Chong Ho Yu

Chong Ho Yu
Azusa Pacific University · Institutional Research

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Introduction
Currently I am interested in using data science methods and data visualization to analyze archival data sets in psychology and education, such as PISA, PIAAC, and TIMSS.
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January 2012 - present
Azusa Pacific University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (172)
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Objectives: Strengths-based approaches to case management for people with mental illness have been widely used in Western countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Strengths Model Case Management (SMCM) among mental health clients in Hong Kong. Method: Two hundred and nine service clients were recruited from three Integr...
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How to increase the supply of organs donations for transplant is a critical issue in healthcare. Although recently xenotransplantation has received much publicity, it may be years before this becomes clinically viable. The Reciprocity and Priority Allocation (RPA) System currently used in Israel and a few other countries may be a reasonable approac...
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BACKGROUND Sleep problems are particularly prevalent in people with depression or anxiety disorder. Although mindfulness has been suggested as an important component in alleviating insomnia, no comprehensive review and meta-analysis has been conducted to evaluate the effects of different mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) programs on sleep among...
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Objectives: To contribute to the literature of best-practice approaches to promote full mu agonist chronic opioid analgesic therapy (COAT) cessation in a population with chronic, noncancer pain by describing initial and extended follow-up outcomes from a limited group program that utilized a standardized, multidisciplinary curriculum containing ro...
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It is a common practice for educational researchers to employ multilevel modeling to analyze archival data that were collected by multistage sampling (e.g. Programme for International Student Assessment [PISA], Trends for International Math and Science Study [TIMSS], High School and Beyond [HSB], etc.). It is noteworthy that usually the sample size...
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In the past decade, interest in greed among empirical business scholars has emerged. It starts with the trailblazing attempt to analyze greed by Wang and Murnighan (2011), followed by the development of the Dispositional Greed Scale by Seuntjens et. al. (2015a, 2015b), which serves as a basis for the research done by Zhu et. al. (2019) and Bao et....
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In the past decade, interest in greed among empirical business scholars has emerged. It starts with the trailblazing attempt to analyze greed by Wang and Murnighan (2011), followed by the development of the Dispositional Greed Scale by Seuntjens et. al. (2015a, 2015b), which serves as a basis for the researches done by Zhu et. al. (2019) and Bao et...
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Background: People with bipolar disorder (BD) frequently struggle with the recurrence of affective symptoms. However, the interplay between coping mechanism and positive mood state remains under-researched. Aim: To explore the associations among behavioral approach system (BAS) sensitivity level, coping, and positive mood states among people wit...
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This paper presents results of factors that contribute to deconversion from Christiani-ty. Six hundred and eighty-nine participants (92.9% received a college education) who identified with some form of the Christian religion completed a survey comprising both forced-choice and open-ended questions. Using a concurrent triangulation mixed-method desi...
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Objective To describe differences between patients with chronic, non-cancer pain (CNCP) who were successfully able to cease full mu agonist chronic opioid analgesic therapy (COAT), and those who exhibited refractory COAT reliance, amongst those who participated in a multidisciplinary program designed for COAT cessation. Design A retrospective revi...
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Sleep disturbances are common during the aging process and can result in a reduced quality of life. Many older people who experience sleep disturbances would consider turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) due to the limitations of traditional pharmaceutical or psychological and behavioural treatments. Mindfulness Meditation (MM) a...
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This study explored the effects of students' demographic characteristics on the outcome variable students' Self-efficacy on classroom tasks (SE) using data visualization and data science techniques, which aims to discover the pattern in the data. Grouping variables included students' self-reports of their gender (Male vs Female) and cultural identi...
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In 2012, President Obama emphasized that twenty-first century education should prepare students to become innovative. Thus, American students should not merely memorize information, but form novel thoughts.
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America is frequently characterized by its perpetual innovation and willingness to respond to challenges. Very often the US manages to reinvent itself within a short period of time. For instance, in 1957 American was shocked when the USSR launched the world’s first human-made satellite named Sputnik (its literal meaning is “fellow traveler”).
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Implementing problem-solving is one of the core objectives of Hong Kong’s Learning to Learn project. Hong Kong recognizes the fundamental importance of problem-solving in math and science education.
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While some psychologists argue that an inflated ego can be detrimental to learning, and in contrast, humility can lead to openness and hard work, others counter-argue that lacking self-efficacy can also affect academic performance.
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While Germany and Japan strongly responded to their unexpected low scores after their participation in PISA in 2000 and 2003, respectively, the first noticeable public discourse within the US about international assessments happened in 2010 (Martens and Niemann in German Polit 22: 314–332, 2013; Wiseman in How the world learns: comparative educatio...
