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Faculty

Chen Chen Professor

Academic Area: 
Achievement goals, Achievement motivation, Social development, and Well-being
Research Interests: 
  • Achievement goals, Achievement motivation, Social development, and Well-being
  • Temperament, Personality, Parenting styles, and Attachment styles
Bio: 

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Developmental and Educational Psychology, The University of Hong Kong (2010)
  • M. Ed. in Developmental and Educational Psychology, Nanjing Normal University (1996)
  • B.A. in School Education, Nanjing Normal University (1993)

Research Projects (Selected)

  • Project of the National Social Science Foundation in China financed by the National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science (2014/06-2017/12): Social Development and the Mechanism of Urban Migrant Children (PI)
  • Brand Course in English for Foreign Students in China by Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China (2013 - current): Introduction to Psychology (PI)
  • The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant financed by Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China (2010 - current): The Nature and Development of Achievement Motivation among Chinese Elementary School, High School, and University Students (PI)
  • The Education Science Research Grant financed by Jiangsu Planning Office of Education Science (2011 - current): A Comparative Study on Learning Motivation and Its Influential Factors between Chinese and Austrian University Students (PI)
  • The Philosophy and Social Sciences Research Grant financed by Jiangsu Province Bureau of Education (2010 – 2015): The Impact of Individual Differences and Learning Environment on Chinese University Students’ Achievement Motivation, Academic Achievement, and Subjective Well-Being (PI)
  • The Philosophy and Social Sciences Research Grant financed by Jiangsu Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science (2001-2004): An Ecological Study on Middle School Students’ Need in Present Age (PI)
  • Research Grant from Nanjing Normal University (1999-2001): The Impact of Parent-Child Personality Characteristics on Parenting Styles (PI)

Journal Articles (selected)

International

  1. Chen, C. (2016). The role of resilience and coping styles in subjective well-being among Chinese university students. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 25(3), 377-387. DOI 10.1007/s40299-016-0274-5
  2. Chen, C. (2015). Incremental validity of achievement goals in predicting subjective well-being among University Students. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology. 14(1), 38-62.
  3. Yu, Tak-ming & Chen, C. (2012). Thinking styles and preferred teacher interpersonal behavior among Hong Kong students. Learning and Individual Differences, 22(4), 554-559. DOI:10.1016/j.lindif.2012.02.002 (Correspondent author)
  4. Chen, C. & Zhang, L. F. (2011). Temperament, personality, and achievement goals among Chinese adolescent students. Educational Psychology, 31(3), 339-359.
  5. Chen, C. (2006). The roles of temperament and parenting styles in adolescents’ achievement motivation. Research Studies in Education, 4, 127-144.

Chinese Journals (selected)

  1. Chen, C, Yan, T., & Lin, C-d (2013). Perfectionism, self-esteem, and academic procrastination among Chinese university students. Psychological Development and Education, 29(4), 369-378.
  2. Chen, C. & Fan, J. Q. (2010). The applicability of the Parenting Style Index to Nanjing and Shanghai adolescents. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social science), Issue 6, 107-112.
  3. Chen, C., Ni, H. Y., & Yang, J. P. (2007). The impact of fourth and fifth grade children’s temperament on their parenting styles. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science), Issue 3, 107-113.
  4. Chen, C. (2004). The summarizing and reflecting on studies of Chinese adolescents’ needs over the past two decades. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science), Issue 5, 74-79.
  5. Chen, C. (2004). The application of empathy on university teaching. Jiangsu Higher Education, 117(5), 72-74.
  6. Chen, C. (2002). An analysis of the study of parenting styles. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science), Issue 6,95-103.
  7. Li, X-p, Yan, H-l, Yun, X., & Chen, C. (2014). The effects of empathy as contextual variable on violence attitude. Psychological Development and Education, 30(5), 466-473. (Correspondent author)
  8. Chen, P., & Chen, C. (2015). The impact of multiple goals on motivational, affective, and academic outcomes among Chinese university students. Psychological Research, 8(1): 85-94. (Correspondent author)

Books

  1. Hong, Y., & Chen, C. (2011). Nonrecursive Causal Models.shanghai: Gezhi press.
  2. (The translated book: Barry, William (1984). Nonrecursive Causal Models. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.)

Honors and Awards

  • Middle- and Young-aged Academic Backbone, Nanjing Normal University (2016-2018)
  • Jiangsu Overseas Research and Training Program for University Prominent Young & Middle-aged Teachers and Presidents (November 2014-December 2015)
  • Achievement in the 8th College Philosophy and Social Science Research of Jiangsu Province (2012, awarded by Jiangsu Province Bureau of Education)
  • Eurasia-Pacific Uninet PhD & Post Doc Scholarship (September 2008 – March 2009, sponsored by Austrian Exchange Service)
  • K. P. Tin Visiting Fellowship in Chinese Education (2003-2004 Year, sponsored by The University of Hong Kong)
  • Special Prize at Educating People and Imparting Knowledge (2003, awarded by Nanjing Normal University)
  • Excellent Prize in Teaching (2003, awarded by Nanjing Normal University)
  • Achievement in the Teaching Results of Jiangsu Provincial Higher Education (2001, one of the key members, awarded by Jiangsu Province Bureau of Education)

Academic Title (Other Professional Activities)

  • Adjacent-Professor, Research Institute of Moral Education, Nanjing Normal University (2013-current)
  • Committee member of the Committee of Teaching of Psychology of Chinese Psychological Association (2013-2017)

Contact

E-mail:chenchen@njnu.edu.cn