Predictors of Adolescent Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn effective ways of families and teachers in supporting students during the pandemic and different family communication styles in Chinese American families.
  2. identify risk and protective factors of Chinese adolescents' psychological well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. understand the influences of parental discrimination experience, family communication style, and school engagement on adolescents' psychological well-being.


The present study investigated the risk and protective factors associated with adolescent’s mental health well-being based on the survey data reported from parents of Chinese American adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results showed that adolescent’s internalizing and externalizing problems were positively associated with parents’ discrimination experience and incendiary family communication but negatively associated with adolescents’ distance learning engagement and affirming family communication. Only parents’ discrimination experience and distance learning engagement predicted adolescents’ mental health.



Xueqin Lin, University of California Berkeley
Chunyan Yang, University of California Berkeley


Raymond Q. Vo


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