CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching 張妙清

Research Projects


  • Cross-Cultural Validity and Utility of the CPAI-2 in Career Counseling for College Students
  • CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, LEUNG Kwok*, LEONG T L Frederick*, CHEUNG Shu Fai*
    1 November 2006
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    This study examines the pattern of relationships between general personality and three key constructs in career counselling: vocational interest, career decision-making, and career exploration behavior. We use the Cross-cultural Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI-2) which is derived as indigenously for the Chinese culture as a general personality measure. In Phase 1, we examine cross-cultural differences in the pattern of relationships between Hong Kong and American university students. We expect less congruence in the relationships between personality and career development among Hong Kong students whose vocational development may be more influenced by contextual factors. In Phase 2, we cross-validate the Chinese pattern of relationships among different cohorts of university students in Hong Kong, and identify profiles of personality and vocational interest for students enrolled in different faculties. We further examine the influence of participation in various career-planning activities on the students’ vocational development. Results will also contribute to the cross-cultural validation of the indigenously derived personality factors in the CPAI-2 beyond the Chinese culture, and demonstrate the utility of the CPAI-2 in career counselling. (CU06715)


  • Cultural Attributional Model of Public- and Affiliate-, and Self-Stigma for Individuals with Major and Minor Psychiatric Disorders
  • MAK Wing Sze Winnie, CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, WOO Jean (Medicine & Therapeutics)
    1 September 2004
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Stigma has been identified as a major source of many psychological, behavioral, and sociopolitical phenomena. Individuals’ quality of life, social relations, and major life opportunities diminish as the result of being relegated to a stigmatized status. Despite its significance on social minorities, local studies on stigma were generally descriptive and tended to focus on the perspective of the general public without regard to the target individuals and their affiliates. The singular focus and descriptive nature precluded the opportunity to explore the underlying social-cognitive mechanisms that may explicate the process of stigmatization as well as any unique cultural or contextual factors that may put Chinese particularly prone to stigmatization of social minorities.

    The proposed study will elucidate the mechanisms by which public-, affiliate-, and self-stigma of mental illness affect the well-being and recovery process of individuals with major or minor psychiatric disorders in Hong Kong. By linking the concomitant psychosocial factors related to the stigma experience of individuals with mental illness within the Chinese context, the study aims to unpackage the pluralistic construct of stigma. The understanding of these social-cognitive and cultural processes can better position researchers and service providers to design empirically based and effective stigma reduction interventions and prevention programs. (CU04145)


  • A Culturally Relevant Personality Inventory for Chinese Adolescents
  • CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, LEUNG Kwok*
    1 September 2003
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    This project aims to extend and adapt the comprehensive Chinese (Cross-cultural) Personality Assessment Inventory (CPA) for adolescents. The combined emic-etic approach in the development of the CPAI-A will address the concern regarding cross-cultural relevance of imported Western instruments. It will provide a reliable and valid inventory suitable for both normal and clinical personality assessment. The project involves two phases. In Phase 1, culturally relevant personality constructs will be identified and scales will be developed for the standardization version of the CPAI-A. In Phase 2, the CPAI-A will be standardized in Hong Kong using a large-scale quota sample. Ratings by parents and teachers will be collected on a sub-sample. The reliability and validity of the CPAI-A and its factor congruence with the adult version will also be examined. The CPAI-A will be useful in the assessment of psychopathology, psychosocial problems, as well as for guidance in career planning and personal growth during adolescence. (CU03259)


  • Development and Validation of Clinical Risks and Needs Evaluation Measures for Offenders
  • LEUNG Wing Leung Patrick, CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, MAK Wing Sze Winnie
    1 January 2003
    Correctional Services Department, HKSAR Government

    This project aims at developing and validating clinical risks and needs evaluation measures for offenders, including adult violent offenders, sex offenders, and young offenders. It is a project in collaboration with the Correctional Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government. It is estimated that the project will take about two-and-a-half years to complete. (SS02348)


  • The Development of a Checklist of Career Development Activities for College Students in Hong Kong
  • CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching
    1 March 2006
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    This Direct Grant project is a preparation study for a 2006-07 RGC study proposed to examine the cross-cultural differences in the pattern of relationships between personality dimensions and career outcome variables as well as within-culture differences at different stages of career development. This Direct Grant project serves to develop a comprehensive checklist of career development activities to provide objective information on the actual career development activities undertaken by the students, as a means to cross-validate the subjective measures used in the RGC project. In the pilot study, we will collect items of career development activities and prepare the final test version for the standardization study. In the main study, we will standardize the measure with a large-size sample of university students and examine its psychometric properties, such as the reliability, factor structure and validity. The standardized Checklist of Career Development Activities (CCDA) will provide useful information on the range of career exploration activities undertaken by college students in Hong Kong. (SS05317)


