Dr. NG, Chi Kit Jacky

Assistant Professor




- Integration of Mediation and Moderation
- Structural Equation Modeling
- Multilevel Modeling
- Cross-cultural Research Methodology
Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Phil., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
B.A., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ng, J. C. K., & Chan, W. (in press). Latent moderation analysis: A factor score approach. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal.


Ng, J. C. K., Au, A. K. Y., Wong, H. S. M., Sum, C. K. M., & Lau, V. C. Y. (in press). Does dispositional envy make you flourish more (or less) in life? An examination of its longitudinal impact and mediating mechanisms among adolescents and young adults. Journal of Happiness Studies.


Hui, B. P. H., Ng, J. C. K., Berzaghi, E., Cunningham-Amos, L. A., & Kogan, A. (in press). Rewards of kindness? A meta-analysis of the link between prosociality and well-being. Psychological Bulletin.


Hui, C. M., Ng, J. C. K., & Shieh, N. J. (in press). Perceiving changes in responsiveness from the relationship partner’s behaviors. Social Psychological and Personality Science.


Li, S., Ng, J. C. K., & Hui, C. M. (in press). For you and for me: Harvesting the benefits of prosocial spending in romantic relationships. The Journal of Positive Psychology


Wu, W. C. H., Chen, S. X., & Ng, J. C. K. (in press). Does believing in fate facilitate active or avoidant coping? The effects of fate control on coping strategies and mental well-being. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.


Hui, C. M., Fung, J. M. Y., Hui, Y. H., & Ng, J. C. K. (in press). Why goal pursuers prefer to seek support from close friends: The roles of concerns for accessibility. Asian Journal of Social Psychology.


Ng, J. C. K., Lau, V. C. Y., & Chen, S. X. (2020). Why are dispositional enviers not satisfied with their lives? An investigation of intrapersonal and interpersonal pathways among adolescents and young adults. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21, 525–545.


Ng, J. C. K., Cheung, V. W. T., & Lau, V. C. Y. (2019). Unpacking the differential effects of dispositional envy on happiness among adolescents and young adults: The mediated moderation role of self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 244–249.


Ng, J. C. K., Chan, W., Kwan, J. L. Y., & Chen, S. X. (2019). Unpacking structure-oriented cultural differences through a mediated moderation model: A tutorial with an empirical illustration. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50, 358–380.


Gao, F. & Ng, J. C. K. (2017). Studying parental involvement and university access and choice: An “Interacting Multiple Capitals” model. British Educational Research Journal, 43 (6) , 1206–1224.


Chen, S. X., Ng, J. C. K., Buchtel, E. E., Guan, Y., & Deng, H., & Bond, M. H. (2017). The added value of world views over selfviews: Predicting modest behaviour in Eastern and Western cultures. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56 (4), 723–749.


Chen, S. X*., Hui, C. M*., Ng, J. C. K., & Guan, Y. (2017). How long can cultural events elevate group identity salience? The mediating role of affective adaptation. Self and Identity, 1–18.


Chen, S. X., Lam, B. C. P., Hui, B. P. H., Ng, J. C. K., Mak, W. W. S., Guan, Y., Buchtel, E. E., Tang, W. C. S., & Lau, V. C. Y. (2016). Conceptualizing psychological processes in response to globalization: Components, antecedents, and consequences of global orientation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110 (2), 302–331.


Chen, S. X., Lam, B. C. P., Wu, W. C. H., Ng, J. C. K., Buchtel, E. E., Guan, Y, & Deng, H. (2016). Do people’s worldviews matter? The why and how. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110 (5), 743–765.


Chan, Y. L., Gu. X., Ng, J. C. K., & Tse, C. S. (2016). Effects of dilemma type, language, and emotion arousal on utilitarian vs. deontological choice to moral dilemmas in Chinese-English bilinguals. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 19 (1), 55–65.


Chen, S. X., Benet-Martinez, V., & Ng, J. C. K. (2014). Does language affect personality perception? A functional approach to testing the Whorfian hypothesis. Journal of Personality, 82, 130–143.

Ng, J. C. K., & Chen, S. X. (2019). Saving enviers from feeling lonely: Holistic versus analytic thinking moderates envious loneliness. Paper presented at 13th Biennial Asian Association of Social Psychology Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

Ng, J. C. K., & Chan, W. (2016). Can a variable affect another variable and its effect simultaneously? The demonstration of consequences of an ignored nonlinear effect. Paper presented at 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

Ng, J. C. K., & Chen, S. X. (2016). Do social cynics have poor psychological health? An investigation of how and when. Paper presented at 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan.

Ng, J. C. K., & Chen, S. X. (2015). How does social cynicism affect psychological well-being? The mediating role of negativity. Paper presented at 11th Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Cebu, Philippines.

Ng, J. C. K., Chen, S. X., Lau, V. C. Y., & Hui, B. P. H. (2014). How does bicultural identity integration facilitate better performance? The mediating role of presentation styles. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims,France

Ng, J. C. K., & Chen, S. X. (2013). Examining the mediating role of self-efficacy in bicultural identity integration and life satisfaction. Paper presented at Regional Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Los Angeles, United States.

Ng, J. C. K., & Chen, S. X. (2013). How do world-views and self-views affect psychological well-being? The moderating role of thinking style. Paper presented at 10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Ng, J. C. K., Leung, D. Y. P., Chan, S. W. M., & Mak, Y. W. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Chinese family support scale among soon-to-be-aged and older patients with diabetes. Poster presented at Eighth World Congress on Long Term Care in Chinese Communities and Asian Ageing Development Conference, Hong Kong, China.

University Research Grant, Hong Kong Shue Yan University: A caution in testing a moderated mediation model: The proposal of an index of spurious moderated mediation (Reference no.: URG/19/03). Amount funded: HK$38,500 (PI).

Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme between Social Sciences and Health Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Developing a new method for cultural priming: A virtual reality paradigm (Reference no.: P0030960). Amount funded: HK$250,000 (Co-I).

Ad hoc journal reviewer for:

American Journal of Psychology
Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Educational and Psychological Measurement
European Journal of Personality
International Journal of Psychology
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Nature Human Behaviour
Personality and Individual Differences
Research Synthesis Methods
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal
PSY103 Statistics for Social Sciences
PSY204 Personality and Individual Differences
PSY213 Computer-Assisted Data Analysis
PSY401 Research Thesis I
PSY402 Research Thesis II
PSY403 Research Thesis III
PSY412 Honours Research Project II
PSY501 Basic Research Methods and Statistics
PSY502 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
PSY509 Research Project I
PSY510 Research Project II
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