Jin-kyung Lee

Quantitative Study

Jin-kyung Lee

Doctoral Student, Human Sciences, College of EHE


Advisor: Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan


Gene and Environment Interaction in Relation to Children’s positive social skills, internalizing and externalizing behavior problems




This study tested the moderation of children’s tryptophan hydroxylase on the path from family poverty, parent-child relationship, and child gender to children’s social-emotional behaviors (social skills, internalizing and externalizing behavior problems). 2,171 children from the FFCWS public and genetic data were analyzed through Mplus.


About Jin-kyung Lee


Jin-kyung Lee is a doctoral candidate in the department of Human Sciences. Her advisor is Dr. Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan. Her research interests are children’s social-emotional development, parenting/fathering, and gene and environment(parenting) interaction in the context of family poverty. She presented her research at the annual/biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development(SRCD), the Developmental Methods conference, the International Congress on Infant Studies (ICIS), and the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), using mediation and moderation in structural equation modeling, measurement invariance, and latent profile transition analysis. She earned her bachelor’s degree, with an honor of summa cum laude, and her master’s degree majoring in Child and Family Studies from Seoul National University in South Korea.