Jessica Chan

Jessica Chan completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Clinical Developmental Psychology program at York University. She also earned her Honours B.A. Degree at York University. Her main research interests lie in the study of maternal-child relationships and parenting from a cross- cultural perspective, and to the identification of best practices of child-rearing in different cultures. Her Master’s thesis compared the parenting practices of Chinese-Canadian and European-Canadian mothers, and explored the influence of acculturation and immigrant status on parent and child variables such as caregiver stress, confidence, sensitivity, attributions, and child behaviour problems. Jessica’s research was funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.