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

• Children and adolescent social-emotional well-being
• Development of cognitive-social-emotional strengths in youths (e.g., social problem solving, hope, optimism, self-regulation)
• Parent-child relationships and interactions, and their impact on positive youth development
• Cross-cultural research

Recent Publications

Jiang, X., Fang, L., *Stith, B. R., Liu, R., & Huebner, E. S. (2017). A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Student Life Satisfaction Scale. Applied Research in Quality of Life. DOI: 10.1007/s11482-017-9576-x

Jiang, X. & Huebner, E. S. (2017). Student Life Satisfaction Scale: analysis of factorial invariance across gender. Journal of Well-being Assessment. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s41543-017-0002-9

Wang, C., Yang, C., Jiang, X., & Furlong, M. (2017). Initial validation of the Social Emotional Health Survey - Primary in a Chinese sample. International Journal of Educational and School Psychology. DOI:10.1080/21683603.2016.1272026

Jiang, X., Lyons, M., & 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

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., 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

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. dii:10.1007/s11205-012-0190-x

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.

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

*graduate student advisee