Dr. LAI, Ching-han Lufanna 

Senior Lecturer 

-Psychology of religion 

-Quality of life, Subjective wellbeing, Cross-cultural differences in subjective wellbeing 

-Servant leadership

Ph.D. School of Psychology, The Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia 
B.A. School of Psychology, The Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia  

 

黎靜嫻 (2020) <信心的心理學><<活出信仰能力 - 明白有關機制2019會議論文集>>, pp. 84-90。香港: 基督徒宗教心理學會。

 

Lai, L. C. H., Cummins, R. A., & Lau, L. D. A. (2018).  The validation of spirituality-religion satisfaction as a life domain in the Personal Wellbeing Index.  International Journal of Happiness and Development, 4(2), 93-112.   

 

Lai, L. C. H. (2015).  Who is more collectivistic? Hong Kong Chinese or Australian Chinese.  The Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 8-15. (Remarks: A paper presented in The 2nd Conference on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, Shanghai, China, September 2015.)

 

Lai, L. C. H. (2015).  Buddhism and subjective wellbeing: Do self-esteem, optimism and perceived control play a role?  The Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 1-7. (Remarks: A paper presented in The 2nd Conference on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, Shanghai, China, September 2015.)

 

Lai, L. C. H., & Cummins, R. A. (2013).  The contribution of job and partner satisfaction to the homeostatic defense of subjective wellbeing.  Social Indicators Research, 111(1), 203-217. 

 

Lai, L. C. H., Cummins, R. A., & Lau, L. D. A. (2013).  Cross-cultural difference in subjective wellbeing: Cultural response bias as an explanation.  Social Indicators Research, 114(2), 607-619.   

    

Jorgensen, A., Lai, L. C. H., & Hauschild, M. Z. (2010).  Assessing the validity of impact pathways for child labour and well-being in social life cycle assessment.   International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 15, 5-16. 

 

Lai, L. C. H. (2009).  Study: As a life adventure.  A Snapshot of Deakin University Higher Degree Student Research.  Deakin University, Australia.

 

Cummins, R. A., Woerner, J., Gibson, A., Lai, L., Weinberg, M., & Collard, J.   (2008). Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: Report 20.  The Wellbeing of Australians – Money, debt and lonliness.  Melbourne:  Australian Centre on Quality of Life, School of Psychology, Deakin University. ISBN 978 1 74156 122 7.  http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/acqol/index_wellbeing/index.htm.

 

Cummins, R. A., Lai, L., Woerner, J., & Weinberg, M. (2008).  Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: Report 19.1.  The Wellbeing of Australians – Differences between statistical sub-divisions, towns and cities.  Melbourne: Australian Centre on Quality of Life, School of Psychology, Deakin University.  ISBN 978 1 74156 117 3. http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/acqol/index_wellbeing/index.htm.

 

Cummins, R. A., Woerner, J., Gibson, A., Lai, L., Weinberg, M., & Collard, J. (2008).  Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: Report 19.  The Wellbeing of Australians – Links with exercise, nicotine and alcohol.  Melbourne:  Australian Centre on Quality of Life, School of Psychology, Deakin University. ISBN 978 1 74156 113 5. http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/acqol/index_wellbeing/index.htm.

 

 Cummins, R. A., Tomyn, A., Gibson, A., Lai, L., & Collard, J. (2007).  Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: Report 18.  The Wellbeing of Australians – Changing conditions to make life better.  Melbourne:  Australian Centre on Quality of Life, School of Psychology, Deakin University.  ISBN 978 1 74156 101 2. http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/acqol/index_wellbeing/index.htm.

 

Cummins, R. A., Tomyn, A., Gibson, A., Woerner, J., & Lai, L.  (2007).  Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: Report 17.1.  The Wellbeing of Australians – Carer health and wellbeing. Melbourne:  Australian Centre on Quality of Life, School of Psychology, Deakin University.  ISBN 978 1 74156 092 3.  http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/acqol/index_wellbeing/index.htm.

 

Lai, L. C. H.  & T. C. Chan (February 2020).  Self and Spirituality Testimony. The Conference on Psychology of Christian FaithThe City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H. (January, 2019). Faith in God: A Psychological Model. The Conference on Psychology of Christian Faith, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H., & Cummins, R. A. (June, 2018).  Measuring Spirituality-Religion Satisfaction of the Australian Chinese Christians as a Domain in Personal Wellbeing Index.  The 16th International Society for Quality of Life Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H (January, 2017).  Spirituality-religion satisfaction, religiosity and subjective wellbeing in Christianity.  Poster presentation and oral presentation at Conference on Psychology of Christian Faith, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H. (September, 2016).  Spirituality-Religion Satisfaction as a Life Domain for the Hong Kong Chinese. The 3rdConference on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, Xian On, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H. (January, 2016).  Christianity and subjective wellbeing: Do self-esteem, optimism and perceived control play a role?  Poster presentation at Conference on Psychology of Christian Faith, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H. (September, 2015).  Who is more collectivistic? Hong Kong Chinese or Australian Chinese.  The 2nd Conference on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, Shanghai, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H. (September, 2015).  Buddhism and subjective wellbeing: Do self-esteem, optimism and perceived control play a role?  The 2nd Conference on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, Shanghai, China.

 

Lai, L. C. H., & Cummins, R. A. (January, 2015).  Religiosity and subjective wellbeing in Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism.  International Conference on Sociology and Psychology, Changsha, Hunan, China.

 

Cummins, R. A., & Lai, L. C. H. (December, 2010).  Cross-cultural issues for interpretation of Personal Wellbeing Index data.  Symposium of the International Wellbeing Group, The 10th International Society for Quality of Life Studies Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.

Grants awarded as Co-Investigator (Co-I)

2018, Inter-Institutional Development Scheme, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.  
Positive Neuroscience: A Dialogue Between Scientists and Practitioners. 
(Project No.: UGC/IIDS15/H01/17) Amount funded: HK $785,665

The Best Paper Award (2015).  Religiosity and subjective wellbeing in Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism.  Awarded by the International Conference on Sociology and Psychology, Changsha, Hunan, China.

Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer for:

Social Indicators Research; Journal of Happiness Studies; International Invention Journal of Arts and Social Science; The Asian Research Journal of Arts and Social Science; The Journal of Well-Being Assessment; The Service Industries Journal; The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology; Social Science Computer Review; Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science; The Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies; Behavioral Sciences; MDPI Religions.

PSY100 Introductory Psychology 

PSY209 Positive Psychology 

PSY373-4 Capstone Project 

GEB106 Exploring Talents in Positive Psychology 

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