Victor Wong

Victor Wong
Hong Kong Baptist University · Department of Social Work

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Victor Wong currently works at the Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University. Victor does research in youth work, career and life planning and interventions, empowerment and narrative practice, social work education and healthcare policy.
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September 1991 - present
Hong Kong Baptist University
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 1991 - April 1996
The University of Sheffield
Field of study
  • Social Policy

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Publications (59)
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The decent work notion has sparkled a keen academic interest in studying the psychological influence of decent work on workers in organizational contexts. Duffy's decent work notion has left a window for addressing the interpersonal barriers on or factors for enhancing people's equal access to decent work, which may enhance the capacity of the dece...
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Based on 683 valid questionnaires collected among a convenience sample of social workers from Hong Kong, Macau and three other cities in mainland China, this study investigated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the three-item ultra-short Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (C-UWES-3). The results of confirmatory factor analyses suppor...
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This study examined the career transition journey of educationally disadvantaged young women from a recognition perspective in the context of risk society. By means of purposive sampling, 12 young women aged between 18 and 24 who had dropped out from junior or senior secondary school were sampled basing on their social status and family’s socioecon...
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Child poverty situated in different socioeconomic and environmental contexts has long been a central concern for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. However, concerned research studies are predominantly adult-centric, confined to specific areas, or seldom found in Asian developed economies. Against the backdrop of this research gap, this...
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The sociodemographic and career-related characteristics of two types of youth who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in Hong Kong were examined and compared: longer-term (≥5 months, n = 787) and transitional (<5 months, n = 3,939). After controlling for sociodemographic variables, multivariate logistic regression analyses showed t...
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Inspired by Amartya Sen’s conceptualization of capability, this article examined how the introduction of an experience-driven (ED) framework into the capability approach helps inform the delivery of a career support service project targeted at youth aged 15–21, who are not in education, employment or training (NEET youth) with difficulties to devel...
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Despite extensive research on career decision-making self-efficacy (CDMSE) in relation to youth’s career development and outcomes, the relative influence of different parental variables on youth’s CDMSE remains relatively unclear. Thus, this meta-analysis sought to compare correlational findings concerning the influence of three types of parental v...
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Using a multilevel approach and a nationally representative sample of 5,478 social workers from 813 social service organisations in China, this study investigated the association between collective psychological ownership (CPO), an emerging construct of psychosocial resources characterised by sharedness, and social workers’ turnover intention by co...
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Using a sample of questionnaires completed by social workers (n = 276) working in 104 non-governmental organizations in Macao and the Social Welfare Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, this study examined the role of collective psychological ownership (CPO) in the job demands-resources (JD-R) model in explaining social wor...
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This study used a nationally representative random sample of social workers (N = 3896) collected from a cross-sectional study of the First Wave of the China Social Work Longitudinal Study in 2019. This study examined the indirect effect of autonomy on job satisfaction through the mechanism of collective psychological ownership (CPO) characterized b...
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Background Hikikomori is a phenomenon describing people who exhibit behaviors of self-secluding themselves at home for long durations of time and usually only having face-to-face social interactions with none other than family. Existing interventions for hikikomori are inconclusive and the majority are absent in using a theoretical framework to gui...
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The aim of this study is to incorporate collective psychological ownership (CPO) as psychological resources into the job demands-resources (JD-R) model and investigate the impact of CPO on turnover intention among social service workers. Using an online survey platform, a sample of 761 valid questionnaires was collected from full-time social servic...
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Recent research has suggested that job resources are positively associated with collective psychological ownership (CPO) held by social service workers. However, the psychological mechanisms that may explain how job resources relate to CPO are still unclear. The present study aimed to examine the mediating role of person-organization (P-O) value co...
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In a turbulent age of globalisation, youth transition to work has been characterised by an increasing sense of uncertainty and insecurity. Against this backdrop there has been an outcry to develop an expanded notion of work, which includes both paid and unpaid work situated in a wide spectrum of formal and informal settings. While upholding the imp...
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Background: There exist very few participatory research tools to facilitate youth to review and archive their user journey in a systematic manner for negotiating their career transitions. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine in what way the map of self-perceived growth (MSPG) was used as an effective participatory research tool for...
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Prior studies investigating the impact of psychosocial resources on reducing work burnout of social workers have been largely conducted in western societies, in a sparse manner, and with nonrandom samples. Using a nationally representative random sample (N = 5,800) collected from the first wave of the China Social Work Longitudinal Study in 2019 (C...
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NEET youth who are not in education, employment, or training are characterized by heterogeneity, dynamic experience, and different levels of vulnerability. This study examined the impact of amotivation and career adaptability on NEET youth's career engagement and the moderating role of career adaptability in the relationship between amotivation and...
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Although the career and life development needs of young people not in education, employment, or training (NEET) have garnered interest from researchers and policymakers in recent decades, how parents experience their NEET children’s development and how they make meaning of their parental journeys remain underexplored. Thus, the purpose of this stud...
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By discovering the strengths of students with special educational needs (SEN), we can develop better ways of helping them gain self-esteem and empowerment. This chapter contests the notion of being ‘learning-disabled’ by indicating how students with SEN are actually ‘differently-enabled’ when career practitioners adopt a neurodiversity perspective....