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Hong Kong’s education system regards students’ motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, as the engine for students to navigate throughout their entire learning process.
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Although Rasch modeling is a powerful psychometric tool, for novices its functionality is a “black box.” Some evaluators still prefer classical test theory (CTT) to Rasch modeling for conceptual clarity and procedural simplicity of CTT, while some evaluators conflate Rasch modeling and item response theory (IRT) because many texts lump both togethe...
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This book discusses the merits and potential shortcomings of Hong Kong STEM education from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Based on concurrent triangulated mixed-method methodology, which integrates both quantitative and qualitative procedures, it describes various change models and proposes new models that are considered compatible with Western cultures.
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Mind-body intervention has been well established as an alternative psychosocial intervention for managing depression. Mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) and health qigong (HQ) are two common forms of mind-body intervention which share the common focus on breathing. However, they may represent two distinct approaches with different mechanisms. MBI...
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Background: The goal of this paper is to advance the understanding of mechanisms of action involved in behavioral-driven aftercare interventions for substance use disorders (SUDs) among youth populations. This paper reports data from a study that measured the impact of an aftercare intervention on primary substance use relapse among youth who comp...
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Background: With the advent of the recovery movement in mental health, a humanistic paradigm shift has occurred, placing the focus on personal recovery (i.e., hope, identity, and life meaning) instead of functional or clinical recovery only (i.e., symptom reduction or increases in physical function). Along the journey of recovery, people with bipo...
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Skeptics of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trend for International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) argue that while US elementary and high school students are behind their peers in other nations, the US workforce is still excellent because of the high quality post-secondary educational institutions in the US. However, the...
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This article reports the results of a multisite, interprofessional training initiative for social work students focused on using Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) culturally adapted to include elements of faith and spirituality using an interactive Web-based learning management system. A total of 251 undergraduate and...
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Previous studies have suggested a positive relationship between secularization and happiness, as well as a geographical, cultural and development pattern, primarily based on data gathered in Europe and the USA. To gain a more holistic view on the interrelationships between secularization, religiosity and subjective perception of well-being, this st...
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The relationship between science and Christianity has been an ongoing debate since the rise of modern science. On one hand, many Christians encountered challenges from secular scientists, and subsequently became doubtful of the scientific value and historicity of Genesis. On the other hand, some Christian apologists adopted the concordist position...
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For personalized healthcare, the purpose of this study was to examine the key genes and metabolites in the one-carbon metabolism (OCM) pathway and their interactions as predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) in multi-ethnic families. In this proof-of-concept study, we included a total of 30 participants, 15 CRC cases and 15 matched family/friends re...
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Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in children, and is affected by genetic and environmental factors. To investigate the association of air pollution with methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms and the risk of CHD, we included 58 study groups of children and parents, with 12,347 cases and 18,106 control...
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The purpose of this updated meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of nitric oxide synthase-3 (NOS3) G894T polymorphisms, air pollution and their interaction on ischemic heart disease (IHD) risk across populations worldwide. Recursive partition trees, nonlinear association curve fit and geographic information system maps were incorporated to v...
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Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms have been associated with IHD risk, but the findings presented with heterogeneity. The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to provide an updated evaluation by integrating machine-learning based analytics to exa...
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Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women worldwide and second leading cause of cancer-related death. Understanding gene-environment interactions could play a critical role for next stage of BC prevention efforts. Hence, the purpose of this study was to examine the key gene-environmental factors affecting the risks of BC in a diverse sa...
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To personalize nutrition, the purpose of this study was to examine five key genes in the folate metabolism pathway, and dietary parameters and related interactive parameters as predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) by measuring the healthy eating index (HEI) in multiethnic families. The five genes included methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR...
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For personalized nutrition in preparation for precision healthcare, we examined the predictors of healthy eating, using the healthy eating index (HEI) and glycemic index (GI), in family-based multi-ethnic colorectal cancer (CRC) families. A total of 106 participants, 53 CRC cases and 53 family members from multi-ethnic families participated in the...
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The influx of non‐European immigrants since 1965 ushered the development and use of acculturation measures in immigrant health studies. A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA) represents a validated, unidirectional ethnic‐specific measure used with first‐generation FAs. ASASFA's psychometric properties with adult U.S.‐born child...
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The major objective of this meta-analysis was to examine the association between homocysteine and related measurements with the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and adenomatous polyps (AP). Many studies presented an association between methyltetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms and risk of CRC. Yet, there have been variances on what...
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This study evaluates the effectiveness of the strengths model of case management (SMCM) for people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong. This is the first controlled trial outside the United States to investigate the impacts of SMCM on caseworkers as well as service users alongside fidelity measures.
