Dr. Jiang completed her doctoral training in school psychology at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Before the appointment at Temple University, she spent five years as an assistant professor at the University of Memphis. She is an editorial board member for School Psychology. Dr. Jiang’ research focuses on adolescent social emotional well-being and psychological strengths (e.g., hope, growth mindset), 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.

Research Interests

  • Youth social-emotional well-being
    Development of psychological strengths
    Prevention and wellness promotion
    Resilience in diverse social and cultural contexts

Courses Taught




SPSY 9551



SPSY 9687

Clinical Supervision Seminar in School Psychology


SPSY 9688

Psychoeducational Clinic


EPSY 2325

Statistics for Decision Making


Selected Publications

  • 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

  • Jiang, X., Fang, L., Stith, B.R., Liu, R.D., & Huebner, E.S. (2018). A Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Version of the Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 13(4), pp. 1081-1095. doi: 10.1007/s11482-017-9576-x

  • Jiang, X.u., Otis, K., Weber, M., & Huebner, E. (2018). Hope and adolescent mental health. In M.W. Gallagher & S.J. Lopez (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Hope (pp. 299-312). Oxford University Press. Retrieved from

  • Jiang, X.u. & Huebner, E.S. (2017). Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale: Analysis of Factorial Invariance Across Gender. Journal of Well-Being Assessment, 1(1-3), pp. 25-34. doi: 10.1007/s41543-017-0002-9

  • Wang, C., Yang, C., Jiang, X.u., & Furlong, M. (2017). Validation of the Chinese version of the Social Emotional Health Survey–Primary. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 6(1), pp. 1-13. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2016.1272026

  • Jiang, X.u., Lyons, M.D., & Huebner, E.S. (2016). An examination of the reciprocal relations between life satisfaction and social problem solving in early adolescents. J Adolesc, 53, pp. 141-151. England. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.09.004

  • Rothenberg, S.E., Yu, X., Liu, J., Biasini, F.J., Hong, C., Jiang, X.u., Nong, Y., Cheng, Y., & Korrick, S.A. (2016). Maternal methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion and offspring neurodevelopment: A prospective cohort study. Int J Hyg Environ Health, 219(8), pp. 832-842. Germany. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2016.07.014

  • Jiang, X.u., Kosher, H., Ben-Arieh, A., & Huebner, E.S. (2014). Children's Rights, School Psychology, and Well-Being Assessments. SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 117(1), pp. 179-193. doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0343-6

  • Kosher, H., Jiang, X.u., Ben-Arieh, A., & Huebner, E.S. (2014). Advances in children's rights and children's well-being measurement: implications for school psychologists. Sch Psychol Q, 29(1), pp. 7-20. United States. doi: 10.1037/spq0000051

  • Jiang, X.u., Huebner, E.S., & Siddall, J. (2013). A Short-Term Longitudinal Study of Differential Sources of School-Related Social Support and Adolescents' School Satisfaction. SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 114(3), pp. 1073-1086. doi: 10.1007/s11205-012-0190-x

  • Jiang, X.u., Huebner, E.S., & Hills, K.J. (2013). PARENT ATTACHMENT AND EARLY ADOLESCENTS' LIFE SATISFACTION: THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF HOPE. PSYCHOLOGY in the SCHOOLS, 50(4), pp. 340-352. doi: 10.1002/pits.21680

  • Siddall, J., Huebner, E.S., & Jiang, X.u. (2013). A prospective study of differential sources of school-related social support and adolescent global life satisfaction. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 83(1), pp. 107-114. United States. doi: 10.1111/ajop.12006

  • Topps, A.K. & Jiang, X.u. Exploring the Moderating Role of Ethnic Identity in the Relation Between Peer Stress and Life Satisfaction among Adolescents. Contemporary School Psychology. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s40688-023-00454-8