HE Jinbo


HE Jinbo

Assistant Professor

Education Background:
M.S. (Central South University)
Ph.D. (University of Macau)
Office Address


Teaching Area

Mental health, eating behaviors, obesity, body image; psychological intervention; health education;structural equation modeling, finite mixture modeling, psychometrics


I am looking for graduate research assistants. Please contact me if you are interested.


Health Psychology & Quantitative Research Methodology


Publications in peer-reviewed journals: * = corresponding author; # = advisee in my lab

62. Cheng, Z.#, Gao, X.#, Yang, C.#, Brytek-Matera, A., & He, J.* (2022). Effects of Online and Face-to-Face Intuitive Eating Interventions on Body Image and Eating Behaviors among Women in China: A Feasibility Study. Nutrients. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091761

61. Wang, Q.#, Cui, S.#, Barnhart, W.R., Yu, Y.#, Liu, Y.#, Cui, T.#, & He, J.* (2022). Relationships between retrospective parental feeding practices and Chinese university students’ current appetitive traits, weight status, and satisfaction with food-related life. Appetitehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106061

60. He, J.* & Sun, S. (2022). Editorial: Media, Body Image, and Eating Behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.851346

59. He, J.*, Brytek-Matera, A., Cooper, M., Cui, S.#, & Chen, G. (2022). Chinese translation of the Clinical Impairment Assessment (CIA 3.0): Psychometric properties and measurement invariance across sex and age in Chinese adolescents, young adults, and adult men. Eating Behaviors, 45, 101623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2022.101623

    58. Cai, Z.*, Mao, P., Wang, D., He, J., Chen, X., & Fan, X. (2022). Effects of Scaffolding in Digital Game-based Learning on Student’s Achievement: A Three-level Meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-021-09655-0

    57. Ren, Y.#, Lu, C., Yang, H., Ma, Q., Barnhart, R.W., Zhou, J., & He. J.*. (2022). Using machine learning to explore core risk factors associated with the risk of eating disorders among non-clinical young women in China: A decision-tree classification analysis. Journal of Eating Disorders, 10, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00545-6

    56. He, J., Kang, J.,Sun, S., Zickgraf, H., Cooper, M., & Zhai, Y.* (2021). The Landscape of Eating Disorders Research: A 40-year Bibliometric Analysis. European Eating Disorders Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.1002/erv.2884

    55. Zhang, H.#, Song, J.#, Zhao, Y.#, Brytek-Matera, A., & He, J.* (2021). Is the relationship between BMI and body appreciation explained by body dissatisfaction and body image inflexibility among older adults? A study among older Chinese men and women. Body Image. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.11.006 

    54. Tie, B.#, Tang, C.#, Zhu, C., & He, J.* (2021). Body dissatisfaction and non-suicidal self-injury among Chinese young adults: A moderated mediation analysis. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-021-01340-z

    53. He, J.*, Murray, S., Compete, E. Song, J.#, & Nagata, J. (2021). The Muscularity-Oriented Eating Test, Drive for Muscularity Scale, and Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder Inventory among Chinese men: Confirmatory factor analyses. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 11690. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111690

    52. Chen, X., He, J.*, Swanson, E., Cai, Z., & Fan, X. (2021). Big Five Personality Traits and Second Language Learning: A Meta-Analysis of 40 Years’ Research. Educational Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-021-09641-6

    51. Waliłko, J., Bronowicka, P., He, J., Brytek-Matera, A.* (2021). Dieting and disinhibited eating patterns in adult women with normal body weight: Does rumination matter? Nutrients, 13, 2475https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072475

    50. Zhang, J., Wang, Y.*, Wu, C., & He, J.* (2021). The relationship between emotional intelligence and disordered eating: A meta-analysis. Personality and Individual Differenceshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111239

    49. Cui, T.#, Xi, J.#, Song, J.#, Tang, C.#, & He, J.* & Brytek-Matera, A.* (2021). The relationship between music and food intake: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients, 13, 2571. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082571