  • Provision of Consultancy Services : Psychological Competency Training for Police Officers Training on "Counselling Skills as a Police Supervisor/Colleague"
  • CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, LEUNG Wing Leung Patrick, PONG Mei Wah, LEE Wan Ying Anita
    8 November 2005
    The Hong Kong Police Force

    To design the training continuum of Victim Psychology for different strata of Police Officers, and to conduct pilot classes and train-the-trainer workshops for Hong Kong Police Force on the subject matter. (SS05946)


  • Training for Police Officer - Victim Psychology
  • CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, LEUNG Wing Leung Patrick, PONG Mei Wah, LEE Wan Ying Anita
    2 September 2004
    The Hong Kong Police Force

    To design the training continuum of Victim Psychology for different strata of Police Officers, and to conduct pilot classes and train-the-trainer workshops for Hong Kong Police Force on the subject matter. (SS04641)


  • Psychological Trauma and Its Associated Antecedents in Hong Kong Chinese Population: Establishing Normative Data for Two Measures of Trauma Symptomatology
  • Patricia LEAHY, CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, TANG So Kum Catherine
    12 November 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Research and clinical practice, indicate that post traumatic states can result form traumata such as war, natural or human-made disasters, adult or child sexual assault, child abuse, and crime (March, 1993). However in Hong Kong, despite the documented experience of many of these potentially traumatic experiences (e.g., Tang, 2001), no systematic study of the traumatic effects of these experiences has been reported in the English-language literature. This research programme based on a Hong Kong Chinese sample, assesses the prevalence of exposure to potentially traumatic events, identifies trauma related psychological correlates, establishes normative data for the Trauma Symptom Inventory (Briere, 1995) and the Dissociative Experiences Scale (Carlson & Putnam, 1993), and explores the applicability of imported conceptualizations of trauma by correlating these data with the Chinese Personality Inventory clinical scales (Cheung, et al., 1996).

    Implications relate to both policy and practice. The impact of unresolved trauma has been recognized as a significant public health issue overseas, including in North American and Australia (e.g., van der Kolk & McFarlane, 1996). Community crisis response programmes are costly and need to be targeted to the substantiated needs of specific groups. Survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence require funding and legislative support (e.g., Tang, Lee & Cheung, 1999). Without systematic empirical evidence of the traumatic impact of such experiences, proposals for funding and services remain anecdotally based. This study represents a new research direction in Hong Kong SAR, and aims to provide the first step necessary for the development of a comprehensive trauma research programme based on Hong Kong data. (SS01578)


  • Study on Women’s Development in Hong Kong in the 20th Century
  • CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, WONG Wai Ching Angela (Cultural and Religious Studies), YIP Hon Ming (History)
    11 May 2007
    Health, Welfare and Food Bureau

    The study is commissioned by Women’s Commission (WoC) to identify and analyse the major issues of women’s development in the 20th century, including the recent development after the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SS06909)


  • Universal and Indigenous Dimensions of the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI)
  • CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching, LEONG T L Frederick*, LEUNG Kwok*
    1 September 2000
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Earlier studies with the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI) found that the indigenously developed personality test contains an additional personality dimension, originally labelled as the Chinese Tradition factor, beyond those deemed to be universal in the current Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality. The CPAI, however, does not tap the Openness factor from the FFM. To establish the completeness of the CPAI, a set of scales defining the Openness factor in the Chinese culture will be developed in the first phase of this study. The scales will be standardized in China and Hong Kong. In the second phase, both Chinese and American data will be collected and the updated CPAI will be submitted to a joint factor analysis with the NEO-FFI, which measures the Five-Factor Model of personality. Results of the joint analysis will show that the interpersonal relatedness (IR) dimension tapped by the Chinese Tradition factor is needed for a complete description of Chinese personality on top of the FFM. They will also clarify whether the Chinese Tradition factor is a culture-general domain tapping the interpersonal relatedness dimension that is also relevant to Western culture, but has been neglected previously in Western theories of personality. (CU00333)


  • 「香港市民對聯合國有關婦女問題北京宣言及婦女行動綱領的認知意見調查2005」 (2005 Survey on Public Awareness of the Beijing Platform for Action)
  • 張妙清 CHEUNG Fanny Mui Ching
    17 March 2005
    Hong Kong Federation of Women

    2005 年是《北京行動網領》十周年﹐而是項意見調查主要是探討公眾人士對行動綱領的認識程度和對婦女事務的關注。 調查會以電話訪問香港各界婦女聯合協進會的主席團成員提供之受訪者名單及隨機抽樣之公眾人士。 (SS04856)



