What I do
My program of research examines the role of immediate social and broader cultural contexts in the development of children and adolescent problem behaviors and wellbeing.
I am currently undertaking two new study directions. In one study, I am exploring qualitative differences in parenting in different cultures. In another study, I am looking at disentangling the social vs maturational aspects of adolescent risk-taking.
- Ph.D., developmental psychology, University of California at Irvine
- Society for Research in Child Development
- Society for Research on Adolescence
Cultural as a Context of Youth Development. My work has focused on the issue of culture-specific and culture-general factors in adolescent development. As such, my work finds support for both culture-general effect of parenting (effects of parental involvement, parent-adolescent conflict, parental monitoring on adolescent misconduct; Dmitrieva, Chen, Greenberger, & Gil-Rivas, 2004; Farruggia, Chen, Greenberger, & Dmitrieva, 2004), as well as culture-specific patterns of developmental trajectories in academic achievement (Dmitrieva, Chen, & Greenberger, 2008) and affect (Lin & Dmitrieva, 2018).
- An Ecological Model of Risk and Protection for Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Involvement Among Maltreated Youth: A Longitudinal Study
- Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education