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Chinese Name: 鄭穎怡

Variants: Cheng, R. W., Cheng, R. W. Y.

Dr. Cheng Wing Yi Rebecca joined the Institute in 2007. She obtained her doctorate in Psychology at the University of Hong Kong in 2005. Her research interest is educational psychology, specifically student achievement motivation. For years she has been working on research projects on academic self-concept, student cognition, social comparison processes in school settings, project-based learning, and cross-cultural comparison. Dr. Cheng has been teaching educational psychology and research methods in the Institute.

Research interests

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

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Research Outputs 2007 2018

Academic achievement of Hong Kong Chinese students: Motivational perspective

CHENG, W. Y. R. & FUNG, W. K., 2018, Cognition, metacognition and academic performance: An East Asian perspective. YIP, M. C. W. (ed.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 40-52

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academic achievement
Hong Kong
cognitive theory
gender-specific factors

Social goal orientation, behavioral engagement and coping of Hong Kong Chinese students

CHENG, W. Y. R., LEUNG, B. F. H. & MCINERNEY, D. M., Dec 2018, Asian education miracles: In search of sociocultural and psychological explanations. LIEM, G. A. D. & TAN, S. H. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 10-28

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6 Citations
social competence
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Formative feedback as a global facilitator: Impact on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and positive affect

LAM, B. H., CHENG, W. Y. R. & YANG, M., 2017, Emerging practices in scholarship of learning and teaching in a digital era. KONG, S. C., WONG, T. L., YANG, M., CHOW, C. F. & TSE, K. H. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 265-288

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extrinsic motivation
intrinsic motivation