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Dr. Cheng obtained her PhD at the University of Hong Kong. Her research is focused on educational psychology, specifically on student achievement motivation and positive education. She has been working on research projects on goal orientation, academic self-concept, social comparison processes in school settings, project-based learning, and cross-cultural comparison. She is the Consulting Editor of the journal Educational Psychology. She is the reviewer of a number of international journals including Contemporary Educational Psychology, Learning and Instruction, Learning and Individual Differences, and British Journal of Educational Psychology. She has been teaching educational psychology and research methods at the university.

Research interests

Achievement motivation (including goal orientation, efficacy, self-concept), Project-based learning, Cross-cultural research, Positive education

External Appointments

Dr. Cheng is the School Supervisor of the School Management Committee of EdUHK Early Childhood Learning Centre and the School Manager of the Incorporated Management Committee of EdUHK Jockey Club Primary School. She has been invited as the mentor of the Mentorship Programme in HKU SPACE Community College since 2007.

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