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Dr. KIM Tae Yeun (金兌姸博士)

Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
M.A. (University of Chicago)
B.A. (Seoul National University)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: Y7306 AC1 
Phone: 34424533
Email: taeykim@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Child and Youth Development
  • Minority Youth and Families
  • Race and Ethnicity (e.g., Perceived Discrimination, Ethnic Identity, Ethnic-Racial Socialization)
  • Social Support; Peer Relationships
  • Quantitative Research Methods
Dr. Tae Yeun Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at City University of Hong Kong. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in the School of Social Service Administration (Social Work) at University of Chicago, and her B.A. in Social Welfare from Seoul National University. Her research agenda is to 1) understand the etiology and underlying mechanisms of youth developmental outcomes (i.e., mental health outcomes, school outcomes, problem behaviors), with a particular focus on contextual influence (e.g., family, peer, school, community), 2) examine racial/ethnic disparities in youth development, and 3) develop appropriate preventive interventions critical to promote healthy development of disadvantaged youth, such as ethnic-minority/immigrant youth and economically disadvantaged youth.

Award and Achievement

  • 2009 “Institute of Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Fellowship” U.S. Department of Education, U.S.A.. 2009 - 2014.

Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


  • Choi, Y. , Kim, Y. , Lee, J. P. , Kim, H. , Kim, T. Y. & Kim, S. Y. (2018). Bilinear, multidimensional cultural orientations and indigenous family process among Korean immigrant mothers and fathers. Asian American Journal of Psychology.
  • Yasui, M. , Kim, T. Y. & Choi, Y. (2018). Culturally specific parent mental distress, parent-child relations and youth depression among Korean American families. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Choi, Y. , Park, M. , Lee, J. P. , Yasui, M. & Kim, T. Y. (2018). Explicating acculturation strategies among Asian American youth: Subtypes and correlates across Filipino and Korean Americans. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
  • Yeung, J. W. K. , Lo, H. H. M. , Low, A. Y. T. , Tam, C. H. L. , Kwok, S. Y. C. L. , Zhang, Z. & Kim, T. Y. (2018). Parenting discrepancy and child development in Chinese context. Journal of Social Service Research.
  • Weng, X. , Chui, W. H. & Kim, T. Y. (2018). Residential education as an alternative for promoting psychosocial and behavioural outcomes among high-risk young Macanese males. Children and Youth Services Review. 88. 514 - 520.
  • Zhang, Z. , Yeung, J. W. K. & Kim, T. Y. (2018). Rural to urban migration and distributive justice in contemporary China. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal.
  • Choi, Y. , Kim, T. Y. , Noh, S. , Lee, J. P. & Takeuchi, D. (2017). Culture and family process: Measures of familism for Filipino and Korean American parents. Family Process.
  • Choi, Y. , Kim, T. Y. , Pekelnicky, D. D. , Kim, K. & Kim, Y. (2017). Impact of youth cultural orientation on perception of family process and development among Korean Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 23(2). 244 - 257.
  • Yeung, J. W. K. , Zhang, Z. & Kim, T. Y. (2017). Volunteering and health benefits in general adults: cumulative effects and forms. BMC Public Health.
  • Kim, T. Y. & Kim, W. (2016). The relationship between paid labor and unpaid voluntary labor: Substitutes or complements?. Journal of Community Welfare. 57. 31 - 56.
  • Kim, W. & Kim, T. Y. (2013). A study on the neighborhood physical and social environments and health: The mediating role of perceived environments. Journal of Community Welfare. 46. 23 - 49.
  • Kim, W. & Kim, T. Y. (2012). Locality development and disempowerment: A study on the practitioners’ roles that disempower community. Journal of Critical Social Policy. 37. 49 - 84.

Book Chapter

  • Choi, Y. , Park, M. , Pekelnicky, D. D. , Lee, M. & Kim, T. Y. (in press). Substance use among Asian American adolescents and family-based preventive interventions. Historical Context, Impacts, and Interventions for Substance Use Disorders among Racial and Ethnic Groups APA Division 45 Book Series Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Psychology (Series Editor: F.T.L. Leong). American Psychological Association.
  • Yeung, J. W. K. , Kim, T. Y. & Man, J. S. L. (2018). Volunteering and positive youth development: An accumulative approach. E. Balashov (Ed), Volunteering: Attitudes, Social Influences and Gender Differences. (pp. 41 - 64). New York. Nova Science Publishers.
  • Choi, Y. , Park, M. , Lee, J. P. , Kim, T. Y. & Tan, K. (2017). Culture and family process: Examination of culture specific family process via development of new parenting measures among Filipino and Korean American families with adolescents. Asian American Parenting: Culture, Family Process and Youth Development. Springer.

External Services

Public Service

  • 2017 - Now, Reviewer, Journal of Counselling Profession.

Service in CityU

Administrative Assignment

  • 2017 - Now, Student Exchange & Internationalization, Associate Programme Leader.
  • 2016 - Now, CLASS Cultural and Language Immersion, SS representative.
  • 2016 - Now, Departmental Research Degree Committee (Marketing, Admission, and Education), Social Work & Counselling representative.

Teaching Service

  • 2016 - Now, GE1226/SS1012 Youth in a Changing Society.
  • 2016 - Now, BSW, SS3290 Social Work Research.
  • 2016 - Now, BSW, SS4001 Social Work Practice Evaluation.
  • 2016 - Now, BASW, SS4113 Social Work Research and Evaluation.
  • 2016 - Now, MSW, SS5213 Social Work Research Methods.
  • 2016 - Now, MSW, SS6293 Integrative Social Work Seminar.

Last update date : 11 Jul 2018