Family Processes, Mental Health, and Child Adjustment

  • Cheung, R. Y., M., Cheng, W. Y., Li, J. B., Lam, C. B., & Chung, K. K. H. (in press). Parents’ depressive symptoms and child adjustment: The mediating role of mindful parenting and children’s self-regulation. Mindfulness.

  • Cheung, R. Y. M. (2021). Constructive interparental conflict and child adjustment: A moderated mediation model of emotional security and harmony. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30(3), 733-745. [link]

  • Cheng, W. Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Chung, K. K. H. (2021). Understanding adolescents’ perceived social responsibility: The role of family cohesion, interdependent self-construal, and social trust. Journal of Adolescence, 89, 55-62. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., *Chan, L. Y., & Chung, K. K. H. (2020). Emotion dysregulation between mothers, fathers, and adolescents: Implications for adolescents' internalizing problems. Journal of Adolescence, 83, 62-71. [link]

  • Ren, L., Cheung, R. Y. M., Boise, C., Li, X., & Fan, J. (2020). Fathers’ perceived co-parenting and children’s academic readiness among Chinese preschoolers: Longitudinal pathways through parenting and behavioral regulation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 53(4), 77-85. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., Leung, S. S. W., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019). Role of mindful parenting, affiliate stigma, and parents’ well-being in the behavioral adjustment of children with autism spectrum disorder: Testing parenting stress as a mediator. Mindfulness, 10, 2352–2362. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., *Leung, M. C., Chiu, H. T., Kwan, J. L. Y., Yee, T. S., & Hou, W. K. (2019). Family functioning and psychological outcomes at emerging adulthood: Savoring positive experiences as a mediating mechanism. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(9), 2693-2713. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., *Leung, M. C., Chan, K. K. S., Lam, C. B. (2019). Effects of mother-offspring and father-offspring dynamics on emerging adults’ adjustment: The mediating role of emotion regulation. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0212331. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., *Leung, M. C., Chung, K. K. H., & Cheung, H. Y. (2018). Family risks and child adjustment in Chinese contexts: Testing the mediating role of emotional intelligence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(12), 3887-3896. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., Boise, C., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. T. (2018). Mothers’ and fathers’ roles in child adjustment: Additive and interactive effects between parenting practices and emotion discussion. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(12), 4033-4043. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., Cummings, E. M., Zhang, Z. Y., & Davies, P. T. (2016). Trivariate modeling of interparental conflict and adolescent emotional security: An examination of mother-father-child dynamics. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 11, 2336-2532. [link]  

  • Cummings, E. M., Cheung, R. Y. M., Koss, K. J., & Davies, P. (2014). Parental depressive symptoms and adolescent adjustment: A prospective test of an explanatory model for the role of marital conflict. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1153-1166. [link]  

  • Cummings, E. M., Koss, K. J., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2014). Interparental conflict and children’s mental health: Emerging directions in emotional security theory. In South, S. C. & Agnew, C. R. (Eds.), Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms. (pp. 179-201) New York: Oxford University Press. [link]

  • Cummings, E. M., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Davies, P. (2013). Prospective relations between parental depression, negative expressiveness, emotional insecurity, and children's internalizing symptoms. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44(6), 698-708. doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9860-2 [link]  

  • Lin, D., McBride-Chang, C., Aram, D., Levin, I., Cheung, R. Y. M., Chow, Y. Y. Y., & Tolchinsky, L. (2009). Maternal mediation of writing in Chinese children. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24(7), 1286–1311. [link

Cultural Correlates of Mental Health and Child Development

  • Kyeong, Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Cheung, C. S. (in press). The role of family expressiveness in American and Chinese adolescents’ emotional experiences. Social Development. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., Bhowmik, M. K., & Hue, M. T. (2020). Why does acculturative stress elevate depressive symptoms? A longitudinal study with emotion regulation as a mediator. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 67(5), 645-652. [link

  • Monroy, J. A., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Cheung, C. S. (2019). Affective underpinnings of the association between autonomy support and self-regulated learning. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 65(4), 402-422.

  • Dalany, D., Cheung, R. Y. M., Takahashi, Y., & Cheung, C. S. (2019). Adolescents’ implicit theories of a creative person: A longitudinal investigation in three countries. Creativity Research Journal, 31, 52-61. [link

  • Bhowmik, M. K., Cheung, R. Y. M., Hue, M. T. (2018). Acculturative stress and coping strategies among Mainland Chinese university students in Hong Kong: A qualitative inquiry. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(5), 550-562. [link]  

  • Li, Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Cummings, E. M. (2016). Marital conflict and emotional insecurity among Chinese adolescents: Cultural value moderation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(2), 316-333. [link]  

  • Park, I. J. K., Kim, S.Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Kim, M. (2011). Family socialization in the development of Asian American child psychopathology. In F. Leong, L. Juang, D. B. Qin, & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Child Psychology and Mental Health: Cultural and Ethno-Racial Perspectives: Vol 2: Asian American and Pacific Islander Children’s Mental Health: Prevention and Treatment. (pp. 149- 174). CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M. & Park, I. J. K. (2010). Anger suppression, cultural orientation, and depression among Asian American and European American college students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(4), 517-525. [link] 

  • Park, I. J. K., Kim, P.Y., Cheung, R.Y.M., Kim, M. (2010). The role of culture, family processes, and anger regulation on Korean American adolescents’ adjustment problems. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(2), 258-266. [link]

Working with Diverse Populations: Stigma and Mental Health

  • *Li, K.M., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2021). Pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy in implementing inclusive education in Hong Kong: The roles of attitudes, sentiments, and concerns. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 68(2), 259-269. [link]

  • *Cheng, L. L. K., Tsang, V. K. L., Cheung, R. Y. M., Sam, S. K. L., & Lo, S. K. (2021). Can social inclusion be evaluated? Investigating the psychometric properties of the social inclusion intervention scale. Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, 10(2), 180-198. [link]

  • *Lee, K. W., Cheung, R. Y. M., & *Chen, M. (2019). Pre-service teachers' self-efficacy in managing students with symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The roles of diagnostic label and students’ gender. Psychology in the Schools, 56(4), 595-607. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., Mak, W. W. S., Tsang, P. S., & Lau, J. T. F. (2018). Stigma of psychosis: Do diagnostic label, symptom manifestation, and gender matter? American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(5), 529-537. [link]

  • Mo, P. K. H., Mak, W. W. S., Chong, E.S.K., Shen, H., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2014). The prevalence and factors for cancer screening behavior among people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong. PLoS ONE, 9(9), e107237. [link

  • Mak, W. W. S., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2012). Psychological distress and subjective burden of caregivers of people with mental illness: The role of affiliate stigma and face concern. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(3), 270-274. [link]

  • Mak, W. W., S., Cheung, R. Y. M. (2010). Self-stigma among concealable minorities in Hong Kong: Conceptualization and unified measurement. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(2), 267-281. [link] 

  • Mak, W. W. S., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2008). Affiliate stigma among caregivers of people with intellectual disability or mental illness. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 21(6), 532–545. [link]   

  • Mak, W. W. S., Cheung, R. Y. M., Law, R. W., Woo, J., Li, P. C. K., Chung, R. (2007). Examining attribution model of self-stigma on social support and psychological well-being among people with HIV+/AIDS. Social Science and Medicine, 64(8), 1549-1559. [link]  

  • Mak, W. W. S., Mo, P. K. H., Cheung, R. Y. M., Woo, J., Cheung, F. M., Lee, D. (2006). Comparative stigma of HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Tuberculosis in Hong Kong. Social Science and Medicine, 63(7), 1912-1922. [link



Psychological Correlates of Mental Health and Well-Being

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., Lau, E.N.S. (2021). Is mindfulness linked to subjective well-being? Testing savoring positive experiences and gratitude as mediators. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 591103. [link]

  • *Chen, M., Cheung, R. Y. M. (2021). Testing interdependent self-construal as a moderator between mindfulness, emotion regulation, and psychological health among emerging adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(2), 444. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., Ke, Z., & Ng, M. C. Y. (2020). Dispositional mindfulness and mental health: A multilevel model with emotion regulation as a mediating mechanism. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0239575. [link]

  • Li, J. B., Yang, A., Dou, K., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2020). Self-control moderates the association between perceived severity of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and mental health problems among the Chinese public. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(13), 4820. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M. & Ng, M. C. Y. (2020). Dispositional mindful awareness and savoring positive experiences: A prospective test of cognitive reappraisal as a mediator. Personality and Individual Differences, 163(1), 110050. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., *Chung, H. S., & Ng, M. C. Y. (in press). Expressive writing and well-being in Chinese emerging adults: Is emotion regulation an underlying mechanism? Emerging Adulthood. [link]

  • Chiu, H. T., Yee, L. T. S., Kwan, J. L. Y., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Hou, W. K. (2020). Interactive association between negative emotion regulation and savoring is linked to anxiety symptoms among college students. Journal of American College Health , 68(5), 494-501. [link]

  • *Leung, M. C., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2020). Music engagement and well-being in Chinese adolescents: Emotional awareness, positive emotions, and negative emotions as mediating processes. Psychology of Music, 48(1), 105-119. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., & Ng, M. C. Y. (2019). Mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety: The underlying roles of awareness, acceptance, impulse control, and emotion regulation. Mindfulness, 10(6), 1124-1135. [link]

  • Cheung, R. Y. M., & Ng, M. C. Y. (2019). Being in the moment later? Testing the inverse relation between mindfulness and procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 123-126. [link]

  • Macready, D., Cheung, R. Y. M., Kelly, A. E., & Wang, L. (2011). Can public versus private disclosure cause greater psychological symptom reduction? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30(10), 1015-1042. [link]

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© 2021 by Well-Being Lab, The Education University of Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2948-8853