Juan Zhong
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clark University, Worcester, MA, 2014
  • Master of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China, 2004

The key question guiding Juan Zhong’s research is how people experience adulthood in different cultural contexts by using mixed methods. In the past, her research has explored the migrant experiences of young Chinese women workers as they moved from rural villages to factories in industrialized cities. Currently, she is focusing on young Chinese professionals who were educated in the Western cultures and have returned to work in China.

Research Interests

  • Emerging and young adulthood
  • Mixed methods research
  • Developmental cultural psychology

Courses Taught

  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Development
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Directed Research in Psychology
  • Honors Guided Individual Study
  • Proposal Design

Selected Works


Luo, Y., & Zhong, J. (2022). Independence and sex differences in physical activity and sedentary behavior trends from middle adolescence to emerging adulthood: A latent class growth curve analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, 2647. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052647

Zhong, J., & Arnett, J. J. (2018). “I feel like there would be a vast sky out there” The leaving home decisions of Chinese migrant women workers. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 7, 121-136. https://doi.org/10.1037/ipp0000088

Zhong, J., & Arnett, J. J. (2014). Conceptions of adulthood among migrant women workers in China. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38, 255-265. DOI: 10.1177/0165025413515133

Zhong, J. (2010). [Review of the book Chinese Youth in Transition, edited by J. Y. Xi, Y. X. Sun, & J. J. Xiao]. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25, 350-353. DOI:10.1177/0743558409352535