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Associate Professor Albert K. Liau

Dr Albert LiauAssociate Professor (Educational Assessment & Education Studies)
BSc (Denison) MA PhD (Ohio State)

Dunedin Campus
Education and Resource Centre
Tel +64 3 479 4514
Email albert.liau@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Liau, A. K., Park, Y., Gentile, D. A., Katna, D. P., Tan, C. H. A., & Khoo, A. (2017). iZ HERO adventure: Evaluating the effectiveness of a peer-mentoring and transmedia cyberwellness program for children. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 6(4), 326-337. doi: 10.1037/ppm0000094

Liau, A. K., Neihart, M. F., Teo, C. T., & Lo, C. H. M. (2016). Effects of the best possible self activity on subjective well-being and depressive symptoms. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 25(3), 473-481. doi: 10.1007/s40299-015-0272-z

Chng, G. S., Li, D., Liau, A. K., & Khoo, A. (2015). Moderating effects of the family environment for parental mediation and pathological internet use in youths. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18(1), 30-36. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2014.0368

Liau, A. K., Kiat, J. E., & Nie, Y. (2015). Investigating the pedagogical approaches related to changes in attitudes toward statistics in a quantitative methods course for psychology undergraduate students. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 24(2), 319-327. doi: 10.1007/s40299-014-0182-5

Liau, A. K., Choo, H., Li, D., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., & Khoo, A. (2015). Pathological video-gaming among youth: A prospective study examining dynamic protective factors. Addiction Research & Theory, 23(4), 301-308. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2014.987759

Journal - Research Article

Liau, A. K., Park, Y., Gentile, D. A., Katna, D. P., Tan, C. H. A., & Khoo, A. (2017). iZ HERO adventure: Evaluating the effectiveness of a peer-mentoring and transmedia cyberwellness program for children. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 6(4), 326-337. doi: 10.1037/ppm0000094

Liau, A. K., Neihart, M. F., Teo, C. T., & Lo, C. H. M. (2016). Effects of the best possible self activity on subjective well-being and depressive symptoms. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 25(3), 473-481. doi: 10.1007/s40299-015-0272-z

Chng, G. S., Li, D., Liau, A. K., & Khoo, A. (2015). Moderating effects of the family environment for parental mediation and pathological internet use in youths. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18(1), 30-36. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2014.0368

Liau, A. K., Choo, H., Li, D., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., & Khoo, A. (2015). Pathological video-gaming among youth: A prospective study examining dynamic protective factors. Addiction Research & Theory, 23(4), 301-308. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2014.987759

Liau, A. K., Kiat, J. E., & Nie, Y. (2015). Investigating the pedagogical approaches related to changes in attitudes toward statistics in a quantitative methods course for psychology undergraduate students. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 24(2), 319-327. doi: 10.1007/s40299-014-0182-5

Liau, A. K., Neo, E. C., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Sim, T., Li, D., & Khoo, A. (2015). Impulsivity, self-regulation, and pathological video gaming among youth: Testing a mediation model. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2), NP2188-2NP196. doi: 10.1177/1010539511429369

Choo, H., Sim, T., Liau, A. K., Gentile, D. A., & Khoo, A. (2015). Parental influences on pathological symptoms of video-gaming among children and adolescents: A prospective study. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 24(5), 1429-1441. doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9949-9

Thaver, T., Lim, L., & Liau, A. K. (2014). Teacher variables as predictors of Singaporean pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward inclusive education. European Journal of Research on Social Studies, 1(1), 1-8. doi: 10.15526/ejrss.201416197

Prot, S., Gentile, D. A., Anderson, C. A., Suzuki, K., Swing, E., Lim, K. M., … Liau, A. K., … Lam, B. C. P. (2014). Long-term relations among prosocial-media sse, empathy, and prosocial behavior. Psychological Science, 25(2), 358-368. doi: 10.1177/0956797613503854

Li, D. D., Liau, A. K., & Khoo, A. (2013). Player–avatar identification in video gaming: Concept and measurement. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(1), 257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.09.002

Chye, S. Y., Liau, A. K., & Liu, W. C. (2013). Student teachers’ motivation and perceptions of e-portfolio in the context of problem-based learning. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 22(4), 367-375. doi: 10.1007/s40299-012-0022-4

Li, D. D., Liau, A. K., Gentile, D. A., Khoo, A., & Cheong, W. D. (2013). Construct and predictive validity of a brief MMO player motivation scale: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence based on Singaporean young gamers. Journal of Children & Media, 7(3), 287-306. doi: 10.1080/17482798.2012.712918

Nie, Y., Tan, G. H., Liau, A. K., Lau, S., & Chua, B. L. (2013). The roles of teacher efficacy in instructional innovation: Its predictive relations to constructivist and didactic instruction. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 12(1), 67-77. doi: 10.1007/s10671-012-9128-y

Senf, K., & Liau, A. K. (2013). The effects of positive interventions on happiness and depressive symptoms, with an examination of personality as a moderator. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14(2), 591-612. doi: 10.1007/s10902-012-9344-4

Li, D., Khoo, A., Choo, H., & Liau, A. K. (2012). Effects of digital game play among young Singaporean gamers: A two-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 5(2). doi: 10.4101/jvwr.v5i2.6357

Nie, Y., Lau, S., & Liau, A. K. (2012). The teacher efficacy scale: A reliability and validity study. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 21(2), 414-421.

