Biography

Professor Yanjun Guan accumulated extensive work experience in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Renmin University of China, University of Surrey, and became the first Chinese Professor of Durham University Business School in 2017. In 2021, Yanjun started to work as a Professor in Applied Psychology for the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), and continues his contributions to Durham University Business School as an Adjunct Professor.


Yanjun's research areas include vocational psychology and career management, industrial and organizational psychology, and cross-cultural management. He has more than 60 papers published in mainstream journals of Applied Psychology, including 20 papers in Journal of Vocational Behavior, a leading journal in vocational psychology. His co-authored work also appears in other important journals, such as Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, as well as Nature Climate Change (IF=21). 


Yanjun's research has got the support from National Natural Science Funding of China, National Social Science Funding of China, Hong Kong RGC and GRF grants, Army Research Institute (ARI) of USA, as well as Sumitomo Group and Shell China grants.

 

Since 2018, Yanjun has served as the Associate Editor for Journal of Vocational Behavior. With the support of APA, Yanjun worked with colleagues founding a new academic journal, The Chinese Journal of Career and Work Psychology. To promote the research and practice of applied psychology in China, since 2020 Yanjun has produced a series of public seminars on Wechat and Bilibili platforms, which receive extremely positive evaluations from peers. 


Yanjun co-edited career education textbook, "A Dialogue with your future", with Dr. Xixi Li, which has been adopted by many prestigious high schools in China. Yanjun has been a training expert and academic referee for the Ministry of Education. 


Yanjun is a Fellow of "The Chinese Human Resource Development Association", and has provided consultation service for Shell China, Air China Limited, State Grid, China North Industries Group, China National Chemical Corporation, Wenxiang , and so on. 


Research

1. Career development and career management research: 

     Traditional theories cannot offer satisfactory understanding for career development in a changing environment that is characterized by high levels of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). Drawing upon interdisciplinary theories and research methods, I’m trying to investigate these important questions:

a)       How to theorize person-environment fit in a changing career world?

i)        Guan, Y., Deng, H., Fan, L. & Zhou, X. (2021). Theorizing person-environment fit in a changing career world: Interdisciplinary integration and future directions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 126, 103557.

ii)       Deng, H., Guan, Y., Wu, C. H., Erdogan, B, Bauer., T. &, Yao, X. (2018). A relational model of overqualification: The role of interpersonal influence on overqualified employees’ social acceptance and performance. Journal of Management, 44, 3288-3310.

iii)     Deng, H., Wu, C. H., Leung, K., & Guan, Y. (2016). Depletion from value incongruence: A limited-resource account for the effect of person-organization misfit on job performance. Personnel Psychology, 69, 431-465.

iv)     Guan, Y., Deng, H., Risavy, S. D., Bond, M. H., & Li, F. (2011). Supplementary fit, complementary fit and work-related attitudes: The role of self-construal. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60, 286-310.

b)      How to develop individuals’ career adaptability and prepare them for future career transitions?

i)        Guan, Y., Wang, Z., Gong, Q., Cai, Z., Xu, S. L., Xiang, Q., Wang, Y., Chen, S. X., Hu, H., & Tian, L. (2018). Parents' career values, adaptability, career-specific parenting behaviors and undergraduates' career adaptability. The Counseling Psychologist, 46, 922-946.

ii)       Guan, Y., Wang, F., Liu, H., Ji, Y., Jia, X., Fang, Z., Li, Y., Hua, H., & Li, C. (2015). Career-specific parental Behaviour, career exploration and career adaptability: A three-wave investigation among Chinese university students. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 86, 95-103.

iii)     Guan. Y., Liu, S., Guo, M. J., Li, M., Wu, M., Chen, S. X., Xu, S. L., & Tian, L. (2018). Acculturation orientations and Chinese student sojourners' career adaptability: The roles of career exploration and cultural distance. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 228-239.

iv)     Guan, Y., Dai, X., Gong, Q., Deng, Y., Hou, Y., Dong, Z., Wang, L., Huang, Z., & Lai, X.  (2017). Understanding the trait basis of career adaptability: A two-wave mediation analysis among Chinese university students. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 32-42.

