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College of Education

Faculty and Staff

Jin Liu, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology and Research
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-3030
Office: Wardlaw 145
Jin Liu, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Ethics issues in assessment; peer assessment in online courses; applied research in public health; psychometric studies for scales measuring young children's behavioral and emotional problems; applied structural equation modeling.

Selected Publications

Liu, J., Burgess, Y., DiStefano, C., Pan, F., & Jiang N. (In Press). Validating the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist – 17 in the Preschool Environment. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Liu, J., Guo, X., & Gao, R., Fram, P., Ling, Y., Zhang, H., & Wang, J. (In Press). Students’ learning outcomes and peer rating accuracy in compulsory and voluntary online peer assessment. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Liu, J., Jiang, N., & Fan, A.Z., Weissman, R. (2018). Alternatives in Assessing Mental Healthcare Disparities Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Health Equity.2(1). 199-205

Dube, S. R., Liu, J., Fan, A. Z., Meltzer, M. I., & Thompson, W. W. (2019). Assessment of age‐related differences in smoking status and health‐related quality of life (HRQoL): Findings from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Journal of community psychology47(1), 93-103.

Liu, J., DiStefano, C., & Burgess, Y., Wang, J. (2018). Pediatric Symptoms Checklist – 17: Testing measurement invariance of a second-order factor model between boys and girls. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Fan, A.Z., Liu, J., Kress, H., Gusta, G., Shawa, M., Wadonda-Kabondo, N., & Mercy, J. (2017). Applying structural equation modeling to measure violence exposure and its impact on mental health: Malawi violence against children and young women survey, 2013. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

DiStefano, C., Liu, J., Jiang, N., & Shi, D. (2018). Examination of the weighted root mean square residual: Evidence for trustworthiness? Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal25(3), 453-466.

DiStefano, C., Liu, J., & Greer, F. (2018). Investigation of questionable data using validity indices and item response theory methods: Examination with a teacher-rating scale. Psychological Assessment. 30(4), 500-511. 

Johnson, R.L, Liu, J., & Burgess, Y. (2017). A model for making decisions about ethical dilemmas in student assessment. Journal of Moral Education. 46(2), 212-229.  

DiStefano, C., Liu, J., & Burgess, Y. (2017). Investigating the structure of the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist in the preschool setting: A comparison of factor analytic techniques. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 35(5), 494-505.

Greer, F. W., & Liu, J. (2016). Creating short forms and screening measures. In Schweizer, K., & DiStefano, C., (Eds.)  Principles and methods of test construction: Standards and recent advancements. Boston, MA: Hogrefe Publishers.

DiStefano, C., Greer, F. W., Liu, J. (2016). Validation of the BESS TRS-P Structure with an independent sample of teacher ratings. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 34(6) 595-599. doi:10.1177/0734282915623054

Liu, J., Johnson, R.L., & Fan, X. (2016). A comparative study of Chinese and United States pre-service teachers’ perceptions about ethics issues in classroom assessment. Studies in Educational Evaluation. 48, 57-66.

Greer, F. W., DiStefano, C., Liu, J., & Cain, L. (2015). Preliminary psychometric evidence of the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Teacher Rating Scale-Preschool. Assessment for Effective Intervention. 40(4), 240-246.  

Ling, Y., Huebner, E. S., Liu, J., Liu, W. L., Zhang, J., & Xiao, J. (2015). The origins of hope in adolescence: A test of a social–cognitive model. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 307-311.

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