Scan the QR code using the  NZ COVID Tracer app when you enter campus.

Lai Yin Leong

Doctor of Philosophy
Study Completed: 2017
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
Exploring the effects of outdoor activities and connectedness with nature on cognitive styles and creativity

Read article at Massey Research Online: MRO icon

Dr Stephen Hill
Associate Professor Ronald Fischer


Leong, L.Y.C., Fischer, R., & McClure, J. (2014). Are nature lovers more innovative? The relationship between connectedness with nature and cognitive styles. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 57-63.

Leong, L.Y.C. (2013). The science of outdoor education: A meta-analysis of OE programmes. Paper presented at the 6th International Outdoor Education Research Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Leong, L.Y.C. & Fischer, R. (2011). Is transformational leadership universal? A meta-analytical investigation of multifactor leadership questionnaire means across cultures. Journal of Leadership and Organisational Studies, 18(2), 164-174.

Leong, L.Y.C. (2010).  Outdoor education in Australia and New Zealand: A Singaporean perspective. Paper presented at the 4th Outdoor Education Conference, Singapore.

Leong, L.Y.C. & Kuang, Y.W. (2008).  From culture storm to culture norm: A cross-cultural perspective on outdoor education. Paper presented at the 3rd Outdoor Education Conference, Singapore.

Leong, L.Y.C.& Fischer, R. (2007).Would seventy-two virgins in heaven motivate a Chinaman? A meta-analysis of leadership across cultures. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology Conference, Sabah, Malaysia; Submitted as thesis for Honours PSYC 489, VUW, NZ, 2006.

Leong, L.Y.C. (2007).ExcelL Programme. Presented at Seminar for Ministry of Education, ‘Internationalising the Student Experience’, Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research, Wellington, NZ.

Leong, L.Y.C. (2007). Cross-Cultural Leadership. Presented at ‘Education in a Globalising World’, Seminar for World Youth SHIP, Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research, Wellington, NZ.

Leong, L.Y.C. (2006). Leadership: Hone Heke. Presented at ‘Leadership Secret of Four New Zealand History Makers’, NZ Leadership Week, Centre for the Study of Leadership, Wellington, NZ. 

Contact us Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey