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Yi-fu Chen

Associate Professor

Youth Studies, Life Course, Sociology of Deviance, Criminology, Intervention Studies, Gene and Society
886-2-8674-1111 ext. 67067 yifuchen@mail.ntpu.edu.tw By appointment
Experience

Ph.D. in Sociology, Iowa State University

Biographical Sketch

Yi-fu Chen received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Iowa State University. After graduation, he joined Center for Family Research at University of Georgia and has worked as a research statistician until 2012. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at National Taipei University, Taiwan. His main research areas include sociology of crime and deviance (Criminology), sociology of family, life course research, and advanced quantitative methods. His research includes the development of integrated criminological theories, the efficacy of parenting programs designed to reduce drug use, gene by environment interaction (GXE) effect on young adults’ internalizing and externalizing problem behavior, and the impact of peer network on adolescent violent behavior.


His recent work falls into three main research topics. In criminology, his research focuses on the importance of cognitive schemas on violence and crime. He integrates two theories from criminology and social psychology on human violence to argue a four-element social schema model of violence. With empirical data from Taiwan, he tests the theoretical model. (in Chinese)


In GXE studies, he and his co-author investigate the effect of a novel gene (CRHR1) and its interaction effect with economic hardship on depression. The finding, published in Journal of Adolescent Health, demonstrates a protective effect of the CRHR1 on depression when the youth experience high economic hardship in childhood.


In intervention and prevention studies, he and his co-authors investigate the long-term effect of a family-based intervention program on smoking behavior among young adults. The finding, published in Pediatrics, shows that the family-based intervention program decreases the tobacco intake (in term of cotinine levels in blood) after ten years of the intervention participation. The long-term link is mediated by an improvement of family functioning among the intervention participants.


Other publication can be found in Journal of Marriage and Family, Development and Psychopathology, Child Development, Criminology, and Prevention Science.


Full CV
Courses & Syllabi

Current Courses

Undergraduate: Youth and Society

Graduate:


Future Courses

Sociology of deviance and criminology, Youth Studies, Health and society, Longitudinal data analysis, Categorical data analysis, Intervention and prevention studies, Genetics and Society



Journal Papers

Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Papers



2020

  • Tai, Tsui-O and Yi-fu Chen. (2020). Effects of Household Composition, Social Welfare Age Orientation and Welfare Regimes on Youth Poverty: Comparison of East Asian and Western Welfare States. Taiwanese Journal of Sociology, 67: 1-62. (in Chinese) (TSSCI).
  • Wei, Hsi-Sheng, An-Ti Shih, Yi-Fu Chen, and Jun Sung Hong. (2020). The Impact of Adolescent Parentification on Family Relationship and Civic Engagement. Journal of Social Work, Online fist, DOI: 10.1177/1468017320955249. (SSCI)

2019

  • Chen, Hsing-Jung and Yi-fu Chen. (2019). Early Family Economic Disadvantages and Developmental Outcomes in Emerging Adulthood: A Latent Profile Analysis. Formosa Journal of Mental Health, 32(1): 89-118. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)

2017

  • Chen, Yi-fu (2017). Violent Knowledge Structure and Adolescent Violent Behavior: A Social Cognitive Perspective. Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 29(3): 343-379. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)
  • Chen, Yi-fu, Yu, Tianyi, & Brody, H. Gene. (2017). Parenting Intervention at Age 11 and Cotinine Levels at Age 20 among Black Youth. Pediatrics, 140(1): e20164162. (SCI)

Book & Book Chapter

Book Chapters


In press

  • Tai, Tsui-o, Yi-fu Chen, and Hsien-Chih Tu (in press). Domestic Labor Involvement of Young Taiwanese Couples in Different Partnership and Parenthood Statuses in Yi, Chin-Chun and Tsai, Ming-Chang (eds), Transition to Adulthood in East Asia: Illustrations from Taiwan Youth Studies, SAGE.
  • Chen, Yi-fu and Chyi-in Wu (in press). Early Delinquency Trajectory and Developmental Outcomes in Adulthood: Findings from the Taiwan Youth Project in Yi, Chin-Chun and Tsai, Ming-Chang (eds), Transition to Adulthood in East Asia: Illustrations from Taiwan Youth Studies, SAGE.
  • Chen, Yi-fu (in press). Youth Problems and Poverty, in Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (ed), Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies, BRILL.
  • Koo, Hearan, K. Heo, Tadahiko Maeda, Yi-fu Chen (in press). Data Harmonization of Social Well-Being Survey in Asia in Jaeyeol Yee, Hiroo Harada, and Masayuki Kanai (eds.), Social Well-being, Development, and Multiple Modernities in Asia, Springer.

