Selected Graduation Projects


2018

LIU Yang

Role of Information Technologies in Bureaucracy Structures of SOEs in China

LO Pui Ching

Examing the Use of Omni-channel Practices in the Aviation Industry in Hong Kong: The Case of Cathay Pacific Airways


2017

SU Tong

Linking Chinese Social Media Use for Air-Pollution-Relevant Content to Issue Publics, Motivations, Civic Engagement and Psychological Empowerment

SHEN Yibing Icy

Moderating Role of Weibo use towards civic engagement among young Chinese

LYU Xiaolin Angelene

Fun selfie and well-being: Insights in to motivations and effects on fun selfie behavior among
Generation Z


2016

WANG Chengfeng Chester

Exploring the Effects of Gratifications, Narcissism, Sense of Humor and Sensation-seeking on the Sharing Humorous Selfies Online

ZHANG Xinyi Yolanda

Linking psychological attributes and patterns of Zhihu use to social capital

ZU Yangbo Bunny

Do you post food photos on SNS? Linking gratifications, narcissism, and leisure boredom to foodstagramming


2015

CHEN Di Dale

The Influence of Narcissism, Leisure Boredom, and Gratifications on WeChat Use and Addiction

LIU Liping Piper

Migrant parenting and mobile phone use: Building quality relationship between Chinese migrant workers and their left-behind children

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016.

Also published:

(2017). Migrant parenting and mobile phone use: Building quality relationships between Chinese migrant workers and their left-behind children. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 12(4), 925-946. [SSCI]


MA Qianyun Shyron

Gaining Access to Social Capital: Gratifications Sought, Personality, Usage Patterns and Intensity of LinkedIn Use

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, CA, USA, May 25-28, 2017.

Also publised:

(2018 forthcoming). The Impacts of Personality Traits, Use Intensity and Features Use of LinkedIn on Bridging Social Capital. Applied Research in Quality of Life. [SSCI]

MIAO Bo Bonnie

Exploring the Roles of Network Externality, Privacy Concern, and Gratifications on Use Intensity and Continuance of WeChat Usage

ZUO Xin Ann

The Impacts of Personality, Face-to-Face Interaction, Social Media and Mass Media Use on Perceived Social Support and Intercultural Adaptation Among Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong

CHEN Zhuo Fire

Motivation for social media use and impact on political participation in China: A cognitive and communication mediation approach (with Chan, M.)

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016.


2014

CHEN Cheng Chris

Are you addicted to Candy Crush Saga? An exploratory study of linking psychological factors to mobile social game addiction

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-25, 2015.

Also published:

(2016). Are you addicted to Candy Crush Saga? An exploratory study of linking psychological factors to mobile social game addiction. Telematics & Informatics, doi: 10.1177/0894439314528779. [SSCI]


YUE Zhiying

Which will you choose, e-mail or WeChat? Media richness, social presence, self-esteem and media preference among Chinese young people


2013

ZHAO Mengyang Zoe

Gauging Slacktivism in China: Taking Micro-blog Users as an Example

Paper under a new title of “Microblogging and political efficacy on civic and political participation in China” was presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), August 6-9, 2014, Montreal, Canada.



2012

BIAN Mengwei Casey

Linking Psychological Attributes to Smart Phone Addiction, Face-to-Face Communication, Present Absence and Social Capital

Paper presented at the 22nd Annual conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 4-7, 2013.

Also published:

(2014). Linking Loneliness, Shyness, Smartphone Addiction Symptoms and Patterns of Smartphone Use to Social Capital. Social Science Computer Review, doi: 10.1177/0894439314528779. [SSCI]


     
 

LI Xinpeng Kevin

Impacts of iPad Attributes, Users' Lifestyles, and Media Dependency on the Adoption and Intensity of iPad Usage

Paper presented at the 19th International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Biennial Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 18-21 November 2012.

Also published:

(2014). Impacts of iPad Attributes, Users' Lifestyles, and Media Dependency on the Adoption and Intensity of iPad Usage. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 4(1), 28-45.


