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Jeong Jin Yu is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Prior to joining XJTLU, Professor Yu served at universities in the US, South Korea, Australia, and Sweden. He has authored a broad spectrum of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 22 of which list him as the sole or first author. His work, often published as the sole or first author, has appeared in leading journals such as Body Image, Computers in Human Behavior, Development and Psychopathology, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Marriage and Family, among others. With over 1,600 citations in Google Scholar, his research has earned him an h-index of 18 (Link: Some of his research has been funded by the Swedish Research Council (Link: From 2011 to 2016, he served as a consulting editor for ‘Developmental Psychology,’ a journal published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Currently, he is serving on the editorial board for ‘Youth’ (Link:

Research interests

Childrens and adolescents relationships with others (e.g., parents, siblings, peers, teachers)

Self-systems (e.g., self-esteem, self-control, self-criticism, body image) among children and adolescents

Family dynamics


2022-present Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

2016-2022 Associate Professor (permanent), Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

2013-2016 Lecturer (tenure-track), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

2010-2012 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Seoul Graduate School of Counseling Psychology, Seoul, South Korea

2008-2010 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Pennsylvania State University-York, PA, US

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

2007 PhD University of Arizona

2004 MS University of Missouri-Columbia

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  • Staff


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