LEONG Chan-Hoong

Leong Chan-Hoong

Senior Research Fellow

Leong Chan-Hoong
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 5601
Fax: +65 6763 2877 

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Profile

Dr Leong Chan-Hoong is Deputy Head, Social Lab and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies.

Dr Leong received his PhD of psychology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and an M.Sc. in statistics from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests include attitudes to immigration and emigration, intergroup relations and integration, identity formation and change, and the management of cultural diversity in the workplace. Dr Leong has published widely on migration and cross-cultural issues. He is currently a Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Dr Leong was formerly the Head of Psychology Programme at the SIM University, and before that, a Post- Doctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, NUS. He served as the Vice-Chairman for 2010 REACH’s Policy Study Workgroup on Integration matters in 2010.

 

Research Interests

  • Migration and Intercultural Relations

Current Positions

  • Deputy Head, Social Lab, Institute of Policy Studies
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies.

Previous Positions

  • Head, Psychology Program, SIM University
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute, NUS
  • Research Officer, Children’s Cancer Foundation

Publications

Books/Reports

  • Multiculturalism, beyond ethnocultural diversity and contestations, Edited by Chan-Hoong Leong and James H. Liu (2013). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Special Issue on Multiculturalism, 37(6), 657-750.
  • Singapore Perspectives 2012. Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides (Ed.), Kang, S.H. and Leong, C.H. (2012). World Scientific: Singapore
  • Individual, Group, and Cultural Processes in Changing Societies: Progress in Asian Social Psychology Series Vol.8 (Ed.), Singh, P., Bain, P., Leong, C.H., Misra, G., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2011). Delhi: MacMillan Publisher 
  • A Study on Emigration Attitudes of Young Singaporeans (2010)Leong, C. H. and Debbie Soon, Working Paper No. 19
  • Intercultural Relations in Asia: Migration and Work Effectiveness (Ed.), Leong, C.H. and Berry, J.W. (2009). World Scientific: Singapore. 

Book Chapters/Journal Articles

  • Acculturation in East and Southeast Asia.  Komisarof, A., & Leong, C.H. (forthcoming).  In Sam, D.L., and Berry, J.W. (2nd Ed.) Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology.  Cambridge University Press. 
  • Reconfiguring the Singapore Identity Space: Nation Moulding Beyond Racialism and Survivalism, Lim, S., Yang, W.W., Leong, C.H., & Hong, J. (accepted for publication). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Special Issue on “Historical Trajectories and Junctures: The Influence of the Past on Possible Futures for Nation-Building and Nation-Reconfiguring”. 
  • Whither Integration? Managing the politics of identity and social inclusion, Leong, C.H. (in press). In Norman Vasu, Yeap Su Yin, & Chan Wen Ling (Ed.) Beyond Economics: Immigration’s impact on Singapore. Amsterdam University Press.
  • National Service: The Holy Grail in the Management of Social Diversity, Leong, C.H., Yang, W.W., & Hong, S.J.Y. (in press). In Mathew Mathews & Chiang Wai Fong (Ed.). Management of Diversity in Singapore. NUS Press.
  • Social Markers of Acculturation: A New Research Framework on International Adaptation, Leong, C.H. (2014). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 38(1), 120-132.
  • Managing immigration and integration in Singapore. Leong, C.H., Rueppel, P., & Hong, D. (2014). In Migration and Integration: Common Challenges and Response from Europe and Asia(Ed), pp.51-72.  Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

