Hongbiao Yin

Hongbiao Yin
The Chinese University of Hong Kong | CUHK · Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research interests include: Curriculum reform and implementation; Paradigms of curriculum inquiry; Teachers’ emotions, emotion regulation and emotional labor; Professional learning communities; Learning environments; Student motivation; Learning and teaching in higher education.

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Employing the concepts of emotional labour and emotional rules, the present study explored the emotional rules governing teachers’ work in the context of Mainland China. This showed that teachers can be seen as emotional workers in teaching and there are four emotional rules for Chinese teachers’ feelings and emotional expressions. For Chinese teac...
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This study attempts to bring together two lines of enquiry into teacher emotion, emotional labor and emotion regulation, arguing that the process of teachers’ emotional labor is their regulation of feelings and expressions to achieve professional goals. Through the analysis of qualitative data collected from two projects concerning teacher emotion...
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Following Grandey's integrative model of emotional labor, this study examined the relationships between teachers' emotional labor strategies, the emotional job demands of teaching, trust in colleagues, and teacher efficacy. The results from a sample of 1115 Hong Kong primary school teachers showed that surface acting played a dysfunctional role, bu...
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Teaching is an emotional endeavor. Unlike mass service employees, teachers enjoy considerable autonomy in their teaching and maintain relatively stable relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. This study is a meta-analytic review of the associations between teachers’ emotional labor strategies (i.e., surface acting, deep acting, and th...
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In China, the ancient higher education system, known as taixue (Imperial Academy), has a long history that can be traced back to the Han dynasty in 124 BCE. Following a socialist ideology, while learning from both Western and Soviet Union practices, contemporary higher education in China gradually developed into a system featuring Chinese character...
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In the global competition of higher education, an increasing emphasis has been placed on university research excellence. Accordingly, academics have to engage in both research and teaching activities. The multiple and fragmented identities of academics can sometimes be contested, leading to identity tensions, and impeding their professional develop...
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This study examines the effects of kindergarten teachers' self-efficacy on their perceived teacher-child relationships , and explores the associations between self-efficacy and two types of positive affective states (i.e., flow experience and psychological well-being) as the antecedents of efficacy beliefs. A sample of 796 kindergarten teachers in...
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This study explored the notion of emotion work as teacher engagement by transforming dark emotions into emotional capital. We traced the one-year journeys of four Chinese EFL teachers’ engagement in the curriculum reform, and collected a variety of data (e.g., interviews, documents, and observations). Thematic data analysis yielded three types of e...
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Purpose: This paper attempts to review and conceptualize how different scholars approach the research on teacher identity through the lens of three human interests defined by Jürgen Habermas. Design/Approach/Methods: This literature review, guided by Habermas’s three human interests, illustrates the characteristics of three different approaches to...
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This study investigated the effects of school-related factors (i.e., transformational leadership) and teacher-related factors (i.e., teachers’ growth mindset and self-efficacy) in teachers’ sustainable professional development, as indicated by their reported desirable professional attitudes and their adoption of teaching strategies using the method...
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With a sample of 4,646 undergraduate students from four universities in China, this study examined the psychometric qualities of a newly-adapted measurement, namely, the Online Motivation and Engagement Scale for university and college students, and investigated the characteristics of and differences in Chinese students’ motivation and engagement i...
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This study examines the effects of kindergarten teachers' self-efficacy on their perceived teacher-child relationships, and explores the associations between self-efficacy and two types of emotional states (i.e., flow and psychological well-being) as the sources of efficacy beliefs. A sample of 796 kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong participated in...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, university teachers need to spend time and energy getting used to the online teaching system and adapting their teaching materials to the new teaching mode. According to the social cognitive theory, teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) and their work engagement, both of which can be important s...
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This study examined kindergarten teachers’ behavioural intentions to implement play-based learning and its relations to two types of facilitating factors: organisational (i.e., instructional leadership and trust in colleagues) and individual (i.e., teacher self-efficacy). Structural equation modelling examining the direct and mediating effects was...
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The latest issue Empowering Student Learning in Higher Education: Pathways to Possibility has been online! This time, we have researchers from five different countries (China, Chile, Finland, New Zealand and the UK).The special issue breaks down geographical and cultural barriers to take a comprehensive look at how higher education affect student l...
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Purpose. This study attempts to explore how Chinese college students engage in face-to-face synchronous and online asynchronous interactions, and examine how the two different interaction types are associated with their academic learning (learning achievement and the development of research skills), satisfaction, and their perceptions of learning e...
