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馬國勳

助理教授

社會階層與不平等、數位落差、教育社會學、全球化/跨國比較、青少年、家庭社會學、量化研究
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美國University of Connecticut社會學博士

臺北大學國際事務處國際學生組組長 (現職)
科技部高中生人文及社會科學營共同主持人 (現職)
世新大學社會心理學系專任助理教授 (2018)

開課狀況 & 課程大綱
必修課:
  • 社會統計 (社會科學量化研究─基礎概念) <Part I, Part II>
  • 社會統計實作 (社會科學量化研究─基礎操作) <Part I, Part II>


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Biographical Statement
Josef is a quantitatively oriented comparative sociologist with a focus on education.  His recent work sheds light on an increasingly important new form of inequality—popularly known as the digital divide—by examining the socioeconomic and gender inequalities in use of the Internet for educating adolescents.  Much of his prior scholarship centers on how macro-structural forces like human capital investment and income inequality influence the role of digital technology and the life chances of 15-year-old students.  His recent publication addresses, cross-nationally, how social, economic, and political dynamics affect countries' ability to reduce the digital divide for youth, using the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment data (PISA).  In the long term, he plans to take a closer look at the intersection of international development and digital inequality, and addresses how different development strategies and social conditions enhance or limit the benefits of computer use among students in poor regions of the world.  Using a life-course perspective, he is also interested in examining a wide range of behaviors, academic and non-academic, including young adults’ online behaviors, fertility intentions, and sexual behaviors.

Josef is currently working on several projects.  For instance, he is writing (and just finished) a research monograph that explores cross-national variations in the relationships between social class, digital learning, and academic achievement.  In another project, he examines what explain the family formation behavior (e.g., transition into parenthood and entry into marriage) among Taiwanese young adults, using a life course approach.  Currently, he is also examining the potential influence of Covid-19 on adolescents' learning, with a particular focus on how this coronavirus pandemic has accentuated the problem of the digital divide, which has created a new form of the (e)learning gap and worsened educational inequality.
Research on Digital Divides, Education, and Inequality from A Cross-National Comparative Perspective
Peer-Reviewed Publications:
  • Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma. 2021. “The Digital Divide at School and at Home: A Comparison between Schools by Socioeconomic Level across 47 Countries.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 62(2): 115-140. (Web) (Full Text)
  • Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma, Todd Vachon, and Simon Cheng. 2019. “National Income, Political Freedom, and Investments in R&D and Education: A Comparative Analysis of the Second Digital Divide among 15-Year-Old Students.” Social Indicators Research, 144(1): 133-166. (Web) (Full Text)
  • Todd Vachon and Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma. 2015. “Bargaining for Success: Examining the Relationship between Teacher Unions and Student Achievement.” Sociological Forum 30(2): 391-414. (Web)  (Full Text)
  • Simon Cheng, Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma, and Stacy Missari. 2014. “The Effects of Internet Use on Adolescents’ First Romantic and Sexual Relationships in Taiwan.” International Sociology 29(4): 324-347. (Web)  (Full Text)


Book:

  • Josef Kuo-hsun Ma and Simon Cheng. Forthcoming. Adolescent Well-being and ICT Use: Social and Policy Implications. (Working title; under contract with Springer Nature).


Book Chapters:

  • Josef Kuo-hsun Ma. Forthcoming. “Globalization and Shifting Geopolitics of Education—Digital Divide.” In The Fourth edition of the International Encyclopedia of Education, edited by Fazal Rizvi and Dr Jason Beech. Elsevier.
  • Simon Cheng and Josef Kuo-hsun Ma. 2018. “Children, Adolescents, and the Internet.” In The Sage Encyclopedia of the Internet, 3v, edited by Barney Warf. SAGE: Thousand Oaks. (Web)
Research on Family Formation, Gender, and Transition to Adulthood
Peer-Reviewed Publications:
  • Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma and Chin-Chun Yi. 2020. Intergenerational Influences, Educational Expectation, and Transition to Parenthood Among Young Taiwanese Adults. Journal of Population Studies 61: 51-96. 中文標題:晚生或不生?探討教育期望對生育年齡的影響。《人口學刊》61,51-96。 (Web)  (Full Text)
  • Chin-Chun Yi, Wen-Hsu Lin, and Josef Kuo-hsun Ma. 2019. “Marital Satisfaction among Taiwanese Young Married Couples: The Importance of Cultural Norms.” Journal of Family Issues, 40(1): 2015–2043. (Web)
  • Simon Cheng, Laura Hamilton, Stacy Missari, and Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma. 2014. “Sexual Subjectivity among Adolescent Girls: Social Disadvantage and Young Adult Outcomes.” Social Forces 93(2): 515-544. (Web)