v)       Guan, Y., Cai, Z., Ding, Y., Wang, Y., Huang, Z., & Lai, X. (2017). Modeling dynamics in career construction: Reciprocal relationship between future work self and career exploration. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 21-31.

vi)     Guo, Y., Guan, Y.*, Yang, X., Xu, J., Zhou, X., She, Z., Jiang, P., Wang, Y., Pan, J., Deng, Y., Pan, Z., & Fu, M. (2014). Career adaptability, calling and the professional competence of social work students in China: A career construction perspective. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 85, 394-402.

c)       What are the pros and cons of boundaryless careers for individual career success?

i)        Guan, Y., Arthur, M. B., Khapova, S. N., Hall, R., & Lord, R. G. (2019). Career Boundarylessness and career success: A review, integration and guide to future research. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 110, 390-402.

ii)       Guan, Y., Yang, W., Zhou, X., Tian, Z., & Eves, A. (2016). Predicting Chinese human resource managers' strategic competence: Roles of identity, career variety, organizational support and career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 92, 116-124.

d)      Ultimately, how to build an interdisciplinary framework for the origin, evolution and extinction of occupations and careers? 


2. Organizational Behavior and HRM research:

    I’m interested in the interactions of individual, relational, organizational and cultural factors in predicting employee work outcomes, such as performance, creativity, turnover behaviors, and so on.

a)       How to motivate and retain high-potential employees?

i)        Yang, X., Guan, Y., Zhang, Y., She, Z., Buchtel, E., Mak, M., & Hu, H. (2020). A relational model of career adaptability and career prospects: The roles of leader-member exchange and agreeableness. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93, 405-430.

ii)       Guan, Y., Zhou, W., Ye, L., Jiang, P., & Zhou, Y. (2015). Perceived organizational career management and career adaptability as predictors of success and turnover intention among Chinese employees. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 88, 230-237.

iii)     Guan, Y., Wen, Y., Chen, S. X., Liu, H., Si, W., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Fu, R., Zhang, Y., & Dong, Z. (2014). When do salary and job level predict career satisfaction and turnover intention among Chinese managers? The role of perceived organizational career management and career anchor. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23, 596-607.

b)      Leader-follower dynamics:  

i)        Deng, H., Lam, C. K., Guan, Y., & Wang, M. (2020). My fault or yours? leaders’ dual reactions to abusive supervision via rumination depend on their independent self‐construal. Personnel Psychology.

ii)       Deng, H., Walter, F., & Guan, Y. (2020). Supervisor-Directed Emotional Labor as Upward Influence: An Emotions-as-Social-Information Perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41, 384-402.


3. Cultural psychology and cross-cultural management: 

a)       How does culture influence individual career behaviors?

i)        Guan, Y. Deng, H., & Zhou X. (2020). Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on career development: Insights from cultural psychology. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 119, 103448.

ii)       Guan, Y., Chen, S. X., Levin, N., Bond, M., Luo, N., Xu, J., Zhou, X., Chen, P., Li, C., Fu, R., Zhang, J., Ji, Y., Mo, Z., Li, Y., Fang, Z., Jiang, D., & Han, X. (2015). Differences in career decision-making profiles between American and Chinese university students: The relative strength of mediating mechanisms across cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 856-872.

iii)     Willner, T., Gati, I, & Guan, Y. (2015). Career decision-making profiles and career decision-making difficulties: A cross-cultural comparison among US, Israeli, and Chinese samples. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 88, 143-153.

b)      Understanding cultural differences in morality:

i)        Buchtel, E., Guan, Y., Peng, Q., Su, Y., Sang, B., Chen, S. X., & Bond, M. H. (2015). Immorality East and West: Are immoral Behaviours especially harmful, or especially uncultured? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1382-1394.

c)       How to motivate pro-environmental behaviors across cultures?

i)        Bain, P. G., Kroonenberg, P. M., Johansson, L.-O., Milfont, T. L., Crimston, C. R., Kurz, T., Bushina, E., Calligaro, C., Demarque, C. , Guan, Y., & Park, J. (2019). Public views of the sustainable development goals across countries. Nature Sustainability, 2, 819-825.

ii)       Bain, P. G., et al., Guan, Y., et al. (2016). Co-benefits of addressing climate change can motivate action across the world. Nature Climate Change, 6, 154-157.

