Angela Chow

Angela Chow is Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University. She was a Pathways fellow from 2009 to 2011. She was awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked at the University of Alberta, Canada from 2011 to 2015. Angela’s research interests include students’ motivational development across educational transitions, gender differences in educational and occupational aspirations, and the effects of educational experiences on mid-life outcomes. Her research focuses on task values and work values, and how these values shape developmental pathways from adolescence to young adulthood and midlife, with particular emphasis on outcomes related to education, career, and well-being.

Lauermann, F. Chow, A., & Eccles, J. S. (in press). Differential effects of adolescents’ expectancy and value beliefs about Math and English on math/science-related and human services-related career plans. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology.

Wang, M. T., Chow, A.*, Hofkens, T.*, & Salmela-Aro, K. (in press). The trajectories of student emotional engagement and school burnout with academic and psychological development: Findings from Finnish adolescents. Learning and Instruction, 36, 57-65. [*equal second authorship]

Chow, A., Krahn, H. J., & Galambos, N. L. (2014). Developmental trajectories of work values and job entitlement beliefs in the transition to adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1102-1115.

Sortheix, F. M., Dietrich, J., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2013). The role of career values for work engagement during the transition to working life. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 466-475.

Ranta, M., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2013). Trajectories of life satisfaction and the financial situation in the transition to adulthood. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 4, 57-77.

Chow, A., Eccles, J. S., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2012). Task value profiles across subjects and aspirations to physical and IT-related science fields in the United States and Finland. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1612-1628.

Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2011). Task-values across subject domains: A gender comparison using a person-centred approach. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 202–209.

Chow, A., Wang, M. T., Eccles, J. S. & Salmela-Aro, K. (submitted). Who wants to have a career in science? The roles of family characteristics in childhood and science motivation trajectories in adolescence.

Chow, A., Miller, G. E., Chen, E., Mandhane P. J., Turvey, S. E., Elliott, S. J., Becker, A. B., Subbarao, P., CHILD Study Investigators, Sears, M. R., Kozyrskyj, A. L. (submitted). Trajectories of depressive symptoms and perceived stress from pregnancy to postnatal period: A developmental psychopathological perspective.

Sortheix, F. M., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (in press). Work values and the transition to work life: A longitudinal study. Journal of Vocational Behavior

Book Chapters
Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2014). Does priority matter? Gendered patterns of task values across subject domains (pp. 247-265). In I. Schoon & J. S. Eccles (Eds.). Gender differences in aspirations and attainment: A life course perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

“Researching Career Development of Young People in Canada. Chinese Female Scholar Won a Government Fellowship.” Sing Tao Daily.12th Oct, 2011.

2011    Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada

2011    Research Grant, Office of the Vice-President (Research), University of Alberta, Canada

2011    Research Grant, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Canada

2010    Research Grant, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland

2010    Chancellor´s Travel Grant, University of Helsinki, Finland

2010    Visiting Grant, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, US