Prof.LEUNG Man, Cynthia 梁敏教授

Title: 
Professor
Qualifications: 

PhD (Monash)
MSc (London)
PG Dip EPP (London)
BSocSc (Hons) (HKU)
PGCE (HKU)

Email: 
ssleung@polyu.edu.hk
Phone: 
2766 4670
Office: 
HJ408
Specialism: 

Parent training;
Program evaluation;
Test development

My URLs:  
ORCID

Teaching: 

Psycho-Educational Assessment I
Exceptionality in Children and Adolescents: Disgnoses, Intervention and Prevention
Psycho-Educational Intervention I
Parenting and Parent Development
Research Methodology and Statistics for Educational Psychology
Pre-Practicum Orientation

Scholarly Books & Monographs: 

Kashima, Y., Endo, Y., Kashima, E., Leung, C., and McClure, J. (Eds.) (2004). Progress in Asian Social Psychology, Volume 4. Seoul, Korea: Kyoyook-kwahak-sa.

Journals: 

Leung, C., Tsang, S., & Heung, K. (2014). The effectiveness of Healthy Start Home Visit Program: Cluster randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice, DOI: 10.1177/1049731514533390

Leung, C., Tsang, S., Sin, T. C.S. & Choi, S.Y. (2014). The efficacy of Parent–Child Interaction Therapy with Chinese families: Randomized controlled trial.  Research on Social Work Practice, DOI: 10.1177/1049731513519827

Leung, C., Tsang, S. & Leung, I. (2013). Pilot evaluation of Parent and Child Enhancement program for disadvantaged families. Research on Social Work Practice, 24, 437 – 447. DOI: 10.1177/1049731513512373

Leung, C., Leung, J.T.Y. & Fong, W.W.S. (2013). Outcome evaluation of peer support programme for helping Chinese parents under stress, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, DOI: 10.1080/02185385.2013.818199

Ho, D., Leung, C. & Lo, S.K. (2013). Validation of the Gumpel Readiness Inventory for Preschool Children in Hong Kong. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3066-3076.

Leung, C., Tsang, S. & Heung, K. (2013).  Pilot evaluation of a home visit parent training program in disadvantaged families.  Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 397-406. 

Leung, C., Mak, R., Lau, V., Cheung, J. & Lam, C. (2013). The validation of a scale to measure cognitive development in Chinese preschool children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 2257-2267.

Leung, C., Fan, A. & Sanders, M.R. (2013). The effectiveness of a Group Triple P with Chinese parents who have a child with developmental disabilities: A randomized controlled trial.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 976-984.

Leung, C. & Lo, S.K. (2013).  Validation of a questionnaire to measure mastery motivation among Chinese preschool children.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 234-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.023 

Leung, C., Lo, S.K. & Leung, S.S.L. (2012).  Validation of a questionnaire on academic competence behaviour among Chinese preschool children.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1581-1593. 

Moore, S.M., Leung, C., Karnilowicz, W. & Lung, C.L. (2012).  Characteristics and predictors of romantic relationships in late adolescence and young adulthood in Hong Kong and Australia.  Australian Psychologist, 47, 108-117.,

Wong, A. M.-Y., Leung, C., Siu, E. K.-L. & Lam, C. C.-C. (2012). Validating the language domain subtest in a developmental assessment scale for preschool children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1633-1641. 

Leung, C., Cheung, J., Lau, V. & Lam, C. (2011).  Development of Preschool Developmental Assessment Scale (PDAS) on children’s social development.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2511-2518. 

Leung, C., Tsang, S. & Dean, S. (2011).  Outcome Evaluation of the Hands-On Parent Empowerment (HOPE) Program.  Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 549-561.

Leung, C. & Tsang, S. (2011).  The profiles of gamblers seeking counseling services: Evidence from Chinese gamblers in Hong Kong.  Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, 62-76.

Leung, C., Moore, S., Karnilowicz, W. & Lung, C.L. (2011).  Romantic relationships, relationship styles, coping strategies and psychological distress among Chinese and Australian young adults.  Social Development, 20, 783-804.

Leung, C. & Lo, S.K. (2011).  The development and validation of a checklist for early identification of students with learning difficulties.  International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 10,217-225.

