Qingguo Zhai - extended research


Research Methods

International Co-ordinator of China programs

Location: Mt Helen,
Building B,
Phone: 5327 9426



Research interests

His research and publications relate principally to job attitudes, subjective well-being and behavioural research. He is a reviewer for several management journals, such as Journal of Business Ethics, Social Indicators Research.


Book chapters

Zhai, Q., Lindorff, M., & Cooper, B. (2012). Working guanxi and organizational commitment: The mediating role of job satisfaction. In K. Jaakson & M. Vadi (Eds.), Work Values: Stability and Change in the Global Context (pp. 242-249). Shreveport, LA,USA.: International Society for the Study of Work & Organizational Values.

Smyth, R., & Zhai, Q. (2010). The changing face of state-owned enterprise management in China. In C. Rowley & F. L.Cooke (Eds.), The Changing Face of Management in China(pp. 101-124). London:Routledge.

Journal articles

Liu, Z., Min, Q., Zhai, Q., Smyth, R. (in press). Self-disclosure in Chinese micro-blogging: A social exchange theory perspective.Information and Management.

Cheng, L., Li, W.,Zhai, Q., Smyth, R. (2014) Understanding personal use of the Internet at work: An integrated model of neutralization techniques and general deterrence theory. Computers in Human Behaviour, 38, 220-228.

Cheng, L., Li, Y.,Li, W., Holm, E., Zhai, Q. (2013),Understanding the violation of IS security policy in organizations: An integrated model based on social control and deterrence theory. Computers and Security, 39, 447-459.

Zhai, Q., Cooper, B., & Lindorff, M. (2013). Workplace guanxi: It's dispositional antecedents and mediating role in the affectivity–job satisfaction relationship. Journal of Business Ethics, 117(3), 541-551.

Zhai, Q., Willis, M., O'Shea, B., Zhai, Y., & Yang, Y. (2013). Big Five personality traits, job satisfaction and subjective well-being in China. International Journal of Psychology, 48(6),1099-1108.

Nielsen, I., Smyth, R., Zhai,Q., & Zhang, J. (2012). Personal well-being among ethnic Koreans in China's Northeast. Asian Ethnicity, 75-96.

Smyth, R.,Nielsen, I., Zhai, Q. G., Liu, T. M., Liu, Y., Tang, C. Y., et al. (2011). A study of the impact of environmental surroundings on personal well-being in urban China using a multi-item well-being indicator. Population and Environment, 32(4), 353-375.

Nielsen, I., Smyth, R., & Zhai,Q. (2010). Subjective well-being of China's off-farm migrants. Journal of Happiness Studies, 11(3),315-333.

Smyth, R.,Nielsen, I., & Zhai, Q. (2010). Personal well-being in urban China. Social Indicators Research, 95(2),231-251.

Smyth, R., Zhai, Q., & Li, X. (2009).Determinants of Turnover Intentions among Chinese Off Farm Migrants. Economic Change and Restructuring, 42(3),189-209.

Smyth, R., Zhai, Q., & Li, X. (2009). The impact of gender differences on determinants of job satisfaction among Chinese off-farm migrants in Jiangsu. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 7(3), 363-380.

Smyth, R., & Zhai, Q. (2003). Economic restructuring in China's large and medium-sized state-owned enterprises: Evidence from Liaoning. Journal of Contemporary China,34(12), 173-205.

Smyth, R., & Zhai, Q. (2002). "Equity for debt swap" in China's state-owned enterprises: A property rights perspective China Information, 16(1), 1-24.

Smyth, R., & Zhai, Q. (2001). Reforming China's large-scale state-owned enterprises: The petrochemical sector. Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business,5(2), 82-104.

Smyth, R., Zhai, Q., & Hu, W. (2001).Restructuring China's petrochemical enterprises: A case study of the Fushun Petrochemical Company. Post-Communist Economies, 13(2),243-261.

Smyth, R., Zhai, Q., & Wang, J. (2001). Labour market reform in China's state-owned enterprises - a case study of post-Deng Fushun in Liaoning province. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 3 (2), 42-72.