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Ph.D in Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.
M.A. in Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
B.A. in Library Science, Peking University 1995.
● The role of social capital and cultural capital in the creation of human capital among youth in China and Macau
● The study of civil society in China and Macau
● Gene-environmental interaction in predicting youth behavior
Hongyu Wang is an Associate Professor and head of the Department of Sociology at University of Macau. She received her PhD in sociology at University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Before joining the University of Macau, she was a teaching fellow at National University of Singapore. Her research interests include family sociology, youth studies, new media and society and social genetic research in humans. Her work has appeared in the journals Journal of Marriage and the Family, Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly, Chinese Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Psychology, Issues & Studies, and Sociological Inquiry.
"A panel study of parental involvement, parenting style and adolescent development in a changing Chinese society".
2011 – 2013
Multiple Year Research Grant “Youth Associational Participation, Internet Use and Online Political Participation” A case in China, Macau and Taiwan.
2009 – 2014
Hong Kong Adolescents and Youth Longitudinal Study (HK-AYLS) Chinese Project Title: 香港青少年追蹤研究. Co-PI
“Cultural capital and social capital in the creation of human capital among Macau Adolescents”.
“The Effects of the Prosperity of the Gaming Industry on College Enrollment in Macau”
● Wang, Hongyu & Tianji Cai (2017) “Parental involvement, adolescents' self-determined learning and academic achievement in Urban China”. International Journal of Psychology, 52, 1: 58-66.
● Wang, Hongyu, Tianji Cai , Yi Mou & Fayong Shi (2017): Traditional Resources, Internet Resources, and Youth Online Political Participation: The Resource Theory Revisited in the Chinese Context, Chinese Sociological Review, DOI: 10.1080/21620555.2017.1341813.
● Wang, Hongyu & Fayong Shi (Forthcoming). “Weibo use and political participation: the mechanism explaining the positive effect of Weibo use on online political participation among college students in contemporary China”. Information, Communication & Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1289234.
● Cai, Tianji & Wang Hongyu (Forthcoming) “Comparing weighting methods for non-response in the HKPSSD Survey and the BCSPS”. Chinese Sociological Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21620555.2017.1311772.
● Guo Guang, et al. Wang, Hongyu“A natural experiment of peer influences on youth alcohol use" Social Science Research 52 (2015) 193–207.
● Guo Guang, et al. Wang, Hongyu“Peer Influence, Genetic Propensity, and Binge Drinking: A Natural Experiment and a Replication”. American Journal of Sociology, November 2015 issue (vol. 121, no. 3).
● Wang, Hongyu “The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Academic and Behavioral Adjustment in Urban Chinese Adolescents”. Chinese Sociological Review, 2014 Summer, vol. 46, no. 4, Summer 2014, pp. 19–40.
● Wang, Hongyu and Eva P.W. Hung (2012). “Associational participation and political involvement inMacau: A path analysis”. Issues and studies, V48: 191-212. .
● Wang, Hongyu ( 2011-2012 Winter). “The Effects of Cultural Capital on Educational Aspirations among Adolescents in Macau”. Chinese Sociological Review, V44, 52-75.
● Wang, Hongyu, Miosi Kong, Wenjing Shan and SouKuanVong (2010). “The Effects of Doing Part-time jobs on College Student Academic Performance and Social Life in a Chinese Society.” Journal of Education and Work 23: 79-94.
● Guo, Guang, Tianji Cai, Rui Guo, Hongyu Wang and Kathleen M. Harris. (2010). “The Dopamine Transporter Gene, a Spectrum of Most Common Risky Behaviors, and the Legal Status of the Behaviors.” PLoS ONE 5(2): e9352. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009352.
● Wang, Hongyu and Grace Kao (2007). “Does Higher Socioeconomic Status Increase Contact between Minorities and Whites An Examination of International Romantic Relationships among Adolescents.” Social Science Quarterly 88: 146-164.
● Wang, Hongyu, Grace and Kara Joyner (2006). “Stability of Interracial and Intraracial Romantic Relationships.” Social Science Research 35: 435-453.
● Wang, Hongyu, Furstenberg, Frank F., Waller and Maureen R. (2003). "The Well-Being Of California’s Children." Public Policy Institute of California.
● Wang, Hongyu and Paul R. Amato (2000). “Predictors of Divorce Adjustment: Stressor Resources, and Definitions.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 62: 655-668.
American Journal of Sociology
Social Science Research Issues and Studies
Journal of Education and Work
Chinese Sociological Review
● Population Association of America
● American Sociological Association
● Eastern Sociological Society
Introduction to sociology
Classical sociological theory
Gender and society
Quantitative social research methods I? & II
Practicum I & II
Integrative seminar and paper in the major I & II
Selected topics in Sociology
Problem solving approach to social science research design—a seminar in methodology at Ph.D level
Population and Society
Advanced Research Methods II
Quantitative Data Analysis