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Department of Media and Communication Center for Communication Research

Bo HU 胡泊

Ph.D. Student

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Contact Information

Office: M5013
Email: Hu.Bo@my.cityu.edu.hk
Personal CV: Personal CV
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Research Interests

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Technology acceptance
  • Interactive media effects
  • Computer-mediated communication


  • Ph.D. student, Media and Communication, Sep 2020-Present
    Department of Media and Communication
    City University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Journalism and Communication, Mar 2020
    School of Media and Communication
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • B.A. in Journalism, Jul 2017
    School of Journalism and Communication
    Northwest University


* Corresponding author

  • Liu, Y., Hu, B.*, Yan, W., & Lin, Z. (2023). Can chatbots satisfy me? A mixed-method comparative study of satisfaction with task-oriented chatbots in mainland China and Hong Kong. Computers in Human Behavior, 143, 107716. [SSCI]
  • Hu, B., Liu, Y., & Yan, W. (2023). Should I scan my face? The influence of perceived value and trust on Chinese users’ intention to use facial recognition payment. Telematics and Informatics, 78, 101951. [SSCI]
  • Liu, Y., Yan, W., Hu, B.*, Li, Z., & Lai, Y. L. (2022). Effects of personalization and source expertise on users’ health beliefs and usage intention toward health chatbots: Evidence from an online experiment. Digital Health, 8. [SSCI]
  • Li, W., Mao, Y., & Hu, B. (2022). Will exposure to different consequences of prosocial behavior always lead to subsequent prosocial behavior among adolescents: An experimental study of short videos. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 927952. [SSCI]
  • Liu, Y., Yan, W., & Hu, B. (2021). Resistance to facial recognition payment in China: The influence of privacy-related factors. Telecommunications Policy, 45(5), 102155. [SSCI]
  • Li, W., Hu, B. (2021). Paying for companionship? An empirical study on audio-knowledge payment decision from the perspective of parasocial relationship. (为“陪伴”买单?准社会关系视角下音频知识付费决策研究) [in Chinese] Modern Publishing (现代出版), 6, 10-18. [CSSCI]
  • Li, W., Hu, B. (2020). What sounds beautiful is good? An empirical study of the impact of vocal attractiveness on users’ willingness to pay for online knowledge audio. (声音的传播魅力:基于音频知识付费情境的实证研究) [in Chinese] Journalism Research (新闻大学), 12, 49-60. [CSSCI]
  • Li, W., Hu, B. (2020). Lurking or contributing? The relationship among big five personality, online behaviors and identity in online reading community. (性格驱动与认同建立:网络阅读社区用户行为研究) [in Chinese] Modern Communication (现代传播), 10, 140-147. [CSSCI]
  • Li, W., Hu, B., Ji, D. (2018). Understanding the behavioral incentive of using E-book reader apps: an investigation from UTAUT and VAM perspectives. (电子书阅读客户端的用户使用意愿研究——基于UTAUT和VAM理论视角) [in Chinese] Library Tribune (图书馆论坛), 04, 103-110. [CSSCI]

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Mar 2020
  • Post-graduate Direct Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nov 2018
  • Merit Student of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Oct 2018