iii)     Milfont, T. L. et al., Guan, Y. et al. (2017). On the relation between social dominance orientation and environmentalism: A 25-nation study. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

d)      Understanding culture from a social axiom perspective:

i)        Chen, S. X., Lam, B., Wu, W., Ng, J., Buchtel, E., Guan, Y., & Deng, H. (2016). Do people’s world views matter? The why and how. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 743-765.

ii)       Chen, S. X., Jacky C. K. N., Buchtel, E. E., Guan, Y., Deng, H., & Bond, M. H. (2017).  The added value of worldviews over self-views: Predicting modest behaviour in Eastern and Western cultures. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56, 723-749.

e)      Understanding people’s responses to globalization:

i)        Chen, S. X., Lam, B., Hui, B., Ng, J., Mak, W., Guan, Y., Buchtel, E., Tang, W., & Lau, V. (2016). Conceptualizing psychological processes in response to globalization: Components, antecedents, and consequences of global orientation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,110, 302-331. 


Awards and honors
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  • 2017
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    2020

    ESI highly cited paper ESI高引论文

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    2017

    Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Vocational Behavior 杰出审稿人荣誉称号

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    2016

    ESI highly cited paper ESI高引论文

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Publications
  • Guan, Y., Deng, H., Fan, L. & Zhou, X. (2021). Theorizing person-environment fit in a changing career world: Interdisciplinary integration and future directions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 126, 103557.

