Dr. Sammy K. Ho

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B.A.(Hons.) (Pub. Admin. & Mgt.), De Montfort University, UK

Higher Dip. (Pub. Admin. & Mgt.), P.G.Dip.Psy., M.Soc.Sc. (Appl. Psy.), City University of Hong Kong

P.G.Dip.Ed., M.Ed. (Child & Adolescent Development Concentration), Ph.D., Hong Kong Baptist University

Lecturer I, Department of Education Studies

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Academic & Professional Experience

 2013 - Present      Lecturer I, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist  University                                                        
 2005 – 2013 Teaching Assistant, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Research Interests

  • Humor and psychological well-being
  • Teacher stress, burnout and engagement
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Teaching and learning of psychology

Research Project

  • Faculty Research Grant (~$100,000). A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of Humor Styles Questionnaire (C-HSQ) among children in Hong Kong (2014 – 2015). (Serving as a Co-Investigator; PI: Dr. Kelly Y. L. Ku)
  • Faculty Research Grant (~$100,000). A data-driven corpus-aided analysis of formulaic patterns in textbooks for learners of different educational contexts (2015 – 2016). (Serving as a Co-Investigator; PI: Dr. Joshua H. Chan)

Awards

  • Long Service Award (2005-2014), Hong Kong Baptist University

Consultancy/Community Services

  1. Delivered two double lessons (Liberal Studies) for a class of secondary four students at Yan Chai Hospital Law Chan Chor Si College on 8 and 13 May 2015.
  2. Delivered an enhancement workshop for “Online Learning Programmes (Psychology)” at The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE), 18 January 2014.
  3. Consultant, Provision of “Online Learning Programme” on Gifted Education, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE), Education Bureau (EDB), HKSAR (Jan - Jun 2012)
  4. Instructor, Provision of Services for 2-day Workshops on “Catering for Diverse Learning Needs for Teaching Assistants(TAs) Working in Ordinary Schools”, Education Bureau (EDB), HKSAR (Mar – July 2011)
  5. Member of the Abstract Review Committee, the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS)(Jun 2010)
  6. Instructor, Provision of Services for 2-day Workshops on “Catering for Diverse Learning Needs for Teaching Assistants(TAs) Working in Ordinary Schools”, Education Bureau (EDB), HKSAR (Mar – May 2010)
  7. Visiting Tutor, The Open University of Hong Kong/Hong Kong Correctional Services Department (2008-2010)
  8. Mentor (Postgraduate Diploma in Education), School of Education and Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong (2002-2004)
  9. Ad hoc Reviewer [New Horizons in Education (May 2009), Scandinavian Journal of Psychology (2011), Social Behavior and Personality (2012), Journal of Adolescence (2014), Child Indicators Research (2015, 2016), The Sociological Review (2016), Cogent Social Sciences (2017), Atlantic Journal of Communication (2017), Journal of Family and Economic Issues (2017)]

Professional Memberships

  1. Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), The British Psychological Society (BPsS), Division of Academics, Researchers, & Teachers in Psychology (2015-date)
  2. Member, American Psychological Association (APA) (2014-date)
  3. Member, Association for Psychological Science (APS) (2014-date)
  4. Associate Member, American Psychological Association (APA) (2005-2013)
  5. Graduate Member, The British Psychological Society (MBPsS) (2005-date)
  6. Graduate Member, The Hong Kong Psychological Society (MHKPS) (2005-date)
  7. Registered Teacher, Education Bureau (EDB), HKSAR (2003-date)

Publications

  1. Ho, S. K. (2017). The relationship between teacher stress and burnout in Hong Kong: positive humor and gender as moderators. Educational Psychology, 37, 272-286.  DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2015.1120859 2016 SSCI Impact Factor 1.31; Ranked 33/58 (Psychology, Educational); 90/235 (Education & Educational Research)
  2. Ho, S. K., & Chan, E. S. (2017). Modification and validation of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support for Chinese school teachers. Cogent Education, 4:1277824. DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2016.1277824.
  3. Ku, K. Y. L., Ho, S. K., Chan, E. S., Chik, M. P. Y., & Chan, D. W. K. (2016). Chinese translation and psychometric testing of the Humour Styles Questionnaire Children Version (C-HSQC) among Hong Kong primary-school students. European Journal of Humour Research, 4, 61-75. DOI: 10.7592/EJHR2016.4.3.ku.
  4. Ho, S. K. (2016). Relationships among humour, self-esteem, and social support to burnout in school teachers. Social Psychology of Education, 19, 41-59. DOI: 10.1007/s11218-015-9309-7. 2015 SSCI Impact Factor 0.855; Ranked 43/57 (Psychology, Educational)
  5. Ho, S. K., Chik, M. P. Y., & Chan, D. W. K. (2012). A psychometric evaluation on the Chinese version of the multidimensional sense of humor scale for children (C-MSHSC). Child Indicators Research5, 77-91. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-011-9114-6. 2011 SSCI Impact Factor 0.958; Ranked 31/89 (Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary)
  6. Ho, S. K., & Chik, M. P. Y. (2010). The effects of humor and gender on the relationship between social support and psychological well-being (社會支持與心理幸福感的關係研究: 幽默與性別的調節效應). American Journal of Psychological Research6, 218-240.
  7. Proyer, R. T., Ruch, W., & 93 Members (including Ho, S. K.) (2009). Breaking ground in cross-cultural research on the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia): A multi-national study involving 73 countries. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research22, 253-279. DOI: 10.1515/HUMR.2009.012. 2008 SSCI Impact Factor 0.25; Ranked 93/101 (Psychology, Multidisciplinary)
  8. Ho, S. K., Chik, M. P. Y., & Thorson, J. A. (2008). Psychometric study of a Chinese version of the multidimensional sense of humor scale. North American Journal of Psychology10, 425-434.
  9. 從團體行為看九鐵「簽名」事件,2006-03-16,《明報》,論壇A33版。

Presentations

  1. Ho, S. K., & Chan, E. S. (2016). Modification and validation of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support for Chinese school teachers.  Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology on 24–29 July, 2016, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan.
  2. Ho, S. K. (2013). Roles of humor on burnout: A study of Hong Kong Teachers. Paper presented at the 5th Asian Congress of Health Psychology on 22–24 August, 2013, Daejeon Convention Center (DCC), Daejeon, Korea.
  3. Ho, S. K., & Chik, M. P. Y. (2010). The role of humor on burnout among Hong Kong teachers: A pilot study. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies on 24–27 June, 2010, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  4. Chik, M. P. Y., Ho, S. K., & Chan, E. S. (2010). A Chinese version of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale for school children. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies on 24–27 June, 2010, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  5. Ho, S. K. (2008). An examination of humor as a moderator of the relationships between social support and well-being. Paper presented at the 8th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter on 23–28 June 2008, Galati, Romania.
  6. Chik, M. P. Y., & Ho, S. K. (2007). Psychometric study of a Chinese version of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale (MSHS). Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies on 28 June–1 July, 2007, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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