CHEUNG Chau Kiu

Research Projects


  • Impacts of the Community Work Experience and Training Programme on Welfare Recipients
  • TANG Kwong Leung, CHEUNG Chau Kiu
    1 April 2006
    Public Policy Research Funding Scheme

    The launching of the Community Work Experience and Training Programme in Hong Kong to assist welfare recipients to improve their employability and chances of employment, and leaving the welfare net provides an opportunity for examining impacts of the combination of community service and job training, especially in view of the paucity of research data acquired overseas. Because of the co-existence of other measures, such as sanctioning, the waiver of disregarded earnings, and other programs, for helping welfare recipients for the same goal, the examination necessarily covers these measures. It thus is not merely an evaluation study of the Programme, but is a thorough attempt to explore ways to help welfare recipients. As such, the examination will involve a quasi-experiment design including participants in the Programme, the ordinary Community Work Programme without a training component, and non-participants among welfare recipients. The design will involve a baseline survey and a follow-up survey of the same respondents to enable rigorous examination of changes in welfare recipients. performance due to various factors. Such performance will incorporate employability (job skill and commitment), employment, self-reliance, exit from welfare, and receiving support from public services and informal sources. This set of criteria is necessary to address questions concerning the desired impacts and side effects of the Programmes and other factors. Notably, it is not sustainable to reduce reliance on welfare by increasing reliance on other public services and informal sources. (SS05373)


  • A Pilot Exploration of Policies for Strengthening Family Functioning in Hong Kong
  • NGAI Sek Yum, TANG Kwong Leung, LAM Mong Chow Amy, LAM Ching Man, CHEUNG Chau Kiu
    15 March 2005
    Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong SAR Government

    This study explores policies for strengthening family functioning in Hong Kong. These include immediate, short-term, educational, regulative, preventive, remedial, developmental, individual-based, and community-based policies covering aspects of social welfare, immigration, population, and labor, among others. The primary strength of the study is that it draws on social work (front-line and supervisory) and social science expertise, particularly dealing with family issues. Such expertise guides the identification and assessment of policies in terms of their effectiveness and the feasibility of their implemenation. The study employs data and information collected from focus groups, a follow-up survery, and literature review to propose polcies for further examination. (SS04942)


  • Support for Aged Parents: A Study of Hong Kong School Youth
  • NGAI Ngan Pun, CHEUNG Chau Kiu*
    1 April 2003
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Responsibility for aged parents among the younger generation faces a critical challenge in contemporary Chinese society because of the supported decline in filial piety, and change in demographic and family structure. The concern is particularly significant when parental dependency and burden of care for them meets with the young generation indifference and reluctance. Finding ways to mitigate contradiction in duties and responsibilities between older and younger generations is essential for the success of social policies and programs. Whereas a factor pertaining to social construction has been notable for the positive or negative influence of social policies and programs on people’s support for their elderly parents, empirical evidence in support of the assertion has not been readily available. Such data are especially important if they are derived form opinions of young people who sooner or later will have to shoulder the majority of responsibility for the elder parents. The present project will collect empirical data for the analysis of Chinese young people’s support for their parents in Hong Kong. The causes of youth’s support or lack of support for their parents will be identified. Implications for various social policies and program alternatives for young people’s support and care of older parents will be examined. The project will collect data by means of a survey of 1,000 young people aged between 15 and 18 in Hong Kong’s high school students. The samples will be obtained by a random sampling procedure to ensure their representativeness. The study will not only offer up-to-date and pertinent descriptive and representative findings about Hong Kong young people’s support for their parents, but also will shed light on the development of social policies and programs aimed at improving young people’s support for their parents. (SS02731)



Research Publications


  • A holistic inquiry into the impacts of community care on the quality of life of older Chinese people in Hong Kong: involving older care recipients, informal caregivers, professional care-providers, and neighbors of the community. (co-authored with Agnes Yeung and Esther Chow) Hong Kong: Division of Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 2003.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HV1484.H62 Y483 2003)



  • "A study of marginal youth’s likelihood of delinquency in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun)The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work (Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Social Workers Association Limited) vol.37 no.2 (2003), pp.229-237
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Periodical HV1 .H68)



  • A study of the effectiveness of the Project of Social Networking for the Elderly in the Southern District [南區長者社區網絡計劃成效硏究] (co-authored with Raymond Man-hung Ngan) 香港:香港城市大學應用社會科學系,1998
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV1484.H64 S59 1998; UL HK Studies HV1484.H64 S59 1998)