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With the increasing emphasis on accountability in the public sector, the concept of quality of higher education has been one of the most globally dominating and influential "meta-ideas" over the past three decades (Stensaker, 2007). Facilitating student learning and development is one of the core missions of higher education. Hence, universities ar...
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This study examined the relationships between kindergartens teachers’ emotional labour strategies and their relations to instructional leadership, trust in colleagues, teaching experiences, and teaching satisfaction. With a sample of 491 kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong, this study found that surface acting negatively predicted while deep acting...
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教师互动行为是研究师生关系的有力抓手,相关研究结果对我们重构教师角色及课堂教学均有重要参考价值。通过分析我国课程教学情境中的教师互动行为,发现“教师领导型互动”和“学生自主型互动”两种行为是共存的,由此衍生出我国课堂教学中值得期待的四种教师角色:德高望重的领导者、手艺精湛的工匠、医术高明的医生和安排有序的调度员。这些认识为我们进一步实施课程改革和改善师生关系提供了启示。
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This paper reports two consecutive studies investigating Chinese students’ course experiences of the online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a sample of 2,894 undergraduate students from 12 universities, Study 1 adapted the Course Experience Questionnaire in the context of online teaching and learning, and provided some evidence supporti...
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Designing reflective activities for online video learning could enhance learning outcomes and, to some extent, influence learning processes (ie, attentional processes and emotional experiences). It is necessary to select different levels of reflective activities in online video learning according to learning processes and outcomes. This study exami...
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This study developed and tested a multilevel moderated mediation model to examine teacher creative self-efficacy as a mediator and innovative climate as a moderator in the relationship between professional learning communities (PLCs) and teacher innovation. Using a sample of 3419 senior high school teachers in mainland China, we found that teacher...
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To reveal the cultural effect in the job demands-resources model, this study examined how Confucian familism, emotional labor, and work-family conflict (WFC) explain the variance in teachers' emotional exhaustion, with a focus on the mediating roles of emotional labor and WFC. With a sample of 3,312 teachers in China, the results of this study reve...
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众所周知,教学(人才培养)、科研与社会服务是现代大学的三项基本职能。其中,人才培养是高等院校之所在存在并得以维系的第一要务。在各级各类人才的培养中,本科教学又是重中之重。因此,世界各国高校、特别是一流大学无不高度重视本科教学,从高校到教育管理部门乃至各国政府均想法设法保障和提升本科教学质量。近二十年来国际国内高等教育研究成果与实践经验表明,改善大学生学习投入(student engagement)是推动高校本科教学高质量发展的关键所在。
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Following Grandey’s integrative model of emotional labor and emotion regulation, this study examined the relationships between university teachers’ reported use of various emotional labor strategies and some antecedents (i. e., perceived emotional job demands and teaching support) and teaching efficacy. A sample of 643 university teachers from 50 p...
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An increasing number of studies applying structural equation modelling have been witnessed to the research on teaching and teacher education. This paper reviews 15 of 132 articles that use structural equation modelling as the main strategy of data analysis published in Teaching and Teacher Education from 1985 to 2020. The 15 articles touch on three...
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基于计划行为理论和实用性伦理,通过对全国高校34073名大学生的问卷调查,了解不同背景特征的大学生对网络教学的认同感,分析其接受网络教学的行为意向的影响因素。研究结果显示,结合网络教学变革特征而修订的大学生网络教学认同感问卷具有良好的信效度;学生的院系、家庭和个体等背景特征对其接受网络教学的行为意向的解释能力较低但多为显著;大学生对网络教学的认同感水平较高,且学生对网络学习的成本效益评估、行为控制、主观标准和态度对其接受网络教学的行为意向解释能力很强;大学生对网络教学的成本效益评估评分较低,但这一因素却是影响大学生网络学习行为意向的关键。这些发现从大学生学习经验的角度丰富了认同感的相关研究,同时也为高校网络教学质量评估和未来的常态化发展提供了启示。
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The study examined how emotion regulation strategies were utilised by kindergarten principals to fulfil their leading roles. In-depth interviews and document analysis were conducted with five kindergarten principals in Hong Kong. The principals linked their emotions to the psychosocial climate of the kindergartens, highlighting that emotion regulat...
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This research adopted a typological approach to explore international students’ academic engagement in China. Using data generated by a survey study involving 801 international undergraduate students at 34 full-time Chinese universities, this research developed an international student engagement typology, and examined important individual and lear...
