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Dr Mogu Yu, PhD

Dr Mogu Yu, PhD Image

University of Gibraltar:

Associate Researcher
Staff
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming
Research

Research Background

Mogu received her higher education at the University of Macau, China. After obtaining B.S.S. in Psychology, she earned her M.S.S.in Criminology, then completed her Ph.D. in Psychology. Her work mainly focused on research concerning both individual and public health, with particular emphasis on addictive behaviors (e.g., gambling, gaming, Internet use, and smartphone use). In the past few years, she has conducted projects on psychosocial protective/risk factors for behavioral addictions, juvenile delinquency, and people’s gambling attitude in different cultural background.

Research Interests

Mogu is particularly interested in maladaptive cognitions that contribute to the development of behavioral addictions (e.g., Gambling Disorder, Internet Gaming Disorder, etc.), and the moderating effects of cognitive-behavioral skills as protective factors against such addictions. Besides, in order to facilitate Chinese addiction research, Mogu also works on developing and validating related measurement tools.

Selected Publications

  • Chen, J. H., Zhang, M. X., Ko, C-. H., Tong, K. K., Yu, S. M., Sou, E. K. L., & Wu, A. M. S. (2020). The Development of a Screening Tool for Chinese Disordered Gamers: The Chinese Internet Gaming Disorder Checklist (C-IGDC). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
  • Zhang, M. X., Ku, L., Wu, A. M. S., Yu, S. M., & Pesigan, I. J. A. (2020). Effects of Social and Outcome Expectancies on Hazardous Drinking among Chinese University Students: The Mediating Role of Drinking Motivations. Substance Use & Misuse, 55(1), 156–166.
  • Yu, S. M., Pesigan, I. J. A. Zhang, M. X., & Wu, A. M. S. (2019). Psychometric validation of the Internet Gaming Disorder-20 Test (IGD-20) among Chinese middle school and university students. Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
  • Zhang, M. X., Wang, X., Yu, S. M., & Wu, A. M. S. (2019). Purpose in life, social support, and internet gaming disorder among Chinese university students: A 1-year follow-up study. Addictive Behaviors.
  • Błachnio, A., Przepiorka, A., Gorbaniuk, O., Benvenuti, M., Ciobanu, A. M., Senol-Durak, E., Durak, M., Giannakos, M. N., Mazzoni, E., Pappas, I. O., Popa, C., Seidman, G., Wu, A. M. S., Yu, S., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2019). Cultural correlates of Internet addiction. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
  • Yu, S., Mao, S., & Wu, A. M. S. (2018). The interplay among stress, frustration tolerance, mindfulness, and social support in Internet gaming disorder symptoms among Chinese working adults. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, e12319.
  • Wu, A. M. S., Chen, J. H., Tong, K.-K., Yu, S., & Lau, J. T. F. (2018). Prevalence and associated factors of Internet gaming disorder among community dwelling adults in Macao, China. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 1–8.
  • Wu, A. M. S., Lai, M. H. C., Yu, S., Lau, J. T. F., & Lei, M.W. (2017). Motives for gaming questionnaire: Its psychometric properties and correlation with Internet gaming disorder symptoms among Chinese people. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6(1), 11–20.
  • Yu, S., Wu, A. M. S., & Pesigan, I. J. A. (2016). Cognitive and psychosocial health risk factors of social networking addiction. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(4), 550-564.
  • Wang, Y. Y., Tong, K. K., Wu, A. M. S., & Yu, S. (2016). Validation of the Revised Gambling Motives, Attitudes, and Behaviours Inventory (GMAB-R) among Chinese university students. Journal of Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research, 1(1).
  • Wu, A. M. S., Lai, M. H. C., Tong, K.K., & Yu, S. (2016). Psychological correlates of disordered gambling tendencies among Chinese high school and undergraduate students. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(3), 322–336.