  • Whither Multiculturalism? Global identities at a Cross-road, Leong, C.H. & Liu, J.H. (2013). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Special Issue on Multiculturalism, 37(6), 657-662.
  • Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore: Contesting Models, Noor, N.M., & Leong, C.H. (2013). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Special Issue on Multiculturalism, 37(6), 714 – 726.
  • The socio-psychological profile of prospective emigrants: Singaporeans leaving Singapore, Leong, C.H. (2013). In Eugene Tartakovsky’s (Ed.) Immigration: Policies, Challenges, and Impact, pp. 29-49. Nova Science: New York. 
  • Immigration issues, challenges, and policy: A view from New Zealand, Ward, C., Tabor, A., & Leong, C.H. (2013). In Eugene Tartakovsky’s (Ed.) Immigration: Policies, Challenges, and Impact, pp. 157-177. Nova Science: New York.  
  • The role of cramming for examinations and its impact on the use of learning strategies: A comparison between Japanese students and Singaporean students, Taira, M., & Leong, C.H. (2012). Bulletin of Miyagi University of Education, Vol. 47, pp.345-355.
  • The Paradox of Maximum Momentary Learning Ability: A comparative study between Japanese university students and Singaporean university students, Taira, M., & Leong, C.H. (2012). Bulletin of Miyagi University of Education, 46, 251-264. 
  • How distinctive are indigenous ways of achieving influence in business organizations? A comparative study of Guanxi, Wasta, Jeitinho, Svyazi, and “Pulling Strings”, Smith, P.B., Torres, C., Leong, C.H., Pudhwar, P., M. Achoui, & Lebedeva, N. (2012). International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(2), 333-348. 
  • Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Meaning in the Evaluation of Events in World History? Perceptions of Historical Calamities and Progress in Cross-Cultural Data From Thirty Societies, Liu, J.H., Paez, D., Hanke, K., Rosa, A., Hilton, D.J., Sibley, C.G., Cabecinhas, R., Zaromb, F., Garber, J.E., Leong, C.H. et al. (2012). Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(2), 251-272.
  • Intergroup relations and attitudes toward immigrants in a cultural plural society, Leong, C.H., & Ward, C. (2011). Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60(1), 46-65. 
  • “Show me the money!” Construct and predictive validation of the Intercultural Business Corruptibility Scale (IBCS), Leong, C.H. & Lin, W. (2009). In C.H. Leong & J.W. Berry’s (Ed.) Intercultural Relations in Asia: Migration and Work Effectiveness, pp. 151-176. World Scientific: Singapore. 
  • A multi-level research framework for the analyses of attitudes toward immigrants, Leong, C.H. (2008). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 32 (2), 115- 129. 
  • Quitters and Stayers: The Singapore dilemma to nurturing culturally competent individuals and the need for national rootedness, Leong, C.H. (2007). In Youthscope (Ed.) National Youth Council Annual Research Publication, pp. 04-19. 
  • Predictive validity of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire: A longitudinal study on the socio-psychological adaptation and intercultural experience among Asian undergraduates, Leong, C.H. (2007). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 31 (5), 545- 559. 
  • Ethnic identity and generation status as moderators of depressive symptomatology and identity conflict in Chinese Australians, Leong, C.H. (2007). In A. Bernardo (Ed.) Progress in Asian Social Psychology (Vol. 5): Theoretical and Empirical Contributions. Seoul: Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa. 
  • The influence of cultural values on attitudes toward immigrants and multiculturalism: The case of the Eurobarometer Survey on Racism and Xenophobia, Leong, C.H., & Ward, C. (2006). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30 (6), 799-810. 
  • Intercultural relations in plural societies: Theory, research and applications, Ward, C. & Leong, C.H. (2006). In D. Sam, & J. Berry (Ed.) Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology, pp. 484-503. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  • Chinese sojourners, Chinese hosts: A study of cultural identity and perceived discrimination in international students in Singapore, Ward, C., & Leong, C.H. (2005). In Y. Kashima, Y. Endo, E. S. Kashima, C. Leung, & J. McClure (Eds.), Progress in Asian Social Psychology (Vol.4): Theoretical and Empirical Contributions, pp.125-138. Seoul: Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa. 
  • Personality and sojourner adjustment: An exploration of the “Big five” and the “Cultural fit” proposition, Ward, C., Leong, C.H. & Low, M. (2004). Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35(2), 137-151. 
  • Identity conflict in sojourners, Leong, C.H. & Ward, C. (2000). International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 24, 763-776. 
  • The effects of enhancing and effacing attributions for success and failure on Chinese person perceptions in self and group referent conditions, Leong, C.H. & Ward, C. (1999). In T. Sugiman, M. Karasawa, J. Liu, & Ward (Eds.), Progress in Asian Social Psychology (Vol. 2): Theoretical and Empirical Contributions, pp. 75-85, Seoul: Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa. 

