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Chen, Shanting

Shanting Chen

Other University Affiliate (Dr. Benner)
Population Research Center


Office Location

Postal Address
305 E 23RD ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Research Area: Immigrant families, discrimination, acculturation, language brokering, child outcomes (e.g. depression, academic achievement)

B.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (2016)


1. Kim, S. Y., Chen S. T., Sim, L. & Hou Y. (in press). Stability and change in parenting and adjustment profiles across early, middle, and late adolescence. In Y. Choi & H. C Hahm (Eds.), Asian American Parenting: Family processes and interventions (pp. xx-xx). New York, NT: Springer.

2. Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y., Song, J., Schwartz, S. J., Chen, S., Zhang, M., Perreira, K. M., & Parra-Medina, D. (in press). Profiles of language brokering experiences and contextual stressors: Implications for adolescent outcomes in Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 

3. Kim, S. Y., Chen, S., Hou, Y., Zeiders, K., & Calzada, E. (in press). Parental socialization profiles of adolescents in Mexican immigrant families. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.

1. Chen, S., Kim, S. Y., Zeiders, K., & Hou, Y. (2017, April 8). Parenting profiles of Mexican Americans as indicated by general parenting dimensions and parental cultural socialization. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX. 

2. Chen, S., Kim, S. Y., Hou. Y. (2017, November 16th). Discrimination, language brokering efficacy, and academic competence. In Educational access and achievement among vulnerable population of ethnic minorities. Paper will be presented at National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

3. Chen, S. & Benner, A. (2018,July). Discrimination and wellbeing: Role of family and peer ethnic socialization. In Ethnic-racial values and socialization paper symposium. Paper presented at APA Division 45 Research Conference, Austin, TX.

4. Chen, S. & Benner, A. (2018, September). Measuring Discrimination: Construct Validation of an Abbreviated Version of the Everyday Discrimination Scale. Poster will be presented at Developmental Method Conference, Whitefish, MT.

5. Chen, S., Shen, Y., Seo, E. & Kim, S. Y. (2018, April). Language Brokering and Long-term Academic Outcomes among Chinese American adolescents. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Teaching Assistant:

Family Finance (Fall 2016)
Community Field Practicum (Spring 2017)
Child Development (Fall 2017)