Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Cindy Hui-Ping SIT

薛慧萍教授


Position:
Associate Professor
Address:
G06 Kwok Sports Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG
Telephone:
(852) 3943 4126
Email:

EDUCATION
BA (First Hon) (Hong Kong Baptist University),
MPhil, PhD (University of Hong Kong).

RESEARCH INTEREST
Participation motivation for sport and exercise
Physical activity and fundamental movement skills
Adapted physical activity

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (since 2012)
  1. Qin, L., Wong, S. S. H., Sun, F. H., Huang, Y., & Sit, C. H. P. (2017). The effect of carbohydrate and protein co-ingestion on energy substrate metabolism, sense of effort, and affective responses during prolonged strenuous endurance exercise. Physiology & Behavior, 174, 170-177.

  2. Sit, C. H. P., McKenzie, T. L., Cerin, E., Chow, B. C., Huang, W. Y. J., & Yu, J. J. (2017). Physical activity and sedentary time among children with different disabilities at school. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49, 292-297.

  3. Mauerberg-deCastro, E., Klavina, A., Kudláček, M., Sit, C. H. P., & Inal, S. (2017). An international perspective in physical education and professional preparation in adapted physical education and adapted physical activity. In C. D. Ennis (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies (pp. 241-261). New York: Routledge.

  4. Cerin, E., Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Cheung, M. M. C., Johnston, J. M., Lai, P. C., & Lee, R. S. Y. (2016). Associations of objectively-assessed neighbourhood characteristics with older adults’ total physical activity and sedentary time in an ultra-dense urban environment: Findings from the ALECS study. Health and Place, 42, 1-10.

  5. Drummond, S., O’Driscoll, M. P., Brough, P., Kalliath, T., Siu, O. L., Timms, C., Sit, C. H. P., Lo, D., & Riley, D. (2016). The relationship of social support with well-being outcomes via work-family conflict: Moderating effects of gender, dependents and nationality. Human Relation, 1-22.

  6. Huang, W. Y. J., Wong, S. H. S., Wong, M., Sit, C. H. P., & Sum, R. K. W. (2016). Results from the Hong Kong's 2016 Report Card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 13, S169-175.

  7. Chow, B. C., McKenzie, T. L., & Sit, C. H. P. (2016). Public parks in Hong Kong: Characteristics of physical activity areas and their users. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 639.

  8. Li, R., Sit, C. H. P., Yu J. J., Duan, J. Z. J., Fan, T. C. M., McKenzie, T. L., & Wong, S. H. S. (2016). Correlates of physical activity in children with physical disabilities: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 89,184-193.

  9. Barnett, A., Cerin, E., Zhang, C., Sit, C. H. P., Johnston, J. M., Cheung, M. M. C., & Lee, R. S. Y. (2016). Associations between the neighbourhood environment characteristics and physical activity in older adults with specific types of chronic conditions: The ALECS cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13:53.

  10. Yu, J., Sit, C. H. P., Burnett, A., Capio, C. M., Ha, A. S. C., & Huang, W. Y. J. (2016). Effects of fundamental movement skills training on children with developmental coordination disorder. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33, 134-155.

  11. Cerin, E., Sit, C. H. P., Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Cheung, M. M. C., Lai, P. C., Johnston, J. M., & Lee, R. S. Y. (2016). Neighbourhood environment, physical activity, quality of life and depressive symptoms in Hong Kong older adults: A protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 6, e010384.

  12. Yu, J., Sit, C. H. P., Capio, C. M., Burnett, A., Ha, A. S. C., & Huang, W. Y. J. (2016). Fundamental movement skills proficiency in children with developmental coordination disorder: Does physical self-concept matter? Disability and Rehabilitation, 38, 45-51.

  13. Timms, C., Brough, P., Kalliath, T., Siu, O. L., Sit, C. H. P., & Lo, D. (2015). Flexible work arrangements, work engagement, turnover intentions and psychological health. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53, 83-103.

  14. Capio, C. M., Sit, C. H. P., Abernethy, B. A., Eguia, K. F., & Masters, R. S. W. (2015). Fundamental movement skills training to promote physical activity in children with and without disability: A pilot study. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4, 235-243.

