Department of Media and Communication Center for Communication Research

Ph.D. Studies in Communication

SSCI/SCI publications by PhD students during study period since 2008

  1. Kasadha, J. (2019). Does social media matter in developing democracies? Examining its impact on citizen political participation and expression in Uganda. Journal of Public Affairs. doi:10.1002/pa.1981 (Q2 in SSCI-Political Science and International Relations) [link to the article]
  2. Zhu, J. J. H., Chen, H. X., Peng, T. Q., Liu, X. F., Dai, H. X. (2018). How to measure sessions of mobile phone use? Quantification, evaluation, and applications. Mobile Media and Communication, 6(2), 02 February 2018, 215-232. doi:10.1177/2050157917748351 (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  3. Xia, C. L., & Shen, F. (2018). Political participation in Hong Kong: The roles of news media and online alternative media", International Journal of Communication, 12, 1569-1590. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  4. Wasserman H., & Madrid-Morales, D. (2018). How influential are Chinese media in Africa? An audience analysis in Kenya and South Africa. International Journal of Communication, 12, 2212–2231. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  5. Madrid-Morales, D., & Gorfinkel, L. (2018). Narratives of contemporary Africa on China global television network’s documentary series faces of Africa. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 53(6), 917-931. doi.org/10.1177/0021909618762499 (Q3 in SSCI-Development) [link to the article]
  6. Zhu, Q., Skoric, M., & Peng, TQ. (2018). Citizens’ use of the Internet and public service delivery: A longitudinal study of the first-level administrative divisions in China (1997-2014). International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA), 5(3), 32-42. doi:10.4018/IJPADA.2018070103 (Q3 in SSCI-Public Administration) [link to the article]
  7. Skoric, M., Zhu, Q. & Lin, J.-H. (2018). What predicts selective avoidance on social media? A study of political unfriending in Hong Kong and Taiwan. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(8) 1097-1115. doi:10.1177/0002764218764251 (Q1 in SSCI-Sociology and Political Science) [link to the article]
  8. Zhang, N. & Skoric, M.M. (2018). Media use and environmental engagement: examining differential gains from news media and social media. International Journal of Communication, 12, 380-403. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  9. Madrid-Morales, D., Wasserman H. (2017). Chinese media engagement in South Africa: What is its impact on local journalism? Journalism Studies, 10.01.2017, 1-18. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2016.1266280 (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  10. Song, Y., Lu, Y., Chang, T. & Huang, Y. (2017). Polls in an authoritarian space: reporting and representing public opinion in China. Asian Journal of Communication, 27(4), 339-356. doi: 10.1080/01292986.2016.1261362 (Q2 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  11. Kasadha, J. (2017). Information technology to support digitally networked action in developing economies: A case of Nyanzi's #Pads4GirlsUg campaign. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. doi:10.1002/isd2.12009 (Q3 in CSIS-Information System) [link to the article]
  12. Zeng, Y. (2017). Detached disseminator, populist watchdog and facilitative change agent: The professional role perception of foreign correspondents in China. Journalism doi:10.1177/1464884917724055 (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  13. Zhu, Q., Skoric, M., & Shen, F. (2017). I shield myself from thee: Selective avoidance on social media during political protests. Political Communication (Q1 in SSCI-Communication)
  14. Liu, Q., Yao, M. Z., Yang, M., & Tu, C. (2017). Predicting users' privacy boundary management strategies on facebook. Chinese Journal of Communication. 10(3), 295-311 doi:10.1080/17544750.2017 .1279675 (Q4 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  15. Jiang, L. C., Yang, M., & Wang, C. J. (2016) Self-disclosure to parents in emerging adulthood examining the roles of perceived parental responsiveness and separation–individuation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 34(4), 425-445 doi:10.1177/0265407516640603 (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  16. Jiang, L. C. & Gong, W. (2016). Counteracting the indirect influence: The responses of single Chinese women to prejudicial media portrayals of single womanhood. Chinese Journal of Communication. Doi: 10.1080/17544750.2016.1143852 (Q4 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  17. Skoric, M., Zhu, Q., & Pang, N. (2016). Social media, political expression, and participation in Confucian Asia. Chinese Journal of Communication. doi: 10.1080/17544750.2016.1143378 (Q4 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  18. Skoric, M., & Zhu, Q. (2015). Social media and offline political participation: Uncovering the paths from digital to physical. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, edv027. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edv027 (Q2 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  19. Skoric, M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D., & Pang, N. (2016). Social media and citizen engagement: A meta-analytic review. New Media and Society. doi: 10.1177/1461444815616221 (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [link to the article]
  20. Zhu, Q. (2015). Citizen-driven international networks and globalization of social movements on Twitter. Social Science Computer Review. doi: 10.1177/0894439315617263 (Q1 in SSCI-Social Sciences Interdisciplinary) [link to the article]
