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Institute of Learning Sciences, NTHU
Su-Yen Chen

Su-Yen Chen

Professor, Institute of Learning Sciences, National Tsing Hua University
Telephone: +886-3-5162018
E-mail: suychen@mx.nthu.edu.tw
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Education

1993, Ph. D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin

1989, M. A., Children’s Literature Education, Ohio State University

1988, B. A. History, National Taiwan University

Experience

2012.2 -present, Professor, Institute of Learning Sciences, NTHU

2011.8-2012.1, Professor, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

2005.8-2011.7, Associate Professor, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

2000.8-2005.7, Assistant Professor, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

1997.8-2000.7, Associate Professor, Center for Teacher Education, MCU

1993-1997.7 Author of Primary and Young Adult Literature

Service

2013.1-present, President, Taiwan Reading Association (TWRA)

2011.1-2012.1, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Development, NTHU

2008.2-2010.7, Director, Center for Teacher Education, NTHU

Research interest

Reading Practice, College Student Learning, Secondary Analysis
 

Journal Papers

Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (under review). Print exposure of Taiwanese fifth graders- Measurement and prediction. Journal of Research in Reading (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (accepted). The role of achievement goals and achievement motivation in cognitive and psychological outcomes of Taiwanese college students. Journal of College Student Development  (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (accepted). Developing Chinese version of an author recognition test for college students in Taiwan. Journal of Research in Reading (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2012). The avid adolescent reader revisited: Gender differences and their association with family factors. Reading Improvement, 49(4), 153-167.(NSC 98-2410-H-007-004-MY2)

Chen, S. Y., Chang, Y. J. & Ko, H. W. (2011). The influence of parental education level, parental reading attitude, and current home reading activities on students’ reading attainment: Findings from the PIRLS 2006. Bulletin of Educational Psychology, 43, 357-376. (TSSCI)

Chen, S. Y. & Tzeng, J. Y. (2010). College female and male Internet heavy users’ profiles of practices and their academic achievement and psychological adjustment. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 13, 257-262 (NSC 93-2413-H-007-002) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2009). Academic correlates of Taiwanese senior high school students’ happiness. Adolescence, 44, 979-992 (NSC 98-2410-H-007-004- MY2) (SSCI)

Fu, Y. C., Lu, L. & Chen, S. Y. (2009). Differentiating personal facilitators of leisure participation: Socio-demographics, personality traits, and the need for sociability. Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies15(3), 187-212. (NSC 96-2420-H-001-002) (TSSCI) 

Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2009). After-school time use in Taiwan: Effects on educational achievement and well-being. Adolescence, 44, 891-910. (NSC 98-2410-H-007-004-MY2) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. & Fu, Y. C. (2009). Internet use and academic achievement: Gender differences in early adolescence. Adolescence, 44, 797-812. (NSC 98-2410- H-007-004-MY2) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. (2009). Functions of reading and adults’ reading interests. Reading Improvement, 46(2), 108-116 (NSC 96-2420-H-001-002; NSC 96-2413-H-007-001-MY2)

Lu, L. & Chen, S. Y. (2009). Internet/PC as a leisure activity for adults in Taiwan. Journal of Sport and Recreation Research3(4), 1-14.

Chen, S. Y. (2008). Who is the avid adolescent reader in Taiwan? The role of gender, family and teacher. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 52(3), 214-223. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. & Fu, Y. C. (2008). Leisure participation and enjoyment among the elderly: Individual characteristics and sociability. Educational Gerontology, 34(10), 871-889. (NSC 96-2420-H-001-002) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. (2008). Reading practices and profiles of older adults in Taiwan. Educational Gerontology, 34(5), 427-441. (NSC 96-2413-H-007-001- MY2) (SSCI)

Chen, S. Y. (2008). Are education majors really reading among the least in Taiwan? A closer investigation. Reading Improvement, 45(1), 10-18. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004) 

Chen, S. Y. (2007). Extracurricular reading habits and reading interests of college students in Taiwan - Findings from two national surveys.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 50(8), 642-655. (NSC 92-2413-H-007-006) (SSCI)

 