  15. Cerin, E., Sit, C. H. P., Huang, Y. J., Barnett, A., Macfarlane, D. J., & Wong, S. S. H. (2014). Repeatability of self-report measures of physical activity, sedentary and travel behaviour in Hong Kong adolescents for the iHealt(H) and IPEN - Adolescent studies. BMC Pediatrics, 14, 142.

  16. Brough, P., Timms, C., O’Driscoll, Kalliath, T., Siu, O. L., Sit, C. H. P., & Lo, D. (2014). Work-life balance: A longitudinal evaluation of a new measure across Australia and New Zealand workers. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25, 2724-2744.

  17. Cerin, E., Sit, C. H. P., Barnett, A., Johnston, J. M., Cheung, M. C., & Chan, W. M. (2014). Aging in an ultra-dense metropolis: Perceived neighbourhood characteristics and utilitarian walking in Hong Kong elders. Public Health Nutrition, 17, 225-232.

  18. Sit, C. H. P., Capio, C. M., Abernethy, B. A., & McKenzie, T. L. (2014). Healthy People 2010. In A. C. Micalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 2827-2831). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

  19. Capio, C. M., Sit, C. H. P., & Abernethy, B. A. (2014). Physical well-being. In A. C. Micalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 4805-4807). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

  20. Sit, C. H. P., Capio, C. M., Cerin, E., & McKenzie, T. L. (2013). Assessment of measures of physical activity of children with cerebral palsy at home and school: A pilot study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 1, 112.

  21. Cerin, E., Mellecker, R., Macfarlane, D. J., Barnett, A., Cheung, M. C., Sit, C. H. P., & Chan, W. M. (2013). Socio-economic status, neighborhood characteristics, and walking within the neighborhood among older Hong Kong Chinese. Journal of Aging and Health, 25, 1425-1444.

  22. Brough, P., Timms, C., Siu, O. L., Kalliath, T., O’Driscoll, Sit, C. H. P., Lo, D., & Lu, C. Q. (2013). Validation of the job demands-resources model in cross-national samples: Cross-sectional and longitudinal predictions of psychological strain and work engagement. Human Relations, 66, 1311-1335.

  23. Cerin, E., Macfarlane, D., Sit, C. H. P., Ho, S. Y., Johnston, J. M., Chou, K. L., Chan, W. M., Cheung, M. C., & Ho, K. S. (2013). Effects of build environment on walking among Hong Kong older adults. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 19(4), S39-41.

  24. Sit, C. H. P., McKenzie, T. L., Cerin, E., McManus, A. M., & Lian, J. (2013). Physical activity for children in special school environment. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 19(4), S42-44.

  25. Cerin, E., Lee, K. Y., Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Cheung, M. C., Chan, W. M., & Johnston, J. M. (2013). Walking for transportation in Hong Kong Chinese urban elders: A cross-sectional study on what destinations matter and when. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1), 78.

  26. Capio, C. M., Poolton, J. M., Sit, C. H. P., Eguia, K. F., & Masters, R. S. W. (2013). Reduction of errors during practice facilitates fundamental movement skill learning in children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57, 295-305.

  27. Capio, C. M., Poolton, J. M., Sit, C. H. P., Holmstrom, M., & Masters, R. S. W. (2013). Reducing errors benefits the field-based learning of a fundamental movement skill in children. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 23, 181-188.

  28. Cerin, E., Sit, C. H. P., Barnett, A., Cheung, M. C., & Chan, W. M. (2013). Walking for recreation and perceptions of the neighborhood environment in older Chinese urban dwellers. Journal of Urban Health, 90, 56-66.

  29. Sit, C. H. P., Braman, O. R., Kerr, J. H., & Lindner, K. (2013). Motivational style and actual and perceived academic performance of secondary school students in Hong Kong. School Psychology International, 34, 17-32.

  30. Cerin, E., Lee, K. Y., Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Cheung, M. C., & Chan, W. M. (2013). Objectively-measured neighborhood environments and leisure-time physical activity in Chinese urban elders. Preventive Medicine, 56, 86-89.

  31. He, Y., Zheng, X., Sit, C. H. P., Loo, W. T. Y., Wang, Z. Y., Xie, T., Jia, B., Ye, Q., Tsui, K., Chow, L. W. C., & Chen, J. P. (2012). Using association rules mining to explore pattern of Chinese medicinal formulae (prescription) in treating and preventing breast cancer recurrence and metastasis. Journal of Translational Medicine, 10, S12.