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This study examined the factor structure of the 24-item Chinese version of Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS-China Form) in a sample of 569 youth participants aged 15–21 with a longer spell of status (≥5 months) of not in education, employment, or training (NEET) in Hong Kong. The sample was randomly split into two for exploratory (EFA) and confir...
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Background: Understanding the parental influences on the career development of non-engaged youth (NEY) has been an underdeveloped research area. Furthermore, psychometrically valid and reliable tools for assessing how parents of NEY support their children in dealing with career issues remain largely unavailable in academia. Objective: This research...
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Informed by autonomist perspectives on precarious work and labour subjectivity, this article discusses the dynamics between autonomy and job precarity. Based on purposive sampling, the qualitative findings, drawn from interviews with precarious workers aged 18–29 years in Hong Kong, reveal tensions among four types of aspirations. First, the desire...
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Background: A prospective cohort study was conducted to follow-up on 104 participants on their changes of social, psychological and physical health as exposed to the hikikomori lifestyle. Methods: Participants were interviewed at baseline, 6 months and 12 months by administering a set of questionnaires and anthropometric measurements. Results: All...
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Background: A prospective study was conducted to follow-up how the living lifestyle of hikikomori could change the social, mental and physical health profile. Methods: A cohort consisted of 104 young people living as Hikikomori were interviewed at baseline, 6 months and 12 months by using the same set of questionnaires and anthropometric measuremen...
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With an emphasis placed on supply‐side interventions such as skills training and incentives enhancement, active labor market polices (ALMPs) are strongly promoted by international organizations and widely adopted across different welfare regimes to boost employment rates. This article first presents the under‐examined relationship between ALMPs and...
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A cross-sectional study was designed to understand the impacts of "hikikomori" lifestyle on physical health. A total of 104 eligible hikikomori cases were recruited from the social services network of Hong Kong with a mean age of 19.02 ± 3.62 (ranged 13-31) year-old, and had completed the set of questionnaires and a series of anthropometric and phy...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the youth narratives of Mr Leung Chun-ying, the Chief Executive (CE) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government between 2012 and 2017, which steered the directions of youth policies in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach Informed by the ideational school of inst...
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To understand the health impacts of “hikikomori” lifestyle and to establish its first comprehensive health profile, a cross-sectional study was designed to measure how well the cases of hikikomori youths of Hong Kong were living, in terms of social, mental and physical aspects. This study involved 104 eligible participants at age 19.02 year-old who...
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This article discusses the characteristics and the process of in-home and beyond-home social work intervention with young people suffering from social withdrawal in the form of chronic self-seclusion at home. These young people are characterized by their socially avoidant behaviour and are deprived of the enjoyment of legitimate social status as a...
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Those who are not familiar with narrative therapy may find it difficult to begin a journey informed by poststructuralist perspectives. This paper provides a number of games and exercises to facilitate an appreciation of poststructuralist perspectives.
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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to critically discuss state inaction on and NGO responses to the hidden problem of youth disengagement in the form of social withdrawal. Methodology - The study is based on data drawn from six focus groups of social workers working with youths experiencing the problem of social withdrawal and another 30 indivi...
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This paper is vested with the purpose of critically discussing the defining features of social withdrawal by drawing references from studies in Hong Kong and Japan in particular. With the use of empirical data, the practice implications for working with young people in acute social withdrawal are examined with specific reference to the four definin...
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This paper aims to examine the management strategies adopted by older people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) to conceal their positive status in healthcare settings, and their responses taken and means used to cope with the stigmatizing and exclusionary effects as a result of the disclosure of their status by/to healthcare workers. Under the auspices o...
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This article discusses the reasons and discourses adopted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (Hong Kong SAR Government), with Mr Tung Chee Hwa as the Chief Executive, in preparing young people to become more mature and responsible. In the Hong Kong context this means they should be willing to fulfil community obligations and...
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This chapter focuses on the ways in which the new Hong Kong SAR government has been appealing to traditional Confucian values to emphasise nationhood and reinforce and legitimize the maintenance of a residual form of social welfare provision. It shows how the Chinese government of the SAR is actually building on the twin pillars of the colonial leg...
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Introduction In the words of Mr Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), “Hong Kong opened a new chapter in history” on 1 July 1997 (Tung, 1997a). Hong Kong was reunited with China after more than 150 years of British colonial rule and began a new identity of being China's first special administrative region....
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This paper examines the self-defined function, roles and tasks of social workers at a time of political transformation in Hong Kong, notably between 1986 and 1994. The discussions are based on the findings of two phases of empirical research conducted by the authors. It is argued that social work ideology and practice in Hong Kong have become more...
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This paper discusses the preservation and change of social policy in Hong Kong in the process of its development from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region of China (SAR). It is argued by the authors that the role and strategy of the colonial government in social policy and social welfare seem to have been largely preserved by the new...
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Analyses the features, strategies and characteristics of health‐care reforms in the People’s Republic of China. Since the fourteenth Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party held in 1992, an emphasis has been placed on reform strategies such as cost recovery, profit making, diversification of services, and development of alternative financi...

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This project aims at examining the impact of collective psychological ownership characterized by sharedness in various organizational contexts, including its impact on organizational behaviors and workplace wellbeing.