Prof. Cheung Shu Fai


Associate Professor



Room: E21-3057
Tel: +(853) 8822 8391
E-mail: sfcheung@um.edu.mo

   


Academic Qualifications

• Ph.D. (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
• M.Phil. (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
• B.S.Sc. (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Professional Affiliations

Hong Kong Psychological Society (Associate fellow, Registered psychologist)
Academy of Management (Research Methods Division, Member)
Psychometric Society (Regular member)
Association for Psychological Science (Member)

Research Areas

• Meta-analysis
• Structural equation modeling
• Mediation analysis
• Psychological testing
• Personality assessment
• Social beliefs
• Cross-cultural differences in the structure and correlates of personality traits

Research

Current research

• Synthesizing dependent effects with limited information
• Robustness in meta-analytic structural equation modeling
• Bayesian model selection and comparison
• Mediation analysis in primary studies and meta-analytic structural equation modeling
• The role of social belief development and transformation

Previous research

• Cross-cultural differences in personality correlates of social behavior
• Application of an indigenous personality assessement instrument to understanding the career development of college students
• Personality assessment of adolescents in Chinese society
• Personality correlates of life satisfaction in Chinese society
• The application of computerized adaptive testing and the item response theory to a comprehensive personality assessment inventory
• The application of the theory of planned behavior in heath behavior and recycling behavior
• The development of an indigenous personality assessment instrument for the Chinese society
• Confirmatory factor analysis with non-normal data

Selected Publications

Refereed Journals

  • • Sun, R. W., Cheung, S. F. (2020). The influence of nonnormality from primary studies on the standardized mean difference in meta-analysis. Behavior Research Methods. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-019-01334-x

    • Wu, H., Cheung, S. F., & Leung, S. O. (2019) Simple use of BIC to assess model selection uncertainty: An illustration using mediation and moderation Models. Multivariate Behavioral Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00273171.2019.1574546

    Cheung, S. F., Chan, D. K.-S., & Sun, R. W., (2019). Meta-analyzing dependent correlations with correction for artifacts that multiplicatively attenuate the true correlation. Behavior Research Methods, 52, 793–810. doi.org/10.3758/s13428-018-1111-y

    Cheung, S. F., Sun, R. W., & Chan, D. K.-S. (2018). Correlation-based meta-analytic structural equation modeling: Potential problems in point and interval estimation. Organizational Research Methods, 22(4), 892-916. doi.org/10.1177/1094428118770736

    • Chan, S. W. Y., Lau, W. W. F., Hui, C. H., Lau, E. Y. Y., & Cheung, S. F. (2018). Causal relationship between religiosity and value priorities: Cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1037/rel0000175

    • Hui, C. H., Cheung, S.-H., Lam, J., Lau, E. Y. Y., Cheung, S. F., & Yuliawati, L. (2018). Psychological changes during faith exit: A three-year prospective study. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 10, 103-118. doi.org/10.1037/rel0000157

    • Lau, E. Y. Y., Hui, C. H., Lam, J., & Cheung, S. F. (2017) Sleep and optimism: A longitudinal study of bidirectional causal relationship and its mediating and moderating variables in a Chinese student sample. Chronobiology International, 34, 360-372. doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2016.1276071

    • Hui, C. H., Cheung, S.-H., Lam, J., Lau, E. Y. Y., Yuliawati, L., & Cheung, S. F. (2017). In search of the psychological antecedents and consequences of Christian conversion: A three-year prospective Study. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 220-230. doi.org/10.1037/rel0000082

    • Cheung, M. W.-L., & Cheung, S. F. (2016). Random-effects models for meta-analytic structural equation modeling: Review, issues, and illustrations. Research Synthesis Methods, 7, 140-155. doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1166

    • Hui, C. H., Cheung, S.-H., Lau, E. Y. Y., Mok, D. S. Y., Cheung, S. F., & Kwan, Y. W. (2016). Bereavement hits harder on those who believe in fate. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35, 609-628. doi.org/0.1521/jscp.2016.35.8.609