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This study explores EFL teachers' identity and emotion interaction across their career span from an integrative perspective. Based on the Dynamic System Model of Role Identity, qualitative interviews with three EFL teachers working in Chinese universities reveal a pattern of surviving, striving, and thriving career stages. Teachers develop from an...
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The current study reports the learning process of a group of teachers as they move across the school context and a research-oriented professional learning community (PLC). Using the framework of cultural-historical activity theory, this study analyzes the contradictions that teachers encounter among different activity systems and how these contradi...
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This study examined the relationships between school-level professional learning communities (PLCs) and individual teachers' self-efficacy and commitment based on questionnaire responses from 1,203 teachers from 39 primary schools in mainland China. Multilevel analysis indicated that reflective dialogue significantly predicted self-efficacy. Shared...
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加强和改进新时代基础教育教研工作,需要认清教研工作在全国各地的开展情况与存在的 问题,以评价促发展。教师是教研工作的主要服务对象之一,对教研工作过程和结果的评价应该包括教师视角。基于全国30 个省(区、市)5532 位教研员、47620 位教师的分层抽样调查数据。本研究构建并计算了各省级行政区的教研工作质量指数和教研发展均衡指数。结果表明:第一,教研工作质量评价较高的省份来自东部和东北地区,西北、西南、华南地区省份则有较多提升空间;第二,教研发展较均衡的有东北三省、江浙沪、以及中部4 省(晋、湘、皖、豫),其他省份则均在低均衡组;第三,从机构设置、队伍建设、经费保障、工作方式4 方面分析影响教研工作质量与发展均衡的因素,发现教研工作的领导方式对教研工作质量与发展均衡程度皆有重要影响,即专业领...
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In response to the needs for kindergarten principals to foster teachers’ capacities and commitment, this study examined the relationships between professional learning communities, principal leadership practices, and teacher commitment to kindergartens among 2106 teachers from 153 Hong Kong kindergartens, analyzing by using multilevel structural eq...
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This study conducted a questionnaire survey with a sample of 221 senior secondary mathematics teachers, to examine the relationships between teacher emotions and classroom instruction in the context of China. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling were used to analyse the data. The results showed that the mathematics teacher...
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This study examines undergraduate students' evaluation of online teaching quality in the context of the global pandemic of COVID-19. A sample of 27012 undergraduate students across China participated in an online questionnaire survey which investigated students' online course experience, satisfaction with and attitudes towards online teaching, and...
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This study compared the effects of synchronous on-campus interaction and asynchronous online interaction on college students' learning experiences and outcomes in the context of Chinese mainland. A sample of 3999 undergraduate students from a research university participated in the survey. The results, first, indicated that in general the synchrono...
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This study investigated faculty-perceived stressors and their relationships with teacher efficacy, engagement and teaching satisfaction in mainland China. The results of a survey of 2758 faculty members from 25 public institutions showed a generally high level of stress, and the stress varied among different types of institution and demographic gro...
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Early career academics are the key agents for the sustainable development of higher education institutions. In China, those who were educated overseas and have returned to Chinese universities to seek academic positions are becoming a fast-growing group. Good research performance is critical to survive in the increasingly competitive environment in...
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In PISA 2015, science was one of the major subjects investigated. Focusing on students science achievement and relevant influencing factors, this study comprehensively investigated the relationships between East Asian stu-dents' science achievement and their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in learning, ICT self-efficacy, motivati...
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The antecedents of team creativity and their effects on team task performance are explored in this study, with a particular focus on how leader humility promotes team creativity and when team creativity can be converted into performance. Hypotheses were tested via a multiple‐source and time‐lagged study with 341 employees and 104 teams from five di...
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Every human being is unique. We are all born with unique strengths and weaknesses, born into a unique family in a specific time space within a particular sociocultural context. We interact with the world and others and we develop our own unique understandings of them. Regardless of the unique qualities each individual possesses, everyone needs to l...
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Purpose: Catering for learner diversity is a key issue in the recent educational reforms in Hong Kong. The present study addresses this issue through an investigation of the relationships between students' learning styles and approaches to learning in Hong Kong secondary schools. Design/Approach/Methods: A total of 6,054 junior secondary students i...
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This study tested a moderated-mediation model of the processes linking principal ethical leadership and professional learning communities in China, in which teacher obligation is included as a mediator, and teacher participation in school decision making is considered as a moderator. The results from 3374 teachers revealed significant direct and in...
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Along with increasing recognition of the varied aspects of education, research on teacher emotions has blossomed recently after being unacknowledged for decades. The statistics from Scopus indicate that the number of journal articles published on teacher emotions in the past 5 years is 497, comprising the largest proportion (61%) of the 812 total a...