    48. Ma, Z., He, J.*, Sun, S., & Lu, T.* (2021). Patterns and stability of food preferences among a national representative sample of young, middle-aged, and elderly adults in China: A latent transition analysis.Food Quality & Preference, 94, 104322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104322

    47.He, J., Song, J.#, Chen, G.*, Cai Z., & Nui, R. (2021). Patterns of Perceived Parenting Styles and Associations with Night Eating Syndrome Symptoms and Correlates among Chinese Adolescents: A Latent Profile Analysis. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-021-01265-7

    46. Zhao, Y.#, Song, J.#, Brytek-Matera, A., Zhang, H.#, & He, J.* (2021). The relationships between sleep and mental and physical health of Chinese elderly: Exploring the mediating roles of diet and physical activity. Nutrients, 13(4), 1316. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041316

    45. Tie, B.#, Chen, G., & He, J.* (2021). Validation of the Inflexible Eating Questionnaire in a large sample of Chinese adolescents: Psychometric properties and gender-related differential item functioning. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-021-01239-9

    44. Ma, Z., He, J.*, & Lu, T.* (2021). Patterns of Chinese Adolescents’ Activity Preferences: Predictors and Associations with Time Spent on Physical and Sedentary Activities. Children and Youth Services Review,124, 105971.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.105971

    43. Sun, S., He, J.*, Yang, X. & Wang, F.* (2021). Benefits-Seeking or Risks-Taking? Examining the Portrayal of Cosmetic Surgery in Chinese News, 2000-2019. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 48. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010048

    42. Chen, G., He, J.*, Cai, Z., & Fan, X.  (2020). Perceived parenting styles and body appreciation among Chinese adolescents: Exploring the mediating roles of dispositional mindfulness and self-compassion. Children and Youth Services Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105698

    41. He, J., Zhao, Y.#, Zhang, H.#, & Lin, Z.* (2020). Orthorexia nervosa is associated with positive body image and life satisfaction in Chinese elderly: evidence for a positive psychological perspective. International Journal of Eating Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23400

    40. Tang, C.#, Cooper, M., Wang, S., Song, J.#, & He, J.* (2020). The relationship between body weight and dietary restraint is explained by body dissatisfaction and body image inflexibility among young adults in China. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-020-01032-0

    39. He, J., Sun, S.*, Lin, Z., & Fan, X. (2020). Body Dissatisfaction and Sexual Orientations: A Quantitative Synthesis of 30 Years Research Findings. Clinical Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101896

    38. He, J., Cai, Z.*, Chen, X., Lu, T., & Fan, X. (2020). Validation of the Chinese version of the Body Image Acceptance and Action Questionnaire and the Mediating Role of Body Image Flexibility in the Relationship between Body Dissatisfaction and Psychological Distress. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2020.07.003

    37. He, J., Chen, G.*, Wu, S., Niu, R., & Fan, X. (2020). Patterns of negative emotional eating in Chinese young adults: A latent class analysis. Appetite. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2020.104808

    36. He, J., Zickgraf, H., Ellis, J., Lin, Z.*, & Fan, X. (2020). Chinese version of the Nine Item ARFID Screen: Psychometric properties and cross-cultural measurement invariance. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120936359

    35. Hu, B., Ren, L., Wu, Z.*, Chen, J., & He, J. (2020). Relationship between teacher-child conflict and children’s problem behaviors in preschool. School Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2020.1827678

    34. He, J., Sun, S.*, Lin, Z.*, & Fan, X. (2020). The association between body appreciation and body mass index among males and females: A meta-analysis. Body Imagehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.03.006

    33. Chen, G., He, J.*, Wu S., Zhang, B., & Fan, X. (2020). Relationship between overeating and child abuse by family members among Chinese adolescents. Children and Youth Services Review.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104944

    32. He, J., Sun, S.*, Zickgraf, H, Lin, Z.*, & Fan, X. (2020). Meta-analysis of gender differences in body appreciation. Body Image, 33, 90-100https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.02.011

    31. Sun, S, He, J.*, Shen, B.*, Fan, X., Chen, Y., & Yang, X. (2020). Obesity as a “Self-regulated Epidemic”: Coverage of Obesity in Chinese Newspapers. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesityhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-020-00886-8

