Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention

Dr. Tracy Wong



Tracy received her PhD in Human Development from McGill University. In the past, Tracy served as a research assistant at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, respectively examining parent-child relationship and positive youth development. She also worked as a part-time teacher for kindergarten, primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong. These experiences form the basis of Tracy’s research, which can be divided into two streams. The first stream concerns the role of parents, especially fathers, within different cultural contexts. The second stream considers the school climate, such as student-teacher relationship and students’ sense of school belonging. Guided by the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) framework, she is interested in examining how these two streams are associated with developmental outcomes such as personal values, prosocial behaviors, and peer relationship.



Dr. Tracy Wong

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PhD in Human Development, McGill University


M.Ed in Developmental Psychology & Education, University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)


Hons. B.Sc (High Distinction) in Psychology (Specialist) and English (Major), University of Toronto


Scholarships and Awards


Mabel Young Graduate Student Travel Award in Education, McGill University (2019)


Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for Research in Child Development (2019)


Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2018-2021)


Doctoral Fellowship Award, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FRQSC) (2018-2021, declined)


Graduate Research Mobility Award, McGill University (2018, declined)


Graduate Student Enhancement Award for Research Development, McGill University (2017)


Graduate Travel Fellowship, European Association of Developmental Psychology (2017)


Entrance Scholarship Award, Quebec Inter-University Center for Social Statistics (QICSS) (2017)


Selected Preferential Recruitment Graduate Excellence Fellowship Award, McGill University (2016- 2018)


Graduate Excellence Fellowship Award, McGill University (2016-2017)


High Distinction Graduation Award, University of Toronto (2011)




Peer-Reviewed Journal Manuscripts


Wong, T. K. Y., Konishi, C., & Zhang, M. (in print). Maternal and paternal parenting and prosocial behaviors in Hong Kong: The moderating role of adolescents’ sex and age. Journal of Early Adolescence.


Persram, R. J, Wong, T. K. Y., Vargas-Madriz, L. F., Konishi, C., Dryburgh, N., Dirks, M. A., Martin-Storey, A., & Craig, W. (2021). Development and validation of the Teen Dating Aggression Measure (TeDAM) among Canadian youth. Frontiers in Psychology.


Konishi, C., Hymel, S., Wong, T. K. Y., & Waterhouse, T. (2021). School climate and bystander responses to bullying. Psychology in the Schools.


Oda, S., Konishi, C., Oba, T., & Wong, T. K. Y., Kong, X., & St Onge-Shank, C. (2021). Students’ math self-concept, math anxiety, and math achievement: The moderating role of teacher support. Journal of Education and Development. 5(1), 45-57.


Zhang, M., Wang, Z., Persram, R., & Wong, T. K. Y. Konishi, C. (2021). Perceived social support from family and peers: The association with bullying behaviours. Journal of Education and Development, 5(1), 17-29.


Wong, T. K. Y., & Konishi, C. (2020). The interplay of perceived parental and maternal practices and bullying victimization in among adolescents in Hong Kong. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advance online publication.


Wong, T. K. Y., & Konishi, C., & Kong, X. (2020). Parenting and prosocial behaviors: A meta-analysis. Social Development. Advance online publication.


Wong, T. K. Y., Konishi, C., & Kong, X. (2020). A longitudinal perspective on frequency of parent-child activities and social-emotional development. Early Childhood Development & Care. Advance online publication.


Wong, T. K. Y., Konishi, C., & Cho, S. B (2019). Parental and maternal attachment: A multifaceted perspective on friendship. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 217-226.


Wong, T. K. Y., Konishi, C., & Tao, X. (2019). A social-emotional pathway to enhancing math self-concept. Educational Psychology, 39(9), 1119-1135.


Wong, T. K. Y., Parent, A, & Konishi, C. (2019). Feeling connected: The roles of student-teacher relationship and sense of school belonging on future orientation. International Journal of Educational Research, 94, 150-157.


Wong, T. K. Y., Konishi, C., Zhao, K. (2018). Anger and anger regulation among adolescents: A consideration of sex and age differences. 51(1), 1-8. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.


Konishi, C., Hymel, S., & Danbrook, M. C., Wong, T. K. Y. (2018). Changes in bullying in relation to friends, competitiveness, and self-worth. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. 34(9), 234-248.


Wong, T. K. Y., Tao, X., & Konishi, C. (2018). Teacher support in learning: Instrumental and appraisal support in relation to math achievement. Issues in Educational Research, 28(1), 202-219.


Tse, W.S., Siu, A. F. Y., & Wong, T. K. Y. (2017). How does maternal oxytocin influence children’s mental health problem and maternal mental health problem? Psychiatry Research, 258. 24-129.


Wong, T. K. Y. & Siu, A. F. Y. (2017). Relationships between school climate dimensions and adolescents’ school life satisfaction, academic satisfaction, and perceived popularity within a Chinese context. School Mental Health, 9(3), 237-248.


Shek, D. T. L., Wong, T. K. Y., & Law, M. Y. M, (2014). Bonding and Internet Addiction in adolescent boys and girls in Hong Kong. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 7(3), 219-228.


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters


Konishi, C., & Wong, T. K. Y. (2018). Relationships and school success: From a social-emotional learning perspective. In B. Bernal-Morales (Ed.). Health and academic achievement. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.


Peer-Reviewed Commentary


Zhao, K., & Wong, T. K. Y. (2018). Children’s and adolescents’ lying behaviours in Eastern and Western cultures. The Canadian Psychological Association Mind Pad Journal. 7(1). 17-21. Retrieved from







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