Publications

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Manuscripts Published & in press

Sun, X., Updegraff, K. A., McHale, S. M., Hochgraf, A. K., Gallagher, A. M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2021). Implications of COVID-19 school closures for sibling dynamics among Latinx children in the U.S.: A prospective, daily diary study. Developmental Psychology, 57, 1708-1718. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001196. (Sun and Updegraff had equal contributions.) Media mentions: Penn State News

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2021). Implications of Mexican-origin youth’s work experiences for relationships with fathers. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 27, 796-807. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000468

Sun, X., Ram, N., & McHale, S. M. (2020). Adolescent family experiences predict young adult educational attainment: A data-based cross-study synthesis with machine learning. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 2770–2785. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-020-01775-5

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Updegraff, K. A. (2020). Career adaptivity mediates longitudinal links between parent-adolescent relationships and young adult occupational attainment. Developmental Psychology, 56, 2309-2321. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001120

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Crouter, A. C.(2020). Perceived underemployment and couple relationships among African American parents: A dyadic approach. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 26, 82-92. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000285
(Media mentions: APA Spotlight, Penn State News)

Skinner, O. D., Sun, X., & McHale S. M. (2020). Longitudinal linkages between expressivity and parent- youth relationships in African American families: A dyadic approach. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 442-454. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01578-3

Jenkins, A. I. C., Fredman, S. J., Le, Y., Sun, X., Brick, T. R., Skinner, O. D., & McHale, S. M. (2020). Prospective associations between depressive symptoms and marital satisfaction in Black couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 34, 12-23. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000573

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Updegraff, K. A. (2019). Sibling experiences in middle childhood predict sibling differences in college graduation. Child Development, 90, 25-34.
https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13047
(Media mentions: NICHD, ScienceDaily, Penn State News, The University Network, MedicalResearch, 知识分子)

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Updegraff, K. A. (2019). Sibling dynamics in adolescence predict young adult orientations to couple relationships: A dyadic approach. Manuscript in press by Journal of Adolescence, 77, 129-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2019.10.014

Lawson, K. M., Sun, X., & McHale, S. M. (2019). Family-friendly for her, longer hours for him: Actor-partner model linking work-family environment to work-family interference. Journal of Family Psychology, 33, 444-452. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000506

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., Crouter, A. C., & Jones, D. E. (2017). Longitudinal links between work experiences and marital satisfaction in African American dual-earner couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 1029-1039. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000381

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Updegraff, K. A. (2017). Maternal and paternal resources across childhood and adolescence as predictors of young adult achievement. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 100, 111-123.
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Chapter Published

Sun, X. & McMillan, C. (2018). The interplay between families and technology: Directions for future investigation. In J. Van Hook, S. McHale, & V. King (Eds). Families and technology, New York: Springer. (Authors have equal contributions)

Presentations

Symposia, Workshops, Talks

Sun, X. & Wang, Y. (2021, November). Typology of Research on Families and Technology: A Systematic Review. Workshop to be chaired at the TCRM conference at the National Council on Family Relations, virtual conference.

Love, B. & Sun, X. (2021, July). Big Data & Data Mining Approaches for Psychology Research. Invited talk for the UCL (University College London)-PKU (Peking University) Summer School in Experimental Design in Psychology. (Love and Sun had equal contributions)

Sun, X. (2020, November). Family Dynamics in the Digital World: Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of Data From Interviews, Social Media, and Smartphones. Symposium chaired at the National Council on Family Relations, virtual conference.

Sun, X. (2020, November). Introduction to Machine Learning for Family Research: Basic Concepts, Common Algorithms, and Application Examples. Workshop chaired at the National Council on Family Relations, virtual conference.

Sun, X. (2019, November). How Families Help Youth to Flourish: The Role of Family Dynamics in Adolescent and Young Adult Positive Well-Being. Symposium chaired at the National Council on Family Relations, Fort Worth, TX.

Sun, X. (2019, March). Leveraging Machine Learning Methods for Research on Child Development in the Big Data Era. Symposium chaired at the Biennial Meeting of Society for Research on Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Sun, X. (2018, December). Sibling Dynamics on Social Media: Applying Big Data to Family Studies. Invited talk at College of Education, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Sun, X. (2018, June). Sociocultural Contexts of the Work-Family Interface: A Call to Identify Resiliency Factors. Symposium chaired at the Biennial Meeting of Work and Family Researchers Network, Washington, D.C.

