Dr. Jiang completed her doctoral training in school psychology at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Before the appointment at Temple University, she was an assistant professor at the University of Memphis. She is a licensed psychologist, who is passionate about training and mentoring future school psychologists. She is an editorial board member for School Psychology and the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on adolescent social-emotional well-being and psychological strengths (e.g., growth mindset, stress-related growth), especially their development in the family and school contexts. Her research also aims to better understand the role of diversity and cultural factors in positive youth development and provide evidence to guide preventive and early intervention efforts in schools and communities.

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Research Interests

  • Adolescence
  • Motivation
  • Social Processes/Development

Courses Taught




SPSY 9551



SPSY 9687

Clinical Supervision Seminar in School Psychology


SPSY 9688

Psychoeducational Clinic


EPSY 2325

Statistics for Decision Making


Selected Publications

  • Ju, C., Mo, N., Zhang, W., Jiang, X.u., & Xue, J. (2024). The Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Mindful Self-Care Scale for College Students. Mindfulness, 15(3), pp. 616-630. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s12671-024-02308-7

  • Jiang, X.u., Fang, L., & Mueller, C.E. (2023). Growth mindset: An umbrella for protecting socially stressed adolescents' life satisfaction. Sch Psychol. United States. doi: 10.1037/spq0000584

  • Topps, A.K. & Jiang, X.u. (2023). Exploring the Moderating Role of Ethnic Identity in the Relation Between Peer Stress and Life Satisfaction among Adolescents. Contemp Sch Psychol, pp. 1-12. United States. doi: 10.1007/s40688-023-00454-8

  • Jiang, X.u., Shi, D., Fang, L., & Ferraz, R.C. (2022). Teacher-student relationships and adolescents' school satisfaction: Behavioural engagement as a mechanism of change. Br J Educ Psychol, 92(4), pp. 1444-1457. England. doi: 10.1111/bjep.12509

  • Jiang, X.u., Paley, N., & Shi, D. (2022). Examining the validity and measurement invariance across gender and race of the Implicit Thoughts, Emotion, and Behavior Questionnaire. Sch Psychol, 37(4), pp. 330-338. United States. doi: 10.1037/spq0000505

  • Zhang, W., Jiang*, X.u., Yang, L.u., & Zhu, W. (2022). Adult Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Internet Addiction in College Students: Prevalence and Differential Associations. European Journal of Psychology and Educational Research, 5(1), pp. 33-43. Eurasian Society of Educational Research. doi: 10.12973/ejper.5.1.33

  • Hu, Y. & Jiang, X.u. (2022). Hope as an engine mediating the relation between parental attachment and social problem solving skills in adolescents. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 43(3), pp. 237-252. doi: 10.1177/01430343221091991

  • Walker, K.A. & Jiang, X.u. (2022). An examination of the moderating role of growth mindset in the relation between social stress and externalizing behaviors among adolescents. J Adolesc, 94(1), pp. 69-80. England. doi: 10.1002/jad.12006

  • Jiang, X.u., Topps, A.K., & Suzuki, R. (2021). A Systematic Review of Self-Care Measures for Professionals and Trainees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 15(2), pp. 126-139. doi: 10.1037/tep0000318

  • Jiang, X.u., Walker, K., & Topps, A.K. (2021). A systematic review of self-care measures for adolescents with health needs. Qual Life Res, 30(4), pp. 967-981. Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02685-1

  • Jiang, X., Shi, D., Topps, A.K., & Archer, C.M. (2020). From Family Support to Goal-Directed Behaviors: Examining the Mediating Role of Cognitive Well-Being Factors. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21(3), pp. 1015-1035. doi: 10.1007/s10902-019-00117-7

  • Archer, C.M., Jiang, X., Thurston, I.B., & Floyd, R.G. (2019). The Differential Effects of Perceived Social Support on Adolescent Hope: Testing the Moderating Effects of Age and Gender. Child Indicators Research, 12(6), pp. 2079-2094. doi: 10.1007/s12187-019-9628-x

  • Jiang, X.u., Fang, L., & Lyons, M.D. (2019). Is Life Satisfaction an Antecedent to Coping Behaviors for Adolescents? J Youth Adolesc, 48(11), pp. 2292-2306. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10964-019-01136-6

  • Jiang, X.u. (2019). Positive psychology interest group highlights. Communiqué, 48(1). United States: National Association of School Psychologists. Retrieved from

  • Jiang, X., Fang, L., & Lyons, M.D. (2019). Does school satisfaction predict coping? A short-term longitudinal examination in early adolescents. Psychology in the Schools, 56(4), pp. 582-594. doi: 10.1002/pits.22210

  • Jiang, X.u., Fang, L., Stith, B.R., Liu, R., & Huebner, E.S. (2019). A cross-cultural evaluation of the students’ life satisfaction scale in chinese and american adolescents. Current Psychology, 40(5), pp. 2552-2560. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00188-y