Jinjin Lu

Jinjin Lu
Institute for Research in School Education · Faculty of Education

PhD

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Objects: Health Behaviours in School-aged Children (HBSC) is an international survey programme aiming to investigate adolescents' health behaviours, subjective perception of health status, wellbeing, and the related contextual information. Our scoping review aimed to synthesise the evidence from HBSC about the relationship between family environme...
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Adolescents’ excessive electronic device use is associated with psychological problems. However, it is unknown which psychological symptom, including emotional symptoms and sleep difficulty, correlates with excessive electronic device use most strongly. Besides, according to the social displacement theory, parent–adolescent communication might medi...
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In China, English as a foreign language is important and compulsory from primary education to higher education, essentially because English has become a global language. The Ministry of Education emphasizes that school principals should attempt to train teachers in special education and in assisting students with special education needs (SEN) in re...
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Negative experiences in school predict adolescents’ depression. However, the dynamic interactions of depressive symptoms with adolescents’ negative experiences in school remain unclear. This study aims to applied network analysis to detect the complex relationships between early adolescents’ depressive symptoms and negative experiences in school. W...
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Push-pull theory, consumer decision-making models and rational choice theory are commonly used to explain international student mobility (ISM). Despite their merits, the individual’s motivation to study abroad is ignored. Based on two motivation theories—expectancy-value theory (EVT) and self-determination theory (SDT), this study examines whether...
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The pandemic has brought teachers, young children and their parents lots of uncertainties and challenges in adapting to new teaching and learning environment. Compared with other professionals, teachers might face more challenges in transiting from using a traditional face-to-face teaching method to an online or blended teaching and learning model....
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This study investigated English first language (L1) speakers’ motivation for learning Chinese as a second language (L2) in Australia and the links of underlying motivational components to learner sociobiographical (e.g. gender and reasons for learning) and language learning variables (i.e. experience abroad, hours of self-study, and speaking with C...
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Social media web 2.0 technologies can be adopted as an inclusive method to assist children in enhancing their quality of education for the Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. SDGs 4 and 17). Social media technologies have been documented as low-cost, synchronous, and convenient methods to assist young children, parents, and early childhood (EC) tea...
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The outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide in 2020 has posed tremendous challenges to higher education globally. Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is among the many areas affected by the pandemic. The unexpected transition to online teaching has increased challenges for improving and/or retaining students’ language proficiency. WeChat, a popula...
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High-quality teacher-child interactions in early learning environments have been regarded as a key contributor to children’s early language and cognitive development in international scholarships. Little is known, however, about the longitudinal effects of children’s receptive vocabularies in the Chinese context. In this study, we addressed the que...
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This study aims to examine the mediating and moderating roles of self-concept and resilience in the relationship between teacher-child relationships and social withdrawal with a sample of 380 Chinese left-behind children in a rural region in Guangdong Province, China. They were measured by using Children's Social Behavioral Scale-Teacher Form, Deve...
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BACKGROUNDS Negative experiences in school predict youth's depression. However, the dynamic interactions of depressive symptoms with adolescents' negative experiences in school remain unclear. This study aimed to applied network analysis to detect the complex relationships between early adolescents' depressive symptoms and negative experiences in s...
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Depression, anxiety and stress have been regarded as common symptoms of those who have being under severe pressure in careers. A long-term career pressure could result in professional's mental health and wellbeing. Motivated by a group of female life writing members, I have experimented myself in recollecting and recalling my negative and emotional...
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A Citizen Science approach to building the evidence base is well established in many science disciplines, but is far from main stream in the social sciences. Prompted from the inquiry by the Australian Government's Productivity Commission into the National Education Evidence Base and taking Early Childhood Education (ECE) as an example, this paper...
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The WeChat public platform has become a low-cost, synchronistic and effective social media channel for daily communications between the Chinese and the West. This project aims to enhance Chinese and European humanities and social sciences (HSS) academics’ global competitiveness in international scholarships via WeChat public platforms. The study wa...
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In the last decade, the world has witnessed significant changes in terms of economic, educational, and cultural development both inside and outside China, creating valuable opportunities to better understand the cultural stereotypes Asians and Westerners have regarding each other. In this paper, I examine my immigrant experiences as a female, bilin...