Wong, A. M.-Y., Leung, C., Siu, E. K.-L., Lam, C. C.-C., Chan, G. P.-S. (2011). Development of the language subtest in a developmental assessment scale to identify Chinese preschool children with special needs. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 297-305. 

Leung, S. S. L., Leung, C., Lam, T. H., Hung, S.F., Chan, R., Yeung, T., Miao, M., Cheng, S., Leung, S.H., Lau, A. & Lee, D.T.S. (2011).  Outcome of a postnatal depression screening programme using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: a randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Public Health, 33, 292-301. 

Leung, C., Mak, R., Lau, V., Cheung, J. & Lam, C. (2010).  Development of a preschool developmental assessment scale for assessment of developmental disabilities.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31,1358-1365.  

Leung, C., Tsang, S. & Dean, S. (2010).  Evaluation of a program to educate disadvantaged parents to enhance child learning.  Research on Social Work Practice. 20, 591-599. 

Leung, C., Lau, J., Chan, G., Lau, B. & Chui. M. (2010). Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure the service needs of families with children with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 664-671. 

Leung, C. & Tsang, S. (2010). The Chinese Parental Stress Scale: Psychometric evidence using Rasch modeling on clinical and non-clinical samples.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 92, 1-9. 

Leung, C., Tsang, S., Heung, K. & Yiu, I. (2009).  Effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) among Chinese families.  Research on Social Work Practice, 19, 304-313. 

Leung, C. & Karnilowicz, W. (2009).  The adaptation of Chinese adolescents in two societies: a comparison of Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong and Australia.  International Journal of Psychology, 44, 170-178.  

Leung, C., Lindsay, G. & Lo, S.K. (2007).  Early identification of primary school students with learning difficulties in Hong Kong: the development of a checklist.  European Journal of Special Needs Education, 22, 327-339.

Leung, C. Sanders, M.R., Ip, F. & Lau, J. (2006).  Implementation of Triple P-Positive Parenting Program in Hong Kong: predictors of program completion and clinical outcomes.  Journal of Children’s Services, 1, 4-17.

Leung, C., Pe-Pua, R. & Karnilowicz, W. (2006).  Psychological adaptation and autonomy among adolescents in Australia: a comparison of Anglo-Celtic and three Asian groups.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30, 99-118. 

Leung, C.,Ho., G.K.H., Chan, S.C.K., Chu, E.K.Y., Foong, M., Lee, P.K.K., Mak, C.G.L. & Mak, L.S.P. (2005).  Small group hypertension health education programme: A process and outcome evaluation.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 52, 631-639. 

Leung, C., Sanders, M., Leung, S., Mak, R., & Lau, J.  (2003). An outcome evaluation of the implementation of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program in Hong Kong. Family Process, 42, 531-544. 

Leung, C. (2001).  The psychological and sociocultural adaptation of Chinese migrant adolescents in Australian and Canada.  International Journal of Psychology, 36, 8-19. 

Leung, C. (2001).  The psychological adaptation of migrant and overseas students in Australia.  International Journal of Psychology, 36, 251-259.

Book Chapters: 

Leung, C., Leung, S.S.L. & Chan, R. (2013). Child behavior problems and parenting stress in immigrant and single parent families with preschool children.  In C.H. Qi & T. Stanton-Chapman (Eds.) Preschool children: Education, language, social functioning and behavioral issues. Nova Science Publishers.

Leung, C., Kwak, K.Y., Pe-Pua, R., & Karnilowicz, W. (2007). “The adaptation of Asian migrant adolescents in Australia and Canada: a study of Chinese, East-Indian, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese migrant adolescents”. Progress in Asian Social Psychology, Volume 5. Seoul, Korea: Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa Publishing Company.

Dean, S., Leung, C., Gilley, T. & Grady, J. (2003). “HIPPY implementation and research in Australia: progress and prospect”. In M. Westheimer (Ed.) Parents making a difference: international research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press.

Leung, C., & Karnilowicz, W. (2002). “The psychological and sociocultural adaptation of Chinese and Vietnamese adolescents in Australia”. In N.N. Singh, T.H. Ollendick & A.N. Singh (Eds). International Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Vol. 2.

Leung, C. (2001). “Academic adaptation of Asian migrant and overseas students in Australia and Canada”. In F. Salili & R. Hoosain (Eds.) Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives. Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.