Park, Hye-Jin


Park, Hye-Jin


Dr. Desiree Qin


Started in Fall 2020


Lifespan Human Development and Family Diversity



My name is Hye-Jin Park and I am a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Lifespan Human Development and Family Diversity. My advisor is Dr. Desiree Qin. My research interests consist of understanding how different processes contribute to the well-being of Asian immigrant children and families in the United States. More specifically, I am interested in how the model minority myth, immigration issues, culture, and parenting can impact the developmental outcomes of Asian American children. My work experiences with Chinese and Korean immigrant families in a research lab in Maryland has led me to my research interests in the Asian immigrant population. The main goal of my research is to better understand immigrant families’ experiences and help growing immigrant communities in their struggles to adapt. I am currently working on two projects related to high-achieving Asian American students’ perception of their grades, parenting and adolescents’ mental health. 

Keywords and Phrases

Immigrant families, parenting, Asian American children, culture