Angela Chow
(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
  • Docent (Lifetime Honorary Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2015 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2016 - Present)
  • Outreach and Communications Committee Member, Asian Caucus, Society for Research in Child Development (2017- present)

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Research Interests

Dr. Chow's research primarily focuses on mental health and well-being development and the roles of psychosocial and behavioral determinants in these longitudinal processes. More specifically, with mental health/well-being and their development as the common key outcome variables across her projects, she examines various psychological, social, and behavioral determinants of these outcomes in different populations. Dr. Chow's work has been cited by 677 publications and with an H-Index of 14, based on Google Scholar (by Aug 2018).

Selected Publications

Chow, A., Dharma, C., Chen, E., Mandhane. P. J., Turvey, S. E., Elliott, S. J., Becker, A. B., Subbarao, P., Sears, M. R., & CHILD Study Investigators, Kozyrskyj, A. L. (in press). Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms and Perceived Stress from Pregnancy to the Postnatal Period among Canadian Women: Impact of Employment and Immigration. American Journal of Public Health.

Chow, A., Kiuru, N., Parker, P., Eccles J. S., & Salmela-Aro, K. (in press). Development of friendship and task values in a New School: Friend selection for the Arts and Physical Education but Socialization for Academic Subjects. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Krahn, H. J., Chow, A., Galambos, N. L., & Johnson, M. D. (in press). Enlightenment, social reproduction, or status defense? Higher Education and Concerns about Social Problems from Adolescence to Midlife. British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Wang, M. T.*, Chow, A.*, & Amemiya, J. J. (2017). Who Wants to Play? Sport Motivation Trajectories, Sport Participation, and the Development of Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 1982-1998. [*equal first authorship]

Wang, M. T.*, Chow, A.*, & Eccles, J. S. (2017). Does everyone's motivational beliefs about physical science decline in secondary school?: Heterogeneity of adolescents' achievement motivation trajectories in physics and chemistry, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 1821-1838. [*equal first authorship]

Chow, A., Galambos, N. L., & Krahn, H. J. (2017). Work values during the transition to adulthood and mid-life satisfaction: Cascading effects across 25 years. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 105-114.

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). Youth unemployment and career scarring: Social-psychological mediating effects? 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.