  • Baranski, E., Sweeny, K., Gardiner, G., Guan, Y. (as a member of International Situations Project), & Funder, D. C. (2021). Who in the World is Trying to Change Their Personality Traits? Volitional Personality Change Among College Students in 56 Countries. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Guan, Y. Deng, H., & Zhou X. (2020). Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on career development: Insights from cultural psychology. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 119, 103448.
  • Deng, H., Lam, C. K., Guan, Y., & Wang, M. (2020). My fault or yours? leaders’ dual reactions to abusive supervision via rumination depend on their independent self‐construal. Personnel Psychology.
  • Yang, X., Guan, Y., Zhang, Y., She, Z., Buchtel, E., Mak, M., & Hu, H. (2020). A relational model of career adaptability and career prospects: The roles of leader-member exchange and agreeableness. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93, 405-430.
  • Deng, H., Walter, F., & Guan, Y. (2020). Supervisor-Directed Emotional Labor as Upward Influence: An Emotions-as-Social-Information Perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41, 384-402.
  • Guan, Y., Arthur, M. B., Khapova, S. N., Hall, R., & Lord, R. G. (2019). Career Boundarylessness and career success: A review, integration and guide to future research. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 110, 390-402.
  • Bain, P. G., Kroonenberg, P. M., Johansson, L.-O., Milfont, T. L., Crimston, C. R., Kurz, T., Bushina, E., Calligaro, C., Demarque, C. , Guan, Y., & Park, J. (2019). Public views of the sustainable development goals across countries. Nature Sustainability, 2, 819-825. 
  • Guan, Y., Wang, Z., Gong, Q., Cai, Z., Xu, S. L., Xiang, Q., Wang, Y., Chen, S. X., Hu, H., & Tian, L. (2018). Parents' career values, adaptability, career-specific parenting behaviors and undergraduates' career adaptability. The Counseling Psychologist, 46, 922-946. 
  • Guan. Y., Liu, S., Guo, M. J., Li, M., Wu, M., Chen, S. X., Xu, S. L., & Tian, L. (2018). Acculturation orientations and Chinese student sojourners' career adaptability: The roles of career exploration and cultural distance. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 228-239. 
  • Hornsey, M. J., Bain, P. G., Harris, E. A., Lebedeva, N., Kashima, E., Guan, Y., González, R., Chen, S. X., & Blumen, S. (2018). How much is enough in a perfect world? Cultural variation in ideal levels of happiness, pleasure, freedom, health, self-esteem, longevity, and intelligence. Psychological Science, 29, 1393-1404. 
  • Deng, H., Guan, Y., Wu, C. H., Erdogan, B, Bauer., T. &, Yao, X. (2018). A relational model of overqualification: The role of interpersonal influence on overqualified employees’ social acceptance and performance. Journal of Management, 44, 3288-3310. 
  • Guan, Y., Cai, Z., Ding, Y., Wang, Y., Huang, Z., & Lai, X. (2017). Modeling dynamics in career construction: Reciprocal relationship between future work self and career exploration. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 21-31. 
  • Guan, Y., Dai, X., Gong, Q., Deng, Y., Hou, Y., Dong, Z., Wang, L., Huang, Z., & Lai, X.  (2017). Understanding the trait basis of career adaptability: A two-wave mediation analysis among Chinese university students. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 32-42.
  • Milfont, T. L. et al., Guan, Y. et al. (2017). On the relation between social dominance orientation and environmentalism: A 25-nation study. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 
  • Guan, Y., Jiang, P., Wang, Z., Mo, Z., & Zhu, F. (2017). Self-referent and other-referent career successes, career satisfaction and turnover intention among Chinese employees: The role of achievement motivation. Journal of Career Development, 44, 379-393. 
  • Guan, Y., Yang, W., Zhou, X., Tian, Z., & Eves, A. (2016). Predicting Chinese human resource managers' strategic competence: Roles of identity, career variety, organizational support and career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 92, 116-124. 
  • Deng, H., Wu, C. H., Leung, K., & Guan, Y.* (2016). Depletion from value incongruence: A limited-resource account for the effect of person-organization misfit on job performance. Personnel Psychology, 69, 431-465. 
  • Chen, S. X., Lam, B., Hui, B., Ng, J., Mak, W., Guan, Y., Buchtel, E., Tang, W., & Lau, V. (2016). Conceptualizing psychological processes in response to globalization: Components, antecedents, and consequences of global orientation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,110, 302-331.
  • Zhou, W., Guan, Y.*, Xin, L., Mak, M. C. K., & Deng, Y. (2016). Career success criteria and locus of control as indicators of adaptive readiness in the career adaptation model. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 94, 124-130. 
  • Chen, S. X., Lam, B., Wu, W., Ng, J., Buchtel, E., Guan, Y., & Deng, H. (2016). Do people’s world views matter? The why and how. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 743-765. 
  • Bain, P. G., et al., Guan, Y., et al. (2016). Co-benefits of addressing climate change can motivate action across the world. Nature Climate Change, 6, 154-157. 
  • Buchtel, E., Guan, Y., Peng, Q., Su, Y., Sang, B., Chen, S. X., & Bond, M. H. (2015). Immorality East and West: Are immoral Behaviours especially harmful, or especially uncultured? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1382-1394.
