Skip to Main Content
Liberal Arts Education Transformation For Life Emerald Publishing
Start main Content


Dr. Olivos Rave Francisco Javier

Dr. OLIVOS RAVE Francisco Javier

Research Assistant Professor




Tel: (852) 2616 7185
Fax: (852) 2456 0737


WYL309, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong


Francisco obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined Lingnan University in August 2021. His research interests include cultural sociology, social stratification, subjective well-being, and computational methods.

Areas of Interest 

  • Sociology of Education
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Social Inequality
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Methods


BA (PUC-Chile); MSc (PUC-Chile); MSc (UU-The Netherlands); PhD (CUHK)

Selected Publications

Click here to see a full list of publications.


Journal Articles 

Olivos, F., Olivos-Jara, P. & M. Browne. (2021). Asymmetric social comparison and life satisfaction in social networks. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22 (1), 363-384. (SSCI, Corresponding author).

Olivos, F. (2021). Motivation, Legitimation, or Both? Reciprocal Effects of Parental Meritocratic Beliefs and Children’s Educational Performance in China. Social Psychology Quarterly, 84(2), 110- 131. (SSCI).

Olivos, F., Palomo, G., Olivos-Jara, P. & M. Liu. (2021). Educational attainment and environmental concern in China: an instrumental variable approach. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 24(2), 156- 168. (SSCI, Corresponding author).

Olivos, F. (2020). Untangling causal beliefs: A lay theory of happiness determinants using a factorial survey. Poetics, 81. (SSCI).

Minhui, L. & Olivos, F. (2019). Co-ethnic exploitation between Chinese in an ethnic economy. Asian and Pacific Journal of Migration, 28(4), 415-439. (SSCI, Corresponding author).

Castillo, J., Olivos, F. & Azar, A. (2019). Deserving a just pension: a factorial survey approach. Social Science Quarterly, 100(1), 359-378. (SSCI).

Maldonado, L., Olivos, F., Castillo, J., Atria, J., & Azar, A. (2019). Risk exposure, humanitarianism and willingness to pay for universal healthcare: a cross-national analysis of 28 countries. Social Justice Research, 32(3), 349-383. (SSCI).


Fellowships, Research Funding, and Awards

2018-21 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Research Grant Council, Hong Kong.
2021 Grant award of HKSA student-led projects Council of the Hong Kong Sociological Association Project: Ageism under the COVID-19 pandemic and its cross-cultural variations: Complementary sample.
2020-21 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Funding Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Project: Ageism under the COVID-19 pandemic and its cross-cultural variations: A computational social science approach.
2016 Becas Chile National Council of Science and Technology, Chile.
2016 Methods School Grant International Political Science Association.
2015-17 Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
2015 Holland Scholarship Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, The Netherlands.
2012 Master Scholarship in Chile National Council of Science and Technology, Chile.
2012 Volcán Calbuco Scholarship Calbuco Foundation, Chile.
2008 Scholarship for Academic Exchange Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
2007-11 Padre Alberto Hurtado Award Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer

Social Psychology Quarterly
Sociological Research Online
Social Indicators
Basic and Applied Social Psychology

Teaching Subjects

Academic Year:  2022 - 2023

1st Term:


Social & Economic Indicators



Junior Research Project

2nd Term:


Social & Economic Indicators

SOC3101 Sociological Research Methods



Junior Research Project

Co Supervisor: Mr. ASCUI GAC Sebastian (PhD student)