    30. Chen, G., He, J.*, Zhang, B., & Fan, X. (2020). Revisiting the relationship between body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptoms: The mediating roles of regulatory emotional self-efficacy and depression symptoms among Chinese adolescents. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-020-00848-0

    29. He, J.*, Zickgraf, H., Essayli, J., & Fan, X. (2020). Classifying and Characterizing Chinese young adults reporting picky eating: A latent profile analysis. International Journal of Eating Disordershttps://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23231

    28. He, J., Sun, S*, & Fan, X. (2019). Validation of the 12-item short form of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire in the Chinese context: Confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesityhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-019-00840-3

    27. Chen, G., He, J.*, Zhang, B., & Fan, X. (2019) Body weight and body dissatisfaction among Chinese adolescents: Mediating and moderating roles of weight-related teasing. Current Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00572-8

    26. Chen, X., He, J.*, Fan, X., (2019). Relationships between Openness to Experience, Cognitive Flexibility, Self-Esteem, and Creativity among Bilingual College Students in the U.S. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2019.1688247

    25. Chen, X., He, J.*, & Fan, X. (2019). Chinese translation and validation of the Ego-Resiliency Scale among adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessmenthttps://doi.org/10.1177/0734282919889242

    24. Sun, S., He, J.*, & Fan, X.(2019). Mapping and predicting patterns of Chinese adolescents' food preferences. Nutrients, 11, 2124. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11092124

    23. Chen, X., Cai, Z.*, He, J., & Fan, X. (2019). Gender differences in life satisfaction among children and adolescents: A meta-analysis. Journal of Happiness Studieshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-019-00169-9

    22. Sun, S., He, J.*, Fan, X., Chen, Y., & Lu, X. (2019). Chinese media coverage of eating disorders: Disorder representations and patient profiles. International Journal of Eating Disordershttps://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23154

    21. He, J., Sun, S.*, Zickgraf, H., Ellis, J., & Fan, X. (2019). Assessing appetitive traits in Chinese young adults using the Adult Eating Behavior Questionnaire: Factor structure, gender invariance and latent mean differences, and associations with BMI. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191119864642

    20. He, J.*, & Fan, X. (2019). Evaluating the performance of the k-fold cross-validation approach for model selection in growth mixture modeling. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal. 26, 66-79. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705511.2018.1500140

    19. He, J.*, Ellis, J., Zickgraf, H., & Fan, X. (2019). Translating, modifying, and validating the Adult Picky Eating Questionnaire for use in China. Eating Behaviors. 33, 78-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2019.04.002

    18. Chen, X., He, J.*, Fan, X., & Cai, Z. (2019). Attachments, dispositional mindfulness, and psychological distress: A mediation analysis. Current Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-0088-0

    17. He, J., Chen, X.*, Fan, X., Cai, Z., & Huang F. (2019). Is there a relationship between body mass index and academic achievement? A meta-analysis. Public Health, 167, 111-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.11.002

    16. He, J.*, Ma, H., Barthels, F., & Fan, X. (2019). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the 10-item Duesseldorf Orthorexia Scale (DOS): Prevalence and demographic correlates of orthorexia nervosa among Chinese university students. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity. 24(3), 453-463. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-019-00656-1

    15. He, J.*, Ji, F., Zhang, X., & Fan, X. (2019). Psychometric properties and gender invariance of the simplified Chinese version of Night Eating Questionnaire in mainland Chinese college students. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity. 24(1), 57-66. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-018-0553-7

    14. Zhang, J., Meng, Y.*, He, J., Xiang, Y., Wu, C., Wang, S., & Yuan Z. (2019). McGurk effect by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developing controls: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49(1), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3680-0

    13. He, J.*, Latner, J., Wu, W., & Fan, X. (2019). Measuring loss of control over eating in China: Psychometric properties of the full and short Chinese version of the Loss of Control Over Eating Scale (LOCES). Current Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-9976-6