    • Lau, W. W. F., Hui, C. H., Lam, J., Lau, E. Y. Y., Ng, D., & Cheung, S. F. (2016) Psychometric evaluation of the Spiritual Transcendence Scale in a Chinese sample: Is there factorial invariance across gender, occupation, and religion? International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 26, 136-151. doi.org/10.1080/10508619.2015.1021654

    • Hui, C. H., Lau, E. Y. Y., Lam, J., Cheung, S. F., & Lau, W. W. F. (2015). Psychological predictors of Chinese Christians’ church attendance and religious steadfastness: A three-wave prospective study. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7, 250-264. doi.org/10.1037/a0039216

    • Lau, E. Y. Y., Cheung, S.-H., Lam, J., Hui, C. H., Cheung, S. F., & Mok, D. S. Y. (2015). Purpose-driven life: Life goals as a predictor of quality of life and psychological health. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1163–1184. doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9552-1

    • Fan, W, Cheung, F. M., Leong, F. T. L., & Cheung, S. F. (2014) Contributions of family factors to career readiness: A cross-cultural comparison. The Career Development Quarterly, 63, 194-209. doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-0045.2014.00079.x

    • Cheung, S.-H., Hui. C. H., Lau, E. Y. Y., Cheung, S.-F., & Mok, D. S. Y. (2014). Does church size matter? A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of Chinese congregants' religious attitudes and behaviors. Review of Religious Research, 57, 63-86. doi.org/10.1007/s13644-013-0116-3

    • Lau, E. Y. Y., Cheung, S.-H., Lam, J., Hui, C. H., Cheung, S. F., & Mok, D. S. Y. (2014). Purpose-driven life: Life goals as a predictor of quality of life and psychological health. The Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1163–1184. doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9552-1

    Cheung, S. F., & Chan, D. K.-S. (2014). Meta-analyzing dependent correlations: An SPSS macro and an R script. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 331-345. doi.org/10.3758/s13428-013-0386-2

    • Cheng, C., Cheung, S. F., Chio, J. H.-M., & Chan, M.-P. S. (2013). Cultural meaning of perceived control: A meta-analysis of locus of control and psychological symptoms across 18 cultural regions. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 152-188. doi.org/10.1037/a0028596

    • Wong, M. L., Lau, E. Y. Y., Wan, J. H. Y., Cheung, S. F., Hui, C. H., & Mok, D. S. Y. (2012). The interplay between sleep and mood in predicting academic functioning, physical health and psychological health: A longitudinal study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74, 271-277. doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2012.08.014

    • Ng, A., Fan, W. Q., Cheung, F. M., Leong, F. T. L., & Cheung, S. F. (2012). The CPAI-2 as a culturally relevant personality measure in differentiating among academic major groups. Journal of Career Assessment, 20, 196-207. doi.org/10.1177/1069072711420857

    • Fan, W. Q., Cheung, F. M., Leong, F. T. L., Cheung, S. F. (2012). Personality traits, vocational interests, and career exploration: A cross-cultural comparison between American and Hong Kong Students. Journal of Career Assessment, 20, 105-119. doi.org/10.1177/1069072711417167

    • Davis, J. M., Cheung, S. F., Takahashi, T., Shinoda, H., & Lindstrom, W. A. (2011). Cross-national invariance of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder factors in Japanese and U.S. university students. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2972-2980. doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2011.05.004

    • Hui, C. H., Ng, E. C.-W., Mok, D. S.-Y., Lau, E. Y.-Y., & Cheung, S. F. (2011) “Faith maturity scale” for Chinese: A revision and construct validation. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 21, 308-322. doi.org/10.1080/10508619.2011.607417

