Official Title: Associate Professor | Coordinator for the Master of Organisational Psychology Programme | Coordinator for the Bachelor of Psychology Programme

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education


Short Bio

Prof. Kuok received his PhD degree in Psychology from the University of Macau as well as the higher education program in the Universidade de Coimbra and the University of Cambridge. Besides teaching the University of Saint Joseph, He has had teaching and research experience in other international and local higher education institutes, namely, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Macau, Institute for Tourism Studies and Macao Polytechnic Institute. His major research interests are psychology, organizational behavior and management, topics such as satisfaction, commitment and engagement at work, as well as studies related to the hospitality industry and education system at Macao. His current researches are mainly related to resilence and work engagement. For academic services, he serves as a reviewer of Psychology Reports, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Chinese Management Studies, Tourism Management, and Journal of Career Development.    


Kuok, A.C.H., & Taormina, R.J. (in press). A positivist approach to work engagement: Moderating effects of perceived organizational support. Dynamic Relationships Management Journal. (Journal indexed in Scopus and DOAJ)

Kuok, A.C.H., Chio, D.K.I, & Pun, A.C.H. (2021). Elite athlete’s mental well-being, and life satisfaction: A study of elite athlete’s resilience and social support from an Asian unrecognised national Olympic committee. Health Psychology Report. (Journal indexed in ESCI and Scopus)

Kuok, A.C.H., Teixeira, V., Forlin, C., Monteiro, E., & Correia, A. (2020). The effect of self-efficacy and role understanding on teachers’ emotional exhaustion and work engagement in inclusive education in Macao (SAR). International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2020.1808949 (Journal indexed in SSCI and Scopus)

Kuok, A.C.H. (2020). Are work engaged employees perceive career success? A study of hospitality at Macau. Journal of Hospitality, 2(1), 30-48. 

Correia, A., Monteiro, E., Teixeira, V., Kuok, A.C.H., & Forlin, C. (2019). The interplay between a Confucian-heritage culture and teachers’ sentiments and attitudes towards inclusion in Macau. European Journal of Special Education Research5(2), 43-62. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3548921

Kuok, A.C.H., & Rashidnia, J. (2019). College students’ attitudes towards counselling for mental health issues in two developing Asian countries. Spritual Psychology and Counseling4(1), 67-84. DOI:10.12738/spc.2019.4.1.0056  (Journal indexed in DOAJ)

Monteiro, E., Kuok, A.C.H., Correia, A., Forlin, C., & Teixeira, V.  (2018). Perceived efficacy of teachers in Macao and their alacrity to engage with inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education23(1), 93-108.DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2018.1514762 (Journal indexed in SSCI and Scopus)

Kuok, A.C.H., & Lam, S.M.I. (2018). The antecedents of In-service teachers’ burnout in a casino dominant economy. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, 15(2), 67-86. (Journal indexed in SSCI and Scopus)

Teixeira, V., Correia, A., Monteiro, E., Kuok, A.C.H., & Forlin, C. (2018). Placement, inclusion, law and teachers’ perceptions in Macao’s schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22(9), 1014-1032. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2017.1414318 (Journal indexed in SSCI and Scopus)

Kuok, A.C.H., & Taormina, R.J. (2017). Work engagement: Evolution of the concept and a new inventory. Psychological Thought, 10(2), 262-287. doi:10.5964/psyct.v10i2.236 (Journal indexed in Scopus)

Kuok, A.C.H. (2017). Insights for management among non-gaming industries: Employees’ dissonance in a casino dominant economy. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 33(1), 33-39. (Journal indexed in SSCI and Scopus)

Correia, A., Teixeira, V., Monteiro, E., & Kuok, A.C.H. (2017). Inclusive education in Macau: Teachers' perceptions and attitudes. Macau: University of Saint Joseph Press. 

Kuok, A.C.H., & Taormina, R.J. (2015). Conflict between affective versus continuance commitment among casino dealers. Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, 3(1), 46-63. (Journal indexed in Scopus)

Kuok, A. C. H., & Taormina, R. J. (2013). Work engagement: The creation and validation of a new measure: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Humanities, and Management, Guangzhou China, 2013, Amsterdam: Atlantis Press.

Taormina, R.J., Kuok, A.C.H., & Wei, W. (2012). Social capital as dehumanizing terminology. Advances in Applied Sociology, 2(2), 143-148.

Taormina, R.J., & Kuok, A.C.H.  (2009). Factors related to casino dealer burnout and turnover intention in Macau: Implications for casino management. International Gambling Studies, 9(3), 275-294. (Journal indexed in SSCI and Scopus)

Conference Papers

Kuok, A.C.H. (2016). Employees’ Dissonance in non-gaming industries A Casino Dominant Economy. 2016 Global Conference of Education and Psychology, Hong Kong, China.

Kuok, A.C.H., & Taormina, R.J. (2013).Work Engagement: The Creation and Validation of a New Measure. 2013 International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Humanities, and Management. Guangzhou, China


Year 1 Doctorate
Year 1 Master
Year 1 PGDE
3 credits
Year 1 Bachelor
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
3 credits
2 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
2 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
4 credits
3 credits
5 credits
2 credits