Speeches and Articles

Others

  • Social Markers of Integration: What Matters Most to Singaporeans?Presentation by Leong Chan-Hoong at IPS Conference on Integration , Singapore, 21 May 2012.
  • Deconstructing the “Emigrant” individual: The neglected child in migration and acculturation studies, Presentation by Leong Chan-Hoong at 19th International Congress of the International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology, Bremen, Germany, 27 July 2008. 
  • Revisiting Berry’s Model of Multicultural Ideology in Asia: The Correlates of Social Capital and Inclusiveness, Presentation by Leong Chan-Hoong at 19th International Congress of the International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology, Bremen, Germany, 27 July 2008. 
  • Predictive validity of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire: A longitudinal study on the socio-psychological adaptation and intercultural experience among Asian undergraduates, Paper presented by Leong Chan-Hoong at the 5th Biennial conference of the International Academy of Intercultural Research, Groningen, The Netherlands, July 9-12, 2007. 
  • The validation of Intercultural Business Corruptibility Scale (IBCS): An assessment of intercultural competence in transnational business relationship management, Paper presented by Leong Chan-Hoong at the 5th Biennial conference of the International Academy of Intercultural Research, Groningen, The Netherlands, July 9-12, 2007. 
  • Acculturation attitudes and intergroup relations between Maori-and European-New Zealanders and Chinese immigrants in New Zealand, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the 18th Biennial Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Athens, Greece, July 11-15 2006
  • The influence of intercultural immersion on Singapore identity and intention to emigrate, Paper presented by  Leong Chan-Hoong at the 6th Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium, held in Singapore, 9 – 11 June 2005. 
  • Individual and cultural level analyses on attitudes toward Chinese immigrants in New Zealand, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the 3rd International Association of Intercultural Relations Biennial conference held in Taipei, Taiwan, 21-24 May 2004. 
  • Ethnic identity and generation status as moderators of depressive symptomatology and identity conflict in Chinese Australians, Paper presented by Leong Chan-Hoong at the 5th Asian Association of Social Psychology conference held in Manila, The Philippines, 29 July –1 August 2003. 
  • Host nationals’ attitudes toward Chinese immigrants in New Zealand, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the 5th Asian Association of Social Psychology conference held in Manila, The Philippines, 29 July –1 August 2003. 
  • New Zealanders’ perceptions of Chinese migrants and immigration policies, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the conference entitled ‘New Directions, New Settlers, New Challenges: Building and Enhancing Communities’ was organized by New Zealand’s Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST) in Wellington, New Zealand, 14-15 April 2003. 
  • A Social Identity Framework to Chinese Singaporean’s Perception of “Chineseness” and Immigration, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the 4th Asian Association of Social Psychology conference held in Melbourne, Australia, 10-13 July 2001. 
  • Intercultural transition of Caucasians and Asian international students in Singapore, Paper presented by Leong Chan-Hoong at the 1st International Conference on Immigration Societies and Modern Education organized by the Tan Kah Kee Foundation and the National University of Singapore, Singapore, 31 August – 3 Sept 2000. 
  • Chinese Singaporean’s Perceptions of “Chineseness”, Immigration, and Identity: A Reply to Sociologist Chang Han Yin, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the 1st International Conference on Immigration Societies and Modern Education organized by the Tan Kah Kee Foundation and the National University of Singapore, Singapore, 31 August – 3 Sept 2000. 
  • The influence of familial and intergroup variables on identity conflict: The case of the Chinese immigrants, Paper presented by  Leong Chan-Hoong at the 3rd Asian Association of Social Psychology international conference in Taipei, Taiwan, 4-7 August, 1999. 
  • Identity conflict in sojourners, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the annual international conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 16-19 April, 1998. 
  • The effects of enhancing and effacing attributions for success and failure on Chinese person perceptions in self and group referent conditions, Paper presented by Ward, C. & Leong Chan-Hoong at the 2nd Asian Association of Social Psychology international conference in Kyoto, Japan, 4-6 August, 1997.