Xinli Chi CV

职称:Associate Professor

办公地址办公地址: Room1317, Zhi Li C building




研究领域研究领域(必填项):儿童、青少年心理健康与积极性发展; 公共卫生:行为预防及干预,性和性别研究; 项目评估:项目开发,过程及结果评估; 心理测量学,质性及量性研究方法。

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Name:  Xinli Chi                                                      Gender:          Female


Date of birth: 19 September 1984    Place of birth: Wuhu, Anhui, China


Nationality:  Chinese Telephone:    13632848965


Current Academic Affiliation:   School of psychology , Normal College , Shenzhen University

Current Position: Associate  Professor

Mail Address: Room1317, Zhi Li C building, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518060

Email address:  xinlichi@126.com 


Specialty and Research Interests

Studies of children and youth mental health and positive development.

Public health: behavior prevention and intervention, sexuality and gender studies.

Program Evaluation: program intervention design, process evaluation, outcome evaluation.

Psychometrics, quantitative and qualitative methods: multivariate analysis, mediation and moderation analysis, Linear Mixed Model (LMM), psychological assessment, focus group and in-depth interview study


Postdoctoral Fellow, Positive Youth Development Program, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, The University of Hong Kong, 2014

Master of Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Southwest University, 2009         

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Anhui Normal University, 2006


Visiting experience

 Visiting scholar, Research Centre of Adolescent Development, Utrecht University, Netherland, 2012


Teaching experience related to sexuality and gender

· Part-time Research Assistant of Sexuality, Gender, Diversity & Society (Common Core Course at University of Hong Kong), 2012-2013

· Part-time Lecturer of Mental and Sexual Health Education (General Education Course at Southwest University), 2007-2008/2011-2012


Published and accepted Journal papers

1. Chi, X., Liang, K., Chen, S. T., Huang, Q., Huang, L., Yu, Q., ... & Zou, L. (2020). Mental health problems among Chinese adolescents during the COVID-19: The importance of nutrition and physical activity. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 100218.

2. Lu, C., Chi, X., Liang, K., Chen, S. T., Huang, L., Guo, T., ... & Zou, L. (2020). Moving More and Sitting Less as Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors are Protective Factors for Insomnia, Depression, and Anxiety Among Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychology research and behavior management, 13, 1223.

3. Chi, X., & Cui, X. (2020). Externalizing problem behaviors among adolescents in a southern city of China: Gender differences in prevalence and correlates. Children and Youth Services Review, 119, 105632.

4. Chi, X., Huang, L., Wang, J., & Zhang, P. (2020). The prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of depressive symptoms in early adolescents in China: Differences in only child and non-only child groups. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(2), 438.

5. Chi, X., Hong, X., & Chen, X. (2020). Profiles and sociodemographic correlates of Internet addiction in early adolescents in southern China. Addictive behaviors, 106, 106385.

6. Chi, X., Liu, X., Huang, Q., Huang, L., Zhang, P., & Chen, X. (2020). Depression in Chinese adolescents: Prevalence, changes, and social-demographic correlates. J Affect Disord, 274, 1191-1200.

7. Chi, X., Becker, B., Yu, Q., Willeit, P., Jiao, C., Huang, L., ... & Solmi, M. (2020). Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of mental health outcomes among chinese college students during the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11, 803.

8. Chi, X., Becker, B., Yu, Q., Hossain, M. M., Lin, J., Yeung, A., ... & Zou, L. (2020). Persistence and remission of depressive symptoms and psycho-social correlates in Chinese early adolescents. BMC psychiatry, 20(1), 1-11.

9. Chi, X., Bo, A., Liu, T., Zhang, P., & Chi, I. (2018). Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology9, 1034. 

10. Xiang, Y., Chi, X., Wu, H., Zeng, T., Chao, X., & Zhang, P., et al. (2017). The trauma of birth or parenting a child: effect on parents' negative emotion in china. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 31(2), 211-216.

11. Chi X, Zhang P, Wu H and Wang J (2016). Screening for postpartum depression and associated factors among women in China: A cross-sectional study. Front. Psychol. 7:1668. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01668

12. Chi X and Hawk ST (2016). Attitudes toward Same-Sex Attraction and Behaviour among Chinese University Students: Tendencies, Correlates, and Gender Differences. Front. Psychol. 7:1592. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01592

13. Chi, X., Li, L., & Zhang, P. Internet addiction among college students in China: prevalence and psychosocial correlates.  Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2016, Sep;19(9):567-73. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0234.

14. Shek, D. T., Yu, L., & Chi, X. Focus group evaluation of teachers’ views on a new general education program in Hong Kong. International journal of adolescent medicine and health. 2016 Jun 14. pii: /j/ijamh.ahead-of-print/ijamh-2017-3009/ijamh-2017-3009.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2017-3009.

15. Xiang Y, Chi X, Jiang Y, Mo L and Wang R (2016) (co-first authors). Psychosomatic status, personality traits, and coping styles of bereaved and non-bereaved survivors of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China. Front. Psychiatry  2016 Mar 11;7:17. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00017. eCollection 2016. (SSCI, IP:3.5)

16. Shek, D. T., Chi, X., & Lin, L. (2016). Change and correlates of resilience in high school students in Hong Kong: findings based on six waves of longitudinal data. International Journal on Disability and Human Development15(4), 387-396. 