  • Guan, Y., Zhou, W., Ye, L., Jiang, P., & Zhou, Y. (2015). Perceived organizational career management and career adaptability as predictors of success and turnover intention among Chinese employees. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 88, 230-237. 
  • Guan, Y., Wang, F., Liu, H., Ji, Y., Jia, X., Fang, Z., Li, Y., Hua, H., & Li, C. (2015). Career-specific parental Behaviour, career exploration and career adaptability: A three-wave investigation among Chinese university students. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 86, 95-103. 
  • Li, Y., Guan, Y.*, Wang, F., Zhou, X., Guo, K., Jiang, P., Mo, Z., Li, Y., & Fang, Z. (2015).  Big-Five personality and BIS/BAS traits as predictors of career exploration: The mediation role of career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 89, 39-45. 
  • Yang, W., Guan, Y.*, She, Z., Lai, X., & Lockwood, A. (2015). Career adaptability and overqualification: Examining a dual-path model among Chinese human resource professionals. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 90, 154-162. 
  • Cai, Z., Guan, Y.*, Li, H., Shi, W., Guo, K., Liu, Y., Li, Q., Han, X., Jiang, P., Fang, Z., & Hua, H. (2015). Self-esteem and proactive personality as predictors of future work self and career adaptability: An examination of mediating and moderating processes. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 86, 86-94. 
  • Guan, Y., Chen, S. X., Levin, N., Bond, M., Luo, N., Xu, J., Zhou, X., Chen, P., Li, C., Fu, R., Zhang, J., Ji, Y., Mo, Z., Li, Y., Fang, Z., Jiang, D., & Han, X. (2015). Differences in career decision-making profiles between american and chinese university students: The relative strength of mediating mechanisms across cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 856-872. 
  • Tian, L., Guan, Y.*, Chen, S. X., Levin, N., Cai, Z., Chen, P., Zhu, C., Fu, R., Wang, Y., & Zhang, S. (2014). Predictive validity of career decision-making profiles over time among Chinese college students. Journal of Career Development, 41, 282-300. 
  • Guan, Y., Guo, Y., Bond, M. H., Cai, Z., Zhou, X., Xu, J., Zhu, F., Wang, Z., Fu, R., Liu, S., Wang, Y., Hu, T., & Ye, L. (2014). New job market entrants’ future work self, career adaptability and job search outcomes: Examining mediating and moderating models. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 85, 136-145. 
  • Guan, Y., Wen, Y., Chen, S. X., Liu, H., Si, W., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Fu, R., Zhang, Y., & Dong, Z. (2014). When do salary and job level predict career satisfaction and turnover intention among Chinese managers? The role of perceived organizational career management and career anchor. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23, 596-607. 
  • Guo, Y., Guan, Y.*, Yang, X., Xu, J., Zhou, X., She, Z., Jiang, P., Wang, Y., Pan, J., Deng, Y., Pan, Z., & Fu, M. (2014). Career adaptability, calling and the professional competence of social work students in China: A career construction perspective. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 85, 394-402. 
  • Guan, Y., Deng, H., Sun, J., Wang, Y., Cai, Z., Ye, L., Fu, R., Wang, Y., Zhang, S., & Li, Y. (2013). Career adaptability, job search self-efficacy and outcomes: A three-wave investigation among Chinese University Graduates. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 83, 261-270. 
  • Guan, Y., Wang, Z., Zhou, W., Liu, Y., Yue, Y., Zhang, Y., Liu, H, & Liu, H. (2013). Career locus of control and career success among Chinese employees: A multi-dimensional approach. Journal of Career Assessment, 21, 295-310. 
  • Zhou, W. X., Sun, J., Guan Y.*, Li, Y., & Pan, J. (2013). Criteria of career success among Chinese employees: Developing a multi-dimensional scale with qualitative and quantitative approaches. Journal of Career Assessment, 21, 265-277. 
  • Guan, Y., Deng, H., Risavy, S. D., Bond, M. H., & Li, F. (2011). Supplementary fit, complementary fit and work-related attitudes: The role of self-construal. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60, 286-310. 
  • Deng, H., Guan, Y.*, Bond, M. H., Zhang, Z, & Hu, T. (2011). The interplay between social cynicism beliefs and person-organization fit on work-related attitudes among Chinese employees. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 160-178. 
  • Guan, Y., Deng, H., Bond, M. H., Chen, S. X., & Chan, C. C. (2010). Person-job fit and work-related attitudes among Chinese employees: Need for cognitive closure as moderator. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32, 251-260. 
  • Liu, L., Bond, M. H., Guan, Y.*, Cai, Z., Sun, J., Yu, Q., Fu, R., & Wang, Z. (2015). Parents’ music training motivation and children’s music learning achievement: An investigation in Chinese context. Psychology of Music, 43, 661-674. 
  • Guan, Y., Verkuyten, M., Fung, H., Bond, M. H., Chan, C. C., & Chen, S. X. (2011). Outgroup value incongruence and intergroup attitude: The roles of common identity and multiculturalism. International Journal of Inter-cultural Relations, 35, 377-385. 
  • Guan, Y., Deng, H., & Bond, M. H. (2010). Examining the stereotype content model in a Chinese context: Intergroup structural relations and Mainland Chinese stereotypes towards Hong Kong Chinese. International Journal of Inter-cultural Relations, 34, 393-399. 
