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Kevin Cheng

Kevin HC Cheng is an industrial and organizational psychologist. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong in 2003. He is a registered IO psychologist with the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS-RIOP). He is also a chartered Occupational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (CPsychol-BPS). His passion spans in multidisciplinary fields such as personality, organisational climate, leadership, creativity, and ageing psychology. His recent interests revolve around the effect of the environment and urban fabric on personality development and well-being.

Professional Memberships

  1. British Psychological Society (Full member; CPsychol since Jun 2017; #437089)
  2. Hong Kong Psychological Society (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology) (Associate Fellow since 2008; RIOP (2016-678) since May 2016)


  1. Phillips, D. R., Siu, O. L., Yeh, A. G. O., & Cheng, K. H. C. (2005). The impacts of dwelling conditions on older persons’ psychological well-being in Hong Kong: the mediating role of residential satisfaction. Social Science and Medicine, 60, 2785-2797. (5-yr Impact Factor: 3.615; Cited 58 times in WoS; Cited 42 times based on SCOPUS; Field Weight Citation Impact: 2.00)
  2. Hui, C.H., Chiu, C. K., Yu. P. L. H., Cheng, K. H. C. & Tse, H. (2007). The Effects of Service Climate and Supervisor’s Leadership Behavior on Frontline Employees’ Service Quality: A Multi-Level Analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 151-172. (2009 Impact Factor: 1.205; Cited 7 times in WoS; Field Weight Citation Impact: 1.92)
  3. Phillips, D. R., Siu, O. L., Yeh, A. G. O., & Cheng H. C. K. (2008). Informal social support and older persons’ psychological well-being in Hong Kong. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 23, 39-55. (2008 SJR indicator = 1.143; Cited 50 times in WoS and 25 times in SCOPUS; Field Weight Citation Impact: 1.93)
  4. Cheng, K. H. C., & Cascio, W. F. (2009). Performance-Appraisal Beliefs of Chinese Employees in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 17, 329-333. (2009 Impact Factor: 0.864; Cited 4 times in WoS)
  5. Phillips, D. R., Cheng H. C. K., Yeh, A. G. O. & Siu, O. L. (2010). Person-Environment (P-E) Fit Models and Psychological Well-being Among Older Persons. Environment & Behavior, 42, 221-242. (Impact Factor:2.612 | Ranking:Environmental Studies 12 out of 100 | Psychology, Multidisciplinary 22 out of 129) (Cited 12 times in WoS)
  6. Cheng, K. H. C., Hui, C. H., & Wang, Y. (2011). P-O fit between service climate and personal value for service. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 2, 5-16.
  7. Cheng, K. H. C. (2011). Further linguistic markers of personality – the way we say things matters. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 3, 2-16.
  8. Phillips, D. R., & Cheng H. C. K. (2012). The impact of changing value systems on social inclusion: an Asia-Pacific perspective. In Thomas Scharf & Norah Keating (eds.), Global Issues in Social Inclusion of Older Adults. The Policy Press. (Cited 6 times in WoS)
  9. Cheng, H. C. K., Phillips, D. R., Siu, O. L., & Yeh, A. G. O. (2014). Patterns of residential adjustment for older person: Who will recover and how do they recover? Social Indicators Research. DOI 10.1007/s11205-013-0493-6 (2014 Impact Factor: 1.395 2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.642).
  10. Cheng, H. C. K. (2016). Perceived interpersonal dimensions and its effect on rating bias: how neuroticism as a trait matters in rating creative works. Journal of Creative Behavior. DOI:10.1002/jocb.156 (2016 Impact Factor: 1.943; ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 16/55 (Psychology Educational))
  11. Cheng, H. C. K. (2016). Profiling the politically active: A decade’s comparison from 2004 to 2014. Proceedings of the 3rd European Social Survey Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  12. Cheng, H. C. K., Hui, C. H., & Cascio, W. F. (2017). Leniency Bias in Performance Ratings: The Big-Five Correlates. Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 521.  Impact Factor: 2.463 2016; Field Weight Citation Impact: 1.36
  13. Cheng, H. C. K. (2017). Decoupling the effects of wayfinding competence, trait-anxiety and subjective well-being from a GESIS German Sample. Current Psychology, 38, 249-259. Impact Factor: 0.644 2016
  14. Cheng, H. C. K. (2019). How can living in a messy place affect you? Two big data studies looking into its interplay with personality.
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