Dr. YU Lu 于璐博士

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Qualifications: 

PhD (HKU) 
MSc (SDU) 
BMed (AHMU)

Email: 
ssyulu@polyu.edu.hk
Phone: 
2766 4859
Office: 
HJ430
Specialism: 

Positive youth development
Program evaluation
Mental health and addiction
Quantitative research methods
Gender studies

My URLs:  
ORCID

Teaching: 

Tomorrow’s Leaders
Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development
Psychometric Theory and Scale Construction
Quantitative Research Methods in Social Work Research

Selected Publications: 

Journal Articles

Yu, L., Shek, D. T. L., & Leung, E. Y. K. (in press). Post-lecture evaluation of a university subject on leadership and intrapersonal development. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.

Yu, L. (in press). A teacher’s reflection on teaching “Tomorrow’s Leaders” in university students in Hong Kong. International Journal on Disability and Human Development.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Psychoeducational Profile-3rd edition-Caregiver Report. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 40(4), 1-10. (Impact factor = 1.178)

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., Wu, F. K. Y., & Chai, W. Y. (2014). General University Requirements at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Evaluation findings based on student focus groups. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2014.960362 (Impact factor = 0.610)

Yu, L., & Shek, D. T. L. (2014). Family functioning, positive youth development and Internet addiction in junior secondary school students: Structural equation models using AMOS. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 13(2), 227-238. (Impact factor = 0.258)

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Construct validity of the Chinese version of the Psycho-Educational Profile-3rd Edition (CPEP-3). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(11), 2832-2843. (Impact factor = 3.665)

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Use of structural equation modeling in human development research. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 13(2), 157-167. (Impact factor = 0.258)

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Factorial validity of a subjective outcome evaluation tool for implementers of a positive youth development program. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 27, S32-S42. (Impact factor = 1.683)

Yu, L., & Shek, D. T. L. (2014). Testing factorial invariance across groups: An illustration using AMOS. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 13(2), 205-216. (Impact factor = 0.258)

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., & Ma, C. M. S. (2014). The students were happy but did they change positively? Yes, they did. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 13(4), 505-511. (Impact factor = 0.258)

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., & Siu, A. M. H. (2014). The Chinese Adolescent Egocentrism Scale: Psychometric properties and normative profiles. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 13(2), 297-307. (Impact factor = 0.258)

Yu, L., & Shek, D. T. L. (2013). Internet addiction in Hong Kong adolescents: a three-year longitudinal study. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 26, S10-17. (Impact factor = 1.683)

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., Fu, X. (2013). Confucian virtues and Chinese adolescent development: A conceptual review. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 25(4), 335-344.

Yu, L., Xie, D., & Shek, D. T. L. (2012). Factor structure of a multidimensional gender identity scale in a sample of Chinese elementary school children. Scientific World Journal, Online first, doi:10.1100/2012/595813

Ye, S. Yu, L., & Li, B. (2012). A cross-lagged model of self-esteem and life satisfaction: Gender differences among Chinese University Students. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 546-551. (Impact factor = 1.951)

Chi, X., Yu, L., & Winter, S. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of sexual behaviors among university students: A study in Hefei, China. BMC Public Health, 12, 972. (Impact factor = 2.264)

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2012). Self-harm and suicidal behavior in Hong Kong adolescents: Prevalence and psychosocial correlates. Scientific World Journal, Online first, doi: 10.1100/2012/932540

Yu, L., & Winter, S. J. (2011). Gender atypical behavior in Chinese school-aged children: Its prevalence and relation to sex, age, and only child status. Journal of Sex Research, 48(4), 334-348. (Impact factor = 2.965)

Yu, L., & Xie, D. (2010). Multidimensional gender identity and psychological adjustment in middle childhood: A study in China. Sex Roles, 62, 100-113. (Impact factor = 1.735)

Yu, L., Winter, S. J., & Xie, D. (2010). The child play behavior and activity questionnaire: a parent-report measure of childhood gender-related behavior in China. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 807-815. (Impact factor = 2.589)

 

Book Chapters

Shek, D. T. L., Yu, L., & Sun, R. C. F., (in press). Internet addiction. In D. W. Pfaff, E. Martin, & E. Pariser (Eds.), Neuroscience in the 21st Century. Springer.