    12. He, J., Fan, X., Yan, J., Huang, F.*, Wu, W., & Cai, Z. (2019). The relationship between neuroticism and night eating: Exploring the mediating roles of psychological distress and maladaptive coping. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 24(1), 68-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2018.1488081

    11. Huang, F., Teo, T., & He, J*. (2019). Examining digital nativity among university teachers in China: Factor structure and measurement invariance of the Digital Native Assessment Scale (DNAS). Interactive Learning Environmentshttps://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2019.1570278

    10. Gan, Z.*, Leung, C., He, J., & Nang, H. (2019). Classroom assessment practices and learning motivation: A case study of Chinese EFL students. TESOL Quarterly. 53, 514-527. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.476

    9. He, J., Chen, X.*, Fan, X., Cai, Z., & Hao, S. (2018). Profiles of parent and peer attachments among adolescents and associations with psychological outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review. 94, 163-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.10.001

    8. He, J.*, & Fan, X. (2018). How accurate is using parent-reported data for screening overweight and obesity among children and adolescents? Meta-analyses at both population and individual levels. Childhood Obesity. 14(5), 291-301. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2018.0062

    7. He, J., Cai, Z.*, & Fan, X. (2018). How accurate is the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents derived from self-reported data? A Meta-analysis. Public Health Nutrition, 21(10), 1865-1873. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018000368

    6. He, J., Huang, F.*, Yan, J., Wu, W., Cai, Z., & Fan, X. (2018). Prevalence, demographic correlates, and association with psychological distress of night eating syndrome among Chinese college students. Psychology Health & Medicine, 23(5), 578-584. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2017.1400669

    5. He, J.*, Cai, Z., & Fan, X. (2017). Prevalence of binge and loss of control eating among children and adolescents with overweight and obesity: An exploratory meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(2), 91–103. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22661

    4. He, J., Cai, Z.*, & Fan, X. (2017). Accuracy of using self-reported data to screen children and adolescents with overweight and obesity: A diagnostic meta-analysis. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 11(3), 257-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2017.03.004

    3. Fan, H., Xu, J., Cai, Z.*, He, J., & Fan, X. (2017). Homework and students' achievement in math and science: A 30-year Meta-analysis, 1986–2015. Educational Research Review, 20, 35-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2016.11.003

    2. He, J., Zhu, H., Luo, X., Cai, T.*, Wu, S., & Lu, Y. (2016). The Chinese version of Impact of Weight on Quality of Life for Kids: Psychometric properties in a large school-based sample. Journal of Public Health, 38(2), e187-e193. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdv094

    1. Zhu, H., Luo, X., Cai, T.*, He, J., Lu, Y., & Wu, S. (2016). Life event stress and binge eating among adolescents: The roles of early maladaptive schemas and impulsivity. Stress and health, 32(4), 395-401. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2634

    Book chapters

    He, J.*, & Fan, X. (2019). Latent Class Analysis. In Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

    He, J.*, & Fan, X. (2019). Latent Profile Analysis. In Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

    He, J.*, Hu, B.Y., & Fan, X. (2018). Q-sort Technique. In Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

    Member of Editorial Board of Journals:

    1. International Journal of Eating Disorders (Editorial Board Member)

    2. Body Image (Editorial Board Member)

    3. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia & Obesity (Editorial Board Member)

    4. Scientific Reports (Editorial Board Member)

    5. Frontiers in Psychology - Eating Behaviors (Guest Associate Editor)

    6. Frontiers in Nutrition - Eating Behaviors (Guest Associate Editor)

    Ad-Hoc reviewer:

    International Journal of Eating Disorders; Appetite; Body Image; Journal of Public Health; Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity; Food Quality & Preference; Foods; Food Security; Personality and Individual Differences; BMC Neuroscience; PLOS ONE; Interactive Learning Environments; Studies in Educational Evaluation; Frontiers in Psychology; European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation; Children and Youth Service Review; Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism; International Journal of Psychological Research; School Psychology International; Learning and Individual Differences; Current Psychology; Annals of Saudi Medicine; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 心理学报 (Acta Psychologica Sinica).