Soon-Hock Kang

Associate Professor Kang Soon-Hock

Vice Dean & Head, Behavioural Science Core

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6248 0132

Email: c2hrYW5nQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Sociology)


Master of Social Science, National University of Singapore (Sociology)


Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), National University of Singapore (Sociology)


Bachelor of Arts (Merit), National University of Singapore (Political Science and Sociology)

Academic and Professional Experience

2019 - 2022

Vice Dean and Head, Behavioural Science Core and Political Science Minor, SHBS, SUSS

2017 - 2019

Head, Behavioural Science Core and Political Science Minor, SHBS, SUSS (formerly SIM University [UniSIM])

2013 - 2016

Head, Social Science Core, School of Arts and Social Sciences, UniSIM

2009 - 2013

Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Refereed Articles

Ng, W., and S. Kang (2022). “Predictors of well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Importance of financial satisfaction and neuroticism.” Journal of Community Psychology, 50:7, 2771-2789,

Tov, W., W., Ng, and S. Kang (2021). “The Facets of Meaningful Experiences: An Examination of Purpose and Coherence in Meaningful and Meaningless Events.” The Journal of Positive Psychology, 16:1, 129-136,

Ko, P., and S. Kang (2020). “Singaporean Families’ Adaptation and Resilience During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Online 28 August 2020. DOI: 10.3138/jcfs.51.3-4.013

Ng, W., W. S. R., Kua and S. Kang (2019). “The Relative Importance of Personality, Financial Satisfaction, and Autonomy for Different Subjective Well-Being Facets.” The Journal of Psychology, 153:7, 680-700, DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2019.1598928

Kang, S., V., Yong, A., Chan, and Y., Saito (2016). “Revisiting Mobility Limitations of Seniors in Singapore, 1995-2011.” Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 2016;2. doi:10.1177/2333721416645034

Research Reports

SUSS, NTUC, and TSAO (2024). Population Ageing and Slowing Workforce Growth. NTUC Strategy.

SUSS and NTUC (2024). Career Progression Model for the Skilled Trades. NTUC Strategy.


“Career Progression Model for the Skilled Trades.” Funded by NTUC Strategy. Principal Investigator

2023 - 2024

“Population Ageing and Slowing Workforce Growth.” Funded by NTUC Strategy. Principal Investigator

2019 - 2023

“Work, Well-Being, and Resilience: Understanding Singapore’s Mature Workforce.” Funded by WDARF Grant. Principal Investigator

Social Demography

Social Gerontology

Family and Society

Health and Ageing

Employment and Employability

2011 - Present

Member, HDB Research Advisory Panel, Housing and Development Board

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