Liau, A. K., Tan, T. K., Li, D., & Khoo, A. (2012). Factorial invariance of the Personal Strengths Inventory-2 for children and adolescents across school level and gender. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 27(4), 451-465. doi: 10.1007/s10212-011-0088-z

Li, D., Liau, A., & Khoo, A. (2011). Examining the influence of actual-ideal self-discrepancies, depression, and escapism, on pathological gaming among massively multiplayer online adolescent gamers. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(9), 535-539. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2010.0463

Nie, Y., Lau, S., & Liau, A. K. (2011). Role of academic self-efficacy in moderating the relation between task importance and test anxiety. Learning & Individual Differences, 21(6), 736-741. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2011.09.005

Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Liau, A., Sim, T., Li, D., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. (2011). Pathological video game use among youths: A two-year longitudinal study. Pediatrics, 127(2), e319-e329. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1353

Liau, A. K., Chow, D., Tan, T. K., & Senf, K. (2010). Development and validation of the personal strengths inventory using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29(1), 14-26. doi: 10.1177/0734282910365648

Choo, H., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., Li, D., Khoo, A., & Liau, A. K. (2010). Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth. Annals Academy Medicine Singapore, 39, 822-829.

Gentile, D. A., Anderson, C. A., Yukawa, S., Ihori, N., Saleem, M., Ming, L. K., … Liau, A. K., … Sakamoto, A. (2009). The effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behaviors: International evidence from correlational, longitudinal, and experimental studies. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(6), 752-763. doi: 10.1177/0146167209333045

Liau, A. K., Khoo, A., & Ang, P. H. (2008). Parental awareness and monitoring of adolescent internet use. Current Psychology, 27(4), 217-233. doi: 10.1007/s12144-008-9038-6

Liau, A. K., Khoo, A., & Ang, P. H. (2005). Factors Influencing Adolescents Engagement in Risky Internet Behavior. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 8(6), 513-520. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2005.8.513

Liau, A. K., Flannery, D. J., & Quinn-Leering, K. (2004). A comparison of teacher-rated and self-reported threats of interpersonal violence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 24(3), 231-249. doi: 10.1177/0272431604265669

Liau, A. K., Shively, R., Horn, M., Landau, J., Barriga, A., & Gibbs, J. C. (2004). Effects of psychoeducation for offenders in a community correctional facility. Journal of Community Psychology, 32(5), 543-558. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20018

Hoi, A. P. S., Keng-Howe, I. C., & Fie, A. L. K. (2003). An investigation of Singaporeans' use of formal and informal job sources. Australian Journal of Career Development, 12(2), 47-53. doi: 10.1177/103841620301200207

Liau, A. K., Liau, A. W. L., Teoh, G. B. S., & Liau, M. T. L. (2003). The case for emotional literacy: The influence of emotional intelligence on problem behaviours in Malaysian secondary school students. Journal of Moral Education, 32(1), 51-66. doi: 10.1080/0305724022000073338

Flannery, D. J., Vazsonyi, A. T., Liau, A. K., Guo, S., Powell, K. E., Atha, H., … Embry, D. (2003). Initial behavior outcomes for the PeaceBuilders universal school-based violence prevention program. Developmental Psychology, 39(2), 292-308. doi: 10.1037/0012-1649.39.2.292

Barriga, A. Q., Morrison, E. M., Liau, A. K., & Gibbs, J. C. (2001). Moral cognition: Explaining the gender difference in antisocial behavior. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 47(4), 532-562. doi: 10.1353/mpq.2001.0020

Barriga, A. Q., Landau, J. R., Stinson, II, B. L., Liau, A. K., & Gibbs, J. C. (2000). Cognitive distortion and problem behaviors in adolescents. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 27(1), 36-56. doi: 10.1177/0093854800027001003

Liau, A. K., Barriga, A. Q., & Gibbs, J. C. (1998). Relations between self-serving cognitive distortions and overt vs. covert antisocial behavior. Aggressive Behavior, 24(5), 335-346. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-2337(1998)24:5<335::AID-AB1>3.0.CO;2-G

Gibbs, J. C., Potter, G. B., Barriga, A. Q., & Liau, A. K. (1996). Developing the helping skills and prosocial motivation of aggressive adolescents in peer group programs. Aggression & Violent Behavior, 1(3), 283-305. doi: 10.1016/1359-1789(95)00018-6

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