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The national “Double First-class” strategic plan, a new ambitious higher education policy, was officially launched at the end of September 2017. This emphasises that 42 Chinese universities have a target of being ranked in the global “First-class” category within ten years. Under the guidance of the strategic plan, Chinese academics in Humanities a...
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This study aimed to examine Chinese medical educators’ ICT and digital literacy awareness in an international joint health programme. An online survey was used to investigate the Chinese medical educators’ current situation and their challenges on the development of digital literacy in practice. The results show that medical educators’ occupations...
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China’s Open-Door Policy has brought significant changes in terms of economic, education and cultural development both inside and outside China, creating valuable opportunities for understanding the cultural stereotypes Asians and Westerners have about each other. In this paper, I interrogate my experiences as an English as a foreign language (EFL)...
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Despite the development of English teaching pedagogies in schools and universities, many concerns are raised regarding the tensions between teachers’ practices and effectiveness of students’ learning have on students’ academic achievements. The aim of this study is to explore university students’ preferences and experiences in English learning and...
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Information Communications Technology (ICT) plays an important role in enhancing Chinese students' learning efficiency and preparation for successful participation in a Western learning and teaching community. In the past, Chinese students' ICT preparedness for Western higher-education has not been emphasized in Chinese domestic K-12. Consequently,...
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Confucianism has had a profound influence on Chinese learners’ academic achievements, moral education and education for citizenship. It is often suggested that the influence of Confucianism leads to educational success. Situating the Confucian ideology in a Western educational setting in so far as how those involved in teaching and learning accordi...
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Enhancing students’ learning autonomy has been emphasized in the current round of English curriculum reforms by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China. The initial aim of the new guidelines was developed to enhance students’ English proficiency to better fulfil their basic education (Nine-year compulsory education). However, up until now, very li...
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Remarkable changes have been witnessed in the areas of educational, social, and economic development in China. These changes have resulted in the development of innovative address terms in daily communication. In particular, this is noticeable in the widespread use of the address terms "Shuaìge" and "Meinu" in the twenty-first century. These terms,...
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Research is often utilised as being the basis for key areas of change in the world. These include knowledge development, the basis for changes in national governmental policies world-wide and (seemingly) the answer to world health problems. With research valued so highly it can be argued that researchers should have independence in carrying out the...
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Learner autonomy is currently being stressed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China to improve students' independent learning capability in language education. On the one hand, the MOE required fostering Chinese students' ability in order to develop their autonomous learning capability. On the other hand, the MOE issued the document based on E...
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Second language learning is increasingly important in the modern world. Second language learners often wonder why they have experienced so many difficulties when learning a second language, while they did not experience it when learning a first language. This study aimed to discover a way in which the second language learning can benefit from the f...
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Assessment is very important to monitor students' learning progress in schools. This study focuses on reading assessment in a primary classroom. This study aimed to discover the effect of the reading assess-ment plan on monitoring the students' learning progress. The participants were 21 primary students of mixed gender. The data gathering consiste...
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This study investigated a student with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), named Jack, and his learning through examining the following three research questions: What has caused a student's, Jack, misbehavior and low academic achievement? Why is it important to solve the ADHD problem? What do teachers have to do to help ADHD students?...
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This paper examines the English teaching, the use of English, and the attitudes towards English learning amongst university students coming from Chinese minority areas. Starting with the introduction of China's ethnic minority education, this paper explores the situation of current English education in minority areas in China. After the brief intro...
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Grounded Theory is a qualitative research method that uses a systematic set ofprocedures to develop an inductively derived Grounded Theory about a phenomenon. Ithas made an important contribution to qualitative research methodology. It has been usedin combination with other research methods to provide powerful ways for handlingresearch data and ana...

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Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR / Operational Programme Research, Development and Education