YoungJu Shin

Assistant Professor
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205
Asst Professor
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205
Asst Professor
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205
Affiliated Faculty
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205

Biography

Dr. Shin's primary line of research focuses on health communication and culture with the focus on prevention intervention. Using a mixed method approach, she has conducted a series of studies that examined differential roles of family, school, media, and culture for substance use prevention intervention. Her recent research extends to culturally diverse families and health, specifically investigating cultural adaptation processes among the first and second generation of immigrants, identifying protective and risk factors associated with acculturation and enculturation, testing acculturation status and health information seeking behaviors, exploring layers of identity and identity gaps, and delving into communicative contexts of parentification (i.e., a role reversal between parent and child) and privacy management. 

Dr. Shin is well equipped with the mixed methods training, particularly using advanced statistical analyses such as hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), structural equation modeling (SEM), latent class analysis (LCA), latent growth curve modeling (LGCM), latent profile analysis (LPA), and latent transition analysis (LTA). 

Dr. Shin has published top-tier communication and public health journals, including American Journal of Community Psychology, Communication Monographs, Health Communication, Health Education Research, Journal of AdolescenceJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Prevention Science. She has also made presentations at regional, national, and international conferences in communication and public health including American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and Society for Prevention Research.

Dr. Shin has been involved in several grant projects serving as co-investigator funded by Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana State Department of Health, and US Department of State. Dr. Shin also served as a faculty collaborator for the Asia Mediated Project funded by US Department of Education and contributed to create an educational, online module for Korean comfort women issue and media coverage in US and Korea. She is recently selected as one of 11 participants for US.-Korea Next Gen Scholar Program (2018-2019) sponsored by Center for Strategic and International Studies and University of Southern California's Korean Studies Institute. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Health Communication, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University. 2008 - 2012
  • M.A. Organizational Professional Communication Development, Department of Communication Studies, Ball State University.  2005 - 2007
  • B.A. Korean Language and Literature and Media and Communication (dual major), Yeungnam University, Korea. 2000 - 2005

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Research Interests

Health Communication

Substance Use Prevention Intervention

Family Communication

Immigrant Families and Intercultural Communication

Research Methodology

Research Group

Health Communication Initiative

ICGlobal Interest Group

 

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

(* indicates social sciences citation index [SSCI] journal publication)

Shin, Y. (2019*). How do mothers manage their privacy with adolescents? Exploring mother-adolescent communication in Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1177/0265407519836282 

Shin, Y., Lu, Y., & Pettigrew, J. (2018*). Is parent-adolescent drug talk always protective? Testing a new scale of drug talk styles in relation to adolescent personal norms, parental injunctive norms, substance use intentions, and behaviors. Health Communication. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1536954

Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., & Hecht, M. L. (2018*). Differential effects of parental “drug talk” styles and family communication environments on adolescent substance use. Health Communication. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1439268

Shin, Y., Pettigrew, J., Miler-Day, M., Hecht, M. L., & Krieger, J. L. (2018*). Trends of parent-adolescent drug talk styles in early adolescence. Health Communication. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1437522

Hecht, M. L., Shin, Y., Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., & Krieger, J. L. (2018*). Designed cultural adaptation and delivery quality in substance use prevention: An effectiveness trial for the keepin’ it REAL curriculum. Prevention Science, 18, 1008-1018. doi:10.1007/s1112-018-0937-y 

Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., Shin, Y., Krieger, J. L., Hecht, M. L., & Graham, J. W. (2018*). Parental messages about substances in early adolescence: Extending a model of drug talk styles. Health Communication, 33, 349-358. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1283565

Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., Hecht, M. L., & Krieger, J. L. (2017*). Entertainment education videos as a persuasive tool for school-based substance use prevention intervention, keepin’ it REAL. Health Communication33, 896-906. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1321163

Shin, Y., & Miller-Day, M. (2017*). A longitudinal study of parental anti substance-use socialization for early adolescents’ substance use behaviors. Communication Monographs, 84, 277-297. doi:10.1080/03637751.2017.1300821

Pettigrew, J., Shin, Y., Stein, J. B., & Raalte, L. J. (2017). Family communication and adolescent alcohol use in Nicaragua, Central America: A test of primary socialization theory. Journal of Family Communication, 17, 33-48. doi:10.1080/15267431.2016.1251921

Choi, H. J., Miller-Day, M., Shin, Y., Hecht, M. L., Pettigrew, J., Krieger, J., Lee, J. K., & Graham, J. W. (2017). Parent prevention communication profiles and adolescent substance use: A latent profile analysis and growth mixture model. Journal of Family Communication, 17, 15-32. doi:10.1080/15267431.2016.1251920

