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Hou, Yang

Yang Hou

Graduate Research Assistant
Human Dev & Family Sci



houyang223@gmail.com


Office Location
SEA 2.420

Yang Hou is very interested in understanding how contextual factors (i.e., sociocultural, school, peer, and family factors) influence adolescent development. Specifically, her research falls into two primary streams: (1) assessing how sociocultural factors (e.g., discrimination) influence family processes (e.g., parenting, parent-child relationship, and marital relationship), and adolescent socio-emotional, behavioral, academic, and health outcomes, among ethnic minority and immigrant families; (2) addressing a common and challenging methodological issue in family studies—informant discrepancies in reports of family process variables, by examining the patterns, antecedents, and consequences of discrepancies.  

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Hou, Y., Neff, L. & Kim, S. Y. (in press). Language acculturation, acculturation-related stress, and marital quality in Chinese American couples. Journal of Marriage and Family.
  1. Juang, L., Hou, Y., Douglass, S, & Kim, S. Y. (in press). Time-varying effects of family conflict and youth adjustment among Chinese American families. Developmental Psychology.
  1. Varner, F., Hou, Y., Hodzic, T., Hurd, N., Butler-Barnes, S., & Rowley, S. (in press). Racial discrimination experiences and Black youth adjustment: The role of parenting profiles based on racial socialization and involved-vigilant parenting. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., & Benner, A.D. (2017). Parent-adolescent discrepancies in reports of parenting and adolescent outcomes in Mexican American immigrant families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0717-1
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., Hazen, N. L. & Benner, A. D. (2017). Parents’ perceived discrimination and adolescent adjustment in Chinese American families: Mediating family processes. Child Development, 88, 317-331. doi: 1111/cdev.12603
  1. Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y., & Gonzalez, Y. (2017). Language brokering and depressive symptoms in Mexican American adolescents: Parent-child alienation and resilience as moderators. Child Development, 88, 867-881. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12620
  1. Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y., Shen, Y., & Zhang, M. (2017). Longitudinal measurement equivalence of the language brokering scale for Mexican American adolescents. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. 23, 230-243. doi: 1037/cdp0000117
  1. Jiang, Y., You, J., Hou, Y., Du, C., Lin, M-P., Zheng, X., & Ma, C. (2016). Buffering the effects of peer victimization on adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury: The role of self-compassion and family cohesion. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 107-115. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.09.005
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., & Wang, Y. (2016). Parental acculturative stressors and adolescent adjustment through interparental and parent-child relationships in Chinese American families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1466-1481. doi: 1007/s10964-016-0441-2
  1. Kim, S. Y., & Hou, Y. (2016). Intergenerational transmission of cultural orientations in Chinese American families: The role of bicultural socialization. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1452-1465. doi: 1007/s10964-016-0423-4
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., Wang, Y., Shen, Y., & Orozco-Lapray, D. (2015). Longitudinal relationships between discrimination and ethnic affect or depressive symptoms among Chinese American adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 2110-2121. doi:10.1007/s10964-015-0300-6
  1. Kim, S. Y., Shen, Y., Hou, Y., Tilton, K., Juang, L. P., & Wang, Y. (2015). Annual review of psychology 2014. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6, 291-332. doi:10.1037/aap0000031
  1. Kim, S. Y., Wang, Y., Shen, Y., & Hou, Y. (2015). Stability and change in adjustment profiles among Chinese American adolescents: The role of parenting. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1735-1751. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0303-3
  1. Kim, S. Y., Wang, Y., Chen, Q., Shen, Y., & Hou, Y. (2015). Parent-child acculturation profiles as predictors of Chinese American adolescents' academic trajectories. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1263-1274. doi: 10.1007/s10964-014-0131-x

 

Invited Book Chapters

  1. Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., Hou, Y. & Shen, Y. (in press) Acculturation, parent-child relationships, and mental health of adolescents in Chinese and Mexican immigrant families. In G. C. Nagayama Hall (Ed.), Immigration and mental health. New York: Elsevier.
  1. Kim, S. Y., Chen, S., Sim, L., & Hou, Y. (in press). Predictors, components, and consequences of tiger parenting in Chinese American families. In Y. Choi & H. C Hahm (Eds.), Asian American parenting: Culture, family process and youth development (pp. xx-xx). New York, NY: Springer.
  1. Hou, Y. & Kim, S. Y. (in press). Acculturation-related stressors and individual adjustment in Asian American families. In S. S. Chuang & C. Costigan (Eds.), An international approach to parenting and parent-child relationships in immigrant families (pp. xx-xx). New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media.
  1. Hou, Y. & Kim, S. Y. (2016). Language brokering. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 1-8). New York, NY: Springer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32132-5_234-2