  • A study on the effectiveness of the home care & support services for frail elderly people & their caregivers [家居護理及支援服務成效硏究] (co-authored with Raymond Man-hung Ngan). Hong Kong: Haven of Hope Christian Service, 1999.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV1484.H62 S84 1999; UL HK Studies HV1484.H62 S84 1999)



  • Age discrimination in the labour market in Hong Kong: causes and consequences at individual, organisational, and societal levels: research report.Hong Kong: Dept. of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 2004.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HD6283.H6 Y35 2004; UL HK Studies HD6283.H6 Y35 2004)



  • Does democratization spur social welfare spending: the case of Hong Kong, China (co-authored with Kwong-leung Tang and Hung Wong) Hong Kong: Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Dept. of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HV431 .T33 2004)



  • "Effective Group Work with Delinquents in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum) Adolescence vol.42 no.165 (2007), pp.151-165
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Periodical HQ793.A34)



  • "Effects of Playing Online Game on Youth Problems in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun and NGAI Sek Yum) Paper presented in the Mainland China-Hong Kong-Macau Youth Research Roundtable Conference, Hong Kong, May 2007



  • "Environmental Influences on Risk Taking among Hong Kong Young Dance Partygoers." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum; NGAI Ngan Pun) Adolescence vol.41 no.164 (2006), pp.739-752
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Periodical HQ793.A34)



  • "Family abusive risk and social assistance opportunity in marginal youth’s life course: Clues to delinquent inclination in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun and NGAI Sek Yum) A paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Asian Youth Issues: Opportunities and Challenges of Youth in New Era, organized by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Macao SAR on 5-9 Dec 2005.



  • "Family Strain and Adolescent Delinquency in Two Chinese Cities, Guangzhou and Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun and NGAI Sek Yum) Journal of Child & Family Studies vol.16 no.5 (2007), pp.626-641
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • "Humanist Approaches to Youth Development in the Summer Youth Program of Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun) Journal of Social Service Research (USA: The Haworth Press) vol.31, issue No.2 (Sep 2004), pp.1-24
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical HV11.J68; Available Online)



  • "Idealism, Altruism, Career Orientation and Burnout: A Study of Undergraduate Social Work Students in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum) Paper presented in the 45th Anniversary Symposium of CUHK Social Work Department on Social Work Practice & Education in Chinese Societies, Hong Kong SAR, 2008.



  • Newspapers and the 1994/95 district board and municipal council elections (co-authored with Chan Wing-tai and Leung Kwan-kwok) Hong Kong: Dept. of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 1997
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize PN5449.H6 C43 1997; UL HK Studies PN5449.H6 C43 1997)



  • "Policy Awareness and Support for Parents: A Comparative Study of Young People in Hong Kong and Shanghai." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun and NGAI Sek Yum) Paper presented in the 45th Anniversary Symposium of CUHK Social Work Department on Social Work Practice & Education in Chinese Societies, Hong Kong SAR, 2008.



  • Political attitudes of senior secondary students during the transition period in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Transitions project) (co-authored with Kwan-kwok Leung) Hong Kong: Dept. of Applied Social Studies, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, 1994
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LA1134.H6C49 1994)



  • Political attitudes of tertiary education students during the transition period in Hong Kong: a test of democratic dynamics in youth (co-authored with Kwan-kwok Leung) Hong Kong: City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, 1994
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LA1134.H6C488 1994)



  • "Predictors of the Likelihood of Delinquency: A Study of Marginal Youth in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun) Youth & Society Sage Publications, Inc., 2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical HQ793.Y6; Available Online)



  • "Predictors of the Likelihood of Delinquency: A Study of Marginal Youth in Hong Kong, China." (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun) Youth & Society (USA: Sage Publications, Inc.) (June 2005), pp.445 - 470
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical HQ793.Y6; Available Online)



  • Report on Risk-taking Behavior among Hong Kong Young Dance Partygoers: What They Do and Why (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum; NGAI Ngan Pun) Hong Kong, 2006.



  • Research report on a study on the drug abuse situation among ethnic minorities in Hong Kong (co-authored with Kwok-leung Tang and Hung Wong) Hong Kong: Dept. of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document HV5824.E85 T36 2006)



  • Revisit of the filial piety concept among the young, the adult, and the old in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai, Xiamen, and Xian: research report (co-authored with Alex Yui-huen Kwan and Hung Ng) Hong Kong: Dept. of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 2003
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV1484.C62 G836 2003; UL HK Studies HV1484.C62 G836 2003)



  • "Risk-Taking among Hong Kong Young Dance Partygoers: What They Do and Why." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum; NGAI Ngan Pun) The 7th International Conference on Asian Youth Issues held in Macau organized by ISA R34 & Macau SAR Government, 2005.12.