Research Publications


  • "Applying Psychology to Set Up the Equal Opportunities Commission in Hong Kong." Paper presented in the International Congress of Psychology Stockholm, Sweden, 27 July 2000



  • A bibliography of gender studies in Hong Kong (co-compiled with various scholars) Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Reference Z7964.H6B52; UL HK Studies Z7964.H6B52)



  • A bibliography of gender studies in Hong Kong (co-compiled with various scholars) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Reference Z7964.H6B52 1991; UL HK Studies Z7964.H6B52 1991)



  • A bibliography of gender studies in Hong Kong, 1991-1997 (co-compiled with Siumi Maria Tam, Serena Sheng-hua Chu) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1998
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Reference Z7964.H6 B52 1998; UL HK Studies Z7964.H6 B52 1998; CC Reference Z7964.H6 B52 1998; NA Reference Z7964.H6 B52 1998)



  • Breaking new ground : promoting equal opportunities in Hong Kong [開拓新天地 : 在香港推動平等機會]. Hong Kong: Equal Opportunities Commission, 1999.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document HM821.C45 1999)



  • Breaking the silence: violence against women in Asia (co-edited with various scholars) Hong Kong: Equal Opportunities Commission in collaboration with Women in Asian Development & UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, 1999.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV6250.4.W65 B743 1999; UL HK Studies HV6250.4.W65 B743 1999)



  • Caregiving techniques and pre-school children's development in Hong Kong families. (co-authored with Mong Chow Lam and Betsy T.W. Chau) Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7 O3 no.29; UL HK Studies DS796.H7 O3 no.29)



  • Caretaking forms and styles in urban Hong Kong: a pilot study on three-year-old children (co-authored with Betsy T.W. Chau and Mong-chow Lam) Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1986.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7 O3 no.29; UL HK Studies DS796.H7 O3 no.29)



  • The Chinese Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory (MMPI): research and applications. Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1986.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.12; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.12)



  • "Comparative Stigma of HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Tuberculosis in Hong Kong." (co-authored with MAK Wing Sze Winnie; MO Kit Han; CHEUNG Yuen Man Rebecca; WONG Jean Woo and LEE Tak Shing Dominic) Social Science & Medicine (2006)
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical W1 .S58; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.12; Available Online)



  • Cross-cultural application of the MMPI-2 and the adaptation of the Minnesota report computer system for the MMPI-2 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL BF698.8.M5 C48 2008; UL HK Studies BF698.8.M5 C48 2008; Available Online)



  • "Definition of Violence Against Women - A Comparative Study in Chinese Societies of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and The People’s Republic Of China." (co-authored with TANG So Kum Catherine; CHEN R. and SUN X.) Journal of Interpersonal Violence vol.17 no.6 (June 2002), pp.671-688
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL periodical HN49.V5 J68; Available Online)



  • EnGendering Hong Kong society: a gender perspective of women's status. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1997.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Reserve HQ1781 .E63 1997; UL HK Studies HQ1781 .E63 1997; CC Reserve HQ1781 .E63 1997)



  • The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Women's Commission: central mechanisms for advancing women's status. (co-authored with Priscilla Chung) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, 2006.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Reserve H62.5.H62 no.168; UL HK Studies H62.5.H62 no.168)



  • Gender and society in Hong Kong: a statistical profile. (co-authored with Robert Westwood, Toni Mehrain) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HQ1781 .W47 1995; UL HK Studies HQ 1781 .W47 1995)



  • "Gender difference of personality traits among Hong Kong secondary school students and their developmental analyses." (co-authored with FAN Weiqiao; CHEUNG Shu Fai and LEUNG Kwok) Acta Psychologica Sinica vol.40 no.9 (June 2008), pp.1002-1012
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Periodical BF8.C5 H69; Available Online)



  • Gender differences in the career development of professionals in Hong Kong (co-authored with Mandy M. Hoi, Maria S. Tam.) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, 2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.152; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.152)



  • Mainstreaming gender in Hong Kong society (co-edited with and Eleanor Holroyd) Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2009.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ1237.5.C6 M35 2009; UL HK Studies HQ1237.5.C6 M35 2009)



  • "Personality and Life Events as predictors of Adolescents' Life Satisfaction in Hong Kong." (co-authored with HO, MAN YEE and CHEUNG Shu Fai) Paper presented in the Asian Social Psychology, organized by Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah, Malaysia, 25 July 2007



  • Psychological and social characteristics related to social participation among working-class housewives in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Rhoda Yuen) Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1987.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.22; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.22)