Shin, Y., & Maupome, G. (2017*). Segmentation of Mexican-heritage immigrants: Acculturation typology and language preference in health information seeking. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health,19, 1163-1173. doi:10.1007/s10903-016-0401-7

Shin, Y., Lee, J. K., Lu, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2016*). Exploring parental influence on the progression of alcohol use in Mexican- heritage youth: A latent transition analysis. Prevention Science, 17, 188-198. doi:10.1007/s11121-015-0596-1

Shin, Y. (2016). Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling. Journal of Research Methodology. Kyungpook National University: The Institute for Basic Social Science, 1, 118-132.

Miller-Day, M., Hecht, M. L., Krieger, J. L., Pettigrew, P., Shin, Y., & Graham, J. W. (2015*). Teacher narratives and student engagement: Testing narrative engagement theory in drug prevention education. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34, 604-620. doi: 10.1177/0261927X15586429

Pettigrew, J., Graham, J. W., Hecht, M. L., Miller-Day, M., Krieger, J. L., & Shin. Y. (2015*). Adherence and delivery: Implementation quality and program outcomes for the 7th grade keepin' it REAL program. Prevention Science, 16, 90-99. doi: 10.1007/s11121-014-0459-1

Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., Pettigrew, J., Hecht, M. L., & Krieger, J. L. (2014*). Typology of delivery quality: Latent profile analysis of teacher engagement and delivery techniques in a school based prevention intervention, keepin’ it REAL Curriculum. Health Education Research, 29, 897-905. doi: 10.1093/her/cyu061

Miller-Day, M., Pettigrew, J., Hecht, M. L., Shin, Y., Krieger, J. L., & Graham, J. W. (2013). How prevention curricula are taught under real-world conditions: Types of and reasons for teacher curriculum adaptations in 7th grade drug prevention curriculum. Health Education, 113, 324-344. doi: 10.1108/09654281311329259

Shin, Y., Lee, J. K., & Miller-Day, M. (2013). The effects of maternal emotional wellbeing on mother-child communication and youth emotional wellbeing in low-income families. Communication Research Reports, 30, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/08824096.2012.763025

Shin, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2013*). Does parentification place Mexican-heritage youth at risk for substance use? Identifying the intervening nature of parent-child communication about alcohol. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 149-159. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.10.010 

Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., Shin, Y., Hecht, M. L., Krieger, J. L., & Graham, J. W. (2013*). Describing teacher-student interactions: A qualitative assessment of teacher implementation of the 7th grade keepin’ it REAL substance use intervention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51, 43-56. doi: 10.1007/s10464-012-9539-1

Hopfer, S., Davis, D., Kam, J. A., Shin, Y., Elek, E., & Hecht, M. L. (2010). A review of elementary school-based substance use prevention programs: Identifying program attributes. Journal of Drug Education, 40, 11-36. doi: 10.2190/DE.40.1.b 

 

Book Chapters and Encylcopedia Entries

Shin, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2018). Communication theory of identity. In Y. Y. Kim (Ed.). International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (pp.1-9). New Jersey, NJ: Wiley.

Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., & Hecht, M. L. (2018). Media literacy and parent-adolescent communication about alcohol in media: Effects on adolescent alcohol use. In D. O’Hair (Ed.). Risk and health communication in an evolving media environment (pp. 12-21). New York, NY: Routledge. 

Shin, Y., & Lu, Y. (2017). Hypothesis formulation. In M. Allen (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (pp. 675-677). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Hecht, M. L., & Shin, Y. (2017). Funded research. In M. Allen (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (pp. 599-602). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Hecht, M. L., & Shin, Y. (2015). Culture and social and emotional competencies. In J. A. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.). Handbook of social and emotional learning: Research and practice (pp.50- 64). New York, NY: Guilford.

