG Siu Sze, Susanna Effects of a Language-rich Phonological Awareness Intervention on English Language and Literacy among Hong Kong Chinese Kindergarteners 608,200

Hong Kong Government, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), 2015/16

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. YEUNG Siu Sze, Susanna Teaching approaches and English literacy skills: An investigation into young Hong Kong Chinese ESL children  1,421,800

Hong Kong Government, Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), Food and Health Bureau

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Prof. WONG Wing Sze The prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and its association with information and communication technology (ICT) use: A population-based study   

HMRF, 2015/16
712,800
Dr. LAU Esther Yuet Ying Effects of sleep disturbances on disrupted affective cognition in individuals with depression

HMRF, 2014/15
526,856
Dr. LAU Esther Yuet Ying What makes poor sleepers anxious and depressed: Testing the mediating role of cognitive deficits between poor sleep and anxiety and depressive disorders

HMRF Mini-Grant, 2013/14
80,000
Prof. WONG Wing Sze A Longitudinal Study of Patient Satisfaction with Care among Chinese Patients with Chronic Pain: Predictors and Association with Medical Compliance

Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF), 2011/12
562,200

Hong Kong Government, Child Assessment Service, Department of Health

Principal Investigator Project Title Awarded Amount (HK$)
Dr. WONG Wai Lap, Simpson Development of a dyslexia screening test for preschool children in Hong Kong (Phases 1 to 3) 848,000