Dr. Qianyu ZHU is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Applied Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. Her current research focuses on how school factors, such as school climate, influence bullying and students' psychological well-being. Key studies include exploring personal traits and the role of the school environment, family dynamics, and bystander behaviors that can counteract the negative effects of peer victimization. Another area of research delves into the intricacies of parenting practices and their outcomes. Specific topics include the influence of parent and child gender on their interactions and the implications of parents' work-life conflicts on both their parenting styles and their children's mental health. In addition to understanding the dynamics of parenting, Dr. ZHU also has contributed to evaluating the impact of various parenting training programs and interventions on the well-being of families. Dr. ZHU's clinical practice focuses on psychological assessment and therapy for children and adolescents.

Awards and honors

A full list of publications may be found on my Google Scholar page:

1. Cheong, Y., Zhu, Q., Wang, C., Kumar, A., & Ye, Y. (2023). The Roles of Parenting, Resilience, and Interpersonal Relationships on Adolescents’ Mental Health and Stress-Related Growth during COVID-19. The Journal of Adolescence.

2. Fabian, E. S., Havewala, M., ZhuQ., & Deschamps, A. (2023). Aging and Disability: An Exploration of Barriers and Facilitators to Community Living. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 37(3), 204-220.

3. Zhu, Q., Cheong, Y., Wang, C., & Sun, C. (2022). The Roles of Resilience, Peer Relationship, Teacher-Student Relationship on Student Mental Health during COVID-19. School Psychology,37(1), 62–74.

4. Zhu, Q., Ni, J., Hou, Z., & Jia, Y. (2022). What Job is a “Good Job” for Chinese Undergraduates: An Exploration Study. Journal of Career Development50(2), 295-316.

5. Zhu, Q., Cheong, Y., & Wang, C. (2022). Relation Between Peer Victimization and Mental Health Among Chinese Students: School Climate as a Potential Moderator. School Psychology Review

6. Cheong, Y., Zhu, Q., Wang, C., He, M., & Ye, Y. (2022). COVID-19 Stressful Life Events and Chinese Adolescents’ Mental Health: Examining Resilience, Peer Relationship, and Parenting as Moderators. The Journal of Early Adolescence43(5), 577-602.

7. Wang, C., Cheong, Y., Zhu, Q., & Havewala, M., Ye, Y. (2022). Parent Work-Life Conflict and Adolescent Adjustment during COVID-19: Mental Health, Parenting as Mediators. Journal of Family Psychology.

8. Wang, C., Havewala, M., & Zhu, Q. (2022). COVID-19 Stressful Life Events and Mental Health: Personality and Coping as Moderators. Journal of American College Health.

9. Wang, C., Cheah, S. L. C., Liu, J. L., Zhu, Q., Havewala, M., Ma, R., Cheong, Y., & Housden, M. (2022). Parents’ Perspectives Regarding Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19: Supporting Elementary Students at School. School Psychology Review.

10. Wang, C., Liu, J. L., Marsico, K. F., & Zhu, Q. (2022). Culturally adapting youth mental health first aid training for Asian Americans. Psychological Services, 19(3), 551–561.

11. Wang, C., Tang, N., Zhen, D., Wang, X., Zhang, J., Cheong, Y., & Zhu, Q. (2022). Need for Cognitive Closure and Trust towards Government Predicting Pandemic Behavior and Mental Health: Comparing United States and China: Comparing U.S. and China. Current Psychology.

12. Zhu, Q., Cheong, Y., Wang, C., & Tong, J. (2021). The Impact of Maternal and Paternal Parenting Styles and Parental Involvement on Chinese Adolescents’ Academic Engagement and Burnout. Current Psychology.

13. Sullivan, K., Zhu, Q., &Wang, C. (2021). Relations among Peer Victimization, Aggression, and School Climate among Elementary School Students in China. School Psychology Review.

14. Ye, J., Wang, C., Zhu, Q., He, M., Havewala, M., Bai, H., & Wang, T. (2021). Parenting and Teacher-Student Relationship as Protective Factors for Chinese Adolescent Adjustment during COVID-19. School Psychology Review.

15. Wang, C., Liu, J., Zhu, Q., & Yao, J., & Boyanton, D. (2021). Covitality Moderates the Relationship between Victimization and Loneliness. Australian Journal of Psychology, 73(1), 35-45.

16. Wang, C., Liu, J., Havewala, M., Zhu, Q., Do, K. A., & Shao, X. (2021). Parent-Child Connect: A Culturally Responsive Parent Training for Asian American Parents at School. Psychology in the Schools, 1-18.


17. Hou, Z., Ni, J., & Zhu, Q. (2016). Career Education. Guangdong, China: Guangdong Economic Press.


1. Cheong, Y., Wang, C., Zhu, Q., Gliese, S., & Wu, C. (2023). Promoting a Positive School Climate for Asian American Students. In La Salle, T. P., (Ed.). Creating an Inclusive School Climate. New York, NY: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)