Ruth Chao, PhD
Dr. Chao conducts research on developmental issues involving Asian immigrant youth. In particular, she is interested in the family socialization and parenting of Asian immigrants. Her current interests focus on the effects of parental control, warmth, and parental involvement in school on adolescents' school performance and behavioral adjustment. Her research also includes studies of the language acculturation of Asian immigrant families across time and its effects on adolescent adjustment.
- Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
- PhD, 1992, University of California, Los Angeles, Education and Couseling Psychology
- Chao, R. (2006). The prevalence and consequences of adolescents' language brokering for their immigrant parents (pp. 271-296). Monographs in Parenting: Acculturation and parent-child relationships: Measurement and development.
- Wu, C. X., & Chao, R. K. (2005). Intergenerational cultural conflicts for Chinese American youth with immigrant parents: Norms of parental warmth and the consequences. International Journal of Behavioral Development [Special Issue on Culture and Parenting], 29, 516-523.
- Chao, R. & Tseng, V. (2002). Parenting of Asians. In M. H. Bornstein (Series Ed.), Handbook of parenting: Vol. 4 Social conditions and applied parenting (2nd ed., pp. 59-93). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Chao, R. (2001). Extending research on the consequences of parenting style for Chinese Americans and European Americans. Child Development, 72, 1832-1843.
- Chao, R. (1994). Beyond parental control & authoritarian parenting style: Understanding Chinese parenting through the cultural notion of training. Child Development, 65, 1111-1119.
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