Dr Feng Jiang

Dr Feng Jiang BA, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Key details

Dr Feng Jiang

Associate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Feng Jiang is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour for the Business Faculty at University of Greenwich (UoG).

Feng received his PhD in Psychology from the City University of Hong Kong, China. Prior to joining University of Greenwich in January 2022, he worked at Central University of Finance and Economics for eight years. He has a broad research interest in culture and social cognition. Particularly, 1) how culture affects performance and well-being via granting autonomy; 2) how culture shapes judgment, and decision making.

He obtained several external grants from National Natural Science Foundation, and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. His current project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation (500,000RMB), concerning the topics of culture and the way of granting job autonomy. His research was reported by media, including Behavioraleconomic, Businessweek.


Academic Fellow of the CIPD

Key projects

Awe, equanimity and psychological health: A multi-methodological approach. The Royal Society, £7263. 2023-2025

PI: Feng Jiang

Goal or execution? An analysis of job autonomy's content structure, double-edged sword effect, and cross-cultural variation. National Natural Science Foundation, (500,000RMB). 2020-2023

PI: Feng Jiang

Culture, decision-making, and happiness. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, (300,000RMB). 2017-2020

PI: Feng Jiang

Ambivalent perception of stressors: An exploration of the influential mechanism of dialectical thinking on subjective well-being. National Natural Science Foundation (200,000 RMB). 2015-2017

PI: Feng Jiang

Recent publications


Lai, J. C.-L., Chang, K., Rochelle, T. L., Jiang, F., Yu, N. X., Lu, S., Ng, S.-M., eds. (2021). Resilience and Health in the Chinese People During COVID-19 Outbreak. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. https://doi.org/ 10.3389/978-2-88971-487-2

Journal articles

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Ji, L.-J., & Wang, H.-J. (2023). Culture and the way of granting job autonomy: Goal or execution? Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 00, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12438

Lu, S., Jiang, F. (corresponding author), Lan, J., & Wang, T. (2023). The funnier, the happier? The interplay between interpersonal humour styles on mental health via gratitude. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-023-04665-3Sorokowski, P.,……Jiang, F.,……&

Sorokowski, A. (2023). Modernization, collectivism, and gender equality predict love experiences in 45 countries. Scientific Reports, 13, 773. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-26663-4

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Zhang, R., & Zhang, N. (2022). Revisiting Cross-Cultural Psychology on International Business: Challenges and Opportunities. Frontiers in Psychology, 13:941217. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.941217.

Park, J.,……Jiang, F.,……Yadav, R. (2022). Comparison of the inter-item correlations of the big five inventory-10 (BFI-10) between Western and non-Western contexts. Personality and Individual Differences, 196: 111751. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2022.111751

Jiang, F., Zhang, R., & Lu, S. (2021). Red and Risk Preferences: The Effects of Culture and Individual Differences. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 34, 625-638. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2233
Jiang, F., Lu, S., Zhu, X., & Song, X. (2021). Social media impacts the relation between interpersonal conflict and job performance. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources59, 420-441. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744- 7941.12250

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Wang, H., Zhu, X., & Lin, W. (2021). The Roles of Leader Empowering Behavior and Employee Proactivity in Daily Job Crafting: A Compensatory Model. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 30, 58-69. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2020.1813110

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Jiang, T., & Jia, H. (2020). Does the Relation Between Humour Styles and Subjective Well-being Vary across Culture and Age? A Meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 11: 2213.

Lu, S., Au, W-T., Zhu, Y., Jiang, F. (corresponding author) (2019). True versus strategic fairness in a common resource dilemma: Evidence from the dual-process perspective. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32, 3: 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2111 Hou, Y., Jiang, F. (corresponding author), Wang, X. (2019). Marital commitment, communication and marital satisfaction: An analysis based on actor-partner interdependence model. International Journal of Psychology. 54, 369-376.

Lin, W., Ma, J., Zhang, Q., Li, C., & Jiang, F. (2018). How is benevolent leadership linked to employee creativity? The mediating role of Leader-Member exchange and the moderating role of power distance orientation. Journal of Business Ethics, 152, 1099-1115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016- 3314-4

Li, M. W., Masuda, T., & Jiang, F. (2016). Influence of cultural meaning system and socioeconomic change on indecisiveness in three cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47, 508-524. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022116631824

Yue, X., Jiang, F. (corresponding author), Lu, S., & Hiranandani, N. (2016). To be or not to be humorous? Cross-cultural perspective on humour. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01495.

Jiang, F., Yue, X. D., Lu, S., Yu, G. T., &Zhu, F. (2016). How belief in a just world benefits mental health? The effects of optimism and gratitude. Social Indicators Research,126, 411-423.

Jiang, F., Yue, X. D., Lu, S., & Yu, G. T. (2015). Can you forgive? It depends on how happy you are. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56, 182-188.

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Yao, X., Yue, X. D., & Au, W. T. (2014). Up or down? How culture and colour affect judgments. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27, 226-234. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.1800

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Hou, Y., & Yue, X. D. (2013). Dialectical thinking and health behaviors: The effects of the theory of planned behavior. International Journal of Psychology,43, 206-214.  DOI:10.1080/00207594.2012.656130

Lu, S., Au, W-T., Jiang, F.(corresponding author), Xie, X., & Yam, P-C. (2013). Cooperativeness and competitiveness as two distinct constructs: Validating the cooperative and competitive personality scale in a social dilemma context. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 1135-1147. DOI:10.1080/00207594.2012.743666

Jiang, F., Yue, X. D., & Lu, S. (2011). Different attitudes toward humour between the Chinese and Americans students: Evidence from implicit association test. Psychological Reports, 109, 99-107.