Angela Chow

Assistant Professor
Applied Health Science
(812) 856-2986
PH 138

  • University of Hong Kong, Ph.D.
  • University of Hong Kong, B.Ed.
  • SPH F347 Human Development II: Middle Childhood through Adolescence
  • SPH F150 Introduction to Life-Span Development
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2015 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Research Interests

Dr. Chow's research interests primarily lie in understanding human development across transitions and across the lifespan. More specifically, her research focuses on three areas: (1) motivational development from childhood to adulthood, and the roles of motivation processes on both immediate and long-term outcomes across domains (such as education, career, and well-being), (2) trajectories of maternal mental health across the transition into motherhood, and their associations with children's behavioral, cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical health development, and (3) the roles of peer, family, school, and larger community in the aforementioned processes.

Selected Publications
Chow, A., Galambos, N. L., & Krahn, H. J. (in press). Do early work values matter for mid-life career and life satisfaction? Cascading effects across 25 Years. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Symonds, J. E., Dietrich, J., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2016). Mental Health Improves After Transition From Comprehensive School to Vocational Education or Employment In England: A National Cohort Study. Developmental Psychology, 52, 652-665.

Krahn, H. J. & Chow, A. (2016). Explaining the career scarring effects of youth unemployment. The Canadian Journal of Sociology, 41, 117-137.

Sortheix, F. M., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2015). Work values and the transition to work life: A longitudinal study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 89, 162–171.

Lauermann, F. Chow, A., & Eccles, J. S. (2015). Differential effects of adolescents’ expectancy and value beliefs about Math and English on math/science-related and human services-related career plans. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 7, 205-228.

Wang, M. T., Chow, A.*, Hofkens, T.*, & Salmela-Aro, K. (2015). The trajectories of student emotional engagement and school burnout with academic and psychological development: Findings from Finnish adolescents. Learning and Instruction, 36, 57-65. [*equal second authorship]

Chow, A., Krahn, H. J., & Galambos, N. L. (2014). Developmental trajectories of work values and job entitlement beliefs in the transition to adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1102-1115.

Lonka, K., Chow, A., Keskinen, J., Hakkarainen, K., Sandström, N., & Pyhältö, K. (2014). How to measure PhD students’ conceptions of academic writing – and are they related to well-being? Journal of Writing Research, 5, 245-269.

Sortheix, F. M., Dietrich, J., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2013). The role of career values for work engagement during the transition to working life. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 466-475.

Ranta, M., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2013). Trajectories of life satisfaction and the financial situation in the transition to adulthood. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 4, 57-77.

Chow, A., Eccles, J. S., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2012). Task value profiles across subjects and aspirations to physical and IT-related science fields in the United States and Finland. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1612-1628.

Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2011). Task-values across subject domains: A gender comparison using a person-centred approach. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 202–209.

Chuy, M., Scardamalia, M., Bereiter, C., Prinsen, F. R., Resendes, M., Messina, R., Hunsburger, W., Teplovs, C., & Chow, A. (2010). Understanding the nature of science and scientific progress: A theory-building approach. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 36. Retrieved from here.