  21. Bernadas, M. J., & Jiang, L. C. (2015). Of and beyond medical consequences”: Exploring health information scanning and seeking behaviors of Filipino domestic service workers in Hong Kong. Health Care For Women International, 37(8), 855-871. (Q2 in SSCI-Womens Studies) [link to the article]
  22. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Song, H.-Y., & Omori, K. (2015). Health information seeking in the Web 2.0 age: Trust in social media, uncertainty reduction, and self-disclosure. Computers in Human Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.055. (Q1 in SSCI-Psychology, Multidisciplinary)
  23. Zhang, X., & Lin, W.-Y. (accepted). Hanging together or not? Impacts of social media use and organisational membership on individual and collective political actions. International Political Science Review. (Q2 in SSCI-Political Science)
  24. Gong, W. Q., Tu, C. X., & Jiang, L. C. (2015). Stigmatized portrayals of single women: A content analysis of news coverage on single women and single men in China. Journal of Gender Studies. Doi: 10.1080/09589236.2015.1095082 (Q2 in SSCI-Women Studies) [Link to the article]
  25. Cao, B. L., & Lin, W.Y. (2015). How do victims react to cyberbullying on social networking sites? The influence of previous cyberbullying victimization experiences. Computers in Human Behavior. 52, 458-465. (Q1 in SSCI-Psychology, Multidisciplinary)
  26. Qin, J., & Peng, T. Q. (2015). Googling environmental issues: Web search queries as a measurement of public attention on environmental issues. Internet Research, 26(1):57-73. (Q2 in SSCI-Business) [Link to the article]
  27. Zhang, X. Z. (2015). Voting with dollars: A cross-polity and multilevel analysis of political consumerism. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 39(5), 422-436 (Q3 in SSCI-Business) [Link to the article]
  28. Zhang, L., & Peng, T. Q. (2015). Breadth, depth and speed: Diffusion of advertising messages on microblogging sites. Internet Research, 25(3), 453-470. (Q2 in SCI-Computer Science, Information Systems) [Link to the article]
  29. Qin, J.(2015). Hero on Twitter, traitor on news: How social media and legacy news frame Snowden. International Journal of Press/Politics, 20(2), 166-184 (Q2 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  30. Liu, J. & Yao, Z.Y. (2015). How to play the game of intellectual property rights in China: The impact of party affiliation and media location on the use of media frames. Asian Journal of Communication, 25(4), 371-392 (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  31. Lin, F., Chang, T.-K., & Zhang, X. Z. (2015). After the spillover effect: News flows and power relations in Chinese mainstream media. Asian Journal of Communication 25(3), 235-254 (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  32. Zhang, L., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2014). Regularity and variability: Growth patterns of online friendships. International Journal of Web Services Research, 11(4), 19-31. (Q4 in SCI-Computer Science, Information Systems) [Link to the article]
  33. Liang, H. (2014). The organizational principles of online political discussion: A relational event stream model for analysis of web forum deliberation. Human Communication Research, 40(4), 483-507. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  34. Tu, J. W. & Lee, T. (2014). The effects of media use and interpersonal contacts on the stereotyping of lesbians and gay men in China. Journal of Homosexuality, 61(7), 980-1002. (Q3 in SSCI-Psychology, Multidisciplinary) [Link to the article]
  35. Jiang, L. C., Wang, Z. Z., Peng, T. Q., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2014). The divided communities of shared concerns: Mapping the intellectual structure of e-Health research in social science journals. International Journal of Medical Informatics. (Q1 in SCI-Medical Informatics) [Link to the article]
  36. Shen, F., & Liang, H. (2014). Cultural difference, social values, or political systems? Predicting willingness to engage in online political discussion in 75 societies. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. (Q2 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  37. Liang, H. (2014). Coevolution of political discussion and common ground in web discussion forum. Social Science Computer Review, 32(2), 155-169. (Q1 in SSCI-Social Sciences Interdisciplinary) [Link to the article]
  38. Shen, F. & Liang, H. (2014). Do Chinese Internet users care about news? Tracking news consumers on the Internet in a metropolis 2009-2011. Chinese Journal of Communication, 7(1), 60-79. (Q4 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  39. Wang, Z. Z., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2014). Homophily versus preferential attachment: Evolutionary mechanisms of scientific collaboration networks. International Journal of Modern Physics C, 25 (5), 1440014. (Q4 in SCI-Mathematical Physics) [Link to the article]
  40. Zhang, X. Z. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). Political participation in an unlikely place: How individuals engage in politics through social networking sites in China. International Journal of Communication, 8, 21-42. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  41. Qin, J. (2014). Food and binary oppositions in the Chinese meal system. Society. 51(1), 35-39. (Q4 in SSCI-Social Sciences Interdisciplinary) [Link to the article]
  42. Zhang, L., Peng, T. Q., Zhang, Y. P., Wang, X. H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2014). Content or context: Which matters more in information processing on microblogging sites? Computers in Human Behavior, 31, 242-249. (Q1 in SSCI-Psychology, Multidisciplinary) [Link to the article]
