Xu (Lilya) Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (School)

Psychology Building, Room 306
Office Hours
Tuesday, 10:30-1:30
Xu (Lilya) Jiang, Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.A., University of South Carolina
B.S., Beijing Normal University

Research Interests

  • Function of subjective well-being and psychological strengths in adolescents
  • Youth and family resilience in diverse social, economic and cultural contexts
  • Strength-based assessment and intervention in schools and communities
  • Cross-cultural research and multidisciplinary collaboration

Recent Publications

Jiang, X., Fang, L. & Lyons, D. M. (2019). Is life satisfaction an antecedent to coping behaviors in adolescents? Journal of Youth and Adolescence. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-019-01136-6. Advance online publication.

Jiang, X., Shi, D., Topps*, A. K., & Archer*, C. M. (2019). From family support to goal-directed behaviors: Examining the mediating role of cognitive well-being factors. Journal of Happiness Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-019-00117-7. Advance online publication.

Jiang, X., Fang, L., Stith*, B. R., Liu, R., & Huebner, E. S. (2019). A cross-cultural evaluation of the Student Life Satisfaction Scale in Chinese and American adolescent samples. Current Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-019-00188-y. Advance online publication.

Jiang, X., Fang, L., & Lyons, M. D. (2019). Does school satisfaction predict coping behaviors in early adolescents? A short-term longitudinal examination. Psychology in the Schools, 56(4), 582-594. DOI:10.1002/pits.2221.

Archer*, C. M., Jiang, X., Thurston, I., & Floyd, R. (2019). Longitudinal effects of differential sources of social support on hope in adolescents: Testing the moderation effects of age and gender. Child Indicator Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-019-9628-x. Advance online publication.

Jiang, X., Fang, L., Stith*, B. R., Liu, R., & Huebner, E. S. (2018). A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Student Life Satisfaction Scale. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 13(4), 1081-1095. DOI: 10.1007/s11482-017-9576-x

Wang, C., Yang, C., Jiang, X., & Furlong, M. (2018). Initial validation of the Social Emotional Health Survey - Primary in a Chinese sample. International Journal of Educational and School Psychology, 6, 62-74. DOI:10.1080/21683603.2016.1272026

Jiang, X. & Huebner, E. S. (2017). Student Life Satisfaction Scale: analysis of factorial invariance across gender. Journal of Well-being Assessment, 1, 25-34. DOI: 10.1007/s41543-017-0002-9

Jiang, X., Otis, K., Weber, M., & Huebner, E. S. (2017). Hope and adolescent mental health. In: M. W. Gallagher, & S. J. Lopez. (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of hope (pp.299-312). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Jiang, X., Lyons, M. D., & Huebner, E. S. (2016). A longitudinal examination of the relations between life satisfaction and social problem-solving in early adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 141-151. DOI:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.09.004

Rothenberg, S. E., Yu, X., Hong, C., Liu, J., Biasini, F., Jiang, X., Nong, Y., & Yue, C. (2016). Low-level Methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion during pregnancy impacts offspring cognitive at 12 months. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 219(8), 832-842. DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2016.07.014

Jiang, X., Kosher, H., Ben-Arieh, A., & Huebner, E. S. (2014). Children's rights, school psychology, and well-being assessments. Social Indicator Research, 17(1): 179-193. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0343-6

Kosher, H., Jiang, X., Ben-Arieh, A., & Huebner, E. S. (2014). Advances in children's rights and well-being in schools: Implications for school psychologists. School Psychology Quarterly, 29(1): 7-20. DOI: 10.1037/spq0000051

Jiang, X., Huebner, E. S., & Hills, K. J. (2013). Parental attachment and adolescents' life satisfaction: The mediation mechanism of hope. Psychology in Schools, 50(4): 340-352. DOI: 10.1002/pits.21680

Jiang, X., Huebner, E. S., & Siddall, J. (2013). A short-term longitudinal study of differential sources of school-related social support and adolescents' school satisfaction. Social Indicator Research, 114(3): 1073-1086. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-012-0190-x

Siddall, J., Huebner, E. S., & Jiang, X. (2013). A prospective study of differential sources of school-related social support and adolescent global life satisfaction. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83(1): 107-114. DOI: 10.1111/ajop.12006

Huebner, E. S., Hills, K. J., & Jiang, X. (2013). Assessment and promotion of life satisfaction in youth. In: C. Proctor, & P. A. Linley (Eds.), Research, applications and interventions for children and adolescents: a positive psychology perspective (pp.23-42). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.

Huebner, E. S., Hills, K. J., Jiang, X., Long, R. F., Kelly, R., & Lyons, M. (2013). Schooling and children's subjective well-being. In: A. Ben-Arieh, F. Casas, I. Frones, & J. Korbin, (Eds.), Handbook of child well-being (pp.797-819). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

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