Liang-Chih Chang

                                    Liang-Chih Chang
Academic Resume

172, Zhongzheng Rd., Luzhou, New Taipei City 247, Taiwan.

Health Psychology
Leisure Education
Leisure Psychology

Professor, National Open University
Associate Professor, National Open University
Assistant Professor, National Open University
2016 -
2013 - 2016
2010 - 2012
Assistant Professor, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health

2008 - 2010

National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
2004 - 2008
National Dong Hwa University

2001 - 2003
Graduate Award of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Graduate Award of National Youth Commission

Leisure Planning for Older Adults
Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology
Is More Leisure Social Support Always Beneficial
Among Older Adults? Reexamining the Stress-Buffering
Model of Coleman and Iso-Ahola
Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology
Vitamin "N": Nature-Based Tourism Improve the
Autonomic Nervous System Function of Older Adults
Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology
Improving the Sleep Quality of Older Adults through Virtual Reality Leisure Activities and Leisure Education(2/3-3/3)
Funded by the National Science Council
Improving the Sleep Quality of Older Adults through Virtual Reality Leisure Activities and Leisure Education
Funded by National Science Council
2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013
Moderating Effects of a Leisure Education Program on Life Stress among Older Adults
Funded by National Science Council
2009 - 2012



Jeng, M., Wang, C., & Chang, L. (2017). Video games reduce autonomic nervous system dysfunction among older adults with lower limb disability. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, (Accepted).
Chang, L. (2017). Relationships of providing and receiving leisure social support to stress in older adults. Leisure Studies, (Accepted).
Kao, I., & Chang, L. (2017). Long-term effects of leisure education on leisure needs and stress in older adults.Educational Gerontology, (Accepted).
Chang, L., Yu, P., & Chang, S. (2016). Longitudinal relationships between two self-efficacy types and stress in active older adults in Taichung City, Taiwan. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 18(2), 95-105.
Chang, L. (2015). Reexaming the relationship between leisure and stress among older adults. Journal of Leisure Research, 47(3), 358-372.
Chang, L., Yu, P., & Jeng, M. (2015). Effects of leisure education on self-rated health among older adults. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 20(1), 34-40.
Chang, L., Wang, C., & Yu, P. (2014). Virtual reality improves sleep quality amongst older adults with disabilities. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29(12), 1312-1313.
Chang, L. (2014). Leisure education reduces stress among older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 18(6), 754-758.
Chang, L. (2014). The relationship between nature-based tourism and autonomic nervous system function among older adults. Journal of Travel Medicine, 21(3), 159-162.
Chang, L., & Yu, P. (2013). Relationships between leisure factors and health-related stress among older adults. Psychology, 18(1), 79-88.
Chang, L. (2012). An interaction effect of leisure self-determination and leisure competence on older adults’ self-rated health. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(3), 324-332.
Chang, L., (2010). The effects of moral emotions and justifications on visitors’ intention to pick flowers in a forest recreation area in Taiwan. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 18(1), 137-150.
Chang, L., & Chen, C. (2009). An interaction effect of visitor moral emotions and perceived defensible space on flower picking in national forest recreation areas. Taiwan Journal of Forest Science, 24(2), 79-90.
Lu, K., Chang, L., & Wu, H. (2007). Relationships between professional commitment, job satisfaction, and work stress in public health nurses in Taiwan. Journal of Professional Nursing, 23(2), 110-116.
Lu, K., Lin, P., Tzeng, L., Huang, K., & Chang, L. (2006). Effectiveness of case management for community elderly with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia in Taiwan: A record review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43(8), 1001-1010.


Chang, L. (2014). Leisure Psychology. (In Chinese)
Chang, L. (2013). Ecotourism. (In Chinese)

Chang, L. (2005). SPSS for Statistics. (In Chinese)