Personal profile


My research interest lies in the intersection of family, school, and culture; I am currently studying the impact of parental beliefs on Asian-American high school students' academic performance and college/career choices. I am also studying the developmental changes of Japanese mothers' self-efficacy beliefs with Professor Susan Holloway at UC Berkeley. I am seeking research assistants for the following ongoing research projects. Please contact me via e-mail at [email protected] if you are interested.
The effects of parental aspiration on high school students' math achievement (propensity score analysis)
Extra-curricular activity participation among Asian American students (with particular focus on immigrant generational status, socioeconomic status, and gender)
The effects of SES and perceived support on Japanese mothers' parenting self-efficacy (individual growth modeling)

Contact Information

Office: Rheem Center
Phone: 4162
Fax: 631-4765
Mail: P.O. Box 3011

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. Human Development and Education, University of California - Berkeley

… → 2005

M.A. Human Development and Education, University of California - Berkeley

… → 2001

B.A. Psychology, DePaul University

… → 1999

External positions

Fellow, American Educational Research Association

Jan 1 2008


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