Associate ProfessorHDFS Faculty
Office: SEA 2.322C
Lab: SEA 2.322A
Research Areasadolescence and young adulthood, contexts of human development, diversity and culture, health and biobehavioral processes, parenting and caregiving
Syllabus HDF 343 [pdf]
Syllabus HDF 315L [pdf]
Su Yeong Kim studies the intersection of family and cultural contexts in the development of children of immigrants in the United States. She examines culturally-relevant developmental processes such as acculturation, tiger parenting, and language brokering in immigrant families, with a focus on the development of adolescents. Dr. Kim’s focus is on Chinese American and Mexican American families in the United States. Students with written and verbal proficiency in Chinese (Cantonese) or Spanish are encouraged to inquire about current research opportunities.
Kim, S. Y., Chen, Q., Wang, Y., Shen, Y., & Orozco-Lapray, D. (in press). Longitudinal linkages among parent-child acculturation discrepancy, parenting, parent-child sense of alienation, and adolescent adjustment in Chinese immigrant families. Developmental Psychology.
Kim, S. Y., Wang, Y., Deng, S., Alvarez, R., & Li, J. (2011). Accent, perpetual foreigner stereotype, and perceived discrimination as indirect links between English proficiency and depressive symptoms in Chinese American adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 47, 289-301.
Kim, S. Y., Chen, Q., Li, J., Huang, X., & Moon, U. J. (2009). Parent-child acculturation, parenting, and adolescent depressive symptoms in Chinese immigrant families. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 426-437.
Kim, S. Y., & Chao, R. K. (2009). Heritage language fluency, ethnic identity, and school effort of immigrant Chinese and Mexico adolescents. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 27-37.
Kim, S. Y., Nair, R., Knight, G. P., Roosa, M. W., & Updegraff, K. A. (2009). Measurement equivalence of neighborhood quality measures for European American and Mexican American families. Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 1-20.
CAREER: Language Brokering and Child Adjustment in Mexican American Children (2010-2015), National Science Foundation (BCS-0956123). PI: Su Yeong Kim.
Courses Recently Taught
HDF 343 – Human Development in Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Families
HDF 380K.1 – Research Methods in Child Development/Family Relationships
HDF 394 – Immigration and the Family