Samuel Chng

Samuel Chng
Singapore University of Technology and Design · Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

BPsych (Hons), PhD

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June 2017 - October 2017
Singapore University of Technology and Design
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Publications (33)
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Engaging lay citizens and eliciting their inputs, concerns and aspirations are important for industry and policymakers when developing and implementing driverless mobility. We present findings from a series of Citizen Dialogues on driverless mobility attended by 945 citizens in 15 cities across North America, Europe and Asia. The dialogue used a co...
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Temporal dilemmas pose a conflict between the immediate and delayed consequences of one's actions. One trait related to decision-making in temporal dilemmas is the consideration of future consequences (CFC). Strathman et al. (1994) originally developed a (unidimensional) 12-item CFC scale (CFC-12), with five (seven) items tapping future (immediate)...
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In many countries, urban heat island (UHI) effects come along with urbanization in metropolitan areas. They have relevant adverse effects on the health and wellbeing of citizens. Singapore is strongly affected by UHI. In this study, we assess Singaporeans’ willingness to pay (WTP) for UHI mitigation by implementing a contingent valuation analysis....
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One of the key challenges to Autonomous Vehicle (AV) adoption and realization of the benefits is how the general public perceives the technology and how willing or unwilling they are to accept it. However, research focusing on understanding user’s perception and acceptance is still incipient, despite the recent proliferation of literature on autono...
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Understanding and predicting cyber malfeasance is an emerging area of research with the increase in cybercrimes and heightened awareness about cybersecurity in recent years. The nature of cybercrimes is also becoming increasingly complex as hackers are more proficient and well-financed than earlier. Thus, our understanding of the various types of h...
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Most studies of autonomous vehicle (AV) acceptance have focused on its acceptance by the general population. There is a dearth of knowledge among users with different abilities and needs. Hence, this study addresses this gap by investigating user acceptance of shared AVs among people with different mobility and communication needs in Singapore. Und...
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The deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is an exciting goal for many cities, as evidenced by the number of AV technologies that are currently on trial around the world, such as in The Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, and Japan. Examples of AV trials include autonomous trucks for garbage collection, autonomous...
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Ensuring that the growing mobility demand is met in a sustainable manner is important for our climate goals, and this would require changes to our current mobility behaviours. Behaviour and behaviour change theories have an important role in informing the mobility behaviour research and practices that seek to achieve these changes, and this paper d...
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The rapid advancement of new digital technologies, such as smart technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, robotics, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), is fundamentally changing the nature of work and increasing concerns about the future of jobs and organizations. To keep pace with rapid disruption, companies need to...
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Preventive health behaviors such as hand hygiene are crucial amidst pandemics like COVID-19 but reports on nonadherence persist. This could be due to the lack of Consideration of Future Consequences (CFC), a cognitive-motivational construct known to improve health-related behaviors. Therefore, we examined the relationship between CFC and five behav...
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In this study, we examine the relationships between 3 value orientations (egoistic, altruistic, and biospheric), environmental concern, and a set of 9 everyday environmental behaviours among a sample of 146 individuals living in Singapore. Specifically, we explore if greater environmental concerns and stronger biospheric value orientation predict e...
Technical Report
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In many countries, Urban Heat Island (UHI) effects come along with urbanization in metropolitan areas. They have relevant adverse effects on the health and wellbeing of citizens and Singapore is strongly affected by UHI. In this study, we assess Singaporeans and Permanent Residents’ Willingness To Pay (WTP) for five different heat mitigation measur...
Technical Report
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This field quasi-experiment with 109 older in Singapore adults examined their cognitive performance in outdoor naturalistic environments and how it is potentially influenced by the Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) index (proxy for outdoor thermal comfort (OTC)) and individual climatic conditions (i.e. air temperature, relative humidity, m...
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This study examines the perceptions of concerns and benefits surrounding autonomous road vehicles deployed for public transport, their relationships with public acceptance, and what the public prefers during its implementation. Surveying 210 participants in Singapore, we found a general acceptance of the deployment of autonomous road public transpo...
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This review provides a critical overview of what has been learnt about commuting’s impact on subjective wellbeing (SWB). It is structured around a conceptual model which assumes commuting can affect SWB over three time horizons: (i) during the journey; (ii) immediately after the journey; and (iii) over the longer term. Our assessment of the evidenc...
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Cities are responding to their growing transportation demands in different ways. We interviewed city dwellers in two cities, Singapore and London, with highly developed transport infrastructure to understand individual transport decisions and experiences in the context of two different city cultures that support distinct transport policies. Compare...
Technical Report
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The research collaboration between the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi) aimed to answer this question: Job polarisation has been observed in other countries – what is our way forward? This report details our res...
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Encouraging the purchase of low-emission vehicles could reduce the environmental impact of growing global car ownership. To date, however, there is relatively little research into the degree to which environmental features, such as reduced CO2 emissions, are considered important when reflecting on car purchase decisions using large representative s...
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Personal car use is increasing globally and is an important contributor to poor air quality and global greenhouse gas emissions. Although individuals have little direct control over some emission sources (e.g. heavy industry), they can modify their car use thereby reducing their own contribution. There have been many attempts to understand the psyc...
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The healthcare sector is evolving with the introduction of new healthcare technologies. These new technologies range from new diagnostic tools to more effective therapies and treatments techniques, even to technologies that restructure the work and tasks of healthcare practitioners. Often these technologies also bring with them the promise of impro...
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Background: Current concerns around obesity, physical inactivity, eating disorders and their associated health consequences sustains the need for understanding body image and disordered eating in adolescence. Objectives: The study explored how subjective appraisals of health, familial support, wellbeing and weight are associated with body image an...
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This study explored the relationships between urban density, public transport accessibility, and commute mode (car/van, public transport, and active [walking and cycling] transport) in urban England and Wales using a novel categorisation of urban density. Research questions were investigated using cross sectional analyses of data from 13,655 commut...
Conference Paper
Daily commutes form an integral part of the urban dweller’s life but much remains unknown about these decisions are made and its consequent wellbeing implications. With the landscape of an ever-increasing population density in cities, transport infrastructures are also tested to the limits. This has resulted in congestions and degradation of air qu...
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The urban transport user differs from his/her rural counterpart such that the former has much more transportation options made accessible. Despite this, car use remains the most popular travel mode choice by both urban and rural users in the UK. Non-car mode travel is potentially efficacious in improving the health and wellbeing of urban dwellers i...
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Commuting is the most frequent travel that one makes and much remains undiscovered about how commuters make this travel decision and the consequent wellbeing implications. The need to understand this is even more pressing in urban environments where population density is growing, resulting in an increased pressure on current transportation infrastr...
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The present study explored the relationships between different categories of parental comments (negative , positive, and importance and comparison), body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating concerns in 383 young adults (69% female) in Singapore. Self-report measures of parental comments, body dissatisfaction , and disordered eating were complete...
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The present study explored the role of gender on the influence of parental comments on body shape and disordered eating concerns in young adults living in Singapore. Participants were 384 young adults (mean age = 21 years, SD = 1.90) who completed self-report measures (Parental Comments Scale and the Clinical and Research Inventory for Eating Disor...
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The present study explored the relationships between different categories of parental comments (negative, positive, and importance and comparison), body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating concerns in 383 young adults (69% female) in Singapore. Self-report measures of parental comments, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating were completed...

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This research aims to track the nature of workplace digital disruption in Singapore and determine how individual workers and organisations can best respond to the challenges of disruption.