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


CPSY 5699

Crisis Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation


Selected Publications

  • Jiang, X.u., Fang, L., Stith, B.R., Liu, R., & Huebner, E.S. (2021). A cross-cultural evaluation of the students’ life satisfaction scale in chinese and american adolescents. Current Psychology, 40(5), pp. 2552-2560. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00188-y

  • 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., Walker, K., & Topps, A.K. (2021). A systematic review of self-care measures for adolescents with health needs. Quality of Life Research, 30(4), pp. 967-981. 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., Fang, L., & Lyons, M.D. (2019). Is Life Satisfaction an Antecedent to Coping Behaviors for Adolescents? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(11), pp. 2292-2306. 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., 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

  • Wang, C., Yang, C., Jiang, X.u., & Furlong, M. (2018). Validation of the Chinese version of the Social Emotional Health Survey–Primary. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 6(1), pp. 62-74. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2016.1272026

  • 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. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s41543-017-0002-9

  • Jiang, X., Lyons, M.D., & Huebner, E.S. (2016). An examination of the reciprocal relations between life satisfaction and social problem solving in early adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 53, pp. 141-151. 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. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of HYGIENE and ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 219(8), pp. 832-842. 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. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY QUARTERLY, 29(1), pp. 7-20. 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. AMERICAN JOURNAL of ORTHOPSYCHIATRY, 83(1), pp. 107-114. doi: 10.1111/ajop.12006