 

Publications in Chinese Academic Journals

  1. Hou, Y., Li, S. M., Li. B. Q., & Tang, Y. L. (2009). Effects of emotion management group counseling in improving the left-behind children’s mental health. Chinese Journal of School health, 3, 219-221.
  1. Xie, Z. L., Hou, Y., & Xu, Z. (2009). The characteristics and relationship of social support and problem behaviors of migrant children in junior middle school. Chinese Journal of School health, 10, 898-900.
  1. Hou, Y. & Xu, Z. (2008). The senses of loneliness and inferiority of left-behind children in rural China. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 22,

Distinguished research awards:

 

Graduate Student Research Award from the Society for Research in Child Development, Asian Caucus

2017

Early Graduate Student Researcher Award from American Psychological Association Science Directorate

2016

Distinguished Student Research Award from American Psychological Association Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race)

2016

Fellowships:

 

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship from The University of Texas at Austin

2017

Ethel L. Parker International Graduate Fellowship from American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

2016

Summer Research Fellowship from College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

2016

Summer Research Fellowship from College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

2015

Postgraduate Fellowship from Chinese University of Hong Kong

2010-2012

National Scholarship from Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China

2005-2008

Conference travel awards:

 

Student Travel Award from the Society for Research in Child Development

2017

Student Travel Grant from Graduate Student Assembly, The University of Texas at Austin

2017

Student Travel Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence

2016

Student Travel Award from the Society for Research in Child Development

2015

Other awards:

 

Teaching Award from Huarun Senior High School in China

2010

Excellent Graduate Award from Southwest University in China

2009

  1. Hou, Y., Benner, A. D., & Jackson, K. (2017, April 7). The consequences of friend-related stress for adolescents’ well-being following the transition to high school. Poster at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., & Benner, A. D. (2017, April 6). Parent-Adolescent Discrepant Reports of Parenting in Mexican American Immigrant Families: Antecedents and Consequences. In N. Smith (Chair), Parent and adolescent perspectives: Parenting processes and ethnic minority adolescent academic and psychological outcomes. Paper symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  1. F. & Hou, Y. (2017, April 6). African American Parents' and Adolescents' Racial Discrimination Experiences, Parental Involvement, and Academic Achievement. In N. Smith (Chair), Parent and adolescent perspectives: Parenting processes and ethnic minority adolescent academic and psychological outcomes. Paper symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  1. Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y., & Hou, Y. (2017, April 6). Parent-Child Enculturation Discrepancy and Adolescent Subjective Language Brokering Experiences in Mexican American Families. Poster at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  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 at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  1. Juang, L., P., Hou, Y., Bayless, S. D., & Kim, S.Y. (2017, March 13). Time varying effects of family conflict and youth adjustment among Chinese American families. In L. Juang (Chair), Children of migrant background: Family and school connections. Paper symposium at the Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung [Society for Empirical Education Research], Heidelberg, Germany.
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., Hazen, N. L. & Benner, A. D. (2016, March 31). Parents’ perceived discrimination and adolescent adjustment in Chinese American families: Mediating family processes. In R. Lee (Chair), Psychosocial Adjustment in Asian American Adolescents: Examining culture, Family, discrimination & Emotional Development. Paper symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
  1. Hou, Y., & Kim, S. Y. (2016, April 1). Intergenerational transmission of cultural orientations in Chinese American families: The role of bicultural socialization. In Y. Choi (Chair), Race, ethnicity and culture and their impact on youth development among Asian Americans. Paper symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., & Gonzalez, Y. (2016, April 1). Language brokering and depressive symptoms in Mexican American adolescents: Parent-child alienation and resilience as moderators. Poster at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
  1. Jiang, Y. Q., Hou, Y., & You, J. (2016, April 1). Longitudinal links from family and school environment to adolescent life satisfaction: The mediating role of self-compassion and resilience. Poster at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
  1. Hou, Y., Kim, S. Y., Wang, Y., Shen, Y., & Orozco-Lapray, D. (2015, March 20). Longitudinal relationships among discrimination, ethnic affect, and depressive symptoms from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Poster at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  1. Shen, Y., Kim, S. Y., Wang, Y., & Hou Y. (2015, March 20). Stability and change in adjustment profiles: Parenting and the achievement-adjustment paradox in Chinese American adolescents. In Y. Choi (Chair), Asian American parenting and youth development: Moving beyond “Tiger” parenting. Paper symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  1. Hou, Y., Wang, Q., & Lin, L. (2011, April 1). Does parental autonomy support always benefits children emotionally? The moderating role of children’s self-construals. Poster at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.