photo of young adultsEmerging Adults' Well-Being

Examining contextual qualities related to emerging adults' academics and mental health


  • Examining how indvidual, family, and societal factors relate to the mental health of emerging adults in various cultural/ethnic groups (e.g.,
  • Latinos, African Americans, Armenians, Persians/Middle Easterners, Asians, LGBT, Deaf, and Immigrants).
  • Examining cross-cultural validity of mental health scales.
  • Examining how values about finances are transmitted from parents to emerging adults in Iranian American, Chinese American, and Mexican American families.
  • Examining how interparental conflict between biological mother / stepfather and the biological mother and non-residential father impact emerging adults' mental health.

    Examining whether employment on a university campus influences GPA and retentio