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

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., Teixeira, V., Forlin, C., Monteiro, E., & Correia, A. (in press).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

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 Research. 5(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 Counseling, 4(1), 67-84. DOI:10.12738/spc.2019.4.1.0056

Monteiro, E., Kuok, A.C.H, Correia, A., Forlin, C., & Teixeira, V. (2019). Perceived efficacy of teachers in Macao and their alacrity to engage with inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 23(1), 93-108. DOI:10.1080/13603116.2018.1514762 (SSCI Journal)

Kuok, A.C.H., & Lam, S.M.I. (2018). The antecedents of In-service teachers’ burnout: A study of their occupational health and perception. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, 15(2), 67-86. (SSCI Journal)

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 Education22(9), 1014-1032. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2017.1414318 (SSCI Journal)

Kuok, A.C.H., & Taormina, R.J. (2017). Work engagement: Evolution of the concept and a new inventory. Psychological Thought10(2), 262-287. DOI:10.5964/psyct.v10i2.236

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. (SSCI Journal)

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 Scholarship3(1), 46-63.

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 Sociology2(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 Studies9(3), 275-294. (SSCI Journal)


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
3.00 credits
Year 1 Bachelor
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
3.00 credits
2.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
2.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
3.00 credits
4.00 credits
2.00 credits
5.00 credits