     
 

LIN Si Rae

Instant Messaging on Interpersonal Relationship: How It Brings Intimacy and Negative Feelings?

     
 

MO Ruo

Exploring the Roles of Narcissism, Gratifications of Microblog Use, and Affinity-seeking on Social Capital

Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA), London, UK, June 17-21, 2013.

Also published:

(2014). Exploring the Roles of Narcissism, Uses of, and Gratifications from Microblog on Affinity-Seeking and Social Capital. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/ajsp.12087. [SSCI]

Class Project (Comm5942) also published:

MO, R., Leung, L., HAO, Y., WU, X., XI, R., & ZHANG, S. (2014) Examining the Mediating Roles of Microblog Use in the Relationships between Narcissism, Social Anxiety, and Social Capital. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 4(2) 58-75.

     
 

WU Xuan Doris

Internet Usage: An Examination of Motivations and Quality of Life for Low-income Groups in Urban China

Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 25-29, 2013.

Class Project (Comm5942) also published:

MO, R., Leung, L., HAO, Y., WU, X., XI, R., & ZHANG, S. (2014) Examining the Mediating Roles of Microblog Use in the Relationships between Narcissism, Social Anxiety, and Social Capital. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 4(2) 58-75.

CHAN, M., WU, X., HAO, Y., XI, R., & JIN, T. (2012) Microblogging, online expression and political efficacy among young Chinese citizens. The moderating role of information and entertainment needs in the use of Weibo. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(7), 345-349. [SSCI]


2011

LI Muyang Maria

An Examination of Microblog as News Source among University Students in Mainland China

Paper presented at the Eastern Sociology Society Annual Conference, New York City, February 23-26, 2012.


     
 

SUI Xinyuan Shirley

Effects of Trusting Beliefs, Perceived Benefit Factors, Observed Benefit Factors and demographics on Consumers’ Online Purchase Behavior

     
 

TAN Minqi Vicky

Examining the Posters and Lurkers: Shyness, Sociability, and Community-related Attributes as Predictors of SNS Participation Online Status

     
 

ZHAO Wenyuan Kevin

Perception of Online Polls, Information Literacy, Political Efficacy, and Online Polls Participation in Mainland China

Paper presented at the WAPOR 65th Annual Conference, Hong Kong, June 14-16, 2012

Also published: 

(2013) Factors Influencing Online Poll Participation: An Examination of Perception of Online Polls, Information Literacy, and Political Efficacy in Mainland China. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 3(2), 1-12. 


2010

FENG Xin

When There Are Unexpected Calls: Anxiety and Involvement According to Engagements to Power Geometries

     
 

HUANG Jingmei Melaie

Internet of Things on Quality of Life: Effects on Social Relationship, Leisure Time and Internet Risk

     
 

ZHOU Xingyuan Selina

Gratifications, Loneliness, Leisure Boredom and Self-esteem as Predictors of SNS-Game Addiction and Usage Pattern among Chinese College Students

Paper presented at The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-28, 2011.

Also published in: 
(2012) IInternational Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 2(4), 34-48.


     
 

GUO Chenjing Sheila

Communication Anxiety, Unwillingness-to- communicate, Impression Management and Self-Disclosure on the Internet


     
 

POON Chi Him Damon

Effects of Narcissism, Leisure Boredom and Gratifications-sought on User-generated Content among Net-generation

Paper presented at the The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-28, 2011.

Also published in:
a. (2010) Media Digest, 8: 8-9.
b. (2011) International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 1(3), 1-14.



2009

GAO Xinyi

Who are the Influentials in Virtual Community? Opinion Leaders among Participants in Bulletin Board Systems


     
 

WAN Sisi Candy

Gratifications & Loneliness as Predictors of Campus-SNS Websites Addiction & Usage Pattern among Chinese College Students

Paper presented at the 5th Annual兩岸三地五院 Postgraduate Students Conference at Beijing University, Beijing, China, June 26-27, 2009.