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) along with associated risk factors among Armenian Americans living in Los Angeles. Methods After Institutional Review Board approval, a sample of 877 Armenian Americans was collected for 5 consecutive years (2011-2015) at a health fair...
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For the personalization of polygenic/omics-based health care, the purpose of this study was to examine the gene-environment interactions and predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) by including five key genes in the one-carbon metabolism pathways. In this proof-of-concept study, we included a total of 54 families and 108 participants, 54 CRC cases an...
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Prior research indicated that Evangelical Christians and Christians who subscribe to the view that the Bible is the literal revelation of God tend to care less about environmental protection. Various theories had been proposed to explain this phenomenon, such as favoring the spiritual over the physical; eschatology as the destruction of this world...
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Secular scholars have criticized Christian education and counseling on sex as restrictive, ineffective, and outdated. The authors of the current study explored both common non-Christian and Christian approaches to human sexuality with reference to overarching domains of religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Secular approach...
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The objective of this case study is to illustrate how text mining of open-ended responses and sentimental expressions (positive or negative) from student survey could yield valuable information for improving student experience management (SEM). The concept of student SEM was borrowed from the notion of customer experience management (CEM), which ai...
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Big data analytics are prevalent in business, engineering, public health, and physical sciences, but social scientists are slower than their peers in other fields in adopting this new methodology. One major reason for this is that traditional statistical procedures are typically not suitable for the analysis of large and complex data sets. Although...
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Very often conventional statistical procedures, such as Pearson correlation and regression modeling, impose an unrealistic linear structure on the data. However, in the real world many relationships are curvilinear. When the sample size is very large, it is difficult to detect non-linear patterns in the over-plotted data cloud. In this presentation...
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Whether Affirmative Action is a proper way to accomplish social justice in terms of fairness has been an ongoing debate in the United States. Late philosopher Ronald Dworkin was a vocal supporter of Category 4 Affirmative Action, in which preferential treatments for minorities is justified. Dworkin emphasized a forward-looking approach as a means t...
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This study extends top management team (TMT) research by examining the “black box” of teams’ communication processes through survey data collected from church senior leadership teams. Seven hundred sixty-four members of leadership teams of 145 churches completed two survey instruments, the Team Diagnostic Survey and an exploratory Team Communicatio...
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By comparing mainly religious America and secular Europe, several scholars (e.g. Harris, Paul, and Zuckerman) suggested a strong correlation between secularization (non-religiosity) and social well-being. The authors of this paper argue that the preceding thesis may be too simplistic and Western-centric. Without attempting to affirm any specific hy...
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Prominent philosopher of ethics Trudy Govier argued against the existence of moral monsters—people who had committed extreme crimes and could not be morally transformed. She asserted that one should hate the evil deeds but not the evil-doer because a human does not lose his/her humanity just because of what he/she did. She further argued that this...
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Exploratory data analysis (EDA) is a strategy of data analysis that emphasizes maintaining an open mind to alternative possibilities. EDA is a philosophy or an attitude about how data analysis should be carried out, rather than being a fixed set of techniques. It is difficult to obtain a clear-cut answer from “messy” human phenomena, and thus the e...
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Trudy Govier argued against the existence of moral monsters -- people who had committed extreme crimes and could not be morally transformed. She asserted that one should hate the evil deeds but not the evil-doer, because a human does not lose his/her humanity just because of what he/she did. She further argued that this approach conforms to the Chr...
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This paper aims to illustrate how data visualization could be utilized to identify errors prior to modeling, using an example with multi-dimensional item response theory (MIRT). MIRT combines item response theory and factor analysis to identify a psychometric model that investigates two or more latent traits. While it may seem convenient to accompl...
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The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is one of the most investigated of the genes associated with chronic human diseases because of its associations with hyperhomocysteinemia and toxicity. It has been proposed as a prototype gene for the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC). The major objectives of this meta-analysis were to examin...
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To date, the measurement of recovery in the field of substance abuse is limited. Youth recovery from substance abuse is an important area to consider, given the complexities of such issues. The Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) has been validated with mental health patient populations; however, its measurement characteristics have not been examined f...
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Youth drug use is a significant at-risk youth behaviour and remains as one of the top priorities for mental health services, researchers and policy planners. The ecological characteristics of secondary school students' behaviour in Hong Kong are understudied. To examine individual, familial, social and environmental correlates of drug use among sec...
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Given the long hours on the road involving multiple and interacting work stressors (i.e., delivery pressures, irregular shifts, ergonomic hazards), commercial drivers face a plethora of health and safety risks. Researchers goal was to determine whether and to what extent long-haul trucker work schedules influence sleep duration and quality. Survey...