  • Psychotherapy for the Chinese, II: selected papers from the Second International Conference, 20-23 November, 1994 (co-edited with Louis Yang-ching Cheng, Helen Baxter) Hong Kong: Dept. of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL WM420 .I67 1994; MD WM420 .I67 1994)



  • Psychotherapy for the Chinese: selected papers from the First International Conference, 9-11 November, 1992 (co-edited with Louis Yang- ching Cheng, Char-nie Chen; assistant editors, Helen Baxter, Patrick P.K. Kwong) Hong Kong: Dept. of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL WM420 .I67 1992; MD WM420 .I67 1992)



  • "Reflection on the Progress of Gender Equality in Hong Kong. Invited Address, Seminar on Gender Equality: Advancement in Gender Equality: The Swedish and Hong Kong Stories." Paper presented in the Seminar on Gender Equality: Advancement in Gender Equality: The Swedish and Hong Kong Stories, organized by Equal Opportunities Commission, Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jan 2007



  • Research on rape and sexual crime in Hong Kong (co-edited with Robert G. Andry, Roger C. Tam) Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV6569.H6R47; UL Oversize HV6569.H6R47; UL HK Studies HV6569.H6R47)



  • Selected papers on Conference on Gender Studies in Chinese Societies [華人社會之性別硏究硏討會文選] (co-edited with various scholars) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ1075.5.C6C6; UL HK Studies HQ1075.5.C6C6; UL Chinese Overseas Coll HQ1075.5.C6C6)



  • Selected papers on youth studies in Hong Kong 1984-87 (co-edited with Agnes M. C. Ng) Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1989.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ799.H6 S42; UL HK Studies HQ799.H6 S42)



  • Shatian nü xing ji nan xing ju min zhi she qu xu yao yan jiu bao gao (co-authored with Tam, Maria; Huang, Shixin) Xianggang: Shatian qu yi hui she qu fa zhan wei yuan hui, 1994.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HN754.S5 T3 1994; UL Gov Document HN754.S5 T3 1994)



  • A source book on women's studies in Hong Kong, 1975-1985 (co-authored with Pun Shuk-han) Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1987.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7 O3 no.21; UL HK studies DS 796.H7 O3 no.21)



  • "Standardization of the cross-cultural [chinese] personality assessment inventory for adolesscents in Hong Kong." (co-authored with FAN W.; CHEUNG S. F. and LEUNG K.) Acta Psychologica Sinica in press. June 2008
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Periodical BF8.C5 H69; Available Online)



  • "Test Use and Indigenization: The Case of Hong Kong." (co-authored with CHEUNG Shu Fai) Paper presented in the 28th International Congress of Psychology, organized by The Chinese Psychological Society, Beijing, August 2004


  • The Women's center: a community approach to feminism in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize H62.5.H6H63 no.12; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6H63 no.12)



  • Women at the top: powerful leaders tell us how to combine work and family (co-authored with Diane F. Halpern) Chichester, UK; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HD4904.25 .H354 2009)



  • Women's concern groups in Hong Kong (co-authored with Betty L.L. Yau, Kit Chun Au) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1992.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6H62 no.15; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6H62 no.15)



  • 《九五世界婦女大會五年回顧》,香港:香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所性別硏究計劃,2000
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ1781 .L516 2000; UL HK Studies HQ1781 .L516 2000)



  • 《沙田社區感調查硏究結果撮要》與黃貝雯合著,香港:沙田區議會社區發展委員會:香港中文大學香港硏究中心,1989.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document HN754.S5 A452 1989; UL Oversize HN754.S5 A452 1989)



  • 《性別學與婦女硏究 : 華人社會的探索》與葉漢明, 郭佩蘭合編,台北縣板橋市:稻鄉出版社,1997
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ1181.C5 H75 1997)



  • 《性別學與婦女硏究 : 華人社會的探索》與葉漢明, 郭佩蘭合編,香港:中文大學出版社,1995
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ1181.C5 H75 1995; UL HK Studies HQ1181.C5 H75 1995)



  • 《風雨蘭服務研究報告, 2001-2003》與吳惠貞合著,香港:關注婦女性暴力協會:香港中文大学香港亞太研究所性別研究中心,2005
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV6593.H6 C49 2005; UL HK Studies HV6593.H6 C49 2005)



  • 《敎育改革與香港:新紀元,新挑戰》,香港:香港中文大學社會科學及敎育硏究小組,2001
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LA1136.H6 J523 2001; CC LA1134.H6 J523 2001; NA General Education LA1134.H6 J523 2001)



  • 《華人個性的性別差異 : 香港與內地的比較》與杜婉韻、張樹輝合著,香港:香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所,2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.143; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.143)


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