  32. Cerin, E., Barnett, A., Cheung, M. C., Sit, C. H. P., Macfarlane, D., & Chan, W. M. (2012). Reliability and validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire – Long Form in a sample of Hong Kong urban elders: Does neighborhood of residence matter? Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 20, 402-411.

  33. Capio, C. M., Sit, C. H. P., Abernethy, B. A., & Masters, R. S. W. (2012). Fundamental movement skills and physical activity among children with and without cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1235-1241.

  34. Capio, C. M., Sit, C. H. P., Abernethy, B. A., & Masters, R. S. W. (2012). The possible benefits of reduced errors in the motor skills acquisition of children. Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology (SMATT), 4, 1.

  35. Capio, C. M., Mascolo, G., & Sit, C. H. P. (2012). Methods and technologies for leisure, recreation and an accessible sport. In M. J. Scherer and S. Federici (Eds.), Assistive technology assessment: A handbook for professionals in disability, rehabilitation and health professions (pp.421-437). CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.

FUNDED EXTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS
  1. Digitalized assessment developmental coordination disorder with integrated eye-motion tracking technology: System and algorithms, RGC Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), 2016, Co-Investigator.

  2. Effects of physical education continuing professional development on teachers’ physical literacy and self-efficacy and students' learning outcomes, RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2016, Co-Investigator.

  3. Compensating for insufficient weekday physical activity and sleep on weekends: Associations with obesity risk in adolescents, RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2016, Co-Investigator.

  4. Physical activity promotion for children with Down Syndrome: A contemporary motor skills approach, Health & Medical Research Fund (HMRF), 2015, Co-Investigator.

  5. Environmental and psychosocial correlates of physical activity among children with physical disabilities in home and school settings. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2014, Principal Investigator.

  6. Physical activity and fundamental movement skills in children with developmental coordination disorder. Health & Medical Research Fund, 2014, Principal Investigator.

  7. Physical activity engagement and opportunities for children with disabilities in special school environments. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2012, Principal Investigator.

  8. Understanding the relative contribution and interactive effects of psychological, social and environmental correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviours and dietary behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents. Health & Medical Research Fund, 2012, Co-Investigator.

  9. Understanding the impact of the neighborhood environment on physical activity, quality of life and depressive symptoms in older adults. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2011, Co-Investigator.

  10. Physical activity for children in special school environments. Health & Health Services Research Fund, 2007, Principal Investigator.

  11. Hong Kong on the move: An intervention for increasing physical activity in children. Health & Health Services Research Fund, 2007, Co-Investigator.

  12. Development and validation of measures to study the relationships between the built environment and physical activity behaviour in Hong Kong residents. RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG), 2007, Co-Investigator.

  13. Development and validation of measures to study the effects of the built environment on walking in Hong Kong senior residents using a convenience sample. Health & Health Services Research Fund, 2006, Co-Investigator.

  14. Anger and aggression in sport. RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG), 2005, Co-Investigator.

COURSES TAUGHT
  Undergraduate Program
  • SPED3820 Introduction to Exercise and Sports Psychology
  • SPED4830 Psychological Aspects of Sports and Exercise
  • SPED4900 Research Project
  Postgraduate Program
  • EXSC6205 Current Issues in Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • EXSC6212 Guided Study
  • EXSC6300 Research Project
  • SSPE6001 Theories and Applications of Motor Learning
  • SSPE6701 Guided Study
  • SSPE6901 Research Project

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Registered Social Worker, Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board
  • Member, International Federation of Sports Medicine
  • Member, International Association of Special Education
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, Centre for Advancement in Special Education, HKU
  • Member, Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness
  • Member, Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health

HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • Fellow, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
  • Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, CUHK (2011-2012; 2014-2015)
  • Young Professional Award, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (2009)
  • IFAPA/ICSSPE Scholarships (2007)
  • Thomas H. C. Cheung Postgraduate Scholarship, Hong Kong Association of University Women (2001-2002)
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships (2000-2001)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  • Editorial Board Member, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 
  • Vice-President and Newsletter Editor, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
  • Vice-President, Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise
  • Member, Curriculum Development Council Committee on Physical Education, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  • Commission Member and Newsletter Editor, Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science