Dr Yong Goh


Dr Yong Goh
NameDr Yong Goh
Email Addressyong.goh@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Psychology)
QualificationsBA Qld, MPsych Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8621-0866
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Biography

Yong Wah Goh's area of expertise is occupational wellbeing, stress and coping across cultures. He has developed and delivered a wide range of training workshops and assessment tools that foster wellbeing, mindfulness and sustainable behaviour. Yong Wah has also presented various talks and online leaning sessions for organisations/universities within Australia and overseas. He remains active in international research leading a 5 nations research collaboration (Australia, China, Japan, Hungary, Singapore) into workplace stress and wellbeing, and publishes extensively in the fields of organisational psychology, positive psychology and sustainability. He is also a Zen meditation teacher and an accredited traditional martial art instructor. He was a personnel psychologist with the Ministry of Defence Singapore before joining University of Southern Queensland

Expertise

Organisational Psychology

Wellbeing

Stress and Coping

Sustainability

Cross Cultural Studies

Teaching

Cross Cultural Psychology

Work Integrated Learning and Capstone Projects

Fields of Research

  • 330199. Architecture not elsewhere classified
  • 470212. Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
  • 520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
AHPRA
BA
Qld
1992
MPsych
Qld
1995
PhD
Qld
2003

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Feasibility of a Web-based Positive Psychology Intervention for Adults of Sri Lankan Heritage Diagnosed with Type 2 DiabetesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Investigating the influence of psychological capital on the etiological process of stress and coping across cultures: A structural modelling approachPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Development of the Workplace Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale and Testing of a Conceptual Model in Predicting Employee Outcomes at the Singapore WorkplaceAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Project titleDetailsYear
CBCAC Project 1008302Adolescent wellbeing and stress resilience training workshop project2023

Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables

Goh, Pei Shan, Goh, Yong Wah, Jeevanandam, Loshnah, Nyolczas, Zsuzsa, Kun, Agota, Watanabe, Yayoi, Noro, Ikuko, Wang, Rong and Jiang, Jiang. 2022. "Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables." Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 60 (3), pp. 632-657. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12283

Do Chinese employees avoid seeking social support when coping with work stress?

Goh, Yong Wah, Kim, Sungmin, Wang, Rong and Goh, Pei Shan. 2022. "Do Chinese employees avoid seeking social support when coping with work stress?" Journal of Management and Organization. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2022.48

A human-centric participatory approach to energy-efficient housing based on occupants' collaborative image

Poor, Javad Asad, Goh, Yong Wah and Thorpe, David. 2021. "A human-centric participatory approach to energy-efficient housing based on occupants' collaborative image." Open House International. 46 (4), pp. 615-635. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-11-2020-0163

Biodiverse urban forests, happy people: experimental evidence linking perceived biodiversity, restoration, and emotional wellbeing

Nghiem, T. P. L., Wong, K. L., Jeevanandam, L., Chang, C. C., Tan, L. Y. C., Goh, Y. and Carrasco, L. R.. 2021. "Biodiverse urban forests, happy people: experimental evidence linking perceived biodiversity, restoration, and emotional wellbeing." Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 59, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127030

A Collaborative Image of Energy Efficient Housing via a Photo-Based Approach

Asad Poor, S. Javad, Thorpe, David and Goh, Yong Wah. 2019. "A Collaborative Image of Energy Efficient Housing via a Photo-Based Approach." International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis. 13 (3), pp. 513-532. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-07-2019-0070

Cultural awareness and sensitivity: foundational experiences in a Level 1 Psychology course

Goh, Yong, Jeffries, Carla and du Preez, J.. 2019. "Cultural awareness and sensitivity: foundational experiences in a Level 1 Psychology course." 2019 Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference (AUSPLAT 2019). Melbourne, Australia 13 - 15 Sep 2019 Australia.

The key-components of sustainable housing design for Australian small size housing

Asad Poor, Javad, Thorpe, David and Goh, Yong. 2018. "The key-components of sustainable housing design for Australian small size housing." International Journal of GEOMATE. 15 (49), pp. 23-29. https://doi.org/10.21660/2018.49.3583

Humor and workplace stress: a longitudinal comparison between Australian and Chinese employees

Wang, Rong, Chan, Darius Kwan Shing, Goh, Yong Wah, Penfold, Melissa, Harper, Timothy and Weltewitz, Tim. 2018. "Humor and workplace stress: a longitudinal comparison between Australian and Chinese employees." Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 56 (2), pp. 175-195. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12157

Using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21) across cultures

Oei, Tian P. S., Sawang, Sukanlaya, Goh, Yong Wah and Mukhtar, Firdaus. 2013. "Using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21) across cultures." International Journal of Psychology. 48 (6), pp. 1018-1029. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207594.2012.755535

An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model: A case study of Sri Lankan employees

Goh, Yong Wah, Sawang, Sukanlaya, Oei, Tian P. S. and Ranawake, Don S.. 2012. "An Asian perspective of occupational stress coping model: A case study of Sri Lankan employees." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology. 5, pp. 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1017/orp.2012.5

Gender influences on the work-related stress-coping process

Watson, Sarah B., Goh, Yong Wah and Sawang, Sukanlaya. 2011. "Gender influences on the work-related stress-coping process ." Journal of Individual Differences. 32 (1), pp. 39-46. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000033

The Revised Transactional Model (RTM) of occupational stress and coping: an improved process approach

Goh, Yong Wah, Sawang, Sukanlaya and Oei, Tian P. S.. 2010. "The Revised Transactional Model (RTM) of occupational stress and coping: an improved process approach." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology. 3 (1), pp. 13-20. https://doi.org/10.1375/ajop.3.1.13

Confirmatory factor analysis of the way of coping checklist-revised (WCCL-R) in the Asian context

Sawang, Sukanlaya, Oei, Tian P. S., Goh, Yong Wah, Mansoer, Wilman, Markhum, Enoch and Ranawake, D.. 2010. "Confirmatory factor analysis of the way of coping checklist-revised (WCCL-R) in the Asian context." Applied Psychology: an international review. 59 (2), pp. 202-219. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-0597.2009.00378.x

Are country and cultural values interchangeable? a case example using occupational stress and coping

Sawang, Sukanlaya, Oei, Tian and Goh, Yong Wah. 2006. "Are country and cultural values interchangeable? a case example using occupational stress and coping ." International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. 6 (2), pp. 205-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470595806066330

Dysfunctional attitude and occupational stress process: A test of the organisational stress model

Goh, Yong Wah and Oei, Tian P. S.. 1999. "Dysfunctional attitude and occupational stress process: A test of the organisational stress model." Psychologia: an international journal of psychology in the Orient. 42 (1), pp. 1-15.