Graduate Student Directory

Cen (April) Yue

Ph.D.
Public Relations

Office: G038 Weimer Phone: 352-846-1107 Email: yuecen@ufl.edu Twitter: @april_cenyue

Bio

Hometown: Jining, China

April Yue is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications and Research Editor of the Organizational Communication Research Center at the Institute for Public Relations. Her research interest focuses on internal public relations, leadership communication, organizational change management, and relationship management. As a graduate instructor, she has taught Public Relations Research, Fundamentals of Speech Communications, and Interviewing Principles and Practice. April’s professional experience included interning at Ruder Finn Beijing and Shandong Evening News Agency. She is currently the co-chair of the Graduate Student Committee at AEJMC’s Public Relations Division.

Education

MA, Communications – Purdue University
BA, English – Shandong Normal University, China
BA, Finance – Shandong University, China

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Yue, C. A., Men, L. R., & Ferguson, M. A. (2019). Bridging transformational leadership, transparent communication, and employee openness to change: The mediating role of trust. Public Relations Review, 45(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2019.04.012

Yue, C. A., Thelen, P., Robinson, K., & Men, L. R. (2019). CEO leadership communication on Twitter: Comparison between startup and Fortune 500 CEOs. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 24(3), 532-552. https://doi.org/10.1108/CCIJ-03-2019-0031

Yue, C. A. (2019). Exploring strategic public relations management in China: Current state and challenges. Asian Journal of Communication 29(6), 500-524. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2019.1679854

Men, L. R. & Yue, C. A. (2019). Creating a positive emotional culture: Effect of strategic internal communication and its impact on employee supportive behaviors. Public Relations Review, 45(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2019.03.001

Men, L. R., Sung, Y., & Yue, C. A. (2019). Relational antecedents of employee engagement: A test of investment model predictions. Public Relations Journal, 12(3). https://prjournal.instituteforpr.org/wp-content/uploads/Relational-Antecedents-of-Employee-Engagement-Manuscript-Final.pdf

Wilson, S., Billott-Verhoff, C., Yue, C. A., Hall, E., & McNallie, J. (2020). Chinese international undergraduate students’ English language ability, advice from domestic and international friends, and psychosocial adjustment to college. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 23(9), 260-270. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X19872791

Neill, M. S., Men, L. R., & Yue, C. A. (in press). Examining the impact of communication climate on organizational change outcomes: The mediating role of organizational identification. Corporate Communications: An International Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/CCIJ-06-2019-0063

Li, P. Y., Men, L. R., & Yue, C. A. (in press). An exploratory study of stewardship for Chinese nonprofit organizations. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1002/nvsm.1655

Billott-Verhoff, C., Wilson, S., Yue, C., Hall, E., & McNallie, J. (revise and resubmit). The effect of seeking advice and advice quality on college adjustment for U.S. and Chinese first-year students: An intergroup and acculturative approach. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Conference Presentations:

Billott-Verhoff, C., Wilson, S., Yue, C., Hall, E., & McNallie, J. (accepted). The Effect of seeking advice and advice quality on college adjustment for U.S. and Chinese first-year students: An intergroup and acculturative approach. Paper to be presented at the 103rd Annual National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX. *Top Faculty Paper Award, International and Intercultural Communication Division

Hall, E., Billott-Verhoff, C., Yue, C., Wilson, S., & McNallie, J. (2017). The effect of helicopter parenting, parental overinvolvement, support, and advice on college community, psychological, and academic adjustment: A comparison of US domestic students and Chinese international students in the US. Paper presented at the 2017 International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Yue, C. (2016). Exploring strategic public relations management in China. Paper presented at the First Conference of the Public Relations Society of China & the Ninth International Forum on Public Relations and Advertising, Hong Kong, China.

Billott-Verhoff, C., Wilson, S., Hall, E., McNallie, J., & Yue, C. (2016). Are the impact of academic, environmental, and cultural stressors on first-year students’ social adjustment to college U.S. domestic and Chinese international students. Paper presented at the 2016 International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Toronto, Canada.