As a cultural and developmental psychologist, I am interested in cultural differences and multiculturalism among Easterners, Westerners, and immigrants with regard to their identity development. Over the past several years, I have been involved in many large-scale funded research projects with theoretical, methodological, and applied concentrations. The purpose of my primary research is to understand the complex relationships between cognitive and socio-cultural constructs and how these constructs contribute to social values and identity development between Eastern and Western adolescents and emerging adults. My goal is to build a bridge between socio-cultural and developmental areas of psychology. More specifically, I have conducted multiple studies to re-evaluate cultural perspectives in moral identity; in moral decision-making using an experimental design; in values orientations using interviews; in environmental identity using longitudinal and mixed methods approaches; and in socio-cultural models on English as a second language acquisition.
- Ph.D., Wilfrid Laurier University, 2016
- MA., Wilfrid Laurier University, 2010
- BA., University of Winnipeg, 2008
Jia, F., Gottardo, A., Chen, X., Koh, P., & Pasquarella, A. (2016). English proficiency and acculturation among Chinese immigrant youth in Canada: A reciprocal relationship. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
Krettenauer. T., Murua., A., & Jia, F. (2016). Age-related difference in moral identity across adulthood. Developmental Psychology. 54, 972-984.
Jia, F., Soucie, K. M., Alisat, S., & Pratt, M. W. (2016). Sowing seeds for future generations: Development of generative concern and its relation to environmental identity. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 60, 466-470
Jia, F., Alisat, S., Soucie, K., & Pratt, M. W. (2015). Generativity and environmentalism: A longitudinal, mixed methods study. Emerging Adulthood. 3, 306-319.
Jia, F., Gottardo, A., Koh, P., Chen, X., & Pasquarella, A. (2014). Acculturation as a proxy of motivation and English literacy skills in immigrant Chinese adolescence. Reading Research Quarterly, 49, 251-261.
Krettenauer, T., & Jia, F. (2013). Investigating the actor effect in moral emotion expectancies across cultures: A comparison of Chinese and Canadian adolescents. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31, 249-362.
Krettenauer, T., Jia, F., & Mosleh, M. (2011). The role of emotion expectancies in adolescents' moral decision making. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 358-370.
PI: Chinese Intercultural Immersion Grant, State University of New York at Oneonta, 2014-2016, total amount $20,877.