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当前主流的大学生学习投入研究秉承了行为观的视角,忽视了大学生学习投入行为和内部 心理状态之间可能存在的差异,也难以看到大学生学习投入与特定社会文化脉络之间的关联。因此,大学生学习投入研究亟待研究视域的转移和多元视角的参与。作为一种心理观的解读,“动机与投入轮”为研究大学生学习投入提供了更为适当的理论框架和研究工具。三项依据“动机与投入轮”、针对中国大学生群体进行的实证研究结果分别表明:(1)中国大学生的学习投入可分为四种类型,其中两类学习者在学习动机和行为方面存在着“表里不一”的情况,且“适应不良但行为投入的学习者”集中反映了中国社会文化情境对大学生学习产生的影响。(2)尽管学习动机与投入行为之间的关系很大程度上符合英美学者已有的研究经验,但对中国大学生来说,适应不良的动机并不会削弱反而有可...
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This study investigated the relationships between primary school mathematics teachers’ conceptions of mathematics, conceptions of teaching and learning, and their commitment in the context of mainland China. A total of 847 primary school mathematics teachers participated in a paper-based questionnaire survey. The results indicated that these teache...
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This study explored the effects of professional learning communities (PLCs) on teachers' self-efficacy and job satisfaction in Shanghai, China. Nine hundred and eighty-two school teachers participated in a survey. The results showed that PLCs in Shanghai China were characterised by both the teacher-centric and organisation -centric components. Two...
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This study explored the effects of professional learning communities (PLCs) on teachers’ self-efficacy and job satisfaction in Shanghai, China. Nine hundred and eighty-two school teachers participated in a survey. The results showed that PLCs in Shanghai China were characterised by both the teacher-centric and organisation-centric components. Two t...
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This study investigated the associations between university teachers’ emotional job demands, teaching support, and well-being, and examined the mediating effect of emotional regulation strategies (i.e., reappraisal and suppression) in the job demands-resources (JD-R) model. The results of a survey of 643 university teachers in mainland China indica...
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Student engagement has been attracting attention in the discussion of higher education (HE) quality. Despite the rapid increase of international students in China, little understanding has been gained for quality management on these students’ engagement in learning. This paper focuses on international undergraduate students in Chinese higher educat...
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This study examined the relationships between leadership practices, professional learning communities, teachers’ efficacy beliefs and perceptions of whole-child development in the context of kindergarten education. A sample of 2120 teachers from 153 Hong Kong kindergartens participated in a questionnaire survey. The results showed that principals’...
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This study investigated the associations between challenge job demands, job resources, emotional exhaustion and work engagement, and examined the mediation effect of teacher efficacy as a personal resource in the job demands-resources model. The results of a questionnaire survey of 2758 university teachers from 25 universities in mainland China ind...
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This study examined the relationships between university mathematics classroom environments, mathematics beliefs, and achievement in the context of mainland China. As a type of affect in mathematics learning, mathematics beliefs including mathematics conceptions and efficacy were examined as mediators. Based on analysis of a sample of 1443 undergra...
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This study aimed to investigate secondary students' mathematics achievement emotions and their mediating effects on the relationships between classroom environmental characteristics, namely, teacher-student interactional styles (i.e., teacher leadership and student freedom styles), and students' mathematics learning outcomes in mainland China. A sa...
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Responding to increased global research interest in teacher educators’ professional lives, this study explores the resilience of Teaching–Research Officers, a characteristic type of teacher educators, in the context of mainland China. Based on survey data collected from a nationally representative sample (N = 5489), the results show that the Teachi...
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Achievement-oriented leaders let their followers know their expectations. They regularly set clear goals with potential high-performance standards, they trust in the capabilities of their subordinates, and they encourage the continued performance improvement of their subordinates. This investigation studied the effects of private secondary school p...
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This study examined the relationships between professional learning communities (PLCs), principal leadership practices and teacher commitment to kindergartens among 2,120 educators from 153 Hong Kong kindergartens. The relationships were analyzed at both school and teacher levels using multilevel structural equation modeling. The result showed that...
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This study aims at investigating secondary students’ mathematics achievement emotions and their mediating effects on the relationships between classroom environmental characteristics, namely teacher-student interactional styles (i.e., teacher leadership and student freedom styles), and students’ mathematics learning outcomes in mainland China. A sa...
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This study examined the relationships between school-level professional learning communities (PLCs) and individual teachers’ self-efficacy and commitment based on questionnaire responses from 1,203 teachers from 39 primary schools in mainland China. Multilevel analysis indicated that reflective dialogue significantly predicted self-efficacy. Shared...