2014


  • Chen, Yi-fu. (2014). Early Adolescence. In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp 1733-1735.


Conference Paper

Selected Conference Papers


2021


  • Tai, Tsui-o & Yi-fu Chen (2021). School-to-work Transitions and Well-being of Young Adults in Taiwan. Paper presented in 2021 NTPU Flagship Project Conference. Dec 5.
  • Wei, Hsi-Sheng, Yi-Ping Hsieh, Yi-Fu Chen, Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma, & Yu-Sheng Lin (2021). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Sexting among Taiwanese Adolescents. Paper presented in 2021 NTPU Flagship Project Conference. Dec 5.
  • Chen, Yi-fu, Hsi-Sheng Wei, Josef Kuo-Hsun Ma, Yi-Ping Hsieh, & Yu-Sheng Lin (2021). Youth Sexting in Taiwan: Trends and its Association with Bullying Behavior. Paper presented in 2021 NTPU Flagship Project Conference. Dec 5.
  • Ma, Josef Kuo-Hsun, Yi-Fu Chen, Chia-Chen Chou, Hsi-Sheng Wei, Yi-Ping Hsieh, & Yu-Sheng Lin (2021). Gender Differences in the Prevalence of Cyberbullying across Educational Levels. Paper presented in 2021 NTPU Flagship Project Conference. Dec 5.
  • Chen, Yi-fu, Andy Liyoung Chou, & Wan-chi Chen (2021). Public College Admission of Indigenous People: The Role of Affirmative Action in Higher Education and the Types of Residence. Paper presented in 2021 NTPU Flagship Project Conference. Dec 5.
  • Lin, Kuei-Hsiu & Yi-fu Chen (2021). Being Good Parents: The Cultural Imperatives of Parenting and the Wellbeing of Parents. Paper presented in International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) 2021 Virtual Conference Program. August 24-28.
  • Tai, Tsui-O & Yi-fu Chen (2021). Types of Youth’s School-to-work Transitions: Causes and the Consequences for their Job Careers. Paper presented in 2021 Population Association of Taiwan Annual Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, April 24.
  • Lin, Kuei-Hsiu & Yi-fu Chen (2021). What You Have Done Is Not What I Perceived: The Difference between Parents and Children on Parenting and its Association with Children’s Developmental Outcomes. Paper presented in 2021 Population Association of Taiwan Annual Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, April 24.


2020


  • Chen, Yi-fu & Chyi-In Wu (2020). Delinquent Trajectory across Adolescence and the Subjective Wellbeing in Adulthood. Paper presented in the 8th Conference of Taiwan Youth Project, 2020, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. November 19 to 21.
  • Lin, Kuei-Hsiu & Yi-fu Chen (2020). The Effect of Changes in Intergenerational Coresidence between Generations: The Living Arrangement of Married Children and its Effects on Their Subjective Well-being. Paper presented in 2020 Annual Conference of Taiwanese Sociological Association, National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan, November 28 to 29. (in Chinese).
  • Chen, Yi-fu & Kuei-Hsiu Lin (2020). The Effect of Changes in Intergenerational Coresidence between Generations: The Living Arrangement of Married Children and its Effects on Their Subjective Well-being. Paper presented in International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) 18th Annual Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 25-28. (Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).
  • Chen, Hsing-jung & Yi-fu Chen (2020). Long-term Family Poverty and the Heterogeneity of Depression and Substance Use Problems in Early Adulthood. Paper presented in 2020 Annual Conference of Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC., USA, January 15-19.


2019


  • Chen, Wan-chi & Yi-fu Chen (2019). The Preliminary Findings from the Short-term Longitudinal Study on Remote Elementary Schools in Taiwan. Paper presented in 2019 Annual Conference of Taiwanese Sociological Association, Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, Taipei, Novembor 30 to December 1.
  • Chen, Yi-fu (2019). The Possible Demand of Certificate in Social Survey in Job Market: Interviews with Practitioners. Paper presented in 2019 Annual Conference of Taiwanese Sociological Association, Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, Taipei, Novembor 30 to December 1.
  • Tai, Tsui-o, Yi-fu Chen, and Hsien-Chih Tu. (2019). Does Marriage Make a Difference? Housework among Young Married and Cohabiting Couples in Taiwan. Paper presented in the 7th Conference of Taiwan Youth Project, 2019, Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, Taipei, April 12-13.
  • Chen, Yi-Fu, Kuei-hsiu Lin, and Tsui-O Tai. (2019). Marriage and Subjective Wellbeing in Taiwan: Evidence from Panel Data. Paper presented in the 7th Conference of Taiwan Youth Project, 2019, Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, Taipei, April 12-13.


Professional Awards
  • 2005 Reuben Hill Award, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)