  43. Wang, C. J., Wang, P. P., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2013). Discussing occupying Wall Street on Twitter: Longitudinal network analysis of equality, emotion, and stability. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(9), 679-685. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  44. Zhang, J., & Wu, L. F. (2013): Allometry and dissipation of ecological flow networks. PLoS ONE 8(9): e72525. (Q1 in SCI-Multidisciplinary Science) [Link to the article]
  45. Wu, L. F., & Zhang, J. (2013). The decentralized flow structure of clickstreams on the web. European Physical Journal B, 86(6), 266. (Q2 in SCI-Physics, Condensed Matter) [Link to the article]
  46. Lin, W. Y., Zhang, X. Z., Jung, J.-Y., & Kim, Y.-C. (2013). From the wired to wireless generation? Investigating teens’ Internet use through the mobile phone. Telecommunications Policy. 37(8), 651-661. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  47. Peng, T. Q., & Wang, Z. Z. (2013). Network closure, brokerage, and structural influence of journals: A longitudinal study of journal citation network in Internet research (2000-2010). Scientometrics, 97(3), 675-693. (Q1 in SSCI-Informaton Science and Library Science) [Link to the article]
  48. Peng, T. Q., Zhang, L., Zhong, Z. J., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2013). Mapping the landscape of Internet studies: Text mining of social science journal articles 2000-2009. New Media & Society. 15(5), 644-664. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  49. Song, Y. Y. (2012). Shifting journalistic paradigms of American correspondents on contemporary China: The case of Orville Schell. Public Relations Review, 38(5), 796–798. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  50. Yi, Y., & Chang, T. K. (2012). Institutionalizing public relations in China: A sociological analysis of the Chinese premier's press conference.Public Relations Review. 38(5), 711-722. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  51. Song, Y. Y., & Chang, T. K. (2012). Legitimizing ruptures of development trajectories: Party press discourse on rural society in transitional China, 1997–2006. International Journal of Press/Politics, 17(3), 316-340. (Q2 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  52. Peng T. Q., Zhu, J. J. H., Tong, J. J., & Jiang, S. J. (2012). Predicting Internet nonusers' adoption intention and adoption behavior: A panel study of theory of planned behavior. Information, Communication & Society. 15(8), 1236-1257. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  53. Zhong, Z. J. (2011). The effects of collective MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) play on gamers' online and offline social capital. Computers in Human Behavior, 27 (6), 2352-2363. (Q1 in SSCI-Psychology, Multidisciplinary) [Link to the article]
  54. Wu, L. F., & Zhang, J. (2011) Accelerating growth and size-dependent distribution of human online activities. Physical Review E, 84(2), 026113, 1-5. (Q1 in SCI-Physics, Mathematical) [Link to the article]
  55. Li, H. T. (2011). Anonymous review as strategic ritual: Examining the rise of anonymous review among mainland Chinese communication journals. Asian Journal of Communication, 21(6), 595-612. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  56. Song, Y. Y., & Chang, T. K. (2011). Selecting daily newspapers for content analysis in China. Journalism Studie. 13(3), 356-369. (Q3 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  57. Wu, L. F. (2011). The accelerating growth of online tagging systems. European Physical Journal B. 83(2), 283-287. (Q2 in SCI-Physics, Condensed Matter) [Link to the article]
  58. Zhu, J. J. H., Mo, Q., Wang, F., & Lu, H. (2011). A random digit search (RDS) method for sampling of blogs and other user-generated content. Social Science Computer Review, 29(3), 327-339. (Q1 in SSCI-Social Sciences Interdisciplinary) [Link to the article]
  59. Lee, C. C., Li, H. T., Lee, F. L. F. (2011). Symbolic use of decisive events: Tiananmen as a news icon in the editorials of the elite U.S. press. International Journal of Press/Politics, 16(3), 335-356. (Q2 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  60. Zhong, Z. J. (2011). From access to usage: the divide of self-reported digital skills among adolescents.Computers and Education, 56(3), 736-746. (Q1 in SSCI-Education & Educational Research) [Link to the article]
  61. Peng, T. Q., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2011). A game of win-win or win-lose? - A revisit to the Internet's influence on sociability and use of traditional media. New Media & Society, 13(4), 568-586. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  62. Peng, T. Q., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2011). Sophistication of Internet usage (SIU) and its attitudinal antecedents: An empirical study in Hong Kong. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 421-431. (Q1 in SSCI-Psychology, Multidisciplinary) [Link to the article]
  63. Zhong, Z. J. (2009). Third-person perceptions and online games: A comparison of perceived antisocial and prosocial game effects. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 4, 286-306. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  64. Yao, M. Z. & Zhang, J. G. (2008). Predicting user concerns about online privacy in Hong Kong.CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11, 779-781. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]
  65. Peng, T. Q., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2008). Cohort trends in perceived Internet influence on political efficacy in Hong Kong. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 11(1), February, 75-79. (Q1 in SSCI-Communication) [Link to the article]