     
 

ZHANG Yue Sylvia

Gratifications-sought, Audience Activities and the Displacement Effect of YouTube

Paper presented at the 19th AMIC Annual Conference "Technology and Culture: Communication Connectors and Dividers" in Singapore, 21-23 June, 2010.


2008

XUE Qiang Michael

Demographics, Motivations, Addictions and Usage Patterns among Chinese College Student MMORPG Players


2007

HUANG Hanyun Belinda

Gratification-opportunities, Self-esteem, and Loneliness in Determining Usage Preference of BBS and Blog among Teenagers in China.

Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference at Stockholm, Sweden, July 20-25, 2008.

Also published in:
(2012) Atlantic Journal of Communication, 20(3): 141-157.


     
 

XU chenyan Bibby

Enhancing personal interaction through the web interface in online shopping

Paper accepted for presentation at International Conference of Electronic Commerce, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 2-6, 2007.



2006

FUNG Hoi Ying Peggy

Weblogging in Hong Kong: Motivations and Self-Disclosure

     
 

LEUNG Hei Man Maggie

Lifestyles, Gratifications, Perceptions, and Adoption of iPod in Hong Kong

 

LI Po Lam Astor

Lifestyles and the Adoption of 3G Services in Hong Kong

 

LO Chun Ho Kevin

Perceived Credibility, Loneliness, and Self-disclosure on Blogs

 

LO Wai Yu Olivine

The Roles of Gratification Opportunities, Gratifications-Obtained, and Demographics in Determining Usage Preference of Instant Messaging and E-mail among College Students

Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference in Paris, France, July 23-25, 2007.

Also published in Telematics & Informatics in 2009 26(2): 156-166



2005

CHEUNG S. K. Shelly

Illegal Download Attitudes, Leisure Boredom, Sensation Seeking and Value of Honesty


 

LEE W. M. Winnie

本港家居設計月刊網絡化內容對策探討

 

LIAN Po Yee Bowie

Gratifications, Innovation Attributes, and the Adoption of Camera Phone in Hong Kong


2004

LAI Wai Tin Belinda

Match-making on the Net: A Study of Love Styles, Perceived Attributes and Innovativeness on Adoption

 

HO Sau Wing Ally

New Media Betting: An Exploratory Study of Motivations, Innovation Attributes & Pathological Gambling on Betting Behaviors

 

KO Dick Pui Nancy

Gratification, Self-Esteem and Online Message Board Use by Women

 

CHOW Chun Hung Jimmy

The Joy and Doubt in Reading and Forwarding Chain e-mails


2003

CHAK Sau Kuen Katherine

Shyness and Locus of Control as Predictors of Internet Addiction and Internet Use

Also published in 2004 Cyberpsychology & Behavior 7(5): 559-570.


 

CHAN Ka Ching Joey

Lifestyles, Reliance on Traditional News Media, and Online News Adoption

Also published in New Media & Society in 2005, 7(3): 357-382


 

CHENG Yiu Ki, Chris

Investor Relations in the Internet Era: Online IR Adoption in Hong Kong and in the United States



 

MA Lai Yee Miranda

Unwillingness-to-communicate, Perceptions of the Internet and Self-disclosure in ICQ

Paper presented at the Mass Communication & Society Division of the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), Toronto, Canada, August 4-7, 2004.

Also published in Telematics & Informatics in 2005, 23(1): 22-37


 

NG Wing Kei Ruby

Exploring the Roles of Lifestyles and Innovation Attributes on the Adoption of Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) in e-Government

Paper presented at the Community Communication Section of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference at Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 25-30, 2004.



2002

AU-YEUNG Shing

Empowerment Through Digital Video Technology: A case study on Videopower
 

HOI Tong Wa

Online News developmentServices in Hong Kong - Economic feasibility and future


 

TAM Wai Yee

Investor Relations in New Media Era: A Content Analysis of 127 US and HK Corporate Websites

New Media Projects


2003

HO Mei Ling Sannia

Usability Test of www.HKedCity.net