Biography

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2021. Her main research interests are (1) youth's risk and resilience: youth problematic Internet use (PIU), traditional and cyberbullying victimization, social-emotional learning competencies, youth mental health, and school climate; (2) school-wide prevention and intervention: positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Dr. Chen aims to answer questions around understanding youth's mental health and behavioral wellness and problems from taking social-ecological and cross-cultural approaches.


Research
Awards and honors
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Publications

Chen. C., Yang, C., & Nie, Q. (2021). Social-Emotional Learning Competencies and Problematic Internet Use among Chinese Adolescents: Structural Equation Modeling. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), 3091. [SSCI Q1, IF5 = 3.390]

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Chen. C., Yang, C., Chan, M. & Jimerson, S. (2020). Association between School Climate and Bullying Victimization: Advancing Integrated Perspectives from Parents and Cross-country Comparisons. School Psychology Quarterly, 35(5), 311-320. http://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000405 [SSCI Q2, IF5 = 2.076]

Zhang, H., & Chen, C. (2021). Protection and Avoidance: Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Perspectives to Traditional Bullying Victimization. Contemporary School Psychology.

Yang, C., Chen. C., Chan, M., Wang, C., Luo, H., & Lin, X. (2020). Training Experience in the U.S. School Psychology Program: Understanding Asian International Students’ Assets, Challenges, and Strategies. Contemporary School Psychology. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-020-00320-x

Yang, C., Chan, M., Chen, C., & Jimerson, S. R. (2021). Parental perceptions of school climate in the United States and China: Advancing cross-country understanding. School Psychology, 36(1), 24. [SSCI Q2, IF5=2.076]

Yang, C., Chen, C., Lin, X., & Chan, M. (2021). School-wide Social Emotional Learning and Cyberbullying Victimization among Middle and High School Students: Moderating Role of School Climate. School Psychology. [SSCI Q2, IF5=2.076]

Yang, C., Jenkins L., Fredrick S. S., Chen, C., Xie, J., & Nickerson, A. (2018). Teacher victimization by students in China: A multilevel analysis. Aggressive Behavior. 45(2), 169-180. http://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21806 [IF5=2.469]

Yang, C., Sharkey, J. D., Chen, C., & Jimerson, S. (2019). Teacher–Home Communication and Bullying Victimization: Do Parents' Perceptions of Fairness of Rules Matter?. School Psychology Review, 48(3). http://doi.org/10.17105/spr-2018-0060.v48-3. [IF5=2.3].

Yang, C., Sharkey, J. D., Reed, L., Chen, C., & Dowdy, E. (2018). Bullying victimization and student engagement in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools: Moderating role of school climate. School Psychology Quarterly. 33(1), 54-64. http://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000250 [SSCI Q2, IF5=2.076]


Conference Presentations (*undergraduate students)

Chen, C. & Yang, C. (2021, February). Problematic Internet Use, Social-Emotional Learning Competencies, and Bullying Victimization. Paper Presentation at the 2021 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Virtual Convention.

Chen, C. & Chan, M. (2020, August). Social emotional learning competencies and bullying victimization: A latent profile analysis. In Yang, C. Advancing Bullying Prevention Research Through the Lens of School-wide Social Emotional Learning. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Online.

Yang, C., Chan, M., & Chen, C. (2020, April). School-wide Social Emotional Learning and Bullying Victimization: How Does School Climate Matter? 2020 American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Yang, C., Chan, M., Chen, C., Vo, R.*, & Lai. C.* (2020, April). Cross-cultural Differences of Parental Perception of School Climate between the U.S. and China. 2020 American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Chan, M., Yang, C., Chen, C., & Vo, R. (2020, April). Association between Teacher Perceived School Disciplinary Classes and School Climate: A Latent Class Analysis. 2020 American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Chen, C. & Yang, C. (2019, February). Latent Profile Analysis of Parent Perception of School Climate. Poster presented at the 2019 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Chen, C. & Yang, C. (2018, November). Cross-cultural Differences of Parents’ Perceptions of School Climate and Bullying Victimization. Paper presented at the Research Festival in the department of counseling, clinical, and school psychology, Goleta, CA.

Wang, K.*, Chen, C. & Yang, C. (2018, July). Resilience to bullying victimization: Moderating role of parents’ perceptions of school climate. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Yang, C., & Chen, C. (2018, July). Resilience to bullying victimization: Moderating role of parents’ perceptions of school climate. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Chen, C. & Yang, C. (2018, July). Chinese teacher victimization and wellbeing: Moderating effect of Home-School Collaboration. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Chen, C., Ruiz, L.*, Vo, R.*, Wang, K.*, & Yang, C. (2018, July). Association between Teacher-Home Communication and Bullying Victimization: Perspectives from Asian American Parents. Poster Presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Ruiz, L.*, Chen, C., & Yang, C. (2018, July). Perception of bullying victimization: Differences between Asian American and other racial/ethnic groups from students and parents’ perspectives. Poster Presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Vo, R.*, Chen, C., & Yang, C. (2018, July). Perception of school climate: Differences between Asian American and other racial/ethnic groups from students and parents’ perspectives. Poster Presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Yang, C., Sharkey, J., Chen, C., & Dowdy, E. (2018, March). Student engagement of bullying-victims: The moderating role of school climate, Poster Presentation at the 2018 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL

Chen, C., Yang, C. & Bear, G. (2018, March). The Relationships between social-emotional competencies and bullying victimization. Poster Presentation at the 2018 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL

Yang, C. & Chen, C. (2018, March). Adolescents’ Social and Emotional Competencies and Cyberbullying Victimization: The Protective Role of School Climate. Poster Presentation at the 2018 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL

Yang, C., Chen, C., Xie, J., & Wang, C. (2018, June). Teacher victimization and subjective wellbeing: Moderating role of school climate. Poster Presentation at the 16th ISQOLS Annual Conference, Hong Kong.

Chen, C. & Yang, C. (2018, June). Chinese teacher victimization and well-being: Moderating effect of home-school collaboration. Poster Presentation at the 16th ISQOLS Annual Conference, Hong Kong.

Chen, C. & Weiss, B. (2017, October). A cross-national study of Problematic Internet Use among Vietnamese, Vietnamese-American, and Euro-American adolescents. Poster Presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.