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Su Yeong Kim

Core FacultyPh.D. HDFS, University of California, Davis

Associate Professor in the Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
Su Yeong Kim



Chinese and Korean American, Mexican American families and immigration, acculturation, language brokering, parenting, depressive symptoms, school achievement, measurement invariance


Su Yeong Kim studies the intersection of family and cultural contexts in the development of children of immigrants in the United States. She examines culturally-relevant developmental processes such as acculturation, tiger parenting, and language brokering in immigrant families, with a focus on the development of adolescents. Dr. Kim’s focus is on Mexican American and Chinese American families in the United States. Students with written and verbal proficiency in Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese) are encouraged to inquire about current research opportunities.

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