    • Tao, V. Y. K., Wu, A. M. S., Cheung, S. F., & Tong, K. K. (2011). Development of an indigenous inventory GMAB (Gambling motives, attitudes, and behaviors) for Chinese gamblers: An exploratory study. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27, 1, 99-113. doi.org/10.1007/s10899-010-9191-3

    • Ho, M. Y., Cheung, F. M., & Cheung, S. F. (2010). The role of meaning in life and optimism in promoting well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 658-663. doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2010.01.008

    Cheung, S. F., & Chan, D. K-S. (2008). Dependent correlations in meta-analysis: The case of heterogeneous dependence. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 68, 760-777. doi.org/10.1177/0013164408315263

    Cheung, S. F., Cheung, F. M., Howard, R., & Lim, Y-H. (2006). Personality across the ethnic divide in Singapore: Are “Chinese Traits” uniquely Chinese? Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 467-477. doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2005.12.023

    Cheung, S. F., & Chan, D. K-S. (2004). Dependent effect sizes in meta-analysis: Incorporating the degree of Interdependence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 780-791. doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.89.5.780

    Cheung, S. F., Chan, D. K-S., & Wong, Z. S-Y. (1999). Reexamining the theory of planned behavior in understanding wastepaper recycling. Environment and Behavior, 31, 587-612. doi.org/10.1177/00139169921972254

    • Chan, D. K-S., Lam, C. B., Chow, S. Y., & Cheung, S. F. (2008). Examining the job-related, psychological, and physical outcomes of workplace sexual harassment: A meta-analytic review. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 362-376. doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6402.2008.00451.x

    • Ho, M. Y., Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F. (2008). Personality and life events as predictors of adolescents' life satisfaction: Do life events mediate the link between personality and life satisfaction? Social Indicators Research, 89, 457-471. doi.org/10.1007/s11205-008-9243-6

    • Fan, W. Q., Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., & Leung, K. (2008). Gender difference of personality traits among Hong Kong secondary school students and their developmental analyses. (香港中學生人格特質的性別差異及其發展性分析) Acta Psychologica Sinica, 40, 1002-1012. (in Chinese)

    • Cheung, F. M., Fan, W. Q., Cheung, S. F., & Leung, K. (2008). Standardization of the Cross-cultural (Chinese) Personality Assessment Inventory for Adolescents in Hong Kong: A combined emic-etic approach to personality assessment. 跨文化(中國人)個性測量表青少年版(CPAI-A)的香港標準化研究 ─ 兼顧文化共通性與特殊性的人格測量) Acta Psychologica Sinica, 40, 839-852. (in Chinese)

    • Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., Leung, F. Y. K. (2008). Clinical utility of the Cross-Cultural (Chinese) Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI-2) in the assessment of substance use disorders among Chinese men. Psychological Assessment, 20, 103-113. doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.20.2.103

    • Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., Zhang, J. X., Leung, K., Leong, F., & Yeh, K. H. (2008). Relevance of openness as a personality dimension in Chinese culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 81-108. doi.org/10.1177/0022022107311968

    • Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., & Zhang, J. X. (2004). Convergent validity of the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2: Preliminary findings with a normative sample. Journal of Personality Assessment, 82, 92-103. doi.org/10.1207/s15327752jpa8201_14

    • Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., Wada, S., & Zhang, J. X. (2003). Indigenous measures of personality assessment in Asian countries: A review. Psychological Assessment, 15, 280-289. doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.15.3.280

    Other Publications

    • Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., & Fan, W. Q. (2013). From Chinese to cross-cultural personality inventory: A combined emic-etic approach to the study of personality in culture. In M. J. Gelfand, C.-Y. Chiu, & Y.-Y. Hong (Eds.), Advances in culture and psychology (Vol. 3). Oxford University Press. doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930449.003.0003

    • Cheung, F. M., Zhang, J. X., & Cheung, S. F. (2010) From indigenous to cross-cultural personality: The case of the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory. In M. H. Bond (Ed.), Oxford handbook of Chinese psychology. Oxford University Press. doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199541850.013.0019

    Cheung, S. F., & Chan, W. (2000). On using an optimal weight matrix in covariance structure analysis. Bulletin of the Hong Kong Statistical Society, 23, 14-20.