Yu, L., Shek, D. T. L., & Leung, E. Y. K. (in press) Leadership and intrapersonal development: Post-lecture evaluation. In Shek, D. T. L. (Ed). Leadership and Service Learning Education: Holistic Development for Chinese University Students. New York: Nova Science.

Shek, D. T. L., Sun, R. C. F., Yu, L., Ma, C. M. S., Siu, A. M. H., Leung, H., & Law, M. Y. M. (2015). Service leadership education and research at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (PolyU): An overview. In D. T. L. Shek & P. P. Y. Chung (Eds.), Promoting service leadership qualities in university students. Quality of life in Asia, vol. 6 (pp. 117-133). Singapore: Springer.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Intention to Gamble Among Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong: Changes and Predictors. In Shek, D. T. L., Rachel, R. C. F., & Ma C. M. S. (Eds.), Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Family Life, Psychological Well-Being, and Risk Behavior. Quality of Life in Asia 5 (pp. 201-219). Singapore: Springer.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Chinese beliefs about adversity scale. In Michalos, A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2014). Chinese version of Family Assessment Device. In Michalos, A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Yu, L., & Shek, D. T. L. (2013). Family functioning, positive youth development and Internet addiction in junior secondary school students: Structural equation models using AMOS. In D. T. L. Shek, C. M. S. Ma, L. Yu, & J. Merrick (Ed.), Human developmental research: Experience from Research in Hong Kong. New York: Nova Science.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2013). Confirmatory factor analysis using AMOS: A demonstration. In D. T. L. Shek, C. M. S. Ma, L. Yu, & J. Merrick (Ed.), Human developmental research: Experience from Research in Hong Kong. New York: Nova Science.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2013). Impact of the Project P.A.T.H.S. on adolescent risk behavior: a five-year longitudinal study. In Shek, D. T. L., & Rachel, R. C. F. (Eds.), Development and Evaluation of Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs (P.A.T.H.S.). Quality of Life in Asia 3 (pp. 85-106). Singapore: Springer.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2013). Self-harm and suicidal behaviors in Hong Kong Adolescents. In Merrick, J. (Ed.), Adolescence and Behavior Issues in a Chinese Context. New York: Nova Science.

Shek, D. T. L., & Yu, L. (2012). A longitudinal study of substance use in Hong Kong adolescents. In Shek, D. T. L., Rachel, S. C. F., & Joav, M. (Eds.), Drug abuse in Hong Kong. Development and evaluation of a prevention program. New York: Nova Science.
 

Full Publication List

Current Research Projects : 

Internet Addiction in Hong Kong Secondary School Students: The Role of Social-Emotional Competence (University Research Grant, funded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; HK$ 105,000) (PI)

Development and Validation of a Chinese Character Strengths Questionnaire (Start-up Fund, funded by Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; HK$60,000) (PI)

The Longitudinal Evaluation of the General University Requirements under the New 4-year Curriculum (Teaching Development Grant, funded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; HK$4,000,000) (Co-PI)

Development and Validation of Measures Based on the Service Leadership Model (funded by The Victor and William Fung Foundation, HK$5,300,000) (Co-PI)

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Secondary Prevention Program for High Risk Youths Who Have Addictive Parents - A Longitudinal Study (funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust; HK$1,000,000) (Co-PI)

Development and Evaluation of an Addiction Preventive Program for Primary School Students (collaborated with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Center for Addiction Prevention and Treatment; funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust; HK$ 500,000) (Co-PI)

Construction of A Service Leadership Program: Curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation (funded by The Victor Li and William Fung Foundation; HK$3,000,000) (Co-PI)

Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. Project (funded by Tin Ka Ping Foundation; HK$1,200,000) (Co-PI)

Seeking Help for Mental Health Problems in Hong Kong: The Influence of Family (General Research Fund; HK$988,500) (Co-I

Professional & Community Service: 

Programme Leader of Healthy Lifestyle Programme (from 2015/16 academic year onward)

Advisor of Wofoo Leadership Network

R & D committee member of the Heep Hong Society, Hong Kong