Conference Papers

Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (2013). Assessing exposure to print: Development of Title Recognition Test for Taiwanese fifth graders. Paper presented in Asian Literacy Conference: Literacy, Culture and Technology- From local to global perspectives. Bali, Indonesia, Sep. 5-7, 2013.  (NSC 100-2420-H-007- 001-MY3)
Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (2013) Reading practices in print-based and Internet-based environment – An exploration on college students’ learning. Paper presented in International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, U. S. A., April 19-22, 2013. (NSC 100-2420-H-007- 001-MY3)
Chen, S. Y. & Fang, S. P. (2013) Print exposure and general reading performance – Developing Chinese Author Recognition Test for college students in Taiwan. Paper accepted in American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, U. S. A., April 27 – May, 1, 2013. (NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3)
Chen, S. Y. (2011). Gender and academic major on college students' reading interests in Taiwan-Findings from a national survey. Paper accepted in International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Meeting, Orlando, U.S.A., May 8-11, 2011.(NCS 95-2413-H-007-004)
Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2011). Five after-school activities and adolesoents' educational achievement and well-being-An exploration on gender differences. Paper presented in American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting,New Orleans, U.S.A., April 8-12, 2011.(NCS 98-2410-H-007-004-MY2)
Chen, S. Y. & Lu, L. (2010). The avid adolescent reading revisited: Gender difference on the linkage to family literacy. Paper accepted in American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, U. S. A., April 30 – May, 4, 2010. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004)
Chen, S. Y. (2010). Narrative or non-narrative? Taiwanese female and male adults'reading practices. Paper accepted in International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, U. S. A., April 25-28, 2010. (NSC 96-2413-H-007-001-MY2)
Chen, S. Y. & Ko, H. W. (2009). Family factors and reading practice, reading attitude, and reading attainment: Findings from PIRLS 2006. Paper presented in IDAC Conference by International Reading Association (IRA) , Penang, Malaysia, October, 7-9, 2009.
Chen, S. Y., Lu, L. (2009). Academic achievement, school climate, student satisfaction and Taiwanese eleventh graders' general happiness. Paper presented in AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, U.S.A., April 13-17, 2009.
Chen, S. Y., Fu, Y. C. (2009). Adult Taiwanese book readers' practices: The roles of age, gender, education and reading for enjoyment, knowledge, relaxation and social conversation. Paper presented in AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, U.S.A., April 13-17, 2009.
Chen, S. Y.(2008). How leisure book reading practices vary among adults: Socioeconomic factors, personality traits, and reading attitudes. Paper presented in the XII Taiwan Social Change Survey conference, Taipei: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, September 20, 2008.(NSC 96-2420-H-001-002; NSC 96-2413-H-007-001-MY2)
Chen, S. Y. (2008). The avid adolescent readers in Taiwan: Implications for promoting reading engagement. Paper presented in the International Reading Association (IRA) 53rd Annual Convention, Atlanta, U. S. A., May 4-8, 2008.(NSC 95-2413-H-007-004)
Chen, S. Y. (2007). Rethinking gender and time spent leisure reading--Findings from national surveys in Taiwan. Paper accepted by 15th European Conference on Reading by International Reading Association, Berlin, Germany, Aug 5-8, 2007. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004)
Chen, S. Y. (2007). Gender and leisure readings--Findings from national surveys on secondary students in Taiwan. Paper presented in AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A., April 9-13, 2007. (NSC 95-2413-H-007-004)

 

Research Projects

2011-2013, Extracurricular Reading and Reading to Learn: The Development of Two Measures of Print Exposure “Author Recognition Test” for College Students and “Title Recognition Test” for Elementary School Students, NSC 100-2420-H-007-001-MY3

2009-2011, Taiwanese High School Students’ Structured/Unstructured Activity Involvement, Learning Outcomes and Psychological Well-Being, NSC98-2410-H-007-004-MY2

2007-2009, Leisure Reading Behaviors of Adults in Taiwan, NSC96-2413-H-007-001-MY2

2006-2007Leisure Reading Behaviors of Adolescents in Taiwan, NSC 95-2413-H-007-004

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