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    5037 DB Tilburg


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Research interests

My research interests include the psychological meaning of survey response styles, values, and public opinions across cultures (countries and ethnic groups). I am especially keen in comparative quantitative research methods such as structural equation modeling, multilevel analysis, and survey development and adaptations in cross-cultural contexts.



Ph.D (cum laude), Cross-Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 2011-2015

Master of Arts, Intercultural Communication, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China, 2007-2009

Bachelor of Arts, Marketing, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China, 2003-2007



World Bank Consultant, Oct 2015 ? June 2016

Humboldt Post-doc Fellow, German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt, Oct 2015- Jan 2017

Thomas J. Alexander Fellow, OECD, Paris, April - Sep 2015

Marketing and Purchasing Officer, Totally Work Wear, Mackay, Australia, 2010

Research Assistant, Intercultural Institute, Shanghai International Studies University, China, July-December, 2009

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Research Output 2012 2019

An integrated approach to bias in a longitudinal survey in the United Kingdom: Assessing construct, method, and item bias in the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12)

Benítez, I., Adams, B. G. & He, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Assessment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mental Health
United Kingdom
Surveys and Questionnaires

Cross-cultural comparability of noncognitive constructs in TIMSS and PISA

He, J., Barrera-pedemonte, F. & Buchholz, J., 2019, In : Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice. p. 1-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
PISA study
mathematics studies
science studies

The longitudinal links of personality traits, values, and well-being and self-esteem: A five-wave study of a nationally representative sample

Fetvadjiev, V. H. & He, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

personality traits

An indigenous measure of social desirability across western and non-Western countries

Dominguez Espinosa, A., He, J., Rosabal-Coto, M., Harb, C., Benitez Baena, I., Acosta, C., Estrada, C., Barrios, C., van de Vijver, F. & Velasco Matus, P. W., 2 Jul 2018, Venture into cross-cultural psychology: Proceedings from the 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Bepress

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Measurement and monitoring development and well-being indicators from a comparative perspective

van de Vijver, F. & He, J., 1 Dec 2018, Developmental science and sustainable development goals for children and youth . Verma, S. & Petersen, A. (eds.). cham: Springer, p. 329-342

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review