    • 張妙清、杜婉韻、張樹輝. (2004). 《華人個性的性別差異》。Occasional Paper No. 143. 中國、香港:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所。

    • Cheung, F. M., & Cheung, S. F. (2003). Measuring personality and values across cultures: Imported versus indigenous measures. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, S. A. Hayes, & D. N. Sattler (Eds.), Online Readings in Psychology and Culture (Unit 6, Chapter 5), (http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~culture/Cheung.htm), Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington USA. doi.org/10.9707/2307-0919.1042

    Selected Conference Presentations

    Cheung, S. F., & Cheung, F. M. (2010, July). The external correlates of CPAI-2 traits in Asian and American college student samples: The case of openness and interpersonal relatedness. Paper presented in the symposium “Beyond Chinese Culture: The Application of Cross-Cultural Personality Assessment Inventory-2 (CPAI-2) in Western and Eastern Cultures” (chaired by S. F. Cheung and co-chaired by M. Born), at the 7th Conference of the International Test Commission, July 19-21, 2010, Hong Kong.

    Cheung, S. F., & Cheung, M. W. L. (2010, July). Random effects models for meta-analytic structural equation modelling. Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the International Test Commission, July 19-21, 2010, Hong Kong.

    Cheung, S. F., Leong, F. T. L., & Cheung, F. M. (2008, July). Joint analysis of the UNIACT and the CPAI-2: A cross-cultural investigation of vocational personality types and general personality traits. Paper presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, July 22-25, 2008, Berlin.

    Cheung, S. F., Cheung, F. M., & Leong, F. T. L. (2008, June). Validation of the CPAI-2 in career decision-making among Chinese college students. Paper presented at the 6th Chinese Psychologist Conference, June 11-14, 2008, Hong Kong.

    Cheung, S. F., Chan, W., & Cheung, F. M. (2007, July). Applying the item response theory to personality assessment in organizational setting: A case study of the CPAI-2 in the hotel industry. Paper presented at the 7th Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, July 25-28, 2007, Malaysia.

    Cheung, S. F., Chan, W., & Cheung, F. M. (2005, July). The application of item response theory to the development of a gender-balanced short version CPAI-2 Depression Scale. Paper presented at the 14th International Meeting and the 70th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, July 5-8, 2005, Netherlands.

    Cheung, S. F., Chan, D. K-S. (2005, June). Applying the hierarchical linear modelling to meta-analysis: The case of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Paper presented at the Symposium on “Advances in Psychological Research Methods: The Application of Hierarchical Linear Modelling” (Jointly organized by S. F. Cheung and M. W-L. Cheung) at the Hong Kong Psychological Society Annual Conference, June 4, 2005, Hong Kong.

    Cheung, S. F., & Chan, D. K-S. (2002, June). The more the worse: A problem in testing the homogeneity of correlation matrices in meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Psychological Society Annual Conference.

Courses Taught

• Research Methods (PSYB322) (Formerly Research Methods I/II in Psychology [PSYC201/202])
• Quantitative Research Methods (FSSG802, for Ph.D students)
• Multivariate Statistics for Psychology (PSYB451)
• Advanced Topics in Psychological Research Methods (PSYG805)
• Personality Psychology (PSYB221)
• Social Psychology (PSYB212) (Formely Social Psychology I [PSYC205])
• Psychology Statistics (PSYB112) (Formerly Basic Statistics for Psychology [PSYC104])
• Clinical Research Methods (MCPY113)
• Statistics II (BPAM312)
• Psychology Of Gambling (GAMM203)
• Personal And Social Competence (PSYC103)
• Senior Thesis Research I/II (PSYC401/402)
• Industrial Psychology (PSYC404)
• Advertising Psychology (PSYC406)