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This study examined the relationships between university mathematics classroom environment, mathematics beliefs and achievement in the context of Chinese
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This study explored the relationships between university teachers’ perceived stress and their self-efficacy beliefs, and the differences in the relationships across teachers from different tiers of institutions. A sample of 2,758 teachers from 25 higher education institutions in China participated in the study. This study shows that stress from org...
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This study addressed the neglected issue of the effects of peer influence and the cultural dimensions of individualism-collectivism on collabora-tive cheating. Survey data were collected nationwide from 2293 Chinese college students. The results revealed positive effects of peer influence on collaborative cheating attitudes and behaviours. Contrary...
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The integrative approach of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been advocated as a pedagogical means to advance education for the 21st century. However, there is a lack of validated instruments that are theoretically grounded to account for the various forms of knowledge that teachers need in order to effectively i...
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This study explored the relationship between distributed leadership and teachers’ sense of self-efficacy, with a focus on the mediating roles of job satisfaction and trust in the principal in the context of mainland China. Five hundred and seventy elementary school teachers in South China participated in a survey. The results show that distributed...
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The study explored the relationships among instructional leadership, professional learning community components, and teacher self-efficacy in the context of mainland China. Study subjects were 1082 elementary school teachers participating in a questionnaire survey. The results showed that instructional leadership had significant effects on the fiv...
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This study tests the application of the job demands-resources model on university teachers in mainland China by investigating the relationship between the job characteristics of university teaching and teachers’ well-being. The results of an online questionnaire survey administered to 2758 teachers from 25 public institutions support the dual pathw...
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Although Chinese teachers commonly participate in school-based professional development activities, there is a remarkable scarcity of large-scale quantitative research into the effectiveness of teacher professional development in China, which is characterised as an institutionalised practice. Based on a conceptual framework applying recent research...
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This study examined the relationships between teachers' perceptions of faculty trust, professional learning communities, and their professional learning among a sample of 2106 Hong Kong kindergarten teachers. It analysed the differences between the effects of faculty trust in various stakeholders (i.e., colleagues, parents, and the principal). The...
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Focusing on knowledge-based service relationships, this study examined knowledge-based service workers’ (i.e., school teachers) emotional labor process and the consequential outcomes for their well-being. The study also examined the roles of two antecedents, namely, teachers’ perceptions of display rules and self-monitoring tendencies. A sample of...
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This study investigated the measurement invariance of, and the relationships between, teachers’ emotional labour strategies and teaching satisfaction among school teachers in Hong Kong (n = 1,656) and Mainland China (n = 1,281). The multi-group invariance tests showed no significant subgroup differences in the measurement and structural models. Thu...
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This study examined the relationships between faculty trust, professional learning communities and teacher professional learning among a sample of 2120 kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong. Faculty trust was examined through trust in colleagues, trust in the principal and trust in parents to explore the effects of organizational factors in details. T...
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This study examined the relationships between principals’ leadership practices (LP), professional learning community (PLC), teachers’ perceptions of self-efficacy (TE) and whole-child development (WCD) in the context of kindergarten education. A total of 2120 Hong Kong kindergarten teachers participated in the study. Results showed that LP had posi...
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Responding to increased global research interest in teacher educators’ professional lives and Chinese approaches to in-service teacher development, this study explores the resilience of Teaching Research Officers, a characteristic type of teacher educators, in the context of mainland China. Based on survey data collected from a nationally represent...
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Teacher professional learning is shaped by multiple contexts in a complex way. Previous studies mainly focused on teacher learning in school-based contexts, and rarely explored how teachers learn across school and other situations. Adopting the framework of boundary crossing learning, this study examined the processes of teachers’ professional lear...
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Teacher well-being is a critical factor affecting job performance and thus, significant for enhancing quality teaching. Based on the job demands-resources model, this study examines the mediating effects of teachers’ self-monitoring and self-efficacy on the relationships between the emotional job demands of teaching and trust in colleagues and teac...
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Based on a conceptual framework applying recent research knowledge, this study investigates the relationships between teacher participation in school-based professional development and its individual and school contextual antecedents and effects on teachers and teaching in the context of mainland China. A total of 1506 secondary school teachers res...
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The emotional aspects of teaching are important and teachers’ emotional labour, or, how teachers manage emotions at school, has been attracting more and more attention recently. Using multi-group structural equation modelling, this study investigated the measurement invariance of, and the relationships between, teachers’ emotional labour strategies...