Official Title: Associate Professor | Head for the Department of Psychology | Coordinator for the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy Programme

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education


Short Bio

Achieved a Degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto, where I also completed a Master in Psychological Intervention with Children and Adolescents and completed my doctoral studies in Psychology. My major interest research is "Children’s Time Use" which is the topic of my doctoral dissertation completed in 2010. Since 1996 I have been doing psychological intervention with children and adolescents, as a clinical child psychologist, in the Cooperative O Fio de Ariana in Porto, Portugal. After five years of teaching Psychology and Communication Skills at the University of Porto, I am now teaching as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of the University of St. Joseph, Macau. I am handling modules related to childhood and clinical psychology. My other main interest is the theme of disability and inclusion, and I am a co-founder of the “IN-Associação para a Inclusão ao Longo da Vida” (Association for Lifelong Inclusion).


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Kuok, A.C.V., Teixeira, V. (in press). Adolescents’ Use of Electronic Devices, the Problematic Use of Internet, their Social and Life Satisfaction. International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies.

Kuok, A.C.V., 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

Correia, A; Monteiro, E., Teixeira, V., Kuok, A. & Forlin, C. (2019). The interplay between a Confucian-heritage culture and teachers’ sentiments and attitudes towards inclusion in Macau. European Journal of Special Education Research 5(2), Available on-line at:

Monteiro, E., Kuok, A., Correia, A. M., Forlin, C., Teixeira,V. (2018). Perceived efficacy of teachers in Macao and their alacrity to engage with inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education.

Teixeira, V., Correia, A., Monteiro, E., Kuok, A., Forlin, C. (2018). Placement, inclusion, law and teachers’ perceptions in Macao’s schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22(9), p.1014-1032.

Correia, A., Teixeira, V. (2017) "The will and the way of inclusive education in Macao", Asian Education and Development Studies, Vol. 6 Issue: 4, pp.401-413,

Cunha, E., Teixeira, V., Pereira, M.L. (2016). Publicidade e programação infantil: caracterização dos conteúdos de promoção de saúde oral. Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia e Medicina Dentária. 57(49). DOI: 10.1016/j.rpemd.2016.10.115

Silva, S., Teixeira, V., Pinhão Ferreira, A., Ustrell‐Torrent, M.J. (2016). A razão da Intervenção Psicológica na Deformidade Dento-Facial. Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial, 57 (3), p.171-176.

Silva, S., Teixeira, V., Pinhão Ferreira, A., Ustrell‐Torrent, M.J. (2016). Autoestima e deformidade dentofacial: um estudo comparativo com a escala de autoestima global de Rosenberg. Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial, 57 (2), p.171-176.

Reis, L., Pina-Vaz, I., Carvalho, M.F., Teixeira, V. (2014). Conhecimento dos estudantes de Medicina Dentária sobre o risco/controlo da infeção cruzada. Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial, 55 (E16). Doi:10.1016/j.rpemd.2014.11.144.

Books & Book Chapters

Correia, A., Teixeira, V., Monteiro, E. & Kuok, A. (2017). Inclusive education in Macau: Teachers' perceptions and attitudes. Macau: University of Saint Joseph Press. ISBN 978-99965-940-3-8

Neves, S.P., Teixeira, V., Corrêa, F., Guedes-Pinto, A., Andrade, J.C. (2017). Contributos da Psicologia para a Odontopediatria. In Andrade, C., Guedes-Pinto, A. Textos Escolhidos de Odontopediatria. p.103-116. U.Porto Edições:Porto. ISBN: ISBN 978-989-746-137-8 e-ISBN 978-989-746-138-5

Teixeira, V. & Cruz, O. (2005). Mother's education, school performance and use of time in a group of children 8 years of age. In Joaquim Bairrão (coord.). Development: Family and Educational Contexts (284-308). Porto -Livpsic.

Conference Proceedings
Lima, A., Teixeira, V., Serôdio, RG, & Cruz, O. (2008). Scale Behavior Problems in school children. Minute book of the XIII International Conference on Psychological Assessment: Forms and Contexts. Braga: University of Minho.

Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2008). Children's time use - a comparative study between 1999 and 2006. Book of Proceedings of the First International Congress on Child Studies - Possible Childhoods, Real Worlds. Braga: University of Minho.

Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2006). Children's Time Use and Social Skills - a Contribution to the development of social skills programs. Book of Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference on Time Use Research. Copenhagen: International Association of Time Use Research.

Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2006). The "Time Diary" - A methodology to study the use of children's time. Book of Proceedings of the XI International Conference Psychological Evaluation: Forms and Contexts. Braga: University of Minho.

Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2005). Socioeconomic status, academic achievement and time use in eight-year-old Portuguese children. Book of Proceedings of Time-Use in Daily Life Congress: The Content and Context of Human Behaviour. Halifax: International Association of Time Use Research.

Other Articles and Publications

Correia, A. M., & Teixeira, V. M. (2017). Catholic schools and inclusive education in Macao: A journey of a thousand miles. EDUCA – International Catholic Journal of Education, 3, 85-101.

Teixeira, V., Correia, A. M. (2016). Perceived competence and social acceptance of preschool children in Macao: a case study. International Journal of Learning and Teaching, 3(3), p.226-231.

Teixeira, V., Lima, A., & Cruz, O. (2008). Mãe para mim, pai para ti: O uso do tempo das crianças e as actividades de interacção com os pais. International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology. 1 (4), 91-100. 


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