  • Risk-taking behavior among Hong Kong young dance partygoers: what they do and why: research report (co-authored with Steven Sek-yum Ngai and Ngan-pun Ngai) Hong Kong: Dept. of Social Work, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HQ799.8.H6 N43 2006; UC General Education HQ799.8.H6 N43 2006)



  • "Service participation, friendship networks, family support and developmental outcomes among low-income young people in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum; NGAI Ngan Pun; and TO Siu Ming) Paper presented in the 10th Nordic Youth Research Information Symposium, organized by Norwegian Social Research in Norway on June 13-15, 2008.



  • "Service Participation, Friendship Networks, Family Supports and Developmental Outcomes among Low-Income Young People in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum; NGAI Ngan Pun; and TO Siu Ming) Paper presented in the Nordic Youth Research Conference (NYRIS 10) on Bonds and Communities – Young People and Their Social Ties, 13 pgs. Lillehammer, Norway, 2008.



  • "Strain as a Predisposing Factor of the Delinquent Behavior of Adolescents in Mainland China and Hong Kong."(co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun) Paper presented in International Sociological Association XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia, 2002



  • Strategic research on the value and effectiveness of summer youth program: research report. (co-authored with Ngan-pun Ngai). Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV1441.H6 N482 1999; UL HK Studies HV1441.H6 N482 1999)



  • "Tackling Youth Unemployment: Revisiting Government Policy in Hong Kong". (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun)The 6th International Conference on Asian Youth Issues ed. by Yang Changjing, Xu Wenxin, An Guoqi, and Ngai, NP. pp.83-91. Beijing, China: China Youth & Children Research Center, China Youth & Children Research Association, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, 2004.10.17.



  • "The Measurement of Internet Addiction: The Case of Hong Kong Secondary and Primary School Students." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum; NGAI Ngan Pun) Paper presented in the Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau Youth Research Roundtable Conference, Hong Kong, China, 2007.05.



  • The social and economic considerations of advertising in Hong Kong: an LISREL analysis.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Pamphlet Z691.C4524 S63 1980z)



  • Trajectories of modernization and postmodernization in Hong Kong and Beijing: a research report. (co-authored with Kwan-kwok Leung, and Glenn Drover) Hong Kong: Dept. of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 2001.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HN752.5 .L486 2001; UL HK Studies HN752.5 .L486 2001)



  • TV commercial doses and its impact on prosocial and antisocial values, impulsivity, and shop theft among school students: content analysis and causal modeling (co-authored with C.F. Chan) Hong Kong: Faculty of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1988
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HD30.W67 no.88-07; UL HK Studies HD30.W67 no.88-07)



  • "When Does Career Strain Reduce Delinquency? Friendship Concern in Hong Kong." (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum)International Journal of Adolescence and Youth (Oxon, United Kingdom: AB Academic Publishers) vol.12 no.1/2 (June 2005), pp.131-147



  • Young people's support for their parents: a comparative study of Hong Kong and Shanghai (co-authored with Ngan-pun Ngai and Han Xiaoyan) Hong Kong: Faculty of Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HQ799.H6 N53 2008; UL HK Studies HQ799.H6 N53 2008; UC General Education HQ799.H6 N53 2008)



  • 《「成長跳躍夏令營」成效評估報告》,香港:香港中文大學社會工作學系社會福利實踐及研究中心,2005
    (CUHK Library Call No: UC General Education BF723.E6 C45 2005)



  • 《「長者義工」 服務參與及意見調查報告》與關銳煊合著,香港:香港基督敎女靑年會,2000
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV40.42.C54 2000)



  • 《香港仔街坊福利會社會服務中心家居照顧服務之服務質素:成效硏究中期報告》與顔文雄合著,香港:香港仔街坊福利會社會服務中心,2002
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV1484.H6 Y445 2002; UL HK Studies HV1484.H6 Y445 2002)



  • 《香港仔街坊福利會社會服務中心健康新生活計劃成效硏究報告》與顔文雄合著,香港:香港仔街坊福利會社會服務中心,2002
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HQ1064.H6 Y36 2002)



  • 《香港仔街坊福利會社會服務中心健康新生活計劃硏究報告、專題文章及硏討會》香港仔街坊福利會服務中心編輯委員會編輯,香港:香港仔街坊福利會社會服務中心,2003
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HQ1064.H6 Y363 2003; UL HK Studies HQ1064.H6 Y36 2003)



  • 《灣仔區靑少年精神健康調查報告》與陳章明、鄭相德合著,香港:灣仔臨時區議會,1999
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Doc Oversize WS462 .W35 1999; MD Gov Document WS462 .W35 1999)


* Name of external researcher
# Name of staff who has left the University