Dr. Ma Man-sze, Cecilia 馬汶詩博士

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Qualifications: 

PhD (South Carolina) 
MPhil (CUHK) 
BEd (CUHK)

Email: 
cecilia.ma@polyu.edu.hk
Phone: 
2766 5724
Office: 
HJ431
Specialism: 

Psychometric testing, 
structural equation modeling, 
multivariate statistics, 
youth development and problem behaviors.

My URLs:  
ORCID

Teaching: 

Tomorrow's Leaders
Psychometric theory and scale construction
Use and dissemination of psychological instrumentation in research and service contexts

Selected Publications: 

Ben, M. F. Law., Shek, T. L. D., & Ma, C. M. S. (2014). Gender invariance of Family, School, and Peer Influence on Volunteerism Scale. Research on Social Work Practice.

Shek, D. T. L., Ma, C. M. S., & Siu, A. M. H. (2014). Validation of a subjective outcome evaluation tool for participants in a positive youth development. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 27, S26-S31.

Shek, D. T. L., & Ma, C. M. S. (2014). Validation of a subjective outcome evaluation tool for participants in a positive youth development. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 27, S43-S49.

Ma, C. M. S., & Shek, D. T. L. (2013). Consumption of pornographic materials in early adolescents in Hong Kong. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 26, S18-S25.

Ben, M. F. Law., Shek, T. L. D., & Ma, C. M. S. (2013). Validation of Family, School, and Peer Influence on Volunteerism Scale Among Adolescents. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 458-466.

Shek, D. T. L., & Ma, C. M. S. (2012). Impact of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in the Junior Secondary School Years: Objective Outcome Evaluation Based on Eight Waves of Longitudinal Data. The Scientific World Journal, 2012, 12 pages. doi:10.1100/2012/170345

Shek, D. T. L., & Ma, C. M. S. (2011). Longitudinal data analyses using linear mixed models in SPSS: Concepts, procedures and illustrations. The Scientific World Journal, 11, 42-76.

Shek, D. T. L., & Ma, C. M. S. (2010). Dimensionality of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale: Confirmatory factor analyses. Social Indicators Research, 98, 41-59.

Shek, D. T. L., & Ma, C. M. S. (2010). The Chinese Family Assessment Instrument (C-FAI): Hierarchical confirmatory factor analyses and factorial invariance. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(1), 112-123.

Ben, M. F. Law., Shek, T. L. D., & Ma, C. M. S. (2010). Exploration of the Factorial Structure of the Revised Personal Functions of the Volunteerism Scale for Chinese adolescents. Social Indicators Research, 100, 517-537.

Shek, T. L. D., & Ma, M. S. C. (2009). Dimensionality of the Chinese perceived causes of poverty scale: Findings based on confirmatory factor analyses. Social Indicators Research, 90, 155-166.

Current Research Projects : 

Predictors and outcomes of exposure to online pornographic material in early Chinese adolescents: A longitudinal study. Research Grants Council (RGC)-Early Career Scheme, HK$555,780. (Principal Investigator)

Project P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club community-based youth enhancement program. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, HK$8.074 million. (Co-Principal Investigator)

Construction of a service leadership program: Curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. The Li and Fung Foundation, HK$3 million.  (Co-Principal Investigator)

Project P.A.T.H.S.: Development of a positive youth development program in Shanghai. Tin Ka Ping Foundation, HK$1.2 million. (Co-Investigator)

Teen talk project. The Law Society of Hong Kong, HK$150,000. (Co-Investigator)

Project P.A.T.H.S.: Development of a positive youth development program in Hong Kong (Phase II). The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, HK$29.65 million. (Project Coordinator)

Professional & Community Service: 

Advisor, Wofoo Leaders’ Network (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union)

Committee, Research and Development Working Group (Heep Hong Society)