Sun, X. (2018, April). The Role of Family in Adolescent and Young Adult Romantic and Sexual Relationships: A Call for Systems Research. Symposium chaired at the Biennial Meeting of Society on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN

Paper Presentations

Sun, X., Reeves, B., Ram, N., Cho, M. J., Fitzgerald, A., & Robinson, T. N. (2020, November). Pulling Closer or Pushing Away? Ambivalence in the Dynamics Between Young Adults and Parents in the Digital Context. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations, virtual conference.

Sun, X., Robinson, T. N., Ram, N., Reeves, B., Cho, M. J., Chiatti, A., Lee, J., Roehrick, K., Yang, X., & Fitzgerald, A. (2020, July). Parent-Young Adult Communication in the Digital World: A Screenomics Paradigm. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), virtual conference.

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Updegraff, K. A. (2019, November). Career adaptivity mediates longitudinal links between parent-adolescent relationships and young adult occupational attainment. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Fort Worth, TX.

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2019, November). Implications of Mexican-origin youth’s work experiences for relationships with fathers. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Fort Worth, TX.

Sun, X., & Ram, N. (2019, March). Family Experiences in Adolescence Predict Young Adult Educational Attainment: A Machine Learning Approach. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of Society for Research on Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Sun, X., Chi, G., Yin, J., & McHale, S. M. (2018, October). Sibling interactions and shared interests on Twitter: Analyses of a selected sibling sample based on archived Twitter data. Paper presented at SRCD Special Topics: Conference on the Use of Secondary and Open Source Data in Developmental Science, Phoenix, AZ. Download Slides

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Crouter, A. C. (2018, June). Perceived underemployment among African American spouses: Implications for couple relationships. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of Work and Family Researchers Network, Washington, D.C. Download Slides

Lawson, K. M., Sun, X., & McHale, S. M. (2018, June). The associations between wives’ and husbands’ work-family environment and work-family spillover: Actor-Partner Interdependence Models. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of Work and Family Researchers Network, Washington, D.C. Download Slides

Sun, X., & McHale, S. M. (2018, April). Sibling dynamics in adolescence predict young adult orientations to couple relationships: A dyadic approach. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of Society on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN. Download Slides

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., Crouter, A. C., & Jones, D. E. (2017, November). Longitudinal links between work experiences and marital satisfaction among African American dual-earner couples. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations. Orlando, FL. Download Slides

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Updegraff, K. A. (2017, November). Early parental resources predict young adult achievement. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations. Orlando, FL. Download Slides

Padilla, J. & Sun, X., (2017, November). Links between siblings’ gender-typed characteristics and sibling relationship qualities. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations. Orlando, FL.

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2017, May). Sleep duration predicts time spent on homework among Mexican-American adolescents: A daily diary study. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania State University Mini-Conference on Multivariate/Longitudinal Methods. University Park, PA. Download Slides

Poster Presentations

Sun, X., Haydel, K. F., Matheson, D., Desai, M., & Robinson, T. N. (2021, April). Prospective study of mobile phone acquisition and ownership and well-being among low-income Latinx children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), virtual conference. Download poster here

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2018, April). Time spent on homework among Mexican American adolescents: Contextual correlates and implications for achievement. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of Society on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN. Download Poster

Sun, X., McHale, S. M., & Updegraff, K. A. (2017, April). Sibling experiences in middle childhood: Implications for sibling differences in college graduation. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX. Download Poster

Mayfield, K., Sun, X., & McHale, S. M. (2016, October). Correlates of fathers’ and mothers’ coparenting in African American families. Poster presented at the special topics meeting, Babies, Boys, and Men of Color, Society for Research on Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Sun, X., Kim, J. J., Fung, J. J., Park, H. & Lau, A. S. (2014, September). Mothers’ and children’s implicit theories of intelligence: Implications for child mental health in Hong Kong families. Poster presented at the Final Presentation Symposium for UCLA Cross-disciplinary Scholars for Science and Technology, Los Angeles, CA. Download Poster