Shin, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2014). Immigrant family communication and health. In T. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication (pp. 690-692). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Hecht, M. L., & Shin, Y. (2014). Public health interventions in multicultural communities. In T. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication (pp. 1126-1129). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

 

Research Activity

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Interracial Marriage in Korea. A. T. Steele Faculty Research Grant. Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University ($2,500). 2019 - 2020

Shin, Y. (Faculty recipient). Social Science Dean’s Philanthropy Faculty Workshop Reserach Fund. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University ($1,000). 2019

Shin, Y. (Co-investigator). Expanding the influence of Dale se REAL in Nicaragua Central America. the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (Managua, Nicaragua), U.S. Department of State, Jonathan Pettigrew (PI). Arizona State University ($800,000 total costs). 2016 - 2019

Shin, Y. (Co-PI). Testing the Use of Expressive Arts for the Reduction of Collective Fear in Borderlands Youth. Program for Transborder Communities Research Cluster Grant, Amira De La Gaza (PI), Arizona State University ($15,000). 2016 - 2018

Shin, Y. (Faculty collaborator). Asia Mediated: Interdisciplinary curriculum innovation. U.S. Department of Education, Juliane Schober, PI, Pauline Cheong, Co-PI. Arizona State University, U.S. Department of Education ($189,688 total costs, $1,500 direct costs). 2016 - 2018

Shin, Y. (Faculty recipient). NIH-CDC Faculty Grant Writing Workshop Research Fund. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University ($1,000). 2017

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Joint Effects of Entertainment-Education and Interpersonal Communication for Youth Substance Use Prevention. Research Supports Fund Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($21,995). 2015 -2016 

Shin, Y. (Co-investigator). Adolescent Sexual Assault Study. Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, John Parrish-Sprowl (PI). Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($65,000 total costs). 2014 - 2015 

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Mexican-heritage Young Adult Experience of Emotional Parentification during Adolescence. School of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($5,126). 2014 

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Mexican-heritage Youth Experience of Emotional Parentification: Mother-Adolescent Dyadic Perspective. IUPUI Developing Diverse Researchers with InVestigative Expertise (DRIVE) Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($14,908). 2013 - 2014

Shin, Y. (Co-investigator). ISDH Tobacco Use and Belief Studies. Indiana State Department of Health, Tamara Leach (PI). Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($159,094 total costs). 2012 - 2013 

Shin, Y. (Faculty recipient). Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (EMPOWER) Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($5,000). 2012 - 2013 

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
COM 263 Elements Intercultural Comm
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 263 Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 691 Seminar
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 263 Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 463 Intercultural Comm Globl Cntxt
COM 608 Multivar Stat Anlys Data Comm
COM 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 263 Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 463 Intercultural Comm Globl Cntxt
COM 690 Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 263 Elements Intercultural Comm

Honors/Awards

U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program (2018 - 2019). Center for Strategic and International Studies and University of Southern California Korean Studies Institute.

Journal of Family Communication 2017 Article of the Year Award (2018). Family Communication Division, National Communication Association.

Early Career Poster Session and Social Hour Travel Award (2012). American Psychological Association, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 

Honorable Mention Award for Student Poster Presentation (2012). Society for Prevention Research.

SPR/ECPN Scholarship Travel Award (2012). National Institute of Health (NIH) 

Barnett Program Fund for Public Health Travel Award for American Public Health Association conference (2011). Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 

Barnett Program Fund for Public Health Travel Award for Modern Modeling Methods Conference and Preconference Workshop (2011). Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 

SPR/ECPN Scholarship Travel Award (2011). National Institute of Health (NIH) 

Barnett Program Fund for Public Health Travel Award for Society for Prevention Research conference (2011). Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 

Early Career Poster Session and Social Hour Travel Award (2010). National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), American Psychological Association 

Travel Award for ICPSR Summer Program Workshop  (2010) Using Secondary Analysis of the National Survey of Parents and Youth at University of Michigan. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIDA) 

SPR/ECPN Scholarship Travel Award (2010). National Institute of Health (NIH) 

Winner for Cooperative Community Consulting Competition (CCCC) (2007). College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM), Ball State University

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (2005). College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University

Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship (2004-2005). Yeungnam University

Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarships (2001-2004). Yeungnam University

Professional Associations

National Communication Association

International Communication Association

Society for Prevention Research

American Psychological Association

American Public Health Association

Western State Communication Association

Service

Journal Review

Communication Monographs

Communication Research

Health Communication

Health Education

Health Education Research

Journal of Adolescence

Journal of Family Communication

Journal of Family Issues

Journal of Health Communication

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Journal of International & Intercultural Communication

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Prevention Science

The American Journal on Addictions

The Spanish Journal of Psychology

The Journal of Pediatrics

 

Conference Review

Internatioanl Communication Association

National Communication Association 

Society for Prevention Research

Western State Communication Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Graduate Comprehensive Exam Ad-Hoc Task Committee (2018 - Present), Arizona State University 

Graduate Admissions Committee (2017 - Present), Arizona State University

Graduate Faculty Committee (2016 - Present), Arizona State University