17. Chi, X., Bongardt, D., & Hawk, S. T. (2015). Intrapersonal and interpersonal sexual behaviors of University students in China: Gender differences in Prevalence and Correlates. Journal of Sex Research. 52(5):532-42. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2014.914131.

18. Xu, Y., Chi, X., Chen, S., Qi, J., Zhang, P., & Yang, Y. (2013) (co-first authors). Prevalence and correlates of depression among college nursing students. Nurse Education Today. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.017.

19. Zhang, P., & Chi, X. (2013). Reinforcing and Reducing: Dialogue between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. DOI: 10.1002/aps.1358.  

20. Chi, X., Hawk, S. T., Winter, S., & Meeus, W. (2013). The Effect of Comprehensive Sexual Education Program on Sexual Health Knowledge and Sexual Attitude among College Students in Southwest China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2. DOI: 10.1177/1010539513475655 (SCI/SSCI, IP: 1.312)

21. Qi, D., Liu, R., & Chi, X. (2013). Sex knowledge and attitudes of Vocational school students. The Chinese Journal of Human Sexuality, 22(8):76-79+80.

22. Zhang, P. Chi, X., Wu, H., & Wu, M. (2013). Gender difference in influencing factors of Chinese undergraduates' sexual-related behaviours. The Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 21(05), 832-835. 

23.  Chi, X., Yu L., & Winter S. J. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of sex-related behaviours among university students: A study in Hefei, China. BMC Public Health, 12, 972-982.

24. Zhang, P. Chi, X., & Wu, M. (2012). A study of characteristics and relationship among sexual health knowledge, sexual attitude and sex-related behaviour in Chinese college students. The Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 20(06), 849-850. 

25. Zhang, P., Chi, X., Wu, M., Wang, S., & Wang, J. (2012). Status and influencing factors of attitude toward LGBT among college students. China Journal of Public Health, 28(7): 921-923.

26. Chi, X. (2010), College students’ sexual health knowledge, sexual attitude and sex-related behaviour in Anhui province. The Chinese Journal of Human Sexuality, 19(12): 30-34.

27. Yi W., Chi, X., Wu, M., & Zhang, D. (2009). A study on primary and middle school teachers’ achievement motivation and fear of success. Chinese Journal of Behavioural Medicine and Brain Science. 18(9), 853-854.

28. Chi, X., Yi, W., Zhang, D., & Wu, M. (2009). Work family conflict and fear of success of elementary and middle-school teachers in China. Shanghai Research on Education, (8): 37-39.

29. Chi, X., Wu, M., Tian, J. (2008). Learning individual difference of college students. Education Exploration, 204(6): 130-131. 

30. Chi, X., & Li, N. (2008). Learning style and learning countermeasures of undergraduates. Continue Education Research, 6, 62-64.


Book Chapters

1. Shek, D. T., Chi, X., & Yu, L. (2015). Internet Addiction in Hong Kong Adolescents Based on Four Waves of Longitudinal Data. In Student Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong (pp. 293-308). Springer Singapore. 

2. Chi, X. (2012). Women’s Love, Marriage and Career (pp. 135-180). Women’s common mental confusions and coping strategies (in Chinese). Chongqing: Chongqing University Press.

3. Chi, X. & Yang, L. (2010). Love, Marriage, and Sex Health (pp. 147-167). Mental Health Education of College students (higher education text book) (in Chinese). Beijing: Science Press.

4. Chi, X. (2007). Interpersonal Relationships of College Students and Love, Marriage and Sex (pp. 84-141). Mental Health of College Students (higher education text book) (in Chinese). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.


Conference presentations and posters

1. Zhang P., & Chi. X. (2017). A triangle relationship between mother, child and grandfather in China: A clinical observation. Paper presentation for International Psychoanalytic Association Asia-Pacific Conference, May 4-6, Taiwan.

2. Chi, X. (2016). Screening for postpartum depression and associated factors among women in China: A cross-sectional study. Paper presentation for Asian Mental health conference, December 2-4, Hong Kong, China

3. Chi, X. (2016). Attitudes toward Same-Sex Attraction and Behavior among Chinese University Students: Tendencies, Correlates, and Gender Differences. Paper presentation for The Global conference of Education and Psychology, June 8-10, Hong Kong China   

4. Chi, X., Hawk, S. T., & Meeus, W. (2012). The effect of comprehensive sexual education program on sexual health knowledge and sexual attitude among college students in Southwest China. Paper presentation for International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections World Congress (IUSTI), October 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

5. Chi, X., & Winter, S. J. (2011). Sexual health knowledge and sex-related behaviour in Chinese college students: implication for sexuality education in China. Paper poster for Conference of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (ASSECT), April  2011, San Diego, America.

6. Chi, X., Zhang, D., & Wu, M. (2009). A study of college students’ network communication motivation scale Development and relationship research. Paper presentation for Chinese Congress of Psychology, November, 2009, Jinan, China.


Project (PI)

1. Young Teacher Foundation supported by Humanity and Social Science of Shenzhen University (ID: 16NFC47)

2. National Social Science Foundation (ID: 16CSH049) :2016-2019

3. Key Project of Education Science Supported by Shenzhen Education Bureau (IDzdfz17006)2017.9-2019.9

4. Fund for building world-class universities (disciplines) of Renmin University of China (ID: 2018)

5. Diagnosis, Recovery and Optimize: the mechanism of children and adolescents' physical and mental health and its intervention study in the context of epidemic situation (ID:2021A1515011330)


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