  • Guan, Y., Bond, M. H., Zhang, Z., Huang, Z., Hu, T., & Gao, H. (2009). The role of personal endorsement of out-group members' distinctive values and need for cognitive closure in attitude towards the out-group. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12, 54-62. 
  • Xu, Y., Liu, S., Li, R., Guan, Y., & Zhou, W. (2021). Self-consistency and self-determination perspectives of career value changes: A cross-lagged panel study among Chinese university students. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 103584.
  • Lee, D. I., Gardiner, G., Baranski, E., International Situations Project, & Funder, D. C. (2020). Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries. Journal of Personality, 88(6), 1091-1110.
  • Baranski, E., Sweeny, K., Gardiner, G., International Situations Project, & Funder, D. C. (2020). International optimism: Correlates and consequences of dispositional optimism across 61 countries. Journal of Personality.
  • Buchtel, E. E., & Ma, P. P. L., & Guan, Y. (2019). Assessing the similarity of injunctive norm profiles across different social roles: The effect of closeness and status in the United States and China. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 50, 1140-1160.  
  • Zhu, F., Cai, Z., Buchtel, E., & Guan, Y. (2019). Career construction in social exchange: A dual-path model linking career adaptability to turnover intention. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 112, 282-293. 
  • Pan, J., Guan. Y., Wu, J., Han, L., Zhu, F., Fu, X., & Yu, J. (2018). The interplay of proactive personality and internship quality in Chinese university graduates' job search success: The role of career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 109, 14-26. Doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.09.003
  • Chen, S. X., Jacky C. K. N., Buchtel, E. E., Guan, Y., Deng, H., & Bond, M. H. (2017).  The added value of worldviews over self-views: Predicting modest behaviour in Eastern and Western cultures. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56, 723-749. Doi: 10.1111/bjso.12196/full
  • Chen, S.X., Hui, C., Ng, J., & Guan, Y. (2019). How long can cultural events elevate group identity salience? The mediating role of affective adaptation. Self and Identity, 18, 126-143. 
  • Zhang, R., Noels, K.A., Guan, Y., & Weng, L. (2017). Making sense of positive self-evaluations in China: The role of sociocultural change. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 36-52.
  • Hornsey, M. J. et al., Guan, Y. et al. (2017). Conservatives are more reluctant to give and receive apologies than liberals.. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 
  • Takemura, K., Hamamura, T., Guan, Y., & Suzuki, S. (2016). Contextual effect of wealth on independence: an examination through regional differences in China. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 384. 
  • Zhang, X., Xing, C., Guan, Y., Song, X., Melloy, R., Wang, F., & Jin, X. (2016). Attitudes toward older adults: A matter of cultural values or personal values? Psychology and Aging, 31, 89-100. 
  • Willner, T., Gati, I, & Guan, Y. (2015). Career decision-making profiles and career decision-making difficulties: A cross-cultural comparison among US, Israeli, and Chinese samples. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 88, 143-153. 
  • Roets, A., Soetens, B., Au, E., & Guan, Y. (2014). Personal choice: a blessing or a burden, or both? A cross-cultural investigation on need for closure effects in two western and two East-Asian societies. International Journal of Psychology, 49, 216-221. 
  • Ho, M. Y., Chen, S. X., Hoffman, E., Guan, Y., & Iversen, V. (2013). Cross-cultural comparisons of adults’ childhood recollections: How are peak-experiences described in China and Portugal? Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 185-197. 
  • Zhang, H., Chan, D. K. S., & Guan, Y. (2013). Plans are more helpful when one perseveres: The moderating role of persistence in the relationship between implementation intentions and goal progress. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35, 231-240. 
  • Mottus, R., et al., Guan, Y., et al. (2012). The effect of response style on self-reported conscientiousness across 20 countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1423-1436. 
  • Bain, P., Vaes, J., Haslam, N., Kashima, Y., & Guan, Y. (2012). Folk psychologies of humanness: Beliefs about distinctive and core human characteristics in three countries. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 43, 53-58. 
  • Roets, A., Schwartz, B., & Guan, Y. (2012). The tyranny of choice: a cross-cultural investigation of maximizing-satisficing effects on well-being. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 689–704. 
  • Chen, S. X., Guan, Y., & Hui, C. M. (2012). Responding to news about a natural disaster: The interplay of group identification and social cynicism in perceived prototypicality. International Journal of Inter-cultural Relations, 36, 586-597. 
  • Mottus, R., et al., Guan, Y., et al. (2012). Comparability of self-reported conscientiousness across 21countries. European Journal of Personality, 26, 303-317. 
  • Ji, L., Zhang, Z., Usborne, E., & Guan, Y